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Skiing finals, Italian cycling races cancelled due to virus

Skiing finals, Italian cycling races cancelled due to virus

MILAN — The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be cancelled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak.

Vatican halts Mexico abuse prevention mission, cites virus

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's bishops said Friday the Vatican had suspended a clerical sex abuse fact-finding and assistance mission to Mexico due to the spreading coronavirus in Italy and now the Vatican.
Iran warns it could use 'force' to halt travel amid virus

Iran warns it could use 'force' to halt travel amid virus

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities warned Friday they may use “force” to limit travel between cities and announced the new coronavirus has killed 124 people amid 4,747 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic.
US job market looked robust before virus outbreak escalated

US job market looked robust before virus outbreak escalated

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped in February as employers added 273,000 positions, evidence that the job market was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation.
Tunisia: Suicide bombers near US Embassy kill, injure police

Tunisia: Suicide bombers near US Embassy kill, injure police

TUNIS, Tunisia — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said.

Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch

Tokyo organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony for the Olympic torch because of the spreading coronavirus.

Blueprints for the original World Trade Center are on sale

NEW YORK — Blueprints for the original World Trade Center are on sale at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair after a Colorado man rescued them from the trash.
?Plácido Domingo pulls out of Royal Opera House performances

?Plácido Domingo pulls out of Royal Opera House performances

LONDON — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer's production of Don Carlo at London's Royal Opera House.
With hand sanitizer nearby, Dubai Comic Con laughs at virus

With hand sanitizer nearby, Dubai Comic Con laughs at virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As papier-mâché hand grenades and plastic assault rifles barely caught the attention of security guards, a health official in Dubai wordlessly watched over an infrared camera filming all who passed by — including a few s

Drip too hard: Lil Baby gives school $150K for scholarships

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprised students at his former high school with a performance and $150,000 to establish a scholarship program, officials announced.