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    Coronavirus is China’s biggest health emergency: Xi

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:24am on February 24, 2020

    The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China’s ‘largest public health emergency’ since its founding in 1949, president Xi Jinping said...

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    So far more than 2400 people killed in China virus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:12pm on February 23, 2020

    The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose past 2,400 on Sunday after 96 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre...

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    Eight killed in Indonesia flood

    Agence France-Presse . Yogyakarta | Updated at 01:41am on February 23, 2020

    The death toll from a flash flood which hit a large group of students trekking along a river in Indonesia rose to eight Saturday, officials...

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    China virus cases drop, fears outside rise

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:06pm on February 22, 2020

    Fears mounted Saturday over the growing spread of infections outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the World Health Organisation warned of a shrinking...

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    Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,236 in China, two more die in Iran

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:28pm on February 21, 2020

    The death toll from coronavirus rose to 2,236 in China on Friday as the virus cases soared in South Korea and Chinese prisons while two...

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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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    More deaths abroad

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:22pm on February 20, 2020

    China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with...

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    China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘racist’ headline

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:09am on February 20, 2020

    China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from American newspaper the Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in...

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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...

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