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China virus toll hits 41; Australia reports first four cases

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency, scrapping celebrations, and restricting links to mainland China. Learn More

 

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Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from Australian air crash site

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The bodies of three U.S. firefighters who died in a plane crash earlier this week in Australia's remote bushland while battling a fierce wildfire have been recovered, the police said on Saturday as investigators started probe into the accident. More »

 

Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

ELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for an estimated 22 more people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. More »

 

Iraqi police clash with protesters, try to clear main sit-ins in Baghdad and Basra

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters, wounding seven of them in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities began to remove concrete barriers erected for months near a main anti-government demonstration site, medics and Reuters witnesses said. More »

 

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village: MP

YANGON (Reuters) - Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s highest court ordered the country to protect the minority. More »

 

Trump's peace plan may polarize the Middle East it seeks to calm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli leaders in Washington to reveal details of his long-delayed Middle East peace plan, Palestinians warned on Friday that no deal could work without them on board. More »

 

Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

Srinagar (Reuters) - Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the Muslim majority region's autonomy. More »

 

U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. More »

 

Bolivia's interim President Anez shakes up election race with plan to run

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she will be a candidate in upcoming elections that will serve as a re-run of October's disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted former leader Evo Morales to resign. More »

 

UK to use high tariff threat to raise pressure in trade negotiations: The Times

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union, the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday. More »

 

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