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    Seven people burnt alive in India road accident

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . New Delhi | Updated at 02:49pm on February 17, 2020

    At least seven people were burnt alive in a road accident in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh as their vehicle caught fire after colliding with a lorry on Sunday night...

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    Air strikes kill 31 in Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:48pm on February 16, 2020

    Thirty-one people were killed in air strikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said, the victims of an apparent Saudi-led retaliation after Iran-backed Huthi rebels...

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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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    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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    Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:59pm on February 16, 2020

    Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting American troops near the US embassy early Sunday, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets...

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    Ongoing Libya violence deeply troubling: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    The situation in wartorn Libya is ‘deeply troubling’, a United Nations representative said Sunday, warning that a fragile truce was hanging ‘by a thread’ as...

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    40 Americans on cruise ship in Japan infected with coronavirus: official

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:14am on February 17, 2020

    A senior US health official said on Sunday that more than 40 US citizens on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan were infected with coronavirus and would not be a part of an evacuation...

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    Saudi women smoke in public to ‘complete’ freedom

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:00am on February 17, 2020

    Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and...