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    Virus slows China’s major projects in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on February 29, 2020

    From an artificial island in Sri Lanka to a bridge in Bangladesh and hydropower projects in Nepal and Indonesia, China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan...

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    Scars of violence haunt India's capital after deadly clashes

    Associated Press/UNB. New Delhi | Updated at 04:46pm on February 28, 2020

    India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in...

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    Syria rebels fight back but army makes more gains

    Agence France-Presse . Saraqeb, Syria | Updated at 11:46pm on February 27, 2020

    Syrian rebels on Thursday reentered a key northwestern town they had lost earlier this month, reversing one of the main gains of the government’s devastating offensive in the region...

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    Pope cancels more official appointments for cold

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 05:12pm on February 28, 2020

    Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of ‘a mild ailment’...

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    Delhi violence death toll reaches 38

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:39am on February 28, 2020

    Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of unrest that have killed 38 people, police...

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    Coronavirus death toll hits 2,835

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:59am on February 29, 2020

    China on Saturday reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835...

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    Malaysian parliament to vote on new PM amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:36am on February 28, 2020

    Malaysia’s parliament will vote Monday on the country’s next prime minister in a bid to end a political crisis, but if no candidate has enough...

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    Migrant workers hit by financial crisis in Lebanon

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:32am on February 28, 2020

    Eighteen-year-old domestic worker Mary came to Lebanon to help support her family, but now a financial crisis is preventing her from sending money home to...

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    Trump plays down epidemic fears

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:42am on February 28, 2020

    President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even as infections ricochet around the world, prompting Saudi...

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    Climate campaigners win appeal to block new Heathrow runway

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:44pm on February 27, 2020

    Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favour of green campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, Europe’s busiest. The court said the...