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February 23, 2020 - 2:02 pm
(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea has raised the alert level for the novel coronavirus to “highest” on Sunday as confirmed cases continue to rise at an alarming rate. "The COVID-19 incident has been confronted by a grave watershed," President Moon Jae-in said announcing the heightened response. "...
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February 22, 2020 - 3:29 pm
(CAIRO) -- Egypt's restrictions on what it deems inappropriate forms of art have reached a new height with a ban on a popular genre of street music, striking a chord with conservatives and drawing sharp rebuke from intellectuals and young music enthusiasts. Singers of mahraganat, which literally...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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February 22, 2020 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls. What if one militant with a suicide vest kills dozens in a Kabul market? Or, if a U.S...
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February 22, 2020 - 12:50 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Iran held its 11th parliament election on Friday amid the toughest sanctions on the country and after a few hectic months, domestically. The competition for more than 290 seats in the parliament seems an already-won game for the conservative parties in the absence of many well-known...
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February 22, 2020 - 12:23 pm
(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea's number of newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus more than doubled Saturday to a total of 433 -- an eightfold jump in just four days. "The situation is entering a new phase," Vice Health and Welfare Minister Kim Kang-lip told reporters. But the high...
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February 22, 2020 - 9:22 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Earth's coral reefs, some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems in the world, are facing a number of serious threats. Beyond large-scale events like climate change, local stressors, including persistent sunscreen pollution, are contributing to their destruction, experts say...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, a monkey sits on a hoarding welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Ahmedabad, India. A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans. The rally in Modi's home state may help replace his association with deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002 that landed him with a U.S. travel ban. It may also distract Indians, at least temporarily, from a slumping economy and ongoing protests over a citizenship law that excludes Muslims, but also risks reopening old wounds. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
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February 22, 2020 - 5:37 am
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans. The rally in Modi's home state may help displace his...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:09 pm
(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- A man in Vancouver, Canada attempted to steal a float plane early Friday morning, Canadian authorities confirmed. At around 3:30 a.m., authorities responded to reports that a man tried to steal a Seair charter aircraft, according to Vancouver police. The aircraft did not make...
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February 21, 2020 - 3:35 pm
(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will not use their Sussex Royal brand in their new roles as non-working members of Britain's royal family. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'SussexRoyal' in any territory post Spring 2020," a spokesperson for...
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February 21, 2020 - 3:20 pm
(NEW YORK) -- In a rapid development, Iranian authorities reported 18 cases of novel coronavirus and four deaths over the course of two days, the World Health Organization detailed at a Friday news conference. Lebanon also reported its first coronavirus case Friday, in a traveler from Iran, WHO...
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