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    More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:22am on February 26, 2020

    Fresh deaths and a surge in new coronavirus cases in Iran, Japan and South Korea on Tuesday fuelled fears of a pandemic, as the disease...

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    Malaysia’s political machinations: what happens next?

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:57pm on February 25, 2020

    Malaysia’s government has collapsed after the resignation of prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, which followed a failed bid by rivals to form a new coalition aimed...

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    Australian special forces probed for alleged Afghan war crimes

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:51pm on February 25, 2020

    Australia is investigating more than 50 alleged war crimes by the country’s special forces in Afghanistan, including the killing of civilians and prisoners, the military...

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    South Korea reports 60 new COVID-19 infections

    Agence France-Presse. Seoul | Updated at 02:34pm on February 25, 2020

    South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the smallest increase for four days in the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

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    COVID-19 kills fourth person on Japan ship

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 01:40pm on February 25, 2020

    The fourth person died after being taken to hospital from a quarantined coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off Japan, local media reported on Tuesday. Public broadcaster NHK...

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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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    Malaysia in turmoil as Mahathir resigns

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:25pm on February 24, 2020

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a shock move after his political allies sought to bring down the government and block the succession...

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    Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,592 in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:19pm on February 24, 2020

    China’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 2,592 on Monday, after the National Health Commission reported 150 more fatalities, all but one in...

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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...