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Residents buy food in a greengrocer's shop at a hutong, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

China reported on Tuesday its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution.

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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: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being kept in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told reporters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (not pictured) attend a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election held almost five months ago, a result that could trigger new turmoil amid accusations of fraud and hopes of a possible peace deal with Taliban militants.

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Daily air strikes and bombs prompted Syrian father Abdullah Mohammad to come up with a new way to help his daughter Salwa adapt to the sounds of war.

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, outgoing leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany, February 18, 2020.     REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

German carnival revelers are milking the opportunity to mock Christian Democrat (CDU) leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer over her failure to stop the party siding with the far right in a regional election - a move that precipitated her downfall.

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FILE PHOTO: The Rosneft logo is pictured on a safety helmet in Vung Tau, Vietnam April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem February 16, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Marian Kotleba, leader of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), speaks during an election campaign rally in Topolcany, Slovakia, February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020.   REUTERS/David W Cerny

Slovakia's far right leader began the year on trial on charges of spreading hate but could end up as kingmaker in a tight parliamentary election next week, adding to nationalist challenges confronting the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: Saint Peter's Square in seen from top of the basilica at the Vatican, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an investigation into the purchase of luxury London real estate.

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Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, appears in court charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017, in Maseru, Lesotho, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/STRINGER

The wife of Lesotho's prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday when she appeared in court.

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Seven people were killed and 11 more injured when a passenger vehicle exploded while traveling down a highway in southeast Colombia, in a key drug-trafficking region where illegal armed groups vie for control, a high-ranking military official said on Tuesday.

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Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday.

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Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is facing a crisis as his pet project, sleek overpasses above Kinshasa's gridlocked streets, lies part complete - causing commuter chaos. David Doyle reports.

Stuck in traffic in a fume-filled taxi with a cracked windscreen, Peter Likiel says his four-mile daily commute has doubled to three hours since construction began on one of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi's signature new overpasses.

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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 and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.

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There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

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Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to existing agreements on Syria's Idlib which seek to reduce tensions in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after a meeting in Moscow.

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An armoured personnel carrier of Ukrainian armed forces fires a weapon from its position on the front line near the village of Krymske in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine January 30, 2020. Picture taken January 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian solder was killed and four others injured on Tuesday when heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, as it and Russian-backed separatists blamed each other for the flare-up.

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Mucella Yapici, who is one of the 16 defendants acquitted over their alleged role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests case, flashes the V sign while surrounded by her supporters after leaving a courtroom at the Silivri Prison and Courthouse complex in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise verdict in a case that had drawn criticism from Western allies and rights groups.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump sign "phase one" of the U.S.-China trade agreement during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposed restrictions on trade with China and said national security cannot be used as an "excuse" to make it difficult for foreign countries to buy U.S. products.

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Residents buy food in a greengrocer's shop at a hutong, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

China reported on Tuesday its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution.

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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: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being kept in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told reporters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (not pictured) attend a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election held almost five months ago, a result that could trigger new turmoil amid accusations of fraud and hopes of a possible peace deal with Taliban militants.

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Daily air strikes and bombs prompted Syrian father Abdullah Mohammad to come up with a new way to help his daughter Salwa adapt to the sounds of war.

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, outgoing leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany, February 18, 2020.     REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

German carnival revelers are milking the opportunity to mock Christian Democrat (CDU) leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer over her failure to stop the party siding with the far right in a regional election - a move that precipitated her downfall.

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FILE PHOTO: The Rosneft logo is pictured on a safety helmet in Vung Tau, Vietnam April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem February 16, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Marian Kotleba, leader of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), speaks during an election campaign rally in Topolcany, Slovakia, February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020.   REUTERS/David W Cerny

Slovakia's far right leader began the year on trial on charges of spreading hate but could end up as kingmaker in a tight parliamentary election next week, adding to nationalist challenges confronting the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: Saint Peter's Square in seen from top of the basilica at the Vatican, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an investigation into the purchase of luxury London real estate.

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Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, appears in court charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017, in Maseru, Lesotho, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/STRINGER

The wife of Lesotho's prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday when she appeared in court.

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Seven people were killed and 11 more injured when a passenger vehicle exploded while traveling down a highway in southeast Colombia, in a key drug-trafficking region where illegal armed groups vie for control, a high-ranking military official said on Tuesday.

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Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday.

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Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is facing a crisis as his pet project, sleek overpasses above Kinshasa's gridlocked streets, lies part complete - causing commuter chaos. David Doyle reports.

Stuck in traffic in a fume-filled taxi with a cracked windscreen, Peter Likiel says his four-mile daily commute has doubled to three hours since construction began on one of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi's signature new overpasses.

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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 and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.

World News39 minutes ago

There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

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Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to existing agreements on Syria's Idlib which seek to reduce tensions in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after a meeting in Moscow.

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An armoured personnel carrier of Ukrainian armed forces fires a weapon from its position on the front line near the village of Krymske in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine January 30, 2020. Picture taken January 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian solder was killed and four others injured on Tuesday when heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, as it and Russian-backed separatists blamed each other for the flare-up.

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Mucella Yapici, who is one of the 16 defendants acquitted over their alleged role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests case, flashes the V sign while surrounded by her supporters after leaving a courtroom at the Silivri Prison and Courthouse complex in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise verdict in a case that had drawn criticism from Western allies and rights groups.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump sign "phase one" of the U.S.-China trade agreement during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposed restrictions on trade with China and said national security cannot be used as an "excuse" to make it difficult for foreign countries to buy U.S. products.

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