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    Sick Kashmiris feel deadly consequences of India-imposed blackout

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:40am on February 20, 2020

    Sanaullah Dar was due to undergo surgery to remove a tumour in his bladder. Four months later, he was dead, with doctors blaming a lockdown...

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    Britain unveils points-based immigration plan

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:38am on February 20, 2020

    Britain on Wednesday unveils a new points-based immigration system that ends the free movement of people and prioritises those with high-skilled jobs. The scheme is...

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    Syria aid groups in desperate plea for Idlib displaced

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:59pm on February 19, 2020

    Syrian aid workers issued an urgent call for a ceasefire and international help for nearly a million people fleeing a regime onslaught in the country’s northwest on Wednesday. It came as Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened...

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    Libya’s UN-backed government halts participation in Geneva talks

    Aghence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 10:56pm on February 19, 2020

    Libya’s unity government has announced it is halting its participation in UN talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country where a fragile truce has been repeatedly...

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    Infertile cancer patient has baby using frozen lab-matured egg

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:54pm on February 19, 2020

    In a world first, a woman rendered infertile by cancer treatment gave birth after one of her immature eggs was matured, frozen, and then — five years later — thawed and fertilised, researchers...

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    Mission impossible for disabled Hong Kongers hunting face masks

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:50pm on February 19, 2020

    Hong Kong’s disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is engulfed with panic-buying and...

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    Ex-S Korean president jailed

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:48pm on February 19, 2020

    Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence...

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    Dozens of migrants missing off Canary Isles as others flown home

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:45pm on February 19, 2020

    Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for two boats carrying dozens of migrants missing at sea between Western Sahara and the Canary Islands as Spain continued to repatriate those...

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    Queen could stop Harry, Meghan using ‘royal’ brand

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:41pm on February 19, 2020

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan could be banned from using the ‘Sussex Royal’ label following their retreat from frontline duties, reports said on Wednesday. The couple use the name for...

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    WWI helmet was better blast protection than new one

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:38pm on February 19, 2020

    A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US university study. Biomedical engineers from North Carolina’s Duke University tested...