Man cooped up in apartment runs marathon

February 15, 2020
With much of the 1.4 billion population ordered indoors and gyms closed, people are competing to outdo each other in how many bottles of water they can lift, how many push-ups they can do with their children on their backs or how many flights of stairs they can scale in their tower blocks.

Still rising

February 14, 2020
BEIJING — The death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday, as the United States complained of a “lack of transparency” from Beijing over its handling of a crisis that has fuelled global panic.

The truth, please

February 13, 2020
BEIJING — China’s official death toll and infection numbers from a new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported.

Deaths surge

February 11, 2020
BEIJING — The death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned infected people who have not travelled to China could be the spark for a “bigger fire”.

Thai gunman among 27 dead in Thai mall mass shooting

February 09, 2020
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand -- A Thai soldier who killed at least 26 people before being shot dead in a mall by commandos went on the rampage because of a debt dispute, the kingdom’s premier said Sunday, offering the first official speculation for the motive of an “unprecedented” shooting spree.

China nCoV deaths overtake SARS toll

February 09, 2020
BEIJING (AFP) -- The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be “stabilizing”.