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Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear

Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12,000 kilometres from China and without a single confirmed case. A notice in Chinese and English taped to an aluminium shutter on a Chinese-owned shop in Windhoek's Chinatown spells it out: Any merchant returning to Namibia from China "must be quarantined for 14 days and keep the shop closed for that period", state the typed instructions signed by the Chinatown manage...
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Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an scintillating All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the Miami Heat. Jones and Gordon needed a dunk-off to decide a winner, Jones prevailing 48-47 in the one that determined who left with the trophy. Miami's Bam Adebayo won the skills title as well, and Sacramento's Buddy Hield took the 3-point crown.
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Princess Cruises outlines plan for end of coronavirus quarantine as US evacuates Americans

The U.S. will evacuate the American passengers on board Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, the U.S. Embassy in Japan announced Saturday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chinese president says he took early action against COVID-19

The disclosure came after Chinese leadership was criticized for slow and muted reaction to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Kucherov, Lightning top Flyers for 10th straight win

Nikita Kucherov notched a goal and an assist, Tampa Bay won its 11th consecutive home game and the Lightning beat the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Saturday to push the NHL's longest active winning streak to 10 straight. Brayden Point scored a third-period goal to stretch his point streak to 10 games (three goals, 11 assists). The home victory by the Lightning broke the team record of 10 wins set in the 2014-15 campaign and improved them to 22-2-1 in their last 25 contests.
Tags: News, Lightning, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Kucherov Lightning top Flyers


Stars pay tribute to TV host Caroline Flack

Celebrities and ex-Love Island contestants are among those mourning Caroline Flack following her death aged 40.
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Caroline Flack: Love Island and TV stars pay tribute to presenter

Celebrities and ex-Love Island contestants are among those mourning Caroline Flack following her death aged 40.
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American Woman On Second Cruise Ship Has Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus

The development complicates U.S. government efforts to evacuate Americans trapped on a cruise ship quarantined.
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Woldetensae shoots Virginia past North Carolina

Tomas Woldetensae shot himself and his team out of trouble. Woldetensae scored 18 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lift Virginia past North Carolina 64-62 on Saturday night. Mamadi Diakite added 15 points for the Cavaliers (17-7, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games.
Tags: News, Virginia, Basketball, North Carolina, Cavaliers, Atlantic Coast Conference, Mamadi Diakite, Tomas Woldetensae, Woldetensae


Coronavirus: 70 more cases on Japan cruise ship as China infections pass 68,000

US, Canada and Hong Kong offer citizens on Diamond Princess flights home as death toll inside China reaches 1,665A further 70 people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 355, as three countries say they will fly their citizens on the ship home. It comes as China’s National Health Commission announced the death toll inside the country had risen to 1,665, with 68,500 infections.The US embassy in Japan announced on Saturda...
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Aaron Gordon dunks over 7-5 Tacko Fall, somehow still robbed of Dunk Contest win

Aaron Gordon cannot catch a break in an All-Star Dunk Contest dunk-off. In the best Dunk Contest since 2016 — when Gordon controversially lost in a dunk-off to Zach LaVine — Gordon lost another dunk-off, this time despite dunking over 7'5″ Tacko Fall for the final dunk of the night. “Jumping over somebody 7'5″ [note: without shoes] and dunking is no easy feat,” Gordon said, stating the obvious.
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Robbed again? Derrick Jones Jr. stuns Aaron Gordon to win Dunk Contest

Derrick Jones Jr. won the dunk contest in a thrilling duel over Aaron Gordon, who lost in heartbreaking fashion for the second time.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Flood fears as Storm Dennis continues to lash UK

Soldiers are sent to shore up defences in Yorkshire as experts warn floods could be worse than Ciara.
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Seguin scores insane OT winner, Stars complete 4-goal comeback against Canadiens

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin is the latest player to cause misery for the Montreal Canadiens this season. When Montreal's Nick Cousins scored his ninth goal of the season in the middle of the second period to give his team a 3-0 lead, the game seemed like a probable win over Dallas. But with the Stars scoring two goals to wrap up the second frame and cut the deficit to one, doubt started seeping into the minds of fans wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge.
Tags: News, Stars, Dallas, Montreal, Dallas Stars, Canadiens, Tyler Seguin, Nick Cousins, Seguin, The Montreal Canadiens


Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The attack came just before 3:30 a.m. local time, according to Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a spokesman for the U.S. military operation in Iraq. The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
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Biden says he'd 'disown' anyone who made online attacks like Bernie Sanders' supporters

Biden said Sanders must "find out who the hell they are, if any of them work for [him]," and fire them if need be.
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A return to Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation

Approximately 200 survivors of genocide – many of whom were children when they were freed from the Nazis' extermination camp in the final days of World War II – revisit the site where family members were killed, with simple goals: to remember, and pass on their stories
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YouTuber Jake Paul Launches Entrepreneur How-To Platform, Financial Freedom Movement

YouTuber Jake Paul wants you to be financially free, for $19.99 a month.  At a rally on Saturday, the content creator — along with influencer friends and around 50 teenage and tween-age fans, some chaperoned by parents — launched the Financial Freedom Movement (FFM) in partnership with GenZ Holdings Inc., a Los Angeles-based brand development […]
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Osorio: "Es una vergüenza que se jueguen 46 minutos de 90 en un partido"

El técnico de Nacional hizo fuertes críticas al tiempo jugando ante el Deportivo Cali.
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Tacko Fall on Aaron Gordon dunk: ‘I was scared for my life’ (video)

CHICAGO – Dunk-contest participants generally prepare four dunks – two for the first round and, if advancing, two for the second round. Aaron Gordon knows better. He lost to Zach LaVine in an epic dunk-off when they tied in the second round in 2016.
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UVA's Tomas Woldenstae's game-winner stuns Tar Heels in Chapel Hill

Tomas Woldetensae scored 18 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lift Virginia past North Carolina 64-62 on Saturday night. Mamadi Diakite added 15 points for the Cavaliers (17-7, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games. Woldetensae's winning shot came after North Carolina's Christian Keeling made three free throws to give the Tar Heels a 62-61 lead with 10.3 seconds left.
Tags: News, Virginia, Basketball, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Cavaliers, Atlantic Coast Conference, Christian Keeling, Mamadi Diakite, Tomas Woldetensae, Tomas Woldenstae


The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. After a short discussion with Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Gordon brought out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall and positioned him near the basket.
Tags: News, Miami, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Jones, Toronto Raptors, Gordon, Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones Jr, Hall of Famer Shaquille O, Neal Gordon


Aaron Gordon breaks out a dunk for the ages in 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Aaron Gordon was again a part of one of the greatest Slam Dunk Contests in the history of the NBA. The 2020 edition of the dunk contest featured Dwight Howard again donning the "Superman" outfit, Pat Connaughton with an ode to the film "White Men Can't Jump" and an absolutely amazing feat from Gordon, jumping over one of the largest players in the league. Gordon's dunk over the 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics) only got a score of 47 out of 50, leading to Miami Heat forward Derrick ...
Tags: News, Nba, Miami, Gordon, Dwight Howard, Aaron Gordon, Pat Connaughton, Derrick Jones Jr, Tacko Fall Boston Celtics


Derrick Jones channels MJ to win dunk contest

Miami's Jones just barely edged out Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon in an epic dunk-off that came down to a Michael Jordan-esque winner.
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Miami, Orlando Magic, Jones, Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones


New York judge orders developer to cut floors from residential tower

A Manhattan developer must cut floors from its building, a New York Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday.
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