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WHO says China’s paper ‘important’ in enabling it to provide advice

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Geneva, (Net) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that China's latest epidemiological paper on COVID-19 is important in enabling it to provide advice to other countries.
With detailed data on more than 44,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the paper, released in China on Monday, offers "a better understanding about the age range of people affected, the severity of the disease and the mortality rate," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
"They are very important...

UN says Libyan rival forces resume talks to save cease-fire

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Geneva, Feb 18 (Net) — Libya's warring sides resumed Tuesday U.N.-brokered talks aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country, the U.N. said in Geneva.
The current cease-fire was brokered by Russia and Turkey on Jan. 12. It marked the first break in months of fighting...

UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge

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London, Feb 18 (Net) — Residents in central England and Wales braced Tuesday for more flooding as rivers peaked in the wake of a weekend storm that brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged region.
Environment agencies in England and Wales on Tuesday declared 10 severe...

Iran sentences alleged US spies to up to 10 years in prison

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Tehran, Iran, Feb 18 (Net) — Iran sentenced eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who reportedly also has British and American citizenship, to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran's national security, the...

China’s fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

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Beijing, Feb. 17 (Net) -- China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest developments:
-- China reported 2,048 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 105 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production...

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