The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday February 13)

February 13, 2020

Here are today’s biggest headlines.

Coronavirus news and live updates: Death toll surpasses 1,100 – CNN

Some 160 million Chinese citizens are expected to return to work by February 18 as the country works to stabilize the economy amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Schools, businesses, and entire cities across China have been shut down for weeks.

China to introduce new coronavirus precautions as 160 million head back to work

China expects around 160 million employees to return to their workplaces in the next week, as the country seeks to minimize the economic impact of the novel coronavirus.

A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

When the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern, it did so over fears that smaller or less-developed countries would struggle to contain the virus.

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary as race shifts to Nevada and South Carolina

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders clinched a hard-fought victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, as he battles with Pete Buttigieg to claim the mantle as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

Boeing’s got bigger problems than the 737 Max

Fixing the 737 Max and getting it back in the air is crucial for Boeing. But it’s not the only major challenge facing the embattled aircraft maker. Boeing also needs to focus on its next generation of passenger planes.

SoftBank profits plunge 99%, dragged down by Vision Fund losses

SoftBank profits have been almost entirely wiped out, as the company continues to feel the pain from big losses in its massive tech fund.

Photo of mice squabbling on subway platform wins prestigious photography award

London (CNN) – The sight of two mice scurrying across a London Underground platform in the evening is, to many, an unwelcome feature of life in the city. But a young photographer is hoping his award-winning shot changes that perception.

Church of England to apologize for being ‘deeply institutionally racist’

The Church of England has decided to apologize for racism experienced by “countless black, Asian and minority ethnic people” over the past 70 years.

‘It’s kaputt.’ Movers accidentally drop virtuoso’s one-of-a-kind $194,000 piano

An extremely rare, $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers dropped it while taking it out of a recording studio, Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt has revealed.

Joe Biden Declares ‘It Ain’t Over, Man’ After Weak New Hampshire Showing

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Joe Biden started his day in Manchester, New Hampshire, passing out Dunkin Donuts to voters at the polling sites. He ended it more than 900 miles away, in Columbia, South Carolina, as if the New Hampshire primary was already a distant memory.

Andrew Yang Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang is ending his presidential campaign. “The decision was pretty clear,” Yang’s campaign manager Zach Graumann told PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor. “It doesn’t feel honest to keep taking money and enthusiasm from our supporters, but also from the Democratic Party.” The announcement came as polls closed in New Hampshire, the first Democratic primary of the 2020 race.

Sanders narrowly wins in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders is projected to narrowly win the New Hampshire Democratic primary contest, a race that also culled the crowded field by two. The leftwing firebrand won a tight victory over centrist former mayor Pete Buttigieg, who offered a different Democratic vision in the race to take on President Trump in November.

Singapore bank evacuated over coronavirus case

Around 300 employees have been evacuated from Singapore’s biggest bank, DBS, after one person fell ill with the new coronavirus. All 300 had been working on the same floor, the 43rd, and were sent home on Wednesday. “As a precautionary measure, all employees on the affected floor vacated the premises to work from home,” DBS said in a statement.

Coronavirus: Chinese Grand Prix expected to be postponed over virus fears

The Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The race is scheduled to be held in Shanghai on 19 April and a decision is set to be made in the next few days.

‘I was accused of bewitching my husband’

Esther Kiama was working as a teacher in Nyeri, central Kenya, when she received the call. Her husband, David, was unwell. “And it is not a minor illness,” the caller emphasised, and then explained: “It’s a mental illness.”

Nissan seeks $90m damages from Carlos Ghosn

Japanese car maker Nissan has filed a civil lawsuit against its former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The suit, filed at Yokohama District Court, seeks an initial amount of $90m (£69.5m). The company said it aims “to recover a significant part of the monetary damages inflicted on the company by its former chairman”.

5 reasons why Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip might not be a disaster like the Fold

At Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, the company opened the show with perhaps the most anticipated announcement of them all: the Galaxy Z Flip. And even though it’s been a while since the Galaxy Fold debuted, we haven’t forgotten about infamous #FoldGate – you know, that time when the Fold launched and a million problems erupted before it came to market?

Hands-on with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip

I’ve only had it in my hands for a few minutes, but I already like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip way more than the company’s last attempt at a foldable phone. While last year’s Galaxy Fold was essentially a small tablet disguised as a phone, the Z Flip looks and feels very much like a phone.

Trump tweets ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ clip that actually mocks his supporters

President Donald Trump didn’t seem to fully grasp he was the butt of a joke in a clip of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm that he retweeted Monday night. The clip comes from an episode in which comedian Larry David -who plays a fictionalized version of himself on the show – wears a red, Make America Great Again hat so people will leave him alone.

‘Hair Love’ director Matthew Cherry tweeted about winning the Oscars 8 years ago

Former NFL pro and now Oscar-winning director Matthew Cherry seems to have manifested his Academy Award win way back in 2012. Cherry directed Hair Love, a wholesome and poignant story about a black father learning to style his daughter’s hair as her mother recovers from an illness.

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