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    Egypt to bury Mubarak with military honours

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:14am on February 27, 2020

    Egypt was to hold a military funeral Wednesday for former president Hosni Mubarak, whose three decades of strong-arm rule ended in the Arab Spring protests...

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    Hidden door spills centuries-old secrets of UK parliament

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:13am on February 27, 2020

    A forgotten passageway in the British parliament constructed for the 1661 coronation of king Charles II has been rediscovered during renovation work, officials said Wednesday....

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    Qatar eyes diplomatic win with US-Taliban deal

    Agence-France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:11am on February 27, 2020

    Providing neutral space for talks on ending Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict has boosted Qatar’s international profile and helped it defy a painful embargo enforced by neighbours...

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    Israel settler homes plan dangerous: Palestinian FM

    Agence-France-Presse .  Geneva | Updated at 12:09am on February 27, 2020

    Israel’s plan to build new settler homes in a particularly sensitive area of the occupied West Bank would destroy the prospect of a two-state solution,...

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    Trump targets two SC judges

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on February 27, 2020

    US president Donald Trump has launched a verbal offensive against two left-leaning Supreme Court judges, urging them to step aside from all ‘Trump-related’ cases due...

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    Just call me Harry, prince says

    Agence France-Presse . Edinburgh | Updated at 12:04am on February 27, 2020

    Prince Harry asked to be introduced as just ‘Harry’ at an event on Wednesday, kicking off a final round of public engagements before he and...

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    Migrant camp row intensifies in Greece

    Agence-France-Presse . Greece | Updated at 12:03am on February 27, 2020

    The Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos on Wednesday staged a general strike as a protest against the construction of new migrant camps intensified....

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    Syria regime kills 20 civilians

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:02am on February 27, 2020

    At least 20 civilians died in Syrian regime strikes on targets including schools, a monitor said Tuesday, in a relentless advance on the country’s last...

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    Anti-govt anger simmers in Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:01am on February 27, 2020

    Thai students held rare flashmob protests on Wednesday as anger at the dissolution of a stridently anti-military opposition party bubbles in a kingdom with a...

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    Coronavirus death toll hits 2715 in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:11pm on February 26, 2020

    China’s death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus hits 2,715 on Wednesday...