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    China to start coronavirus vaccine trials in April

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:46pm on February 21, 2020

    More than 400 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in prisons across China .....

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    Voting underway in Iran parliamentary election

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:52am on February 21, 2020

    Iranians began voting Friday in a parliamentary election which conservatives are expected to dominate, capitalising on public anger against moderate conservative president Hassan Rouhani over...

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    Ukraine protesters clash with police over China virus evacuees

    Agence France-Presse . Kharkiv | Updated at 11:18am on February 21, 2020

    Dozens of people clashed with police Thursday outside a hospital in central Ukraine over government plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China in the facility....

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    Kashmir journalist wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:15am on February 21, 2020

    Freelance reporter Ahmer Khan was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Thursday for his coverage on the ground in...

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    Nine dead in ‘xenophobic’ Germany bar shootings

    Agence France-Presse . Hanau, Germany | Updated at 01:11am on February 21, 2020

    A shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau, police said Thursday,...

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    Australian train derails killing 2

    Agence France-Presse .  Melbourne | Updated at 09:57pm on February 20, 2020

    A passenger train derailed killing two people in Australia Thursday, with medics saying many more were being assessed for injuries. Emergency services said the train...

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    S Sudan citizens ‘deliberately starved’ by warring parties: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 09:57pm on February 20, 2020

    South Sudan’s government forces and other armed groups have ‘deliberately starved’ civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a United Nations rights probe said...

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    Trump ‘offered pardon’ to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:55pm on February 20, 2020

    US president Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London...

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    Silicon Valley inventor of ‘cut, copy and paste’ dies

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 09:54pm on February 20, 2020

    Silicon Valley on Wednesday was mourning a pioneering computer scientist whose accomplishments included inventing the widely relied on ‘cut, copy and paste’ command. Bronx-born Lawrence...

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    31 including 19 children killed in Yemen strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 09:51pm on February 20, 2020

    Nineteen children were among at least 31 civilians killed in air strikes on rebel-held northern Yemen last week, the United Nations said on Thursday. ‘UNICEF...