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Philippines to send back nearly 500 people to China's Wuhan: Civil Avi...

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Moscow,/Sputnik: About 500 people visiting the city of Kalibo in the Philippines' province of Aklan will return to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Friday.
McDonald's halts operations in five Hubei province cities over coronavirus outbreak
Moscow/Sputnik: US fast-food giant McDonald's said on Friday that it had decided to suspend business operations in five cities in China's Hubei province due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Shanghai disneyland temporarily shuts down over new coronavirus outbreak
Beijing/Sputnik: Shanghai Disneyland theme park announced on Friday that it would temporarily close on January 25 due to the spread of the new coronavirus in China.
Netanyahu tells Zelenskyy Iran knew, hid truth about plane downing from beginning
Jerusalem/Sputnik: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during their meeting on Friday that Iran knew immediately that its military had downed Ukraine's passenger plane but hid this information.
People must talk to those they disagree with: Merkel
Davos/UNI: People must talk to those they disagree with or else there is no possibility to build a bridge between different views, says Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.
All flights from China's Wuhan to Moscow canceled amid coronavirus outbreak: Airport
Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: All flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan to Moscow have been canceled over the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport told Sputnik on Friday.
Iraq's Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of US troops from Iraq
Baghdad/Xinhua/UNI: Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday called for a scheduled withdrawal of US troops from Iraq through peaceful means.
Billionaire Geroge Soros sparks row proposing billion-dollar fund to counter 'nationalism'...
Davos/IBNS: To counter nationalism which is often weaponised by several powerful contemporary world leaders, billionaire financier George Soros, who himself was under fire in his homeland Hungary some years ago for allegedly supporting illegal migration, has come up with a unique but potentially controversial plan to make a fund to set up a global network of higher educational institutions.
Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition
New York/IBNS: An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.
Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA
New York/IBNS: Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
At Davos, UN chief urges ‘big emitters’ to take climate action
New York/IBNS: The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.
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