‘VIOLENCE ON PEACEFUL PROTESTORS UNACCEPTABLE’: US LAWMAKERS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER DELHI VIOLENCE

Wed 26 February 2020: In a tweet, US Commission for International Religious Freedom said it is alarmed by reports of “deadly mob violence targeting Muslims in New Delhi”. The violence over the amended citizenship act in India’s capital New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with […]

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VIRUS HITS MORE COUNTRIES AS HEALTH OFFICIAL WARNS WORLD ‘NOT READY’

Wed 26 February 2020: (AFP) The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not ready to contain it. The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and […]

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MOSQUE AND SHRINE IN INDIAN CAPITAL SET ABLAZE AS DEATH RISES TO 13

Tue 25 February 2020:  Mosque Set on Fire in Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Flag Placed on Minaret A mosque has been set on fire in the Indian capital New Delhi as violent protests continue across the city with the death toll rising to 11. Indian website The Wire reported that a mob shouting “Jai Shri Ram”, […]

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9 ASSAD REGIME FIGHTERS KILLED AS TURKISH-BACKED SNA CAPTURES SYRIAN VILLAGE NAIRAB

FILE PHOTO Tue 25 February 2020: Nine Assad regime fighters were killed in Turkish shelling in northwest Syria, where Ankara-backed opposition fighters are fighting off advancing regime forces, a monitor said. Syrian regime forces have since December clawed back parts of the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in violence that has displaced almost a […]

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FIVE KILLED AS DELHI ROCKED BY DEADLY PROTESTS DURING DONALD TRUMP’S INDIA VISIT

Tue 25 February 2020: Five people have been killed in Delhi in protests over India’s controversial new citizenship law, hours before a visit by US President Donald Trump. A policeman and four civilians died in the capital’s deadliest day since the new law was passed last year. Vehicles were set alight in the clashes, between […]

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GLOBAL STOCKS TUMBLE AS GOLD SOARS ON VIRUS PANDEMIC FEARS

Tue 25 February 2020: (AFP) Global stocks were hammered Monday and gold prices soared on safe-haven buying as fears mounted that the new coronavirus would derail economic growth. Equity bourses were a sea of red, including in Milan and Seoul — two countries outside of China that have suffered outbreaks of the virus in recent […]

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DOZENS INJURED AS GERMAN MAN ‘INTENTIONALLY’ RAMS CAR INTO CROWD

Mon 24 February 2020: Dozens of people injured, including children, after man slams car into crowd celebrating carnival in Volkmarsen. A man intentionally rammed a car into a crowd at a carnival procession in the German town of Volkmarsen, injuring dozens of people including children, police said. The suspect, a 29-year-old German citizen, was arrested but […]

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ABOUT 50 DEAD FROM CORONAVIRUS IN QOM, HEALTH MINISTER TO BLAME: IRAN MP ON ILNA

Mon 24 February 2020: Coronavirus has killed around 50 people in Qom, the Iranian city’s representative in parliament said, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency. The comments by MP Ahmad Amirabadi Farhani suggest that coronavirus is far more widepsread in Iran than previously thought. The Iranian government announced on Monday morning that the total stood at […]

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WORLD MUST PREPARE FOR ‘POTENTIAL PANDEMIC’: WHO

Mon 24 February 2020: (AFP) The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned countries to prepare for a “potential pandemic” of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea “deeply concerning.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said, however, that a WHO joint mission to China that concluded on Monday found […]

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