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A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc on the day of its IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Uber closing office in downtown Los Angeles

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) is closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company employs customer support staff, to focus on its bigger locations. The move was reported earlier on Tuesday by the LA Times newspaper, which also added that the step will result in the elimination of about 80 jobs. An Uber spokesman...

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Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak

Ulaanbaatar, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the country, the government said on Wednesday. The flu-like virus has already killed more than 2,000 people in its southern neighbor, China. Though Mongolia has yet to report any cases, it has sealed off the border...

Construction workers build a wall along a slum area as part of a beautification drive along a route that U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be taking during Trump's visit later this month, in Ahmedabad, India, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Another wall goes up for Trump, this time in India

Ahmedabad, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will be shielded from the sight of slums by a newly built wall when he visits the city of Ahmedabad during a visit to India this month. A senior government said the wall was being built for security reasons, not to conceal the slum district. But the contractor building it told...

Workers in protective suits are seen at a checkpoint for registration and body temperature measurement, at an entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 13, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

No peak in sight as China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Beijing, February 14 (Reuters) - A new coronavirus has taken a growing toll of Chinese health workers on the front line of the fight to stop it, a top official said on Friday, as authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases, including more than 120 deaths. Policymakers pledged to do more to stimulate economies hit by the virus, helping Asian...

Fiji in action against Australia at the HSBC Singapore Sevens final held at the National Stadium in April 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

Rugby: Singapore Sevens in April set to be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Singapore, Feb 13 (StraitsTimes) - The Singapore Rugby Sevens is the latest local sporting event affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with various international media on Thursday (Feb 13) reporting the April 11-12 tournament has been postponed until October. The Hong Kong Sevens, scheduled for April 3-6, will also be pushed back to October, the news agencies noted. The Straits Times...

Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas played 167 times for Spain, winning two Euros and one World Cup, and more than 700 games for Real Madrid.PHOTO: AFP

Iker Casillas weighing run for Spanish football presidency

Madrid, Feb 13 (AFP) - Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas plans to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Spanish media reported on Wednesday (Feb 12). Casillas told the national sports council (CSD) of his intention to run in the upcoming RFEF elections, reported the Cadena Ser radio station early Wednesday. According to the media outlet, Casillas...

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