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Travellers with face masks and shields are seen at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency.

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FILE PHOTO: People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

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People arrive at the home of seven-year-old Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, who went missing on February 11 and whose body was discovered over the weekend inside a plastic garbage bag, in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Relatives of a seven-year-old girl murdered in Mexico said on Monday the government had failed to protect her despite their pleas, while President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to blame the crime on neo-liberal economics.

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Australia's New South Wales state said on Tuesday it will ease water restrictions after a deluge of rains filled dams across the country's east coast to their highest levels in more than two years.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Johnson, leave Downing Street to head for the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception quit on Monday, saying "media hysteria" about his old online posts meant he had become a distraction for the government.

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Syrian army soldiers gesture in al-Rashideen area in Aleppo province, Syria, in this handout released by SANA on February 16, 2020. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are found".

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Esperanza Paz pushes the trolley with her son, Hermes Soto, as they wait outside a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Hermes Soto, who turned 5 on Monday, will not be celebrating his birthday with friends. Instead, he is bracing for his 15th chemotherapy session to tackle a rare but aggressive form of cancer that threatens to kill him.

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FILE PHOTO:  Passengers wait for a train on a platform at a station in Kawasaki, Japan, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up <2180.T>. She started working from home.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong speaks during a meeting in Beijing, China in this handout photo dated March 30, 2013. Xiao Guozhen/Handout via REUTERS

Chinese authorities have arrested a prominent rights activist and legal scholar who had called on President Xi Jinping to step down over his handling of crises including the coronavirus outbreak, two fellow activists said on Monday.

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The Shanghai government has said that students will not return to schools now and the semester will start via online learning amid China's coronavirus outbreak.

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FILE PHOTO: Nepalese nationals who were in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan walk out from a Nepal Airlines plane carrying 175 Nepalese nationals, before being sent to be quarantined, at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus.

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People wearing snow goggles and face masks are seen on a street, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:

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People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan.

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The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen.

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FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A380-800 aircraft of Singapore Airlines takes off from Zurich airport, Switzerland October 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Singapore Airlines Ltd will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, it said on Tuesday, as a coronavirus epidemic hits demand for services to the Asian city state, as well as through the key transit hub.

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Travellers with face masks and shields are seen at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China's various industries will mainly show up in February, a vice chairman of the country's state assets regulator said on Tuesday, as containment measures disrupt production and supply chains.

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The world's pharmacies may face a shortage of antibiotics and other drugs if supply problems from China's coronavirus outbreak cannot soon be resolved, the head of a European business group in China warned on Tuesday.

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A man wearing a face mask walks outside the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Over two dozen trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, potentially disrupting deals worth billions of dollars.

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Some overseas buyers of Chinese metal products have stopped accepting shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak, while other clients - including from India - are seeking damages due to a failure to deliver on time, a China trade body said on Tuesday.

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Travellers with face masks and shields are seen at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

World News4 hours ago

People arrive at the home of seven-year-old Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, who went missing on February 11 and whose body was discovered over the weekend inside a plastic garbage bag, in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Relatives of a seven-year-old girl murdered in Mexico said on Monday the government had failed to protect her despite their pleas, while President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to blame the crime on neo-liberal economics.

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Australia's New South Wales state said on Tuesday it will ease water restrictions after a deluge of rains filled dams across the country's east coast to their highest levels in more than two years.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Johnson, leave Downing Street to head for the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception quit on Monday, saying "media hysteria" about his old online posts meant he had become a distraction for the government.

World News8 hours ago

Syrian army soldiers gesture in al-Rashideen area in Aleppo province, Syria, in this handout released by SANA on February 16, 2020. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are found".

World News10 hours ago

Esperanza Paz pushes the trolley with her son, Hermes Soto, as they wait outside a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Hermes Soto, who turned 5 on Monday, will not be celebrating his birthday with friends. Instead, he is bracing for his 15th chemotherapy session to tackle a rare but aggressive form of cancer that threatens to kill him.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:  Passengers wait for a train on a platform at a station in Kawasaki, Japan, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

When Emi Tanimura failed to find a daycare slot for her new-born daughter, she had to take a radical step for Japan to avoid a long time away from her job at communications firm Sunny Side Up <2180.T>. She started working from home.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong speaks during a meeting in Beijing, China in this handout photo dated March 30, 2013. Xiao Guozhen/Handout via REUTERS

Chinese authorities have arrested a prominent rights activist and legal scholar who had called on President Xi Jinping to step down over his handling of crises including the coronavirus outbreak, two fellow activists said on Monday.

World News15 minutes ago

The Shanghai government has said that students will not return to schools now and the semester will start via online learning amid China's coronavirus outbreak.

World News27 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Nepalese nationals who were in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan walk out from a Nepal Airlines plane carrying 175 Nepalese nationals, before being sent to be quarantined, at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus.

World News27 minutes ago

People wearing snow goggles and face masks are seen on a street, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:

World News42 minutes ago

People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan.

World Newsan hour ago

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen.

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FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A380-800 aircraft of Singapore Airlines takes off from Zurich airport, Switzerland October 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Singapore Airlines Ltd will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, it said on Tuesday, as a coronavirus epidemic hits demand for services to the Asian city state, as well as through the key transit hub.

World News3 hours ago

Travellers with face masks and shields are seen at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China's various industries will mainly show up in February, a vice chairman of the country's state assets regulator said on Tuesday, as containment measures disrupt production and supply chains.

World News3 hours ago

The world's pharmacies may face a shortage of antibiotics and other drugs if supply problems from China's coronavirus outbreak cannot soon be resolved, the head of a European business group in China warned on Tuesday.

World News3 hours ago

A man wearing a face mask walks outside the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on the last day of the Spring Festival travel rush, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China February 18, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Over two dozen trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, potentially disrupting deals worth billions of dollars.

World News3 hours ago

Some overseas buyers of Chinese metal products have stopped accepting shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak, while other clients - including from India - are seeking damages due to a failure to deliver on time, a China trade body said on Tuesday.

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