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    China stiffens defences against epidemic as death toll hits 56

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan, China | Updated at 11:20am on January 26, 2020

    China expanded drastic travel restrictions Sunday to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the US, France and Japan...

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    Xi warns of ‘grave’ situation as China rushes to build virus hospitals

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan, China | Updated at 01:03am on January 26, 2020

    President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China was facing a ‘grave’ situation as authorities took urgent action to halt the spread of a virus that...

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    Protest violence won’t work: Hong Kong activist

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 12:10am on January 26, 2020

    Escalating protest violence is not the way to bring about change, Hong Kong democracy activist Jason Ng has said, urging demonstrators to embrace non-violent means...

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    Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:18pm on January 25, 2020

    Two Rohingya women were killed and seven others injured in shelling the Myanmar military and insurgents blamed on each other, days after the UN’s top...

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    So far 41 dead, around 1,300 infected by Coronavirus in China

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan, China | Updated at 01:58pm on January 25, 2020

    A deadly viral outbreak in China has now killed 41 people, while the number of infected cases has soared to nearly 1,300, authorities said on...

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    Duterte threatens to end US military pact

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:14pm on January 24, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the...

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    China shuts down 13 cities as virus death toll hits 26

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:49am on January 24, 2020

    Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people,...

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    10 missing as migrant boat capsizes off Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Pekanbaru | Updated at 10:15pm on January 23, 2020

    Ten people were missing after a boat carrying 20 migrant workers capsized off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, a search and rescue official said...

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    China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 02:43pm on January 23, 2020

    China locked down two major cities in a province at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving...

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    China warns virus could spread as death toll rises to 17

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:22am on January 23, 2020

    A new virus that has killed 17 people, infected hundreds and reached the United States could mutate and spread, China warned Wednesday, as authorities urged...