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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a screen showing a video about protective measures against the new coronavirus in Beijing, China, February 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries.

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War veterans Boro Jevtic (L-R), Marko Zelic and Rizo Salkic walk past a house destroyed during the Bosnian War in Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina February 23, 2020. Picture taken February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

They played football together as young men. Then they fought each other in a 1990s war in three rival Bosnian armies. Now, as the country goes from one crisis to another, the three veterans feel it is their duty to warn of the horrors of war.

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Guards carry the coffin of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they arrive at Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi Mosque, during his funeral east of Cairo, Egypt February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising against corruption.

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Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim waves to his supporters after a news conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia's decades-old political rivals Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim set out claims to lead the Southeast Asian country on Wednesday after Mahathir's shock resignation as prime minister sparked turmoil.

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A woman carrying a child walks past security forces in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, arrives at the High Court in London, Britain February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Verdicts have been given in the latest stage of a legal battle between Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his former wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein over their children, London's Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha speaks at the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Thailand's prime minister and the army denied on Wednesday opposition accusations in parliament that the military targets political opponents and rights activists with online propaganda campaigns run from fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh (C) leaves for a meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied (not pictured) in Tunis, Tunisia February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia's parliament began debating on Wednesday and looked set to approve a new coalition government, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north African country's efforts to tackle looming economic problems.

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People light candles as they attend a commemoration outside a church, the day after a car ploughed into a Carnival parade, injuring several people in Volkmarsen, Germany February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

German authorities are ruling out that the man who plowed a car into a carnival parade on Monday, injuring some 60 people including children, was driven by a political or ideological motive, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

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Parents estranged from their children - plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Japanese government - pose in front of the Tokyo District Court, Japan February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Chang-Ran Kim

A group of parents fighting against child "abductions" by their partners accused Japan in a lawsuit on Wednesday of having a double standard in how it treats domestic instances of such incidents, compared to international ones.

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FILE PHOTO: A passenger wears a protective mask near the booking office of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

China's embassy in Russia has demanded authorities in Moscow end what it said are discriminatory anti-coronavirus measures against Chinese nationals, saying they are damaging relations and alarming Chinese residents of the Russian capital.

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Britain's Prince Harry speaks during a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain February 26, 2020.   Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry was in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday to take part in a conference about sustainable travel, one of his final engagements as a senior member of the royal family before retiring at the end of March.

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Passersby wearing protective masks walk on a snow-covered street in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, February 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak.

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Greece has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

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The German government sees no need to advise its citizens against travel to Italy, which has become a new front line in the global outbreak of the new coronavirus outbreak that started in China, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

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It is "not on the agenda" to ban public protests in Algeria over the coronavirus, a health ministry official told a news conference on Wednesday after the country announced its first confirmed case of the disease.

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A member of the Italian Carabinieri wearing a face mask guides a driver at the entrance of the red zone of Casalpusterlengo, closed off due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, with more than 30 new cases confirmed in the two worst-hit regions and children found to have the illness for the first time.

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A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source said on Wednesday, after a Sao Paulo hospital flagged the possible infection of a 61-year-old who had visited Italy.

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Kuwait's health ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country had risen to 25 after 13 more cases were confirmed.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the "Namaste Trump" event with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of violent clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a citizenship law left at least 20 people killed.

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a screen showing a video about protective measures against the new coronavirus in Beijing, China, February 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries.

World News13 minutes ago

War veterans Boro Jevtic (L-R), Marko Zelic and Rizo Salkic walk past a house destroyed during the Bosnian War in Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina February 23, 2020. Picture taken February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

They played football together as young men. Then they fought each other in a 1990s war in three rival Bosnian armies. Now, as the country goes from one crisis to another, the three veterans feel it is their duty to warn of the horrors of war.

World News17 minutes ago

Guards carry the coffin of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they arrive at Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi Mosque, during his funeral east of Cairo, Egypt February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising against corruption.

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Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim waves to his supporters after a news conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia's decades-old political rivals Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim set out claims to lead the Southeast Asian country on Wednesday after Mahathir's shock resignation as prime minister sparked turmoil.

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A woman carrying a child walks past security forces in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, arrives at the High Court in London, Britain February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Verdicts have been given in the latest stage of a legal battle between Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his former wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein over their children, London's Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha speaks at the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Thailand's prime minister and the army denied on Wednesday opposition accusations in parliament that the military targets political opponents and rights activists with online propaganda campaigns run from fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh (C) leaves for a meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied (not pictured) in Tunis, Tunisia February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia's parliament began debating on Wednesday and looked set to approve a new coalition government, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north African country's efforts to tackle looming economic problems.

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People light candles as they attend a commemoration outside a church, the day after a car ploughed into a Carnival parade, injuring several people in Volkmarsen, Germany February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

German authorities are ruling out that the man who plowed a car into a carnival parade on Monday, injuring some 60 people including children, was driven by a political or ideological motive, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

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Parents estranged from their children - plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Japanese government - pose in front of the Tokyo District Court, Japan February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Chang-Ran Kim

A group of parents fighting against child "abductions" by their partners accused Japan in a lawsuit on Wednesday of having a double standard in how it treats domestic instances of such incidents, compared to international ones.

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FILE PHOTO: A passenger wears a protective mask near the booking office of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

China's embassy in Russia has demanded authorities in Moscow end what it said are discriminatory anti-coronavirus measures against Chinese nationals, saying they are damaging relations and alarming Chinese residents of the Russian capital.

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Britain's Prince Harry speaks during a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain February 26, 2020.   Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry was in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday to take part in a conference about sustainable travel, one of his final engagements as a senior member of the royal family before retiring at the end of March.

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Passersby wearing protective masks walk on a snow-covered street in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, February 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the heart of a surge in its outbreak.

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Greece has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

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The German government sees no need to advise its citizens against travel to Italy, which has become a new front line in the global outbreak of the new coronavirus outbreak that started in China, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

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It is "not on the agenda" to ban public protests in Algeria over the coronavirus, a health ministry official told a news conference on Wednesday after the country announced its first confirmed case of the disease.

World News26 minutes ago

A member of the Italian Carabinieri wearing a face mask guides a driver at the entrance of the red zone of Casalpusterlengo, closed off due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, with more than 30 new cases confirmed in the two worst-hit regions and children found to have the illness for the first time.

World News26 minutes ago

A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source said on Wednesday, after a Sao Paulo hospital flagged the possible infection of a 61-year-old who had visited Italy.

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Kuwait's health ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country had risen to 25 after 13 more cases were confirmed.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the "Namaste Trump" event with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of violent clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a citizenship law left at least 20 people killed.

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