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Airlines cut China flights over coronavirus fear

Airlines including United Airlines Holdings Inc said they were cancelling some flights to China as demand fell sharply and global companies told their employees not to travel on deepening fears...

  Asia / South Asia

UAE confirms new coronavirus case in Chinese family

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China's central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, reports Reuters.  It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 people in China. The UAE is a major air...

Indian ministries buy more air purifiers as Delhi battles toxic air

India’s government has stepped up the purchase of air purifiers over the last two years, taking the number of devices in ministries to protect against deteriorating air quality to nearly 300, government data seen by Reuters showed. Six federal ministries - including the health, foreign and home affairs - bought at least 159 air purifiers during 2018-2019 at a cost...

  Americas

Airlines cut China flights over coronavirus fear

Airlines including United Airlines Holdings Inc said they were cancelling some flights to China as demand fell sharply and global companies told their employees not to travel on deepening fears over the spread of a flu-like virus. The coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan has killed 106 people in China and spread across...

  Europe

  Europe

Military jet crashes in Algeria, killing two pilots

Two pilots were killed in a Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft crash on Monday night in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province, 450 km southeast of the capital Algiers, local media reported. The state run television specified that the jet belongs to the Algerian Air Force, as it crashed near the military air base of Oum El Bouagui. The incident occurred in an...

Five soldiers die in explosion in Burkina Faso

At least five soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion on Friday in northern Burkina Faso's province of Soum, a security source said. The explosion occurred as an army patrol vehicle hit an improvised roadside explosive device in the town of Arbinda, said the source. Burkina Faso is faced with a worsening security situation in northern regions as frequent militant...