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China says deaths from coronavirus cross 560 amid ‘severe’ hospital bed shortage


February 6, 2020

HANGZHOU: Chinese authorities have warned that they face an acute shortage of hospital beds and equipment needed to treat a growing number of patients stricken by the new coronavirus, as the death toll passed 560 on Thursday and cities far from the epicentre tightened their defences. The number of confirmed infections rose to more than 28,000 nationwide in an outbreak …

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Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth


February 6, 2020

Nasa’s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency. Dmitry Rogozin, …

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Taylor’s ton sets up New Zealand win in India run-fest


February 6, 2020

HAMILTON: An unbeaten century from veteran batsman Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to a stunning four-wicket win over India in the first One-day International in Hamilton on Wednesday. The hosts completed the second highest run chase in their history to finish on 348 for four and overhaul the imposing target set by India at Seddon Park. It was a morale-boosting …

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Tokyo 2020 chief ‘extremely worried’ about coronavirus


February 6, 2020

TOKYO: The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted on Wednesday that organisers are “extremely worried” about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer’s Games. Toshiro Muto said he hoped the outbreak in China would be quickly contained to restore confidence in the run-up to the Olympics. “We are extremely worried in the sense that …

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Pakistan Cricket Board yet to form new general body under new constitution


February 6, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has already lessened the significance of its general body institution by drastically reducing its size, could not even form it under the new constitution introduced in August last year, thus also failing to hold its compulsory annual meeting. After the PCB incorporated an amended constitution, with effect from Aug 19, 2019, it binds …

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Bayern Munich squeeze into German Cup quarter-finals


February 6, 2020

BERLIN: Thomas Mueller weighed in with a goal and an assist as holders Bayern Munich squeezed past Hoffenheim 4-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the German Cup. Mueller´s golden run continued at the Allianz Arena to leave him with seven goals and nine assists in the 14 games since Hansi Flick replaced Niko Kovac as coach last November. …

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‘Stable outlook’ for Pakistan’s banks over the next 12-18 months: Moody’s


February 6, 2020

Moody’s Investors Services on Thursday announced a “stable outlook” for Pakistan’s banking system over the next 12-18 months underpinned by “robust funding and liquidity and close links with the sovereign”. In a press release, agency said in terms of the operating environment, economic activity in Pakistan would also be supported by the ongoing infrastructure projects as well as by improvements …

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Global stocks surge after Trump acquitted, China virus aid


February 6, 2020

Global stock markets surged on Thursday after President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China announced a tariff cut on US imports and aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak. London and Frankfurt opened higher, while Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul rose more than 2 per cent. Markets also were boosted by strong US corporate earnings. That helped …

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Govt faces ‘very tough’ IMF review of fiscal deficit slippages


February 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities are undergoing a “very tough” second quarterly review with visiting staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the country’s fiscal deficit breached 2.3 per cent of GDP in the first half of 2019-20 despite a tight control on the government’s expenditure. Informed sources told Dawn on Wednesday that fiscal deficit in July-December 2019 amounted to about Rs995 billion …

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