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Death toll from new coronavirus set to surpass SARS, as China’s fatalities above 700

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BEIJING (HeadlineNews) – The new coronavirus epidemic in mainland China is almost certain to become more deadly than SARS on Saturday as the death toll
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Cruise line bans China citizens; Outrage as doctor who sounded alarm over virus dies

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – The coronavirus death of a Chinese doctor who had been reprimanded for sounding an early warning about the disease triggered anger at
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Financial market website Zero Hedge knocked off Twitter over coronavirus story

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FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (HeadlineNews) – Twitter Inc
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Independent film festival in China shuts, says ‘impossible’ to pursue independence

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SHANGHAI (HeadlineNews) – One of China’s longest-running and largest independent film festivals has suspended operations “indefinitely”, with the organizers saying it was now “impossible” to
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Christmas Eve protest chaos

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HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles
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Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law

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SINGAPORE (HeadlineNews) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government,
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Singapore tells Facebook to correct user’s post in test of ‘fake news’ laws

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SINGAPORE (HeadlineNews) – Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction notice on a user’s social media post under a new ‘fake news’ law,
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Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing

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WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet’s future, Alphabet Inc’s Google

Singapore opposition party fears use of fake news law in election

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SINGAPORE (HeadlineNews) – The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups
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Trump rips tech firms at ‘free speech’ summit

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WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday and said that along with himself, they

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