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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 and Construction Corps.
Among the deaths, 100 were in Hubei Province, three in Henan, and two in Guangdong. Another 1,563 new suspected cases were reported Sunday.
-- A total of 10,844 patients infected...

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

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New Delhi, Feb 17 (Net) — Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide.
Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the...

Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US

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Travis Air Force Base, Feb 17 (Net) — Two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California and Texas overnight, starting the clock on a quarantine period to ensure passengers don't have the new virus that's been spreading in Asia.
A plane...

Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina Faso

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Ouagadougou, Feb 17 (Net) — Gunmen killed 24 men , including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation.
The mayor of Boundore commune, Sihanri...

Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship

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Tokyo, Feb 17 (Net) — Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday .
The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked...

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