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    Countries ban China arrivals

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:31am on February 01, 2020

    Countries stepped up travel restrictions on arrivals from China on Friday after a global health emergency was declared over a viral epidemic that has killed...

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    Closing borders could allow China virus to spread faster: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:28pm on January 31, 2020

    The World Health Organization cautioned Friday that closing borders was probably ineffective in halting the transmission of the deadly novel coronavirus from China and could...

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    Dead man lies on an empty street at China’s virus ground zero

    Agence-France-Presse . China | Updated at 10:26pm on January 31, 2020

    A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China’s virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one...

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    Coronavirus kills 213 in China, WHO declares global warning

    Agence France-Presse. Wuhan | Updated at 10:50am on January 31, 2020

    The World Health Organisation declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus outbreak, as China reported on Friday the death toll had climbed to 213...

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    At least 9 killed, thousands become homeless in Indonesia flood

    Agence France-Presse . Medan | Updated at 05:09pm on January 30, 2020

    Flash floods and landslides have killed at least nine people and forced thousands into temporary shelters on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the local disaster agency said...

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    Global fears mount as 170 die in China

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 12:33pm on January 30, 2020

    China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as global fears deepened with more infections confirmed overseas including three Japanese evacuated...

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    Taliban attack kills 10 cops in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:43am on January 30, 2020

    At least 10 policemen were killed when Taliban fighters attacked an outpost in northern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, as fighting raged across the country despite...

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    More airlines halt China flights as toll hits 132

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan, China | Updated at 12:15am on January 30, 2020

    Foreign airlines began suspending flights to and from China on Wednesday as global fears mounted over a coronavirus epidemic that has killed 132 people and...

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    Coronavirus death toll hits 132 in China, 6000 infections confirmed

    Agence France-Presse. Wuhan | Updated at 10:49am on January 29, 2020

    Hundreds of American and Japanese nationals on Wednesday escaped the quarantined Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of coronavirus epidemic, as the death toll soared...

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    US bombing of Afghanistan hits 10-year high

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:52am on January 29, 2020

    American warplanes dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than at any other time in at least a decade, according to the US Air Force,...

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