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What is orthohantavirus? All you need to know about the virus

Hantaviruses can cause severe disease, including bleeding and kidney failure.

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Coronavirus and the politics of crisis fatigue

Coronavirus feels like a war without a conventional enemy

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There needs to be a coordinated global strategy to defeat coronavirus

The only effective long-term solution against the coronavirus is a global solution – which requires a coordinated response.

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Coronavirus: Could the world have prepared better for a pandemic?

One key lesson that can be taken from the response to the pandemic so far is that countries that are able to respond quickly, and change strategies, will do well.

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Coronavirus outbreak: The conversation we should have with our loved ones now

Such conversations are crucial for people who are at higher risk of becoming unwell with the virus.

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Fragmented politics of Syrian refugee crisis jeopardises the future of millions

The Syrian refugee crisis will remain a major card both in the hands of the countries involved militarily in the conflict, and those hosting refugees.

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Syria civil war: The worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century

The war in Syria has resulted in more than 11 million people displaced.

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How vulnerable is Xi Jinping over coronavirus?

It would seem logical that since Xi Jinping claims all the glory for China’s economic rise and global influence, he would bear the responsibility for disasters, as well.

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Why global battle over Huawei could prove more disruptive than Donald Trump’s trade war with China

The battle over Huawei is merely the most visible manifestation of the conflict between the US, the longtime leader in technology, and China, the emerging technology superpower.

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Why a terminated agreement with the US could push the Philippines closer to China

The South China Sea dispute between China and a host of nations, including the Philippines, is critical to US interests in the region.

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There’s no evidence new coronavirus spreads through the air – but it’s still possible

A recent announcement by a Chinese health official suggested the new coronavirus might spread more easily than we thought

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Women in Arab countries find themselves torn between opportunity and tradition

Women must find their own ways to balance newfound freedoms with existing social and religious pressures.

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US refusal to withdraw troops from Iraq is a breach of international law

There is a very real danger of Iraq becoming the battleground for a fight between Iran and the US to which it is not a party.

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Canada-UK free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

With Brexit, Canada lost one of its key objectives in signing CETA in the first place — free trade with the UK.

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Has Donald Trump proposed a Middle East peace plan – or terms of surrender for the Palestinians?

While the Trump administration worked on the plan in coordination with Israel and 'friendly' Arab states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, it crucially did not involve the Palestinians

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