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North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea

2020-03-29 17:17

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak.

Meet Smokey Nagata - the man behind the legendary twin-turbo V12 Toyota Supra build

2020-03-25 07:00

Kazuhiko Nagata, also known as 'Smokey' worldwide, is a legend in Japanese performance tuning. He is the guy responsible for fitting a V12 engine coupled with a twin-turbo setup into the body of a Toyota Supra.

Italy leads in coronavirus deaths | Rapists hanged: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-20 07:05

Italy passes China's coronavirus death toll | People cheer outside Delhi prison after 2012 bus gang-rapists hanged; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Japan readies 'state of emergency' coronavirus measures

2020-03-10 11:03

The virus has infected more than 500 people across Japan and been linked to nine deaths. Its spread has cast doubt over whether the Olympics can open as scheduled on July 24, although authorities insist planning is continuing as normal.

2 South Africans infected on coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise ship given green light to return home

2020-03-04 20:13

Two South Africans working on a cruise ship who had earlier tested positive for the coronavirus will soon be heading home after undergoing treatment.

Coronavirus: Committee could shed more light on repatriation of SA citizens in Wuhan

2020-03-01 07:31

The inter-ministerial committee dealing with the repatriation and quarantine of South African citizens in Wuhan, China, is expected to provide details of the planned mission to bring them home.

SA still free of coronavirus as 133 tests come back negative

2020-02-28 13:19

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has said that no confirmed case of Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, has been recorded in South Africa since the global outbreak began in Wuhan in China in December last year.

WATCH | US confirms first coronavirus case of unknown origin

2020-02-27 21:14

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not travelled outside the US or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country.

World's oldest man, 112, dies in Japan

2020-02-25 11:28

A Japanese man recently named the world's oldest living male has died aged 112, according to a local official.

Third death from Japan cruise ship as new cases raise quarantine doubts

2020-02-23 16:07

Japan has confirmed that a woman who tested negative and disembarked from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship later tested positive, raising questions about the effectiveness of the quarantine measures.

 

Coronavirus worries ER doctors | Tokyo goes dry: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-27 10:56

New York ER doctor fears worst case in coronavirus fight | Liquor demand in Tokyo goes dry as tourism dwindles; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Thousands flock to see Olympic flame in Japan despite virus fears

2020-03-22 10:38

Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Olympic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

PLAYTIME | These robotic dogs go mutts for their weekly play dates

2020-03-12 20:38

A cafe in Tokyo brings together dozens of kindred souls who meet up along with their robotic dogs.

UPDATE | Remaining Japanese cruise liner SA staff still undergoing quarantine - Health Department

2020-03-05 14:41

South Africa was expecting 151 of its 200 citizens to be repatriated from Wuhan - the city where the deadly virus originated from. Sixteen had opted to stay in the city while others were still being tracked.

All crew members have left virus-hit ship in Japan: Minister

2020-03-01 16:14

All crew members from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off Japan have now disembarked, the country's health minister said.

British passenger of virus-hit Japan cruise ship dies

2020-02-28 18:23

A British man has died after being infected by the new coronavirus while quarantined aboard a cruise ship near Tokyo, Japan's health ministry says.

Two South Africans test positive for coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship

2020-02-28 08:17

Two South African citizens working on a Japanese cruise ship have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, known as the coronavirus, according to the health ministry.

How coronavirus raced through quarantined cruise ship

2020-02-26 08:12

Typical conditions on board cruise ships - how air conditioning systems mix outside air with the inside air to save energy - probably contributed to passengers aboard the Diamond Princess contracting the new coronavirus, an expert says.

Fourth person from quarantined cruise ship dies as Japan plans new coronavirus measures

2020-02-25 09:36

A fourth person has died in Japan after becoming ill aboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, local media reported, as the government unveiled a new policy to tackle the outbreak.

Coronavirus quarantine nightmare still not over for left-behind cruise ship crew

2020-02-21 12:20

The nightmare of a 14-day quarantine is ending for most passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, but it is far from over for the more than 1 000 crew members on board.

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