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Life Inside an Afghan Women’s Prison

“I accept this imprisonment. I was not able to live another day with him, so this is what happened to me.” — Parisa, an inmate at Herat Women’s Prison [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] The Iranian-Canadian photographer Kiana Hayeri…

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Surgeon General Urges the Public to Stop Buying Face Masks

Get an informed guide to the global outbreak with our daily Coronavirus newsletter. The surgeon general on Saturday urged the public to stop buying masks, warning that it won’t help against the spread of the coronavirus but will take away important resources from health care professionals. “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!”…

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United Airlines sharply cuts flights to Asia, cancels investor day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Friday it was sharply cutting flights to Japan and South Korea, as travelers worried about the coronavirus outbreak slash ticket purchases for those destinations. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6,…

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Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey’s removal: sources

(Reuters) – Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has amassed a stake in Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and is pushing for changes, including removal of the social media company’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks…

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When an Epidemic Looms, Gagging Scientists Is a Terrible Idea

Get an informed guide to the global outbreak with our daily Coronavirus newsletter. Many times in many countries, political leaders have tried to censor health officials and play down the risks of infection just as epidemics approached. This strategy has almost never worked, historians and former health officials said. And ultimately, if…

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Coronavirus Fears Reverberate Across Global Economy

Get an informed guide to the global outbreak with our daily Coronavirus newsletter. Investors, fearing that the spread of the coronavirus is tipping the global economy into a recession, handed the stock market its largest weekly loss since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday amid worries that one of the longest economic…

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M.I.T. Researchers Cast Doubt on Bolivian Election Fraud

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have cast doubt on a claim that Bolivian officials engaged in fraud to help Evo Morales, the longtime president, win re-election. The researchers, while not definitively ruling out the possibility of any fraud, waded into a fierce domestic and international debate over…

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British Airways-owner IAG says coronavirus will hit earnings

LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) said on Friday that coronavirus would hit its earnings this year but it wasn’t sure by how much, becoming the latest airline to warn about the impact of the rapidly evolving outbreak. A British Airways aircraft takes off from Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain,…

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Rolls-Royce reports $1.1 billion operating loss on Trent 1000

A man looks at Rolls Royce’s Trent Engine displayed at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su LONDON (Reuters) – British aerospace engineer Rolls-Royce (RR.L) reported a 2019 operating loss of 852 million pounds ($1.11 billion), after the cost of tackling durability problems on its Trent 1000 engine eclipsed…

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