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Ding pulls out of Tour Championship as ‘safety precaution’

Ding pulls out of Tour Championship as ‘safety precaution’

Ding Junhui is ranked 10 in the worldDing Junhui has withdrawn from this month’s Tour Championship as a “safety precaution” and to “avoid extensive travel” from China.The World Snooker Tour was working with the government to secure Ding an exemption from the 14-day quarantine policy for those arriving in the UK.But the 33-year-old has decided…

Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found dead at home’

Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found dead at home’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDetectives arrive at Du Wei’s residence in Herzliya China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his apartment north of Tel Aviv, an Israeli official told BBC News.The official said Israeli police had launched an investigation but initial findings suggested no foul play. Mr…

Coronavirus: Biden and Trump face off over China

Coronavirus: Biden and Trump face off over China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US election is likely to be overshadowed by the coronavirus As the US grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and and his likely election rival, Joe Biden, have been locking horns over the handling of the crisis.They’ve traded accusations about access to China for US health…