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    Algeria anti-system protests mark first anniversary

    Agence-France-Presse . Algeria | Updated at 10:53pm on February 17, 2020

    On February 22, 2019, sudden and unprecedented protests swept Algeria. A year on, despite bringing down a president, the ‘Hirak’ protest movement faces mounting challenges. Massive anti-government protests...

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    In US politics, height matters, Trump knows it

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:50pm on February 17, 2020

    When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies — by mocking their stature — he is weaponising a long-standing maxim of US presidential politics: taller guys tend to win the...

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    Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:46pm on February 17, 2020

    A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by corona virus panic-buying...

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    Sudan rebels, government extend peace talks for three weeks

    Agence France-Presse . Juba, South Sudan | Updated at 10:44pm on February 17, 2020

    The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Monday extended peace talks for another three weeks after missing a deadline for a final peace deal. The Sudan Revolutionary Front — a coalition of nine...

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    Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran

    Agence-France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 05:59pm on February 17, 2020

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan insisted on Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process. Khan’s comments come as the US and the...

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    China virus death toll reaches to 1,770

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:42pm on February 17, 2020

    The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the national health commission said Monday...

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    14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre

    Agence France-Presse . Yaoundé, Cameroon | Updated at 03:13pm on February 17, 2020

    Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the killings on government...

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    Seven people burnt alive in India road accident

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . New Delhi | Updated at 02:49pm on February 17, 2020

    At least seven people were burnt alive in a road accident in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh as their vehicle caught fire after colliding with a lorry on Sunday night...