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Medical staff carry a box by the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, which houses patients with the Wuhan coronavirus, on January 10, 2020.

This map shows where China’s mysterious, deadly Wuhan coronavirus has spread as death toll rises to 18

As well as in mainland China, cases of the coronavirus has been reported in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.
Ford Focus Electric Car

Trump’s threatened tariffs would increase car prices by thousands of dollars, economists say

One economic research group estimated that price increases would range between $1,400 and $7,000, citing a deeply intertwined global auto market.

‘This is not about money, it’s about dignity’: Malaysia just named and shamed 13 countries for secretly dumping trash on it, includi...

Some social media users from the identified countries apologised, saying they did not know where their waste had gone.
Gates at a New York Times event in 2019.

A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn’t ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as ...

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.
US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris photographed at the ambassador's residence in Seoul on January 16, 2020.

The US ambassador to South Korea is defending his mustache from allegations it signals US disrespect or Japanese colonial rule

The Korea Times reported that Harry Harris' mustache had faced criticism amid US-South Korea tensions over troop costs and Japan's colonial legacy.
Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi at a press conference in Tokyo in September 2019.

A Japanese minister is being slammed for taking 2 weeks of paternity leave, highlighting the country’s toxic overwork culture

Environmental Minister Shinjiro Koizumi says he wants to encourage other men to do the same. Only 6% of Japanese male workers take paternity leave.
Ogawa doesn't think she'll be bringing Coco on another flight.

A rabbit in a bowtie sipped champagne and ate croissants in business class, and it’ll make you feel bad about flying economy

Coco the rabbit got to enjoy the high life, flying business class from San Francisco to Japan. And it's not the first time she's done it.
The Hara House.

There’s a house designed to look like a giant wooden tent in the middle of a Japanese village — here’s a look inside

The two-story home was designed by Takeru Shoji Architects and has triangular openings on both the east and west sides.

A Japanese woman was asked to take a pregnancy test before flying to a US island that has become popular for birth tourism

More tourists gave birth in Saipan than residents in 2018, as the island has become popular for pregnant women wishing to give birth to US citizens.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and his wife Carole pose. Picture taken May 26, 2017.

The fugitive and former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says Hollywood has contacted him about his unbelievable escape from Japan

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says he's a 'fugitive of injustice' and won't comment on whether any Americans helped him escape from Japan in a box.