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South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

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February 25, 2020 at 9:23 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with hi...

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East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

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February 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm | KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944, the U.N. Food and Agri...

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Brazilian politicians avoid Carnival as they become targets

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February 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm | RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At Rio’s annual Carnival celebration Monday night, comedian and composer Marcelo Adnet stood atop a float for the Sao Clemente samba school dressed in a sequin suit imitating Br...

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Italy sees virus cases rise 45%; 11 dead

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February 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm | ROME (AP) — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carryi...

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Syrian troops press ahead with campaign as strikes kill 16

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February 25, 2020 at 11:30 am | ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Airstrikes on rebel-controlled northwest Syria killed at least 16 people Tuesday, including two students and two teachers, opposition activists said, as government forces captur...

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Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

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February 25, 2020 at 11:36 am | CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday...

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Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

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February 25, 2020 at 11:14 am | SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials scrambled Tuesday to halt the spread of the burgeoning new virus, from northern Italy where troops were dispatched to enforce quarantines and schools were shuttere...

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Iranian clerics keep shrines open, even as virus spreads

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February 25, 2020 at 10:47 am | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shiite shrines that attract tens of millions of visitors annually have come under focus in Iran as the country grapples with the spread of the coronavirus. The ...

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IOC senior member: 3 months to decide fate of Tokyo Olympics

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February 25, 2020 at 5:00 am | TOKYO (AP) — Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, estimates there's a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading virus...

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