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    Earth captures new ‘mini moon’

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:40pm on February 27, 2020

    Earth has acquired a second ‘mini-moon’ about the size of a car, according to astronomers who spotted the object circling our planet. The mass — roughly 6-11 feet in diameter — was observed by researchers Kacper Wierzchos and...

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    UN demands ‘unfettered access’ for China Uighur region visit

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:36pm on February 27, 2020

    A team preparing for UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s possible visit to the tightly controlled Muslim-majority Chinese region of Xinjiang this year should be given ‘unfettered access’, she said...

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    Delhi violence death toll reaches 38

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:39am on February 28, 2020

    Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of unrest that have killed 38 people, police...

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    Trump plays down epidemic fears

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:42am on February 28, 2020

    President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even as infections ricochet around the world, prompting Saudi...

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    Migrant workers hit by financial crisis in Lebanon

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:32am on February 28, 2020

    Eighteen-year-old domestic worker Mary came to Lebanon to help support her family, but now a financial crisis is preventing her from sending money home to...

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    Malaysian parliament to vote on new PM amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:36am on February 28, 2020

    Malaysia’s parliament will vote Monday on the country’s next prime minister in a bid to end a political crisis, but if no candidate has enough...

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    EU continuing ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:33pm on February 27, 2020

    The EU is keeping up preparations for a chaotic ‘no deal’ outcome to Brexit trade talks with Britain, a spokeswoman said Thursday, as the two sides gear up for stormy negotiations. The atmosphere leading into the...

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    Uncertainty looms ahead of US-Taliban deal signing

    Agence-France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:30pm on February 27, 2020

    Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a deal Saturday to secure America’s exit from its longest war through gradually withdrawing troops and starting talks between Kabul and the...