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    So far more than 2400 people killed in China virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:12pm on February 23, 2020

    The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose past 2,400 on Sunday after 96 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak while four people died and at least 556 people were reportedly infected in South Korea...

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    Trump cheats at golf

    Agence France-Presse . Las Vegas | Updated at 11:59pm on February 22, 2020

    Democratic White House hopeful Michael Bloomberg mocked Donald Trump with a giant billboard on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, fuelling their feud as the US president visits the city for...

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    Erdogan urges Putin to restrain Syria regime

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 11:58pm on February 22, 2020

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to halt the Syrian regime’s offensive in northwest Syria as France called for an urgent summit with those...

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    Watchdog sanctions Iran over lax terror financing

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:56pm on February 22, 2020

    A multinational financial crimes watchdog on Friday faulted Iran for not doing enough to counter a ‘terrorist financing risk’ and announced the reinstatement of punitive measures against the...

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    Burkina violence displaces 4,000 daily, says UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:54pm on February 22, 2020

    More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN’s refugee agency...

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    Sanders warns Russia as meddling charges hit US election

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:52pm on February 22, 2020

    Bernie Sanders on Friday warned Russia not to meddle in the Democratic presidential race, as Donald Trump angrily dismissed assertions that Moscow was again seeking to boost his election...

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    Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet’s spiritual leader

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:37am on February 23, 2020

    The Dalai Lama on Saturday marked the 80th anniversary of his enthronement as the spiritual leader of Tibet, a position held almost entirely in exile...

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    Eight killed in Indonesia flood

    Agence France-Presse . Yogyakarta | Updated at 01:41am on February 23, 2020

    The death toll from a flash flood which hit a large group of students trekking along a river in Indonesia rose to eight Saturday, officials...