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Taiwan CECC casts doubt on wet market origin for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 27) stated that it does not believe the wet market to be the source of the COVID pandemic and suggeste...

Rapper Dizzee Rascal sentenced for assaulting his ex

LONDON (AP) — British rapper Dizzee Rascal was sentenced Friday to a curfew and a restraining order for assaulting his former fiancée. A judge at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in south ...

Dizzee Rascal convicted of assault, then smashes camera

LONDON (AP) — British rapper Dizzee Rascal was convicted Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend, then smashed a press photographer’s camera outside the courthouse minutes after a jury found him gu...

Mouse bite infection in Taiwan makes Wuhan lab leak more credible: CFR researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior researcher at the Washington-based think tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has said the mouse bite transmission that occurred in Taiwan last week lends ...

US intel doesn't expect to determine origins of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, intelligence agencies won’t be able to conclude whether COVID-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials said Frida...

PCR kit purchases could indicate COVID began in Wuhan as early as May 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly obtained data on purchases of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are used to screen for infectious diseases, show a dramatic spike in demand in Wuhan start...

Leaked DARPA docs reveal plans for risky research with Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaked documents from a scuttled research grant proposal calling for collaboration between labs in Wuhan and the U.S. military are raising concerns about the dangerous nat...

WHO chief inspector says 'likely' patient zero was Wuhan lab researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The team leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) probe into the origins of COVID-19 has told a Danish TV station it is "likely" that patient zero was a sta...

Republican report concludes COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab prior to Sept. 12, 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by U.S. House Republicans earlier this month has concluded that the "preponderance of evidence" points to COVID-19 leaking from one of the Wuha...

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

BEIJING (Reuters) - China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could ...

Video indicates bats kept at Wuhan lab before COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video that appears to show bats were being experimented on at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold has surfaced — d...

EU leaders urge unfettered probe into origins of COVID-19

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders on Thursday called for an unfettered investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, first identified in central China, amid criticism of an initial World Heal...

Explainer-China's Mojiang mine and its role in the origins of COVID-19

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged China to release information about six laborers who fell ill after working in a mine in Yunnan province in 2012, and...

Senate bill calls for investigation into Wuhan lab leak, US funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Senate's newly passed China competition bill presses for an investigation into the possibility that COVID-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan and the extent to which...

US report concluded COVID-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab - WSJ

A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, ...