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  • Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills nine, injures more than 100

    Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills nine, injures more than 1000

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Nine people were killed and buildings collapsed across southeastern Turkey on Sunday when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said. In Turkey, three of the dead were children, and 50 people were injured, including

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  • Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

    Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran0

    SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. Medical workers get ready as ambulances are parked to transport a confirmed coronavirus patient in Daegu, South Korea, February 23, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE

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  • Korea raises alert to highest level as coronavirus cases jump

    Korea raises alert to highest level as coronavirus cases jump0

    SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – South Korea raised its disease alert to the highest level on Sunday after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths, while China state media warned the outbreak there had yet to reach a turning point despite some signs of easing. An employee wearing a face mask pulls luggage as he

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  • China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

    China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea0

    SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. A girl wearing a face mask plays with a diabolo near the National

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  • British passengers from virus-hit cruise ship arrive home

    British passengers from virus-hit cruise ship arrive home0

    Passengers who have been under quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off the coast of Japan, the Diamond Princess, are seen wearing face masks as they leave RAF Boscombe Down in Amesbury, Britain, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Some 30 British passengers arrived back home on Saturday after spending more than two

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  • New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread

    New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread0

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries. Chinese authorities said the mainland had 397 new confirmed cases on Friday, down

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