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Coronavirus cases exceed 64K globally, death toll nears 1,400 in China

Coronavirus cases exceed 64K globally, death toll nears 1,400 in China

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in China continued to surge Friday after 5,000 more people were diagnosed with the virus and the government reportedly has enforced “wartime” measures in additional ...
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China sees record increase in daily coronavirus deaths; at least 908 dead in all

China sees record increase in daily coronavirus deaths; at least 908 dead in all

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 97 new deaths on Sunday in mainland China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the largest death toll in a single day. Since ...
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Missile Strikes Were a ‘Slap in the Face’ to U.S.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Missile Strikes Were a ‘Slap in the Face’ to U.S.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has celebrated the missile strikes against American forces stationed in Iraq, saying that his military had dealt the United States ...
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China imposes harsh new rules governing religious groups in 2020

China imposes harsh new rules governing religious groups in 2020

China is striking the “final blow to religious liberty” with new administrative measures set to take place in February with total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, according to ...
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Indonesia Lodges ‘Strong Protest’ Over Illegal Fishing by Chinese Vessels

Indonesia Lodges ‘Strong Protest’ Over Illegal Fishing by Chinese Vessels

Indonesian coast guard wards off a foreign fishing boat in the North Natuna Sea on Feb. 24, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry) BY ...
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Asia on alert over mysterious virus outbreak in China

Asia on alert over mysterious virus outbreak in China

A man wearing a mask uses a smartphone at Sultan Syarif Kasim II airport in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. The outbreak of a mysterious illness in China has put Asian airports ...
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China might take Iran’s side in a war with US

China might take Iran’s side in a war with US

After the US assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani on Friday, Germany’s Spiegel Online observed that this is akin to a declaration of war on Iran. Now the US ...
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China sentences Christian pastor to 9 years in prison

China sentences Christian pastor to 9 years in prison

A well-known Christian pastor in China who operated outside the state’s legally recognized protestant organization was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison. Wang Yi, 46, was also convicted of illegal business ...
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Thai court accepts ‘Illuminati’ case against opposition party

Thai court accepts ‘Illuminati’ case against opposition party

A Thai court on Wednesday said it would rule on a complaint to dissolve an upstart opposition party over alleged plots to overthrow the constitutional monarchy, a decision ...
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Thai navy Seal dies of infection from cave rescue

Thai navy Seal dies of infection from cave rescue

A Thai navy Seal has died from a blood infection he caught while rescuing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. PO Beirut ...
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