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    Fire at docked boats kills eight in Alabama: fire chief

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 03:42pm on January 28, 2020

    Eight people were killed in a late night fire that swept through docked boats on a lake in the southern United States state of Alabama,...

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    Coronavirus death toll tops 100 in China, 4,500 infections confirmed

    Agence France-Presse. Wuhan | Updated at 11:22am on January 28, 2020

    The United States and other nations raced to get their citizens out of the locked-down Chinese city at ground-zero of a virus epidemic on Tuesday,...

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    Lessons from the people’s historian

    Bill Bigelow | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    JANUARY 27 marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn. Zinn did not merely record history, he made...

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    Three rockets slammed into US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 04:02pm on January 27, 2020

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands...

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    Chinese coronavirus kills 80, hundred more infected

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 12:41pm on January 27, 2020

    The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic spiked to 80 with hundreds of new infections on Monday, despite unprecedented quarantines and travel lockdowns, as foreign...

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    When will the winter come to an end?

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2020

    ON JANUARY 17, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Friday prayers for the first time in eight years. He mocked the ‘American clowns’...

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    Democratic prosecutors to seal impeachment case against Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:26pm on January 25, 2020

    Democratic prosecutors sought to seal their case for president Donald Trump’s conviction and removal on Friday, presenting evidence of his obstruction to the Senate trial...

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    34 US troops injured in recent Iranian strike

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:57pm on January 25, 2020

    Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month’s Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon...

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    The Obama legacy

    John O’Kane | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2020

    THOSE factions of the Democratic party which worked so hard in 2016 to sabotage Bernie Sanders’s chances for the nomination have been nervous for some...

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    Boeing bags deal to supply Apache choppers to Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on January 24, 2020

    Boeing has bagged the deal to supply Apache attack helicopters to Bangladesh. Boeing’s senior manager for global sales and marketing for attack and cargo helicopter...