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CBC News 30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Canadian man asks government to fly daughter out of Wuhan


Richard Fabic is asking for help from the federal government to get his young daughter out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of the new coronavirus outbreak, where she is stranded with her grandparents. 


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Iran has been scrambling to control the outbreak of the coronavirus this week, but the spread of online misinformation is presenting a new challenge to the authorities.

False or misleading medical advice, fake letters or remarks attributed to senior officials, and a number of conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus have appeared on Iranian social media and messaging apps in recent days.

Officials have so far reported 388 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 34 related deaths in the country, more fatalities than anywhere else outside China.

But sources in the country's health system have told BBC Persian that the death toll currently stands at 210.
Physician-assisted suicide, known in Canada as medical assistance in dying, was legalized in 2016. But the law does not allow "advance requests," which would allow someone to set out in advance the terms for their physician-assisted suicide, to be acted on after that person has lost decision-making capacity. That leaves Ron Posno, who suffers from mild cognitive impairment - sometimes a precursor to dementia - excluded from the law.
Watching billionaire Tom Steyer announce he's suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
He pledged to support whoever wins the Democratic nomination.
Eric Trump joins 'Fox & Friends' ahead of Super Tuesday and says Pete Buttigieg 'sold his soul' to the Democrat Party by dropping out to help Joe Biden and hurt Sen. Bernie Sanders. #FoxNews

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