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People wear masks as they wait for their train at a subway station in Shanghai, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets.

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Village committee members wearing face masks and vests stand at the entrance of a community to prevent outsiders from entering, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Tianjiaying village, outskirts of Beijing, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

In a village in Beijing's far northeastern Shunyi district, residents have set an informal rule: "If you're here, don't leave. If they've left, don't let them come back."

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Western Wall (R), Judaism's holiest prayer site, and the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen in this general view in Jerusalem's Old City October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

More than two years after he first proposed a plan to revive the long moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. President Donald Trump is finally set to release details. But there is profound mistrust between the sides and no longer mutual acceptance that the United States is the natural broker of any solution.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Tehran, Iran July 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS.

A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a treaty governing global nuclear arms control, a move apparently aimed at pressuring European powers to salvage Tehran's own 2015 nuclear deal.

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The wreckage of an airplane is seen after a crash in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan January 27, 2020.

Afghan forces and Taliban fighters clashed in a central region where a U.S. military aircraft crashed, officials said on Tuesday, as the government tried to reach the wreckage site in a Taliban stronghold.

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FILE PHOTO: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel June 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted in court on Tuesday on corruption charges after he withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution.

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The United Nations on Tuesday raised "serious concerns" about the trials of hundreds of alleged Islamic State members in Iraq, some of whom merely prepared meals, offered medical services or even acted as human shields for the jihadist group.

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Syrian government forces entered a town south of Idlib city on Tuesday, in a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to recapture rebel-held territory in the country's northwest, a war monitor and pro-government media said.

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Sharjeel Imam, a student and a former co-organiser of a sit-in protest against a new citizenship law, speaks during his interview with Reuters in New Delhi, India December 22, 2019, in this screen grab taken from a video footage.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian police on Tuesday arrested a university student who has been involved in organizing protests against a contentious citizenship law after he made comments that the ruling Hindu nationalist party said were seditious.

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Burundian workers from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission dig to extract bodies from a mass grave in the Bukirasazi hill in Karusi Province, Burundi January 27, 2020. Picture taken January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

What seems like a lifetime ago, Barampama Maximilien shoveled dirt over rows of bodies at gunpoint, sweating in fear that he would be next. This week the skeletons - and his memories - emerged from Burundi's red earth.

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Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that it would retaliate "in the strongest way, without hesitation" against any attack on its observation posts in Syria's northwestern Idlib province by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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The town sign of Starnberg is seen after Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus; a man from Starnberg, 30 kilometers southwest of Munich, has been confirmed as suffering from the virus, in Starnberg, Germany January 28, 2020.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus after a 33-year-old man contracted it from a colleague visiting his workplace from Shanghai, in one of the first few cases of person-to-person transmission outside China.

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FILE PHOTO: Former rebel leader Guillaume Soro is seen leaving the National Assembly after he resigned as parliament speaker in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/File Photo

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro said on Tuesday he would not drop out of presidential elections set for the end of the year, despite an arrest warrant out against him.

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Pedestrians wearing masks stand in front of a crosswalk at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A Japanese coach driver has been infected with the new coronavirus after coming into contact with Chinese visitors, officials said on Tuesday, the first reported case of a possible transmission inside Japan.

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Dara Calleary, Deputy Leader of Fianna Fail pictured at the launch of their general election manifesto in Dublin, Ireland January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Fianna Fail's near century-long dominance of Irish politics came to a halt in 2011 after it suffered an unprecedented electoral collapse. Nine years later, the party is on the verge of leading the next government.

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FILE PHOTO: Workers in protective suits monitor a screen showing the thermal scan to check temperatures of passengers arriving at the Nanjing Railway Station, following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, during Chinese Lunar New Year holiday in Nanjing, China January 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Finnish airline Finnair said it would suspend its routes to Nanjing and Beijing's Daxing airport until the end of March, the first European airline to cancel flights to mainland China amid growing fears about the spread of a new flu-like virus.

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Displaced people, who fled from attacks of armed militants, stand in line to receive food aid from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Pissila, Burkina Faso January 24, 2020.  REUTERS/Anne Mimault

Two years ago, Pissila was a quiet farming town in Burkina Faso, unfamiliar with the violence that was stirring further north. Now an influx of displaced people has changed life dramatically for its 15,000 inhabitants.

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Taiwan reported its first case of domestic transmission of the new coronavirus on Tuesday and raised its travel warning for China, saying people should avoid going unless absolutely necessary following the outbreak of the virus there.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi visits the Lebanese embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob assaults on security forces in recent marches.

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FILE PHOTO: UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Britain should cut a salary threshold for migrants to 25,600 pounds ($33,650) a year to help fill jobs after Brexit, a government commissioned report said, while warning a planned overhaul of the immigration system could hit economic growth.

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People wear masks as they wait for their train at a subway station in Shanghai, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets.

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Village committee members wearing face masks and vests stand at the entrance of a community to prevent outsiders from entering, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Tianjiaying village, outskirts of Beijing, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

In a village in Beijing's far northeastern Shunyi district, residents have set an informal rule: "If you're here, don't leave. If they've left, don't let them come back."

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Western Wall (R), Judaism's holiest prayer site, and the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen in this general view in Jerusalem's Old City October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

More than two years after he first proposed a plan to revive the long moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. President Donald Trump is finally set to release details. But there is profound mistrust between the sides and no longer mutual acceptance that the United States is the natural broker of any solution.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Tehran, Iran July 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS.

A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a treaty governing global nuclear arms control, a move apparently aimed at pressuring European powers to salvage Tehran's own 2015 nuclear deal.

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The wreckage of an airplane is seen after a crash in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan January 27, 2020.

Afghan forces and Taliban fighters clashed in a central region where a U.S. military aircraft crashed, officials said on Tuesday, as the government tried to reach the wreckage site in a Taliban stronghold.

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FILE PHOTO: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel June 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted in court on Tuesday on corruption charges after he withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution.

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The United Nations on Tuesday raised "serious concerns" about the trials of hundreds of alleged Islamic State members in Iraq, some of whom merely prepared meals, offered medical services or even acted as human shields for the jihadist group.

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Syrian government forces entered a town south of Idlib city on Tuesday, in a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to recapture rebel-held territory in the country's northwest, a war monitor and pro-government media said.

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Sharjeel Imam, a student and a former co-organiser of a sit-in protest against a new citizenship law, speaks during his interview with Reuters in New Delhi, India December 22, 2019, in this screen grab taken from a video footage.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian police on Tuesday arrested a university student who has been involved in organizing protests against a contentious citizenship law after he made comments that the ruling Hindu nationalist party said were seditious.

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Burundian workers from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission dig to extract bodies from a mass grave in the Bukirasazi hill in Karusi Province, Burundi January 27, 2020. Picture taken January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

What seems like a lifetime ago, Barampama Maximilien shoveled dirt over rows of bodies at gunpoint, sweating in fear that he would be next. This week the skeletons - and his memories - emerged from Burundi's red earth.

World News14 minutes ago

Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that it would retaliate "in the strongest way, without hesitation" against any attack on its observation posts in Syria's northwestern Idlib province by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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The town sign of Starnberg is seen after Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus; a man from Starnberg, 30 kilometers southwest of Munich, has been confirmed as suffering from the virus, in Starnberg, Germany January 28, 2020.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus after a 33-year-old man contracted it from a colleague visiting his workplace from Shanghai, in one of the first few cases of person-to-person transmission outside China.

World News44 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Former rebel leader Guillaume Soro is seen leaving the National Assembly after he resigned as parliament speaker in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/File Photo

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro said on Tuesday he would not drop out of presidential elections set for the end of the year, despite an arrest warrant out against him.

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Pedestrians wearing masks stand in front of a crosswalk at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A Japanese coach driver has been infected with the new coronavirus after coming into contact with Chinese visitors, officials said on Tuesday, the first reported case of a possible transmission inside Japan.

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Dara Calleary, Deputy Leader of Fianna Fail pictured at the launch of their general election manifesto in Dublin, Ireland January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Fianna Fail's near century-long dominance of Irish politics came to a halt in 2011 after it suffered an unprecedented electoral collapse. Nine years later, the party is on the verge of leading the next government.

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FILE PHOTO: Workers in protective suits monitor a screen showing the thermal scan to check temperatures of passengers arriving at the Nanjing Railway Station, following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, during Chinese Lunar New Year holiday in Nanjing, China January 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Finnish airline Finnair said it would suspend its routes to Nanjing and Beijing's Daxing airport until the end of March, the first European airline to cancel flights to mainland China amid growing fears about the spread of a new flu-like virus.

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Displaced people, who fled from attacks of armed militants, stand in line to receive food aid from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Pissila, Burkina Faso January 24, 2020.  REUTERS/Anne Mimault

Two years ago, Pissila was a quiet farming town in Burkina Faso, unfamiliar with the violence that was stirring further north. Now an influx of displaced people has changed life dramatically for its 15,000 inhabitants.

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Taiwan reported its first case of domestic transmission of the new coronavirus on Tuesday and raised its travel warning for China, saying people should avoid going unless absolutely necessary following the outbreak of the virus there.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi visits the Lebanese embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob assaults on security forces in recent marches.

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FILE PHOTO: UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Britain should cut a salary threshold for migrants to 25,600 pounds ($33,650) a year to help fill jobs after Brexit, a government commissioned report said, while warning a planned overhaul of the immigration system could hit economic growth.

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