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    COVID-19 kills 98 more in China, death toll jumps to 1,868

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:49am on February 18, 2020

    The toll from China’s COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,868 on Tuesday after 98 more people died, according to the National Health Commission...

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    Actor Tapas Paul passes away

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha via PTI. Kolkata | Updated at 11:34am on February 18, 2020

    Veteran Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul died of cardiac arrest early Tuesday, family sources said. He was 61. Paul, who had...

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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...

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    China virus toll rises to 1770

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

    More than a dozen infected Americans from a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship off Japan flew on evacuation flights to the US with other passengers on Monday,...

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    Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:03am on February 17, 2020

    Sri Lanka on Sunday said the US should reconsider its decision to refuse entry to the island’s army chief over his alleged war crimes and...

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    Afghan president cautiously hopeful about US-Taliban deal

    Agencce-France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 12:02am on February 17, 2020

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Saturday voiced cautious optimism about a partial truce agreed between the Taliban and US and said that a further announcement...

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    Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:06pm on February 16, 2020

    The number of people who had been tested positive for the new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan’s coast had rose to 355, the...

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    First coronavirus death in Taiwan, toll passes 1,600

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 11:39am on February 16, 2020

    Taiwan reported its first death from the new coronavirus Sunday, as the death toll from the outbreak rose to 1,665 inside mainland China. A 61-year-old...

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    Eight civilians killed in Afghanistan air strike

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 11:48pm on February 15, 2020

    An air strike in Afghanistan has killed at least eight civilians, officials said Saturday, as the war-torn country prepares for a ‘reduction in violence’ under...

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    COVID-19 outbreak claims 1,500 lives in China

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:13am on February 15, 2020

    The death toll from China’s new Coronavirus epidemic surged past 1,500 on Saturday after 143 more people died in the country, according to official data....

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