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A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the country. (AP Photo)

Hindu, Muslim clashes kill 13 in Delhi as Modi, Trump talk

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks at Muslims protesting a new citizenship law Tuesday on a second day of deadly clashes that cast a…

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Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91. The burly autocrat with the trademark…

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Weinstein, 67, convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of #MeToo campaign. Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Monday of…

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US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India on Monday. US First Lady Melania Trump also attended the event.

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show…

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Medical workers get ready as ambulances are parked to transport a confirmed coronavirus patient in Daegu, South Korea, February 23, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS

Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp…

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Investigators see ‘xenophobic motive’ behind Germany shootings

German investigators said Thursday they suspected a “xenophobic motive” behind shootings at a shisha bar and a cafe that left 10 dead overnight in the city of Hanau.   Hours…

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Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses from swab samples so that the genetic structure of a virus can be analysed and identified in the coronavirus testing laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, on February 19, 2020. (Photo by Jane Barlow / POOL / AFP)

Scientists debunk COVID-19 conspiracy theories

A team of scientists have debunked conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus that first emerged in the Chinese province of Wuhan late last year was engineered and originated in a…

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A man uses a plank of wood to paddle a kayak on flood water after the River Wye burst its banks in Ross-on-Wye, western England, on February 17, 2020, in the aftermath of Storm Dennis. (Reuters)

Storm Dennis wreaks deadly havoc across flood-hit Britain

A 55-year-old woman was found dead after being swept away near the flood-prone town of Tenbury Wells in western England. Britain on Monday battled the fallout from Storm Dennis after…

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Medical officers spray Indonesian nationals with antiseptic after they arrived from Wuhan, China center of the coronavirus epidemic, before transferring them to the Natuna Islands military base to be quarantined, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia, February 2, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/via REUTERS

ASEAN and Chinese foreign ministers to discuss COVID-19 in Vientiane

The current COVID-19 outbreak in China will be discussed at the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation meeting in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao Republic, on February 20th, Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai…

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‘Condom use is sexy’: Mexico City campaigners of Valentine’s Day

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Residents in Mexico’s sprawling capital were encouraged to play it safe on Valentine’s Day, as 100,000 condoms were distributed across the city’s metro stations on Thursday…

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Residents wearing masks wait at a traffic light in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China is struggling to restart its economy after the annual Lunar New Year holiday was extended to try to keep people home and contain novel coronavirus. Traffic remained light in Beijing, and many people were still working at home. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China reports 254 new virus deaths and 15,152 daily cases

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in new daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of…

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Preparations under way to evacuate 21 Thais on Westerdam cruise ship

Preparations are under way to evacuate 21 Thai citizens on board Holland America’s MS Westerdam cruise ship and to provide necessary supplies to the ship, once there is a greenlight…

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New virus has infected more than 43,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 43,000 people globally.   The latest figures reported by global health authorities as of Tuesday in Beijing:   —…

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A personnel wearing protective suit waits near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

BEIJING (AP) — China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the…

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Robot with coronavirus advice hits Times Square

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Worried about the spread of coronavirus? A five-foot tall (1.5 meter) Promobot might have your answer. The robot with a friendly face rolled into Times Square…

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“Parasite” producers Kwak Sin-ae (R) and Bong Joon-ho (L) accept the award for Best Picture for “Parasite” during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020.

‘Parasite’: South Korea’s barrier-breaking satire

South Korean thriller “Parasite” — a dark comedy about modern poverty and wealth that has brought down language barriers to open new audiences to foreign film — can now call…

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2020 Oscar winners in main categories

Here are the winners in key categories for the 92nd Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood. South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the…

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Brad Pitt back on top with Oscar win

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years. Pitt won…

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A security guard checks the temperature of a a man at a mall in Shanghai on February 8, 2020. – The new coronavirus that emerged in a Chinese market at the end of last year has killed more than 700 people and spread around the world. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to 803 in China on Sunday, according to official figures, overtaking the global toll for SARS. With 81 more people dying…

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(Reuters) – The two engines of the helicopter that crashed in hazy, cloudy weather on a California hillside last month, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others, showed no evidence of a “catastrophic internal failure,” federal investigators said on Friday.

Kobe Bryant helicopter engines showed no sign of ‘catastrophic internal failure’: NTSB

(Reuters) – The two engines of the helicopter that crashed in hazy, cloudy weather on a California hillside last month, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others, showed no…

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Couples wearing protective face masks attend a mass wedding ceremony organised by the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong on February 7, 2020. – South Korea has confirmed 24 cases of the SARS-like virus so far and placed nearly 260 people in quarantine for detailed checks amid growing public alarm. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

In sickness and in health: mass wedding defies virus fears

Thousands of couples — some in facemasks — tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak….

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China virus death toll rises to 722 with 34,546 cases

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in the viral outbreak in mainland China has risen to 722, while new cases jumped to 34,546, reversing declines over previous days. China’s ruling…

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Disinfection equipment is carried by a worker as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. So far almost 900 passenger arriving directly from China have been examined at the airport. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

New virus has infected more than 28,200 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 28,200 people globally.   The latest figures as of Thursday in Beijing: — China: 563 deaths and 28,018 confirmed…

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Rescue members work after a plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. Passengers were seen evacuating through cracks in the plane and authorities said at least 21 people were injured. (AP Photo)

Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday,…

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Workers wearing protective gear prepare to load supplies on to the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, after it arrived at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China virus death toll jumps past 500, more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China jumped by 73 to 563 on Thursday, its third consecutive record daily rise, as experts intensified efforts…

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In this image from video, the vote total, 52-48 for not guilty, on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, is displayed on screen during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the…

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On eve of impeachment verdict, Trump tees up State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping before the nation in extraordinary times, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will extol the “Great American Comeback” as he delivers his State of the Union address…

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Monoclonal antibodies bind to certain proteins on a virus, neutralizing its ability to infect human cells

US working with drug firm on new coronavirus treatment

The United States is working with a pharmaceutical company to develop a treatment for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, using a class of drug that has boosted survival rates among Ebola…

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen says he will visit students in Wuhan

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday he will visit Cambodian students in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of an outbreak of a…

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said “we have launched a people’s war of prevention of the epidemic.” (Chinatopix via AP)

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward…

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Chinese in Italy have been subjected to abuse since the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus spreads fear and racism worldwide

As the deadly coronavirus has spread worldwide, it has carried with it xenophobia — and Asian communities around the world are finding themselves subject to suspicion and fear. When a…

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A woman cleans a boy’s face in Wuhan, in Hubei province (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

China’s leadership admits ‘shortcomings’ in handling outbreak

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s top leadership on Monday admitted “shortcomings and difficulties” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as state media said a new hospital built at breakneck pace…

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Man wearing fake bomb stabs 2 in London and is shot to death

LONDON (AP) — A man recently released from prison after serving time for terrorism-related offenses strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed two people on a busy London street Sunday…

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China finishes new hospital for virus patients as toll grows

BEIJING (AP) — China sent medical workers and equipment Monday to its just-completed 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than…

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, photo, South Korean protesters stage a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. The signs read: “No Entry.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors…

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In China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the deadly epidemic, hospitals are overwhelmed.

China virus death toll surges past 300

The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic soared to 304 on Sunday, as an increasing number of countries imposed extraordinary Chinese travel bans to combat the spread of the disease….

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People wear surgical masks in the subway station at Times Square in New York, U.S., January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan R Smith

China’s total coronavirus deaths hit 259 by end of Jan. 31, up 46: state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China had reached 259 by the end of Friday, Jan. 31, up by 46, state broadcaster CCTV…

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Brexit supporters wave Union flags as the time nears 11 O’Clock, in Parliament Square, venue for the Leave Means Leave Brexit Celebration in central London on January 31, 2020, the moment that the UK formally leaves the European Union. – Brexit supporters gathered outside parliament on Friday to cheer Britain’s departure from the European Union following three years of epic political drama — but for others there were only tears. After 47 years in the European fold, the country leaves the EU at 11:00pm (2300 GMT) on Friday, with a handful of the most enthusiastic supporters gathering opposite the Houses of Parliament 12 hours before the final countdown. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

New era for divided Britain as it leaves EU

Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world….

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This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows officials in protective suits checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. /AFP

Dead man lies on an empty street at China’s virus ground zero

A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China’s virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand. On what would typically…

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Ahead of Britain’s departure from the EU, Brussels’ Grand-Place was on Thursday lit in red, white and blue

Britain hails new start as it says farewell to EU

Britain on Friday ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new — but still uncertain — chapter in its…

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Anti-Brexit protesters holding a banner and flags demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Brexit day: United Kingdom casts off from the European Union

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow…

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FILE PHOTO: A plane releases fire retardant over forest during bushfires in South Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia November 12, 2019 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Video taken November 12,2019. IAIN BREW via REUTERS

State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel…

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FILE PHOTO: Taxi drivers in protective suits are seen in front of a residential area, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus and the city’s lockdown, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 28, 2020. Picture taken China Daily via REUTERS

China virus death toll tops 200 as WHO declares global emergency

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll in China from the new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday, with overall cases worldwide rising rapidly in an outbreak that the World Health Organization…

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FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, a British Airways plane, at left, is towed past other planes sitting parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

More airlines drop flights to China as virus spreads

BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways halted all flights to China and American Airlines suspended Los Angeles flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing as efforts to contain a new virus…

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Members of the European Parliament react after voting on the Brexit deal during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool

Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Parliament gave final approval to Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday…

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A doctor demonstrates how to wear mask correctly at Nanchang West Railway Station in Nanchang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Jan. 29, 2020. Various measures are taken across China to combat the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

China virus death toll rises to 170, more than 1,700 new cases

BEIJING (REUTERS, AFP) – China’s National Health Commission said on Thursday the total number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the country has risen by 38 to 170 as…

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Japan evacuation flight from Wuhan lands, 5 reported ill

TOKYO (Reuters) – The first chartered flight carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday – four of them showing…

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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)

Experts say virus outbreak will last months at least

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The deadly new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, that has broken out in China will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several…

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Brexit celebration: Boris Johnson reveals big plans for leave-night party

UK PM Boris Johnson will celebrate Brexit with a light show and projected clock after plans to get London’s Big Ben to ring went wrong. Celebrating Brexit is not welcomed…

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, speaks with medical workers at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

China reports 4,515 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 106 deaths

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by…

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender attend a candle lighting ceremony at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau during events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation in Oswiecim, Poland, on January 27, 2020.

Auschwitz survivors mark 75th anniversary of liberation

Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a dwindling number of elderly Holocaust survivors gathered at the former German Nazi death camp in Poland on Monday to honour its more…

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In this photo provided to the Associated Press, a person on a scooter crosses an empty intersection in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (AP Photo)

Countries to start evacuation of citizens in Wuhan

BEIJING  — Several countries are expected to start evacuating their citizens trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed 80…

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A man wearing two face masks travels in the subway, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from worst-hit province

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from China’s new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong…

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China reports 1,975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 56 deaths

BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese health authorities announced Sunday that 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 324 in critical conditions, had been reported…

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Medical staff attend to a patient in Wuhan, China. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Doctor at hospital in Hubei dies from coronavirus: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – A doctor at a hospital in China’s Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, has died from the virus, China Global Television Network reported in a…

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China reports over 1,280 virus cases, death toll at 41

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a jump in the number of people infected with a new virus to 1,287 with 41 deaths, as it expanded its lockdown to an…

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China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases: govt

The death toll in China’s viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the government said on Friday. The National Health Commission…

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks are seen at a subway station in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

WHO says not declaring China virus a global emergency

Beijing locks down some 20 million people in several cities to contain the disease, preventing planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move that health experts say is “new…

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People wear protective face masks on a bridge in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan 24, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

China expands lockdowns to 25M people to halt viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, though the…

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Court of Justice will rule on Thursday on a request by Gambia for emergency measures in Myanmar to halt violence immediately against Rohingya Muslims,…

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Travelers wear face masks as they line up at turnstiles at a train station in Nantong, eastern China’s Jiangsu province, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new virus has risen to over 400 in China and the death toll to 9, Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (Chinatopix via AP)

China’s Wuhan takes unprecedented measures to curb novel coronavirus

WUHAN, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — Central China’s megacity of Wuhan, the center of a pneumonia outbreak, has rolled out a slew of unprecedented measures to curb the spread of the…

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President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the White House, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington to attend the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more…

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Riot police detain protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashes

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for…

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FILE – In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose for a group photo at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.

Embassy protest plan banned as President Xi meets Myanmar leaders

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar authorities have rejected a plan by a group of protestors to rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Yangon to oppose “exploitation of natural resources”…

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Xi arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. During his two-day stay, Xi is…

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In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Jan. 16, 2020.In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Jan. 16, 2020. Senate Television via AP

Senators remain gripped by partisanship as Trump’s impeachment trial begins

U.S. senators settled into their political foxholes on Thursday upon the kickoff of President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial, saying they would take their duties as jurors seriously while also declaring…

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks before she signs the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 15, 2020.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks before she signs the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 15, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP

Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate, triggering historic trial of President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday formally set in motion the process of sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, triggering a historic trial set…

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Xi Jinping’s Myanmar trip part of China’s “2-ocean” strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Myanmar this week at the invitation of President U Win Myint. He will stay in the country for two days and meet…

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In this photo released by the official website of the Office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, January 15, 2020. (AP)

Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials ‘lied’ on crash

“Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said as three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of…

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Russian government resigns after President Putin’s state-of-the-nation address proposes changes to the constitution

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning in a surprise statement released shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. Accepting the…

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Iran — under sanctions

“Off the Grid” of TRTWORLD gained rare access to Iran and talked to people inside and outside the capital Tehran about the effect of American sanctions . And found out…

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, William Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan at right meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, at left in the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taiwanese president sat down with the top American official in Taipei on Sunday, one day after her landslide victory over challenger Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Nationalist Party. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan leader meets top US official after her election win

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, as China warned that countries should…

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How US, Iran arrive at "no peace, no war" relationship

Interview with Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran.#ThaiPBSWorld

Posted by Thai PBS World on Sunday, January 12, 2020

How US, Iran arrive at “no peace, no war” relationship

Thai PBS World talk to Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran. #ThaiPBSWorld

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Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife Meghan…

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Flowers and candles are placed in front of the portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed in Iran, at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Protests and condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and…

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Meghan returns to Canada as British royals seek to solve Harry rift

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, has gone back to Canada to be with their son after the couple provoked a rift with Britain’s royal family by…

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FILE PHOTO: Debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines, that crashed after taking off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, is seen on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran to download plane black box after missile blamed for crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed, killing all 176 people aboard, after Canada and others…

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Cows stand in the field with bushfire burning in the background, in Kangaroo Island, Australia January 9, 2020 in this still image obtained from social media. PAUL STANTON – PAUL’S PLACE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY/via REUTERS

“Get out”: Australians urged to flee as huge bushfires revitalize

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatures and erratic winds were…

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote on a War Powers Resolution and amid the stalemate surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, as she addresses her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. House passes resolution to limit Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, rebuking the president days after he…

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Truden attends a candle light vigil for the victims of Ukriane International Airlines flight PS-752 onParliament Hill in Ottawa, OntarioCanada. Jan 9 2020. Reuters

Canada PM says evidence indicates Iran shot down Ukraine jet

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has intelligence from multiple sources indicating a Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, Prime Minister Justin…

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to greet members of the public in Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

British royal family hurt and disappointed by Harry and Meghan announcement

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family was hurt and disappointed by the shock announcement by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan that they will step back from their senior roles…

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In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s President and the 2020 presidential election candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), chants slogans during an election campaign rally in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu province. A year ago, the Taiwan leader was on the ropes. Now President Tsai appears poised to win a second four-year term in elections this Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan’s leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President…

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Harry, Meghan quit royal front line in shock move

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan stunned the British monarchy on Wednesday by quitting as front-line members — reportedly without first consulting Queen Elizabeth II. In a shock announcement, the…

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran flanked by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Vice President Mike Pence and military leaders in the Grand Foyer at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S., Iran both appear to signal desire to avoid further conflict

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was “standing down” after it fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq overnight, as…

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Red Crescent workers check the debris from the Ukraine International Airlines plane, that crashed after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

No survivors after Ukrainian airliner with 176 aboard crashes in Iran

DUBAI/KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board. Debris and smouldering engine parts…

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Why is there tension between US and Iran?

Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated dramatically after Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, was killed in a US air attack in Baghdad. But what is the origin of the tensions? Let's find out together.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Why is there tension between US and Iran?

Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated dramatically after Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, was killed in a US air attack in Baghdad. But what is the…

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In this image made from video, emergency teams work at the crash site of a military helicopter in the mountains of Yilan, north eastern Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The defense ministry has confirmed Taiwan’s top military officer Gen. Shen Yi-ming and others were killed in a crash of an air force helicopter. (Yilan Fire Bureau via AP)

Taiwan grounds Black Hawks after crash killed top personnel

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan grounded its fleet of Black Hawk helicopters after a crash killed the island’s top military officer and other prominent personnel. The official Central News Agency…

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FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno points at the location of North Natuna Sea on a new map of Indonesia during talks with reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as “having no legal basis”, after two days earlier protesting…

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Let’s see how people in other countries celebrated the arrival of 2020

Let’s see how people in other countries around the world celebrate the arrival of a new decade in 2020.   Happy New Year and decade from Thai PBS World  …

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The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019, in this photo obtained from social media. Jonty Smith from Melbourne/via REUTERS

Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and…

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He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twins whose genes had allegedly been altered to confer immunity to HIV / File photo / AFP

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported….

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FILE PHOTO: The Taj Mahal is reflected in a puddle in Agra, India August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Tourists stay away from Taj Mahal, other Indian attractions as protests flare

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests against a new citizenship law that have rocked several cities this month, with at…

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A demonstrators set up a barricade and light fire during a protest against pension reform plans in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday, the 14th day of crippling strikes. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Thousands march in Paris to protest pension reform plan

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday, the 24th day of crippling strikes. In an…

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Riot police past by a Christmas decor in a mall during a protest rally on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. More than six months of protests have beset the city with frequent confrontations between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong clashes resume in shopping centers, streets

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations…

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FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, a Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death. A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state TV reported Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 that three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose…

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File Photo : Hong Kong protesters rally in support of the human rights of Xinjing Uighurs in Hong Kong, China, December 22, 2019 REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Hong Kong braces for protests over Christmas holidays

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for demonstrations over Christmas week with protesters planning events in districts across the city, including in prime shopping malls, the latest…

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Trump slams House’s impeachment delay as ‘so unfair’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding off on sending the articles of impeachment against him to…

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)

Trump impeached for abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 12, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump is facing a likely impeachment vote in the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019. Only two US presidents have been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 — although both survived a trial in the Senate that would have removed them from office. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

An enraged US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an “attempted coup” and a witch trial as Democrats set a historic impeachment vote for Wednesday. In an…

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