10 people on cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus


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Since arriving at the Japanese port of Yokohama, the Diamond Princess has been quarantined at sea while all passengers and crew on board undergo health screenings. The 10 people who tested positive for the newly identified virus have been taken ashore to a hospital in the coastal prefecture of Kanagawa, according to a statement from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

“Quarantine of the cruise ship continues to be implemented,” the ministry said.

A spokesperson for Princess Cruises, which operates the ship, said that those who tested positive include three Japanese guests, three guests from Hong Kong, two Australian guests, one American guest and one crew member from the Philippines. There were 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew members aboard the Diamond Princess. Approximately half the guests are from Japan, according to the cruise line spokesperson.

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IBIZA STORM GLORIA sweeps BRITISH MAN out to sea. search/rescue continues.

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As overwhelming storms battered eastern Spain, a search party was launched for a missing British man who may have been swept out to sea.

The 25-year-old was last seen on Tuesday in the Sant Joan de Labritia of Ibiza as Storm Gloria brought it’s own strong winds and rain to the region. The man’s name had not been released.

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Policemen and security members walk on a fallen bridge in Malgrat de Mar, near Girona on January 22, 2020, as storm Gloria batters Spanish eastern coast. – – A winter storm which has killed three people lashed much of eastern Spain for a third day yesterday, cutting power, forcing the closure of schools and severing road and rail links. National weather agency Aemet placed most of northeastern Spain on alert because of the storm packing gusts of over 100 kilometres (60 miles) per hour, heavy snowfall, freezing rain and massive waves which smashed into seafront promenades, damaging shops and restaurants. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)
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A Man at Portland International Airport Took Over the Monitor to Play His Playstation


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A man in Portland’s International Airport last week turned one of the airport’s informational screens into a personal video game console, proving there’s more than one way to pass the time while waiting for a flight.

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Airline passenger says she was banned from business class lounge over outfit: ‘That’s disgusting’

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A woman is accusing an airline of “gender discrimination” after she says she was prevented from entering its business class lounge because of her outfit.

Natalie Marie Coyle, a former WWE wrestling star, was attempting to access the Qantas Airways business lounge at Australia’s Melbourne Airport last Thursday when the alleged incident occurred. The wrestler-turned-fitness-model, known professionally as Eva Marie, said that despite having purchased a business class ticket for her upcoming flight, she was not allowed to enter the lounge beforehand.

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First US case of coronavirus hits Washington state, CDC says


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first U.S. case of a new coronavirus that has killed six people in China.

The CDC and Washington state officials said the man, a Snohomish County resident in his 30s, was in good condition at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. The symptoms presented Sunday, and the diagnosis was confirmed Monday.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, called the news “concerning,” particularly in light of reports that the virus has begun to spread from person to person.

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Five die in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basement

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Five people, including one child, were killed in the Russian city of Perm on Monday when a hot water pipe exploded in the night and flooded a basement hotel room with boiling water.

At least three other people were taken to hospital with burns after the incident in the Mini Hotel Caramel, which is located in the basement of a residential building, the region’s investigative committee said.

A doctor treating the victims, Andrei Babikov, said a 33-year-old woman had burns covering 35% of her body. Two men aged 28 and 35 were in a less serious condition.

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Cars Buried in St John’s During Newfoundland ‘Snowmaggedon’

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The city of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, declared a state of emergency on January 17 as the province was battered by a blizzard that brought high winds and driving snow.

Environment Canada said “intense winds and record-breaking snowfall” bore down on Newfoundland on Friday. A total of 76.2 centimeters (30 inches) of snow was recorded at St John’s
International Airport on Friday, shattering the previous record of 68.4 centimeters (about 27 inches) that was set in April of 1999, according to the weather service.

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British tourist struck down by mystery bug ‘feared to be coronavirus’


Shorley, from Lancashire, was only one week into his travels around South East Asia when he was struck down with the virus on the 27th December. (GoFundMe)
Shorley, from Lancashire, was only one week into his travels around South East Asia when he was struck down with the virus on the 27th December. (GoFundMe)

His parents Chris and Julie Shorley, both 55, flew to Thailand to be at his bedside.

Chris Shorley, of Thornton, Lancashire, told The Sun: “He was two days from death. We are now waiting on tests. It is very serious.”

The publisher added: “If he wasn’t so fit and healthy before he wouldn’t be with us now. They think he is the first Western victim of the Chinese flu, we are waiting on tests.

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Ash Shorley, 32, is in hospital in Phuket after contracting a pneumonia-style bug while he was on holiday Koh Phi Phi island. (GoFundMe)