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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 106 in China

Between Sunday and Monday, there was a 65 per cent jump in the number of reported cases in the mainland in China from 2,700 to over 4,500. 

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Coronavirus: Japan to repatriate 200 citizens from Wuhan

Germany has reported its first case of the virus, while the U.S., and Canada have upgraded their travel warnings.

President Donald Trump

White House to release Middle East peace plan Tuesday – Trump

Mr Trump says he had been waiting for Israeli third election in a year to conclude before coming out with the plan.

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China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Apart from 80 deaths, 2,744 people have been confirmed infected by coronavirus across China as of Monday.

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Coronavirus: First suspected case recorded in Africa

Health personnel are carrying out further tests on an unnamed student who returned from Beijing on Saturday.

Gambia arrests 137 protesters urging president Barrow to step down

Mr Barrow came to power after the 2016 election, ending 22 years of authoritarian rule by Yahya Jammeh.

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Bolivia cuts off diplomatic relations with Cuba

Bolivia has had a conservative government since November when Senate vice president Jeanine Anez declared herself head of state.

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U.S. to bar pregnant foreign nationals from entering the country

The U.S, Department of State says the move will address “endemic abuses’’ of the tourism visas and protect the U.S. from attendant national security risks.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in Jeff Bezos phone hacking

Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post newspaper, whose columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump threatens EU with high tariffs

Mr Trump says he will impose painful tariffs on imports from EU unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

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UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation

This is the first time Johnson’s government would be defeated in parliament since the December election.

President Donald Trump

Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defence as pivotal week begins

Trump is charged with abusing the powers of his office and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Putin sends amendments to parliament to change presidential term limits

The amendments have induced suspicion that Mr Putin is preparing options for retaining a leadership position when his current term ends in four years.

Shell Oil well abandoned since 1993 during the late Ken Saro wiwa struggle

World leaders, CEOs, celebrities arrive Davos for WEF

Nigeria will be represented by some ministers and top government functionaries.

Equatorial Guinea speeds up investment drive with Nigerian investors

The delegation from Equatorial Guinea met with several Nigerian executives from the Africa Finance Corporation, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, First Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank.

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire

Luanda Leaks, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 36 media partners, exposes two decades of unscrupulous deals that made dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry set to lose royal titles, military appointments

Prince Harry’s official title was “His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex.”

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Train derails in eastern India, injuring 16

The passenger train hit a good train resulting in eight of its coaches going off the tracks.

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EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections

The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.

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German minister travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator, Moamer Gaddafi.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran president says U.S. sanctions made nation “stronger”

Mr Rouhani was quoted as saying that Iran’s resistance and responses to the U.S. threats had compelled the Americans to step back.

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Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

The fires, which have killed 29 people and razed bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria, have hit several coastal towns at the height of the profitable summer season.

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House Democrats name team to prosecute Trump in Senate trial

“The naming of these managers does not change a single thing,” said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham in a statement.

Italian judge arrested for trading sentences for sex favours

According to prosecutors, the judge repeatedly received “considerable sums of money, precious objects, other goods and services including sexual favours.’’

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U.S., China to sign first phase of trade deal

Neither side has released specifics of the deal.