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    COVID-19 outbreak death toll hits 2,663 in China

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 12:03pm on February 25, 2020

    At least 71 more died in China on Tuesday from the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, the lowest daily number of fatalities in over two weeks, which...

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    Trump hails ‘exceptional’ Modi at huge India rally

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 01:26am on February 25, 2020

    US president Donald Trump got a rapturous and romantic welcome to India on Monday, addressing a huge rally and holding hands with his wife at the Taj Mahal, in a maiden official visit big...

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    Israeli strikes kill 6 in Syria

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:59pm on February 24, 2020

    Israeli air strikes targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip and Syria killed at least six fighters, a war monitor said Monday, after the jihadists fired a barrage of rockets at Israel...

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    Libyans propose ceasefire, slam international inaction

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:57pm on February 24, 2020

    Libya’s warring sides have hashed out a draft ceasefire agreement, the UN said Monday, even as Libyan leaders decried international inaction to rein in hostilities still raging in the war-ravaged...

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    Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:54pm on February 24, 2020

    Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington’s extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice...

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    Russia strikes kill 5 civilians in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:53pm on February 24, 2020

    Five civilians died on Monday in Russian air strikes backing Syrian regime forces as they chip away at the country’s last major rebel bastion, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the...

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    UK Labour members vote on leader to replace Corbyn

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:50pm on February 24, 2020

    Almost 600,000 members of Britain’s main opposition Labour party began voting on Monday for a new leader to replace leftist Jeremy Corbyn in the wake of a devastating election defeat...

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    AQAP confirms death of leader, appoints successor

    Agence-France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:48pm on February 24, 2020

    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday confirmed the death of its leader Qassim al-Rimi and appointed a successor, weeks after the US said it had ‘eliminated’ the Islamist militant chief...

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    Fifth coronavirus death in Italy as infections mount

    Agence France-Presse . Casalpusterlengo, Italy | Updated at 07:56pm on February 24, 2020

    Italy reported Monday its fifth death from the new coronavirus, as the number of people contracting the disease continued to mount and officials called for calm. The death of an 88-year-old man was the fourth in the...

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    Six people burnt to death, three injured in southwest Pakistan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Islamabad | Updated at 03:37pm on February 24, 2020

    A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded late on Sunday night in Pakistan’s southwest provincial capital of Quetta, leaving six people killed and three others...