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  • Modi will visit B'desh next month for Bangabandhu centenary: FM
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  • Modi will visit B'desh in April for Bangabandhu centenary: FM
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  • Post-Brexit UK to have no place for low-skilled workers
  • Three-day Delhi Assembly session from Feb 24: Kejriwal
  • Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission
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Japan: 60 tested positive for coronavirus on cruise

Japan: 60 tested positive for coronavirus on cruise

Tokyo, Feb 10 (UNI) Sixty additional people on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama have tested positive for a new coronavirus, a government official said on Monday.

It means there are now more than 150 confirmed cases in Japan, including about 130 on the Diamond Princess. The ship has been kept in quarantine after a passenger, who disembarked in Hong Kong, was found to be infected with the pneumonia-causing virus, Japan Today reported.

The government now plans to test dozens more elderly people as it investigates whether there were any issues with hygiene control on the ship.

"We are considering testing, if possible, all those over 80 years old who are in ill health," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference Monday.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare also said Monday it is considering testing all of the approximately 3,600 people aboard the ship when the two-week quarantine ends. Once their results are clear, they can leave the vessel.

The ministry had earlier said it might be possible for people to disembark from Feb 19. But they will have to wait for test results.

"We need to properly address the unease and concerns of our citizens," said health minister Katsunobu Kato.

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Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission

Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission

19 Feb 2020 | 7:30 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (UNI) According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Juno mission in its first result on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere has found out that water makes up about 0.25 percent of the molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere - almost three times that of the Sun.

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Modi will visit B'desh in April for Bangabandhu centenary: FM

19 Feb 2020 | 7:16 PM

By Mir Afroze Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNI) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh next month to attend the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen announced on Wednesday.

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Post-Brexit UK to have no place for low-skilled workers

19 Feb 2020 | 6:50 PM

London, Feb 19 (UNI) Britain will not grant visas to low-skilled workers under its newly unveiled immigration scheme after Brexit, UK Home Office said on Wednesday.

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China revokes press cards of 3 WSJ journalists

19 Feb 2020 | 6:23 PM

Beijing, Feb 19 (UNI) The press cards of three Wall Street Journal journalists who are based in Beijing will be revoked from Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

"The Chinese people do not welcome media that use racially discriminatory languages and maliciously slander and attack China," Xinhua quoted Geng during an online press briefing.

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Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

19 Feb 2020 | 5:48 PM

Canberra, Feb 19 (UNI) A killer disease capable of devastating Australia's citrus industry was found in the country, biosecurity officials have confirmed, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment on Wednesday confirmed that officers recently seized fruit items entering Australia with citrus canker.

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