• South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death
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    South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death

    South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday. More than half the additional cases were found to be linked to a Shincheonji Church of Jesus congregation

  • China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus on February 22, 97 more deaths
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    China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus on February 22, 97 more deaths

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China had 648 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, up from 397 the previous day. The central province of Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 96 new deaths, of which 82 were in the provincial

  • Slow results, confusion and complaints at Nevada caucus sites
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    Slow results, confusion and complaints at Nevada caucus sites

    Nevada caucus officials and voters at multiple sites on Saturday reported voting rules confusion, calculation glitches and delays in reporting tallies - despite efforts to avoid the issues that plagued Iowa's caucuses earlier this month. After problems with an app set off a days-long delay in reporting

  • From fringe candidate to front-runner: Sanders wins Nevada with diverse backers - Edison Research Poll
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    From fringe candidate to front-runner: Sanders wins Nevada with diverse backers - Edison Research Poll

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, often maligned by opponents as a liberal outsider who cannot unify the Democratic Party, won the party's Nevada caucuses by a comfortable margin thanks to a diverse coalition of supporters, according to polling agency Edison Research. Edison, which compiles voter polls

  • It's A Great Day For American Democracy
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    It's A Great Day For American Democracy

    Despite the freakout from TV pundits, the Nevada caucuses are a cause for optimism in dark days.

  • Japan emperor says ill empress has 'ups and downs'
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    Japan emperor says ill empress has 'ups and downs'

    Japan's Emperor Naruhito has said his wife Empress Masako "still has ups and downs" as she battles to recover from a longstanding stress-induced illness related to her royal duties. The health of Masako, who was fit enough to attend all of Naruhito's ceremonies when he was sworn in

  • Milan fashion week carries on despite virus proximity
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    Milan fashion week carries on despite virus proximity

    It was business as usual Saturday for Milan Fashion Week despite a clutch of coronavirus cases including two fatalities near the northern venue. Barely 60 kilometres (35 miles) away from the capital of the Lombardy region, where outfits from Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermanno Scervino were headlining runway

  • Argentina agrees to IMF talks aimed at new financing program
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    Argentina agrees to IMF talks aimed at new financing program

    Argentina and the IMF announced Saturday that they have agreed to start talks aimed at reaching a new financing agreement for the heavily indebted South American nation. The announcement in statements by both parties came after a meeting between IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and Argentine

  • Bernie Sanders Scores Decisive Win At 2020 Nevada Democratic Caucuses
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    Bernie Sanders Scores Decisive Win At 2020 Nevada Democratic Caucuses

    The senator is the clear front-runner in the Democratic primary, and demonstrated his strong support among working-class Latinos.

  • Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says
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    Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

    Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread alarm about the new coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to fight the epidemic, US officials say. The disinformation campaign promotes unfounded conspiracy theories that the United States is behind the COVID

  • Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood backs Bloomberg: report
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    Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood backs Bloomberg: report

    Clint Eastwood, the iconic actor and director who infamously delivered a speech to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention, is endorsing Michael Bloomberg for president and not Donald Trump, whom he supported four years ago. In a wide-ranging interview, the 89-year-old multiple Oscar winner

  • Coronavirus: what we know and what we don't
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    Coronavirus: what we know and what we don't

    Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in. - COVID-19, as the disease is known, is more lethal than the average seasonal flu, but less so than previous epidemics stemming

  • Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close
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    Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

    The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power. Troops could be seen outside the house of Agbeyome Kodjo, considered an important challenger

  • U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources
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    U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources

    World financial leaders are considering including climate change as a risk factor to economic growth in the G20 communiqué, but G20 diplomats said the United States is blocking them from mentioning it. G20 sources said the U.S. was reluctant to accept language on climate change.

  • S.Sudan rebel leader Machar sworn in as vice president
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    S.Sudan rebel leader Machar sworn in as vice president

    South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as first vice president on Saturday, formally rejoining the government in the latest bid to bring peace to a nation ravaged by war. President Salva Kiir hailed the "official ending of war" and said peace was now "irreversible" as

  • French mental health charity accuses founder of sexual abuse
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    French mental health charity accuses founder of sexual abuse

    An international mental health charity based in France accused its revered Canadian founder on Saturday of sexually abusing several women. L'Arche (The Ark) said an independent investigation had found that six women were abused by Jean Vanier between 1970 and 2005 but that none of the victims identified

  • Sanders warns Russia to stay out of 2020 campaign
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    Sanders warns Russia to stay out of 2020 campaign

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Russia on Friday to stay out of the 2020 elections after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign. In a statement he wrote: "the Russians want to undermine American democracy by dividing us up and, unlike

  • 'Black-ish' Star Marsai Martin Wins Multiple 2020 NAACP Image Awards: 'I Feel Seen'
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    'Black-ish' Star Marsai Martin Wins Multiple 2020 NAACP Image Awards: 'I Feel Seen'

    Last year, the teen actor became the youngest executive producer in Hollywood.

  • Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills five
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    Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills five

    Iran on Saturday ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres after a coronavirus outbreak that has killed five people in the Islamic republic -- the most outside the Far East. The moves came as Iranian authorities reported one more death among 10 new cases of the virus. Since

  • Read Live Updates From The 2020 Nevada Caucuses
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    Read Live Updates From The 2020 Nevada Caucuses

    This marks the latest test — and the first caucus since the mess in Iowa — for Democratic presidential hopefuls.

  • Algerians mark year of protests and demand more reforms
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    Algerians mark year of protests and demand more reforms

    They are demanding the removal of allies of the former leader who are still in power and more steps towards democracy. The protests broke out on February 22 last year against Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term in office. Bouteflika resigned in April last year but protests

  • Japan says 23 passengers mistakenly left virus ship before testing
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    Japan says 23 passengers mistakenly left virus ship before testing

    Around 100 more passengers were allowed to disembark from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship on Saturday as Japan's health minister apologised after 23 others were allowed to leave without being properly tested. The news came as a Japanese woman who left the ship on Wednesday

  • NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica's 'Hottest Days On Record'
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    NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica's 'Hottest Days On Record'

    Aerial views of Antarctica's Eagle Island show the dramatic melting that took place during a major February heatwave.

  • Germany's extreme right under pressure after attacks
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    Germany's extreme right under pressure after attacks

    The extreme political right in Germany is on the defensive and stands accused of inciting last week's racist attacks in Hanau and others with its anti-migrant diatribes. Some have even asked that the hard right be subjected to police surveillance. "We have known for a long time that words