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Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO – BBC News – BBC News

Published on Feb 25, 2020Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a pandemic as new cases are reported around the world. The virus, which emerged in China, has spread to at least 29 countries.The World Health Organization has said the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUogThe worst-hit countries are intensifying their efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus as the number of cases globally surpasse...

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How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Debate Without Cable

Image: Getty ( Ethan Miller / Staff)After surviving a brutal attack by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in his first presidential debate in Las Vegas, Michael Bloomberg will join six other democratic presidential hopefuls on stage in South Carolina tonight for his second debate of the year, and the last debate prior to Super Tuesday.Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are currently sitting at the top of the polls for the state, but Tom Steyer isn’t far behind, and he just managed to qualify for tonight’s debate thanks to a recent CBS News/YouGov poll. Steyer did not qualify for the debate in Nevada. Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar are still in the race as well, making it a full stage for what promises to be an interesting debate.Tonight’s debate will be co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional

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Factbox: News and quotes from Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

LONDON (Reuters) - Julian Assange appeared before a British court on Monday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government computers and violating an espionage law. For the main story: Below are the main developments and quotes from the hearing. * Assange’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, said conversations between Assange and his lawyers in the Ecuadorean embassy were secretly monitored by U.S. spies who had information passed to them by a private security company which was bugging the building. Fitzgerald also told the court that former Republican U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher had met with Assange in July 2017 and discussed obtaining a pardon for him from President Trump in return for him disclosing who leaked

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Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk – BBC News – BBC News

Published on Feb 19, 2020Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began.Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at risk.The research also points to the high risk to medical staff.A hospital director in the city of Wuhan died from the virus on Tuesday.Liu Zhiming, 51, was the direct...

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Week in Pictures

A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week. Image copyright Hannah Mckay / REUTERS Image caption Lizzo was one of several artists to perform live at the Brit Awards on Tuesday at the O2 Arena in London. Others included Billie Eilish, Stormzy and London rapper Dave, who won album of the year, moments after calling the prime minister a "racist" during his performance. ...

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Komla Dumor Award 2020: Seeking a rising star of African journalism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2019: Seeking a rising star of African journalism The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its sixth year. Journalists from across Africa are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from the continent. The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience. Applications close on 16 March 2020 at 23:59 GMT.The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster and presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.This year's award is being la...

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Alalaô! Keep up with Carnaval 2020 on Google News

Brazil Carnaval Blogpost Hero.jpg Break out your costumes and strike a pose: Brazil’s Carnaval starts today and lasts through February 26th. The five-day festival, which traces its roots back to the early 1700s, is now one of the largest festivals in the world with thousands of parties and millions of people celebrating across Brazil’s biggest cities. Google News is here to help you keep up with the parades and stay safe.When you search for Carnaval on desktop and mobile devices, you’ll see an interactive topic, which will keep...

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LDL Cholesterol and Heart Disease – News-Medical.net

Skip to: One-third of the US population has elevated LDL Hypercholesterolemia One group of researchers tried to dispute the link between elevated LDL and heart disease Research slammed by critics Cholesterol is transported around the body in the bloodstream on proteins called lipoproteins. There are two types of lipoprotein: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is sometimes called "bad" cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also referred to as "good cholesterol." A high LDL level is associated with an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. LDL transports cholesterol to the arteries, and when the LDL level is elevated, this cholesterol can accumulate in the blood vessel walls and contribute to the formation of a plaque. This plaque formation, or athe...

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