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25 февраля, 08:48

All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured

All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since…

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25 февраля, 08:44

Coronavirus outbreak: Italian officials confirm seven deaths

Italy's northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto have closed schools, universities, museums and cinemas for at least a week. Police are manning checkpoints around 11 towns which have been quarantined for 15 days and residents are stockpiling food. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Milan. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #CoronavirusEpidemic #Coronavirus #Italy

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25 февраля, 08:42

Japan warns of rapid coronavirus spread

Global stock markets steady after rout driven by rising concern over impact of outbreak

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25 февраля, 08:33

After raucous welcome in India, Trump set for talks on trade, arms deals

After a rousing reception, U.S. President Donald Trump sits down with Indian leaders on Tuesday for talks on arms sales and festering trade disputes that have strained ties in recent months.

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25 февраля, 08:33

After raucous welcome in India, Trump set for talks on trade, arms deals

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After a rousing reception, U.S. President Donald Trump sits down with Indian leaders on Tuesday for talks on arms sales and festering trade disputes that have strained ties in recent months.

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25 февраля, 08:30

Time to End California’s Illegal Discrimination Against Pro-Lifers

Kevin McCarthy Politics, Americas It's time to end religious discrimination. Imagine being exposed to bigotry simply because of your deeply held morals. Now imagine that the discrimination you’re experiencing is coming from your own state’s government. Sadly, that’s a reality for countless Californians who are being forced by the state to support abortion—regardless of their beliefs—by mandated abortion coverage in health insurance plans. On Aug. 22, 2014, the California Department for Managed Health Care issued a directive mandating that all health plans under the agency’s jurisdiction immediately include coverage for abortions. In addition to grossly devaluing human life, this abortion mandate is so radical and far-reaching that millions of people—among them, nuns and pastors and pro-life advocates—have no choice but to include abortion in their health insurance plans. That is a textbook case of discrimination at the hands of the state, and Californians are the ones suffering.  California’s abortion mandate isn’t just backward and cruel, it’s also illegal. Federal law—specifically, the Weldon Amendment—prohibits states that receive federal funding from requiring that health care plans fund abortion. Tragically, under the Obama administration, the Department of Health and Human Services routinely neglected to enforce the Weldon Amendment. Since the mandate went into effect in 2014, I have repeatedly demanded answers from HHS on how they reconciled California’s mandate with the Weldon Amendment—a question they either could not or would not answer. Fortunately, under President Donald Trump, the government is once again respecting religious liberty. Shortly into his presidency, the Conscience and Religious Liberty Division within the HHS Office for Civil Rights was opened, forming a specialized team of government officials who would help safeguard our civil rights. That signaled an end to the callous indifference of state discrimination enabled by the Obama administration. You see, this isn’t just about one’s personal beliefs on abortion. Though I am proudly pro-life, California’s mandate stretches way beyond that. This is about protecting faith-based people from government discrimination and overreach. And this logic by the California state government puts our very democracy at risk. On Jan. 24, HHS sent the state of California a notice stating that it cannot impose universal abortion coverage mandates on health insurance plans, and that it had also been violating federal law. California was given 30 days to comply with the Weldon Agreement before jeopardizing a stream of critical federal HHS funds. It chose not to. California’s leadership decided that it would continue to disregard the rights of pro-life Americans. And though this announcement is not surprising, it is nonetheless disappointing. No one should be compelled by state authorities to include abortion in their health insurance plan. The state’s actions are cold and cruel. I urge California Gov. Gavin Newsom to comply with the Trump administration’s notice and stop forcing pro-life Americans to choose between personal beliefs and health care. Even if California’s leadership won’t acknowledge our country’s most vulnerable population, it is well past time they respect the rights of California residents who choose to do so. Kevin McCarthy of California is the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. His article first appeared in The Daily Signal on February 23. Image: 

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25 февраля, 08:26

China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison

Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, ran a publishing house that appeared to anger the Communist Party

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25 февраля, 08:26

Coronavirus outbreak: Italian officials confirm seven deaths

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The World Health Organization expresses concern over coronavirus in Italy and Iran, as infections spread through the Middle East.

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25 февраля, 08:23

Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

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Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, paralyzing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety.

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25 февраля, 08:23

Japan urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus

The Japanese government on Tuesday urged companies to recommend telecommuting and staggered shifts for workers in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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25 февраля, 08:23

Japan urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus

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The Japanese government on Tuesday urged companies to recommend telecommuting and staggered shifts for workers in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

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25 февраля, 08:13

Soccer: Japan postpones Cup games due to coronavirus concerns

Japan's J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is considering postponing all domestic soccer games through the first half of March.