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About 30 current drugs effective against new coronavirus, says ex-chief sanitary inspector

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About 30 existing medical drugs are effective against the 2019-nCoV coronavirus recently discovered in China

4 rockets land near U.S. embassy in Baghdad

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Four Katyusha rockets on Sunday landed near the U.S. embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, capital of Iraq, an Interior Ministry official said.

Flight data recorders of downed Ukrainian jet to remain in Iran

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Flight data recorders of a Ukrainian passenger plane Boeing 737 that crashed near Tehran earlier this month will remain in Tehran and will be decoded on Iranian soil, Farajollah Rajabi, a member of the Iranian parliament’s development commission, told Tasnim news agency.

Woman killed, 5 injured after U.S. embassy vehicle hit car in Pakistani capital

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A woman was killed and five others injured after a vehicle of the U.S. embassy in Pakistan hit a car in the capital of Islamabad, an official of the Islamabad Traffic Police said on Sunday.

UN deputy chief warns of “qualitative crisis” in education

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258 million people between the ages of six and 17 are still out of school, more than half of all children and adolescents do not meet minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.

Russian diplomats accused of espionage told to leave Bulgaria within 48 hours

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Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said it had given 48 hours to leave the country to two Russian embassy staff members, declared personae non gratae earlier on Friday following accusations of espionage.

Trump to host Israel’s Netanyahu at White House next week

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U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss regional and security issues with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here next week.

Trump’s silence on Bezos hack shows risk of close ties to Saudi prince

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President Donald Trump is again facing questions about his relationship with Mohammed bin Salman after the Saudi crown prince was accused of spying on Amazon.com Inc. chief Jeff Bezos.

European Parliament’s committee approves Brexit bill

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The European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs has held an urgent meeting on Thursday to approve the Brexit bill outlining conditions of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

UN panel sees possible role by Saudi prince in Bezos hack

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United Nations experts said the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was possibly involved in hacking the cellphone of Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and have called for an investigation.

China virus death toll rises to 9 as first case found in US

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China will start nationwide screening to tackle the growing outbreak of a new respiratory virus, with hundreds of millions set to travel during the looming Lunar New Year holiday.

Iran may withdraw from nuke deal, warns President Rouhani’s chief of staff

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Tehran stays ready to take resolute steps, including withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, in case Europe submits the case about Iran’s alleged breaches of the deal to the United Nations Security Council, the Iranian presidential chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday.

Hundreds of migrants try to rush S. Mexico border

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Hundreds of undocumented Central American migrants on Monday tried to force their way across Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.

Lebanon arrests U.S. national filming protests

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Lebanon's state security arrested on Monday a U.S. national who was live-streaming videos of Beirut's protests and shared them with an Israeli newspaper, the National News Agency reported.

FBI: Saudi Arabia ‘almost certainly’ helps citizens charged with crimes flee the US

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When traffic slowed his gold Lexus in Portland, Ore., Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah swerved into a center turn lane and accelerated to about 70 mph, according to a county prosecutor, almost triple the speed limit.

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