Parasite makes history at Oscars with Best Picture win

Hollywood has held its biggest night of the year, with actors gracing the red carpet and golden statuettes handed out for achievements. But history has been made at the 92nd Oscars, with a dark satire from South Korea the biggest surprise of the evening, taking the top award – best film. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds … Read more Parasite makes history at Oscars with Best Picture win

‘Parasite’ at the Oscars: South Korean film nominated for six awards

The South Korean film Parasite has emerged as a surprise contender at the Academy Awards this weekend. A dark comedy thriller that has already won the Palme D’Or at Cannes as well as a Golden Globe, it’s been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. As Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from South Korea, its … Read more ‘Parasite’ at the Oscars: South Korean film nominated for six awards

Mass wedding in South Korea despite coronavirus fear

There has been a mass wedding in South Korea despite coronavirus fear. Many of the 6,000 couples wore face masks. Festivals, concerts and graduation ceremonies have been cancelled because of the risk. But the church says it went ahead with the weddings as it was the 100th anniversary of its leader’s birth. Followers from China … Read more Mass wedding in South Korea despite coronavirus fear

New details on coronavirus evacuations as WHO declares the virus a global emergency | ABC News

New details have emerged about how Australians trapped in the epicentre of the viral outbreak will be able to get out of China. It comes as other countries including the UK and South Korea chartered flights to get their citizens out of Wuhan which remains in lockdown. China correspondent Bill Birtles with this report. Read … Read more New details on coronavirus evacuations as WHO declares the virus a global emergency | ABC News

South Korea Reports 4 New Cases of Coronavirus

Jan.31 — The World Health Organization has called the outbreak of the coronavirus a global health emergency and has initiated a call for a coordinated global response. The death toll has risen to 213 and the U.S. government has advised Americans not to travel to China. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”

Can coronavirus be stopped?

At least 132 people have died in China and nearly 6,000 infected worldwide as a new coronavirus extends beyond China’s border. Health authorities say the virus, similar to SARS or MERS, originated in the city of Wuhan. The residents of Wuhan are under lockdown while Chinese officials try and contain the outbreak. There have been … Read more Can coronavirus be stopped?

Coronavirus: 50 confirmed cases outside China – BBC News

According to the World Health Organization and national authorities, there have been more than 50 confirmed cases outside China – but no deaths. Eight cases: Thailand Six: Japan Five: USA, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan Four: Malaysia, South Korea Three: France Two: Vietnam One: Nepal, Canada, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Germany The latest case to be confirmed is … Read more Coronavirus: 50 confirmed cases outside China – BBC News

Coronavirus turns Wuhan into a ghost town after lockdown

A US tourist filmed the largely empty streets of the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday, a city of 11 million people which is the epicentre of the coronavirus and has been placed on lockdown as the virus has spread worldwide. The new strain of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least … Read more Coronavirus turns Wuhan into a ghost town after lockdown

Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

Countries around the Asia-Pacific and beyond are stepping up their defences against a new coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December and is now known to have infected at least 440 people on the mainland as well as a handful of others overseas. Cases of what is currently being called … Read more Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

Coronavirus: China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan – BBC News

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed nine. Those living in the city of 8.9 million people have also been told to avoid crowds and minimise public gatherings. The new virus has spread from Wuhan to … Read more Coronavirus: China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan – BBC News

Coronavirus 2019 is now a notifiable condition in NSW, authorities say | ABC News

Dr Jeremy McAnulty from Health Protection New South Wales saying there have been no cases of the mysterious coronavirus in the state. But authorities are preparing a response in case of suspected cases arise. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is to get a briefing from the Chief Medical Officer this afternoon. In central China, the death … Read more Coronavirus 2019 is now a notifiable condition in NSW, authorities say | ABC News

Brisbane man released from isolation as global coronavirus epidemic fears grow | ABC News

An Australian man who is being tested for a deadly new strain of coronavirus has been released from home isolation in Brisbane. He is, however still under supervision for any signs of the illness after returning from China with flu-like symptoms. There are growing concerns the outbreak could turn into a global epidemic. Chinese authorities … Read more Brisbane man released from isolation as global coronavirus epidemic fears grow | ABC News

China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

The spread of a new and potentially deadly virus appears to be accelerating in Asia. South Korea has become the latest country to confirm its first case of a new coronavirus that has originated in China. Patient numbers have tripled and three people have died since it was first detected in the Chinese city of … Read more China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

‘Not convinced’: Lebanese press slams minister’s apology for violence against journalists

IN THE WORLD PAPERS – January 17, 2020: We look at the Lebanese media’s coverage of growing police brutality against journalists covering the ongoing protest movement. We then turn to the UK, with yet another twist in the Big Ben controversy. We end with an unlikely diplomatic rift between the US and South Korea… sparked by … Read more ‘Not convinced’: Lebanese press slams minister’s apology for violence against journalists

NZDF personnel get festive for Christmas despite being away from loved ones

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