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    242 deaths in Hubei in a day

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:13am on February 13, 2020

    The number of fatalities and new cases from China’s coronavirus outbreak soared on Thursday, with 242 more deaths and nearly 15,000 extra patients in hard-hit...

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    Man threatens to torch self after virus cancels birthday

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:49pm on February 12, 2020

    A man in southwest China doused himself with petrol and tied firecrackers around his waist because authorities cancelled his birthday banquet as a precaution against...

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    Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 174

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:28pm on February 12, 2020

    A further 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday,...

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    China virus death toll tops 1,100 as new cases fall

    Agence France-Presse.  Beijing | Updated at 11:04am on February 12, 2020

    The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, raising...

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    Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000 in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:27pm on February 11, 2020

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 in China on Tuesday as the World Health Organisation warned that the epidemic poses...

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    China stutters back to work as virus deaths rise

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:22am on February 11, 2020

    Millions of people in China returned to work Monday after an extended holiday aimed at slowing the spread of a coronavirus, with the extra travel...

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    Philippines moves to shut down top broadcaster

    Agence-France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:03pm on February 10, 2020

    Philippine government lawyers moved Monday to strip the nation’s biggest media group of its operating franchise in what campaigners branded a fresh attack on press...

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    Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace

    Agence-France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 09:53pm on February 10, 2020

    Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island’s Beijing-wary president...

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    Coronavirus Death toll spikes to 902

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:58am on February 10, 2020

    The number of deaths from China’s new novel coronavirus epidemic jumped to 902 on Monday after the hardest-hit province of Hubei reported 91 new fatalities...

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    2 US troops killed by Afghan soldier

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:05am on February 10, 2020

    Two American troops were killed and six others wounded by an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun, the US military confirmed Sunday. The deaths...

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