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    Duterte threatens to end US military pact

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:14pm on January 24, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the...

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    Coronavirus death toll hits 25 in China, 830 infections confirmed

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:49am on January 24, 2020

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing The death toll in China’s viral outbreak has hit 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the government...

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    10 missing as migrant boat capsizes off Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Pekanbaru | Updated at 10:15pm on January 23, 2020

    Ten people were missing after a boat carrying 20 migrant workers capsized off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, a search and rescue official said...

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    China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 02:43pm on January 23, 2020

    China locked down two major cities in a province at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving...

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    China warns virus could spread as death toll rises to 17

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:22am on January 23, 2020

    A new virus that has killed 17 people, infected hundreds and reached the United States could mutate and spread, China warned Wednesday, as authorities urged...

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    Wuhan cancels Lunar New Year event to prevent virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:16pm on January 22, 2020

    The Chinese city at the centre of a SARS-like virus outbreak has urged people to stay away, cancelling a major Lunar New Year event, as...

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    China virus hits 291 people, kills six

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:21pm on January 21, 2020

    Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and...

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    Indonesia bridge collapse leaves seven dead, three missing

    Agence France-Presse. Bengkulu, Indonesia | Updated at 01:43pm on January 20, 2020

    Seven people drowned and three others are missing after a bridge collapsed on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the disaster agency said on Monday...

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    Officers beaten after police disband Hong Kong democracy rally

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:23am on January 20, 2020

    Two police officers were beaten bloody by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Sunday as violence erupted at a rally calling for greater democratic freedoms in...

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    China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:07am on January 20, 2020

    China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New...

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