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    Philippines moves to shut down top broadcaster

    Agence-France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:03pm on February 10, 2020

    Philippine government lawyers moved Monday to strip the nation’s biggest media group of its operating franchise in what campaigners branded a fresh attack on press...

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    Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace

    Agence-France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 09:53pm on February 10, 2020

    Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island’s Beijing-wary president...

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    Coronavirus Death toll spikes to 902

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:58am on February 10, 2020

    The number of deaths from China’s new novel coronavirus epidemic jumped to 902 on Monday after the hardest-hit province of Hubei reported 91 new fatalities...

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    2 US troops killed by Afghan soldier

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:05am on February 10, 2020

    Two American troops were killed and six others wounded by an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun, the US military confirmed Sunday. The deaths...

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    Nine members of Hong Kong family feared infected after ‘hotpot’

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:41pm on February 09, 2020

    Nine members of a Hong Kong family are feared to be infected with the coronavirus after sharing a hotpot meal, officials said Sunday. Two members...

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    Thai city holds vigil for 30 victims of mass shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand | Updated at 10:40pm on February 09, 2020

    Holding candles and writing condolences as monks chanted prayers, hundreds of Thais held an evening vigil Sunday for the 30 victims of an ‘unprecedented’ mass...

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    Thailand mall gunman ‘shot to death’ after killing 27

    Agence France-Presse . Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand | Updated at 09:40am on February 09, 2020

    The Thai soldier who killed at least 21 people and holed up in a mall overnight was ‘shot dead’ Sunday morning, police said, ending a...

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    China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:25am on February 09, 2020

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as...

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    Panic buying hits Singapore after virus alert raised

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:45pm on February 08, 2020

    Anxious Singapore shoppers formed long lines at grocery stores Saturday and cleared the shelves of essential items, after the city-state raised its alert level over...

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    18 extremists killed in Afghan operations

    Agence France-Presse . Mehtarlam | Updated at 03:36pm on February 08, 2020

    Eighteen insurgents, including a Taliban commander, had been killed in operations in the eastern Laghman province over the past two weeks, an army statement said...

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