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Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak

BEIJING — Two people in China were diagnosed with plague, setting off a panic on Tuesday about the potential spread of the highly infectious and fatal disease and prompting China’s government to warn citizens to take precautions to protect themselves. Beijing officials said the two infected people came from Inner …

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South Korea Stops Stream of Blood From Culled Pigs

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Wednesday that it had successfully stopped a stream of red blood from tens of thousands of pigs possibly infected with African swine fever from reaching a river that provides drinking water for much of the population north of Seoul. Residents living in …

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Photos From the Hong Kong Protests

Angry demonstrators spread out across Hong Kong on Tuesday, disrupting transportation and the central business district and setting fires on a college campus, while riot police officers sprayed tear gas and water cannons to try to stop them. The clashes came a day after the nearly six-month-old protests turned particularly …

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51 Children Hurt in Chemical Attack at Chinese Elementary School

A man sprayed a corrosive chemical inside a kindergarten in southwest China, injuring 51 students and three teachers, according to the official state news agency. The attack, which took place Monday afternoon in the Yunnan Province city of Kaiyuan, left two people with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening, …

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On an Art Scavenger Hunt in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler visits the Setouchi Islands, where a triennial art extravaganza is injecting creative energy into the fading fishing villages. Nov. 12, 2019 It was gray and rainy when two new friends and I walked into a coffee shop on the Japanese island of …

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