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Trump refuses to shake Nancy Pelosi’s outstretched hand, she tears up his speech | Watch

Ahead of his State of the Union address, US President Donald Trump snubbed the US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is one of his fiercest critics, and refused to shake hands with the top Democrat. Later she tore apart the copy of his speech that he handed to Pelosi. As Nancy Pelosi stretched …

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Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in China rises to 490, Japan confirms 10 fresh cases on ship

Deaths from the new coronavirus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in Thailand showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it. Ten people from the cruise ship tested positive and were taken to hospitals, while all …

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Ukraine to seek larger compensation for citizens killed in plane shootdown in Iran

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that Iranian side offering $80,000 for each family of Ukrainians killed in the downing of a plane near Tehran is too small and that he will press for larger compensation. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. (Photo: Reuters) Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Kiev was not satisfied with a …

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5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Sichuan province in China

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday. So far, no casualties or damage to the property has been reported. Strong tremors were also felt in urban areas of Chengdu in China. (Image for representation: ANI) A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday, prompting …

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Turkish military convoy crosses into rebel-held Northwest Syria

A large Turkish military convoy rumbled into rebel-held areas of northwest Syria on Sunday, witnesses on the ground and activists said. Separately, airstrikes on a rebel-held village in Syria’s northwest killed at least seven people, opposition activists said. Elsewhere, rebel shelling killed a woman and wounded at least three journalists, Syrian state TV reported. The …

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London attacker shot by police was under active surveillance: Report

A man shot by police in what they described as a terrorist incident in south London on Sunday was “under active police surveillance” at the time of the incident, a news report said. Police attend the scene after an incident in Streatham, London, Sunday Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo: AP) A man shot by police in …

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After 8-day construction, China hospital ready to receive coronavirus patients

The hospital, Huoshenshan, or “fire-god mountain”, is designed to have 1,000 beds for patients with confirmed infections to ease a shortage of beds elsewhere in the city as the coronavirus spreads. The Huoshenshan temporary field hospital under construction is seen as it nears completion in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo: AP) Built in …

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World shares rise, Shanghai up 1.3%, as China boosts market

Global stocks rallied Tuesday and Wall Street appeared set to open higher after China’s central bank provided further support to markets to manage the impact of the virus outbreak. Germany’s DAX rose 1.4 per cent to 13,229 while in France the CAC 40 climbed 1.5 per cent to 5,918. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 1.4 per …

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US confirms 11th case of coronavirus

California health officials have confirmed 11 cases of the new, fast-spreading coronavirus in the United States, with one in Santa Clara County and two more in San Benito County. The coronavirus outbreak has so far resulted in more than 350 deaths in China. (Photo: Reuters) California health officials said on Sunday they had confirmed 11 …

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Pakistan to resume flight operations to China

Amid the global outbreak of deadly China-originated novel coronavirus, Pakistan has decided to resume its flight operations to the Asian giant, an aviation official said. Joint Secretary Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar said that the flight operations between the two countries will resume on Monday, The Express Tribune reported. On January 31, Pakistan had suspended …