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Dele Alli apologises for social media video mocking coronavirus crisis

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli has apologised after he posted a video that mocked the coronavirus crisis on social media.
At least 31,000 people have now been infected by a virus that ophthalmologist Li Wenliang brought to light in late December.

Coronovirus: Death of whistleblower ignites calls for political reform in China

The death of a whistleblowing doctor who was reprimanded for warning about the new coronavirus has sparked rare calls for political reform and free speech in China.
At least 31,000 people have now been infected by a virus that ophthalmologist Li Wenliang brought to light in late December.

China virus crisis deepens as whistleblower doctor dies

A Chinese doctor who was punished after raising the alarm about China’s new coronavirus died from the pathogen on Friday, sparking an outpouring of grief and anger over a worsening crisis that has now killed more than 630 people.
A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.

Coronavirus: Chinese scramble for herbal cure ‘Shuanghuanglian’

A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.
Boxes of protective masks and other supplies being loaded onto a train to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei. The central province is struggling with the impact of the coronavirus which is thought to have started in a Wuhan market [cnsphoto via Reuters]

Hubei cities fearful of China virus as medical supplies run low

As China scrambles to cope with its worst public health crisis since the SARS outbreak in 2003, people living in cities near Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, fear they are at increasing risk because hospitals and clinics do not have the resources needed to identify those infected and treat them.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

Concern grows about deadly virus in rural China as Wuhan sealed

The public security bureau in the rural town of Dazhu in China's northeast Sichuan province is bustling ahead of the Lunar New Year with families from larger cities on the east coast getting passports, travel passes and other documents updated while they are back in their hometown.
Three people were rescued by police in Inner Mongolia after a gunman who kidnapped them and bound them to explosives was shot dead. Weibo

China police kill kidnapper armed with explosives

Police in China shot and killed a kidnapper who held three people hostage using a homemade gun and explosive devices, local authorities said Monday, in a rare case involving firearms in the country.
Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei (C) celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at†the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on January 4, 2020. (Photo by Pau BARRENA CAPILLA / AFP)

China hails history maker Wu Lei after heroics against Barcelona

Wu Lei’s late equaliser for Espanyol against Barcelona heralds “a new chapter” in Chinese football, the country’s media declared on Sunday, as the forward’s heroics went viral.
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 19, 2019 shows Dragan Stojkovic, then head coach of Guangzhou R&F football club, waving before their Chinese Super League (CSL) football match with Shandong Luneng in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. – Former Yugoslavia star Dragan Stojkovic left Chinese club Guangzhou R&F on January 3, 2020 and could be replaced as coach by former Barcelona player Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Dragan Stojkovic leaves Chinese club Guangzhou R&F

Former Yugoslavia star Dragan Stojkovic left Chinese club Guangzhou R&F on Friday and could be replaced as coach by former Barcelona player Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Gay Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo says he will learn to live with those who reject him. iStock

Thousands call for same sex marriage in China

Legalising same-sex marriage was among the top suggestions made by the Chinese public to lawmakers tasked with amending the civil code, a spokesperson for the top legislative body said.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during their Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.

China: Arsenal midfielder ‘deceived by fake news’

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil was “deceived by fake news” before criticising China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, says the country’s foreign ministry spokesman.
Arsenal first-team operations manager Ameesh Manek has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his behaviour during Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal sends message to China over Mesut Ozil’s Uighur callout

Arsenal has sent a message to Chinese supporters distancing the soccer club from comments by one of its players, Mesut Ozil, this week condemning China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority.
Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
FILE PHOTO- A school in southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 4, 2019. © Global Look Press - Xinhua - Jiang Kehong

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday.

LeBron James under fire after blaming China row on ‘misinformed’ Rockets chief

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy movement.
Chuang Chuang enjoying his birthday cake during a 2007 birthday celebration in Chiang Mai Zoo

Panda death in Thailand stirs suspicion in China

Chinese experts arrived in Thailand to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda, zoo officials said Thursday, as millions of netizens in China questioned the cause of the male bear’s sudden demise.
Police and demonstrators clash in Hong Kong, Aug. 24, 2019. The city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of smart lampposts that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

China frees consulate staff, protesters target ‘smart lampposts’

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city’s pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of “smart lampposts” that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
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‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
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Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.