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United Nations chief calls for action to counter global warming

United Nations chief calls for action to counter global warming

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas made the comment at a United Nations briefing, where he showed satellite pictures of the much cleaner air quality over China on Ja...

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Italy coronavirus deaths slow down, cases leap

Italy coronavirus deaths slow down, cases leap

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Italy surged to 366 on Sunday (local time), the head of the civil protection agency said. Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte signed the decree after ...

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Coronavirus Deaths in Italy in One Day, Toll outside China Passes 1000

Coronavirus Deaths in Italy in One Day, Toll outside China Passes 1000

In Malta, the number of cases has so far has reached five, with all instances of infection having been imported to Malta, and no cross-transmission in the community having been reported in people who ...

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Biden rolls to projected wins in MS and Missouri

With 125 delegates, all eyes are on MI, followed closely by Washington, which has 89 delegates to offer. The wins on Tuesday put Biden, 77, on a path to the nomination to face Trump in the November ...

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Putin backs amendment that would allow him to remain in power

Putin backs amendment that would allow him to remain in power

In a surprise address to the lower house State Duma, Mr Putin said there could be a presidential "reset" allowing him to run after his current term expires. His grip on the Kremlin has already las...

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OPEC’s oil price strategy in tatters after Russian Federation snub

OPEC’s oil price strategy in tatters after Russian Federation snub

Both crude benchmarks slumped over 30% on Monday after Saudi launched a price war following the OPEC+ fallout last Friday following Russia's disagreement with the oil output cut proposal. U.S. pro...

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Mexico's 'day without women' to protest gender violence

Mexico's 'day without women' to protest gender violence

That march drew in 10s of thousands yet was spoiled by clashes in between the authorities and also militants. "Women have to fight for their rights every day". Activists then carpeted Mexico City's ce...

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President not backing down on VFA termination

President not backing down on VFA termination

SENATE President Vicente Sotto III, acting on a consensus of a majority of senators, asked the Supreme Court on Monday to render a ruling on whether or not the concurrence of the Senate is necessary i...

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UK Health minister tests positive for coronavirus

UK Health minister tests positive for coronavirus

Dorries helped draft legislation to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, Dorries, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, attended a reception at 10 Downing Str...

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Afghanistan: Ghani signs decree to release 1,500 Taliban fighters

Afghanistan: Ghani signs decree to release 1,500 Taliban fighters

The U.S. -sponsored resolution "welcomes the significant steps towards ending the war and opening the door to intra-Afghan negotiations" enabled by the U.S. The UN resolution welcomed "the significant...

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State Department, CDC urge people not to travel on cruise ships

State Department, CDC urge people not to travel on cruise ships

A government-chartered aircraft carrying Canadians from the Grand Princess cruise ship landed at the military base early Tuesday, however not all the 237 Canadians from the ship were on board. "This ...

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Circuit Court Upholds Decision That Congress Can See Mueller Grand Jury Evidence

Circuit Court Upholds Decision That Congress Can See Mueller Grand Jury Evidence

The court agreed with Howell's decision that the House, in its impeachment investigation of Trump past year, was engaged in a judicial proceeding exempt from secrecy rules that typically shield gran...

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Dublin calls off St. Patrick's Day parade because of coronavirus

Dublin calls off St. Patrick's Day parade because of coronavirus

Patrick's Day Parade is being cancelled". The Irish cabinet sub-committee dealing with the coronavirus made a decision to cancel the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin . He also said the coronav...

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Lawmakers race to respond to coronavirus outbreak; Trump to go to Hill

Lawmakers race to respond to coronavirus outbreak; Trump to go to Hill

Trump had floated a payroll tax cut back in August, but the proposal has taken on new significance as worries grow that the world economy could buckle under the weight of the coronavirus outbreak...

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New Coronavirus cases awaiting confirmation

New Coronavirus cases awaiting confirmation

That person was later transferred to a hospital. "I have learned that thirty-four Georgians and additional American citizens from the eastern United States who are now on the Grand Princess cruise ...

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Four new Coronavirus cases, takes total to 43

Four new Coronavirus cases, takes total to 43

According to the Indian Air Force, its C-17 Globemaster military aircraft left for Iran from the Hindon airbase at 8.30 pm and will return on Tuesday morning. The test results of those with symptoms...

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Saudi Arabia Registers 5 New Coronavirus Cases

Saudi Arabia Registers 5 New Coronavirus Cases

Saudi Arabia's health ministry said at least 15 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus , with the vast majority coming from the Qatif province . Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kha...

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Israel reports 39 cases of coronavirus, including first of unknown origin

Israel reports 39 cases of coronavirus, including first of unknown origin

The longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history faces an indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, which was made official by the prosecution on January 28 after the politician withd...

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Putin Agrees With Proposed Constitutional Change Allowing Him to Run For Reelection

Putin Agrees With Proposed Constitutional Change Allowing Him to Run For Reelection

The "reset to zero" proposal would mean "removing the restriction for any person, any citizen, including the current president, and allowing them to take part in elections in the future, naturally in ...

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Cruise ship off California docks in port to unload passengers

Cruise ship off California docks in port to unload passengers

In recent days, as the cruise ship turned in circles 10 miles off the coast of San Francisco, its more than 2,400 passengers have followed the tension and public squabbling over their fate. The deci...

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Rep. Doug Collins to Newsmax TV: 'I'm Feeling Great'

Rep. Doug Collins to Newsmax TV: 'I'm Feeling Great'

However, he's staying in self-quarantine until Wednesday, said Ben Williamson, Meadows' chief of staff. Meadows has not yet taken his new job and was not scheduled to start this week, an official tol...

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Biden, not Sanders, gains in popularity after Warren drops out: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Biden, not Sanders, gains in popularity after Warren drops out: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Of Washington state, North Dakota and Idaho may be more favorable to Sanders. A EPIC-MRA poll conducted for the Detroit Free Press between Wednesday and Friday found Biden leading Sanders in MI by 2...

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Day Without Women: Mexicans to strike over gender violence

Day Without Women: Mexicans to strike over gender violence

With the new worldwide rise of the feminist women's movement, a response to the worsening conditions of oppression and exploitation resulting from patriarchal, neoliberal capitalism, and in Mexico...

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‘Save the bacon’: Pig pooped out pedometer to start farm fire

‘Save the bacon’: Pig pooped out pedometer to start farm fire

No animals were harmed as a result of the fire. They're meant to prove that the animals are walking around as "free range" livestock, but one pig managed to swallow another animal's device. North Yo...

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Xi Jinping Pays First Visit To Coronavirus Epicentre Wuhan After Outbreak

Xi Jinping Pays First Visit To Coronavirus Epicentre Wuhan After Outbreak

He also visited those "fighting in the frontlines", including medical staff, military, police officers and community volunteers. More than 4,000 people have died and over 110,000 have been infected ...

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S.Korea stresses fall in new infections

Forces Korea said in a tweet Sunday. South Korean government officials say their effort to contain the new coronavirus is bearing fruit, and that they want other governments to reconsider entry rest...

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Tulsi Gabbard Anticipated to be excluded from Democratic debate

That woman is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and the Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it had changed its qualifications for the next debate in a move that exclusively blocks Gab...

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Kids in Wuhan Figure Out Ingenious Way to Skip Homework

Kids in Wuhan Figure Out Ingenious Way to Skip Homework

The kids in Wuhan were taught their courses online and were also being assigned homework by their teachers using the learning app. DingTalk is an online teaching and homework app that sets homework ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends travel to 9 nations, jams access to public places

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to 9 nations, jams access to public places

Earlier, Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca or visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, as well as tourists traveling from countries ...

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Key UN body reaffirms 1995 plan to achieve gender equality

Key UN body reaffirms 1995 plan to achieve gender equality

In recent days, Chilean senators approved a bill aimed at giving women an equal voice in drafting a new constitution, while the president strengthened punishment for femicide, or the murder of women d...

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Man brandishing knives shot dead by police in Westminster

Man brandishing knives shot dead by police in Westminster

He pulled out two knives and the suspect was Tasered and shot, the Met Police said. The force said officers patrolling the area - close to Parliament and tourist hotspots - saw a man acting suspicio...

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United States lawmakers exposed to virus had recent contact with Trump

United States lawmakers exposed to virus had recent contact with Trump

Meanwhile, the number of U.S. congressmen in self-imposed quarantine grew to four on Monday as all have come into contact with a single infected individual with the novel coronavirus 11 days ago at ...

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Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down

Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down

Officials said the two men were checked after an Italian tourist who had holidayed at their resort tested positive upon his return home. Two more people from Kuredu Island Resort in Lhaviyani atoll ...

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Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Hamdok, a seasoned economist, was named premier last August to head Sudan's government during a transitional period of three years following the ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir. After Bash...

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FIR registered against those who disrupted Aurat Azadi march

FIR registered against those who disrupted Aurat Azadi march

More than 2,000 people had gathered in Islamabad to raise their voice for the economic participation of women, against transgender rape, and called on the government to take action against forced co...

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