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China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

  January 19, 2020   In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, ...

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World powers seek elusive Libya peace in Berlin talks

  January 19, 2020   AFP / Mahmud TURKIA | Fears are growing that Libya could become the theatre of a proxy war fought by several international powers.   By AFP   Berlin – World leaders gathered in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from ...

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Britain’s Harry and Meghan will no longer be working members of royal family

  January 18, 2020   The queen added that she was “particularly proud” of how Meghan became one of the family The palace said Harry and Meghan will no longer receive public funds and they will repay money spent on the refurbishment of their cottage at Windsor Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son ...

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Islamists get longer jail terms than far-right extremists

  January 18, 2020   Study shows disparity in sentencing for similar online offences Armed police on London’s streets in response to high security terrorist alerts. Photograph: Alamy   By Mark Townsend | The Guardian   Islamist offenders convicted of online extremist crimes received prison sentences three times longer than those of their far-right counterparts, according to new analysis. Researchers ...

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Dozens injured as security forces clash with protesters in Beirut

  January 18, 2020   Fireworks are set off in front of police officers standing in postion behind riot shields during a protest against a ruling elite accused of steering Lebanon towards economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir   AHRAM ONLINE with AFP, REUTERS   Clashes between angry protesters and security forces in Lebanon’s capital Beirut ...

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Trump, EU chief to meet in Davos as US tariffs loom over digital tax: Sources

  January 18, 2020   President Donald Trump (left) will attend the World Economic Forum, where he is expected to discuss deepening trade disputes with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen. PHOTOS: AFP   WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Mr Donald Trump is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos, Switzerland, next week, three sources said on ...

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Six Somali Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabab Attacks

  January 17, 2020   FILE – Al-Shabab’s flag is seen in this image distributed by the Somalia militant group, Jan. 5, 2020.   By Harun Maruf | VOA News   Six Somali government soldiers and 19 militants were killed when Islamist group al-Shabab attacked two bases before dawn Friday, according to officials and residents. Local security officials and residents ...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praises strikes on U.S. bases in rare address

  January 17, 2020   The supreme leader’s decision to speak at Friday prayers shows how seriously authorities take reaction to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet. Crowds chant slogans under portraits of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, one of the leaders of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, who were killed in a U.S. drone strike. Office ...

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Ukraine PM submits resignation letter, president to consider it

  January 17, 2020   Oleksiy Honcharuk said he resigned “to take away any doubts about our respect and trust in the President” Ukrainian President Volodymur Zelenskiy said he will consider it Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk is reportedly heard at a meeting saying that explanations need to be simple because President Volodymyr Zelensky “has a very primitive understanding of ...

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EU warns of WTO challenge if China-US deal creates ‘distortions’

  January 17, 2020   AFP / Clement Sabourin | Nicolas Chapuis raised European Union concerns about the impact of the China-US trade deal on European firms.   By AFP   The European Union will challenge the China-US trade agreement at the World Trade Organization if it creates “distortions” in the market that harm EU companies, the bloc’s envoy to ...

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