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Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

AP

January 29, 2020 at 1:53 pm

GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. ...

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Health experts: Human-to-human spread of new virus worrying

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January 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm | BEIJING (AP) — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and t...

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Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank

AP

January 29, 2020 at 11:27 am | JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to quickly act on the Tru...

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Syrian troops capture key town in rebel-held Idlib province

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January 29, 2020 at 9:29 am | DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces captured one of the largest and most strategic rebel-held towns in the country's northwest, the Syrian military and opposition activists said Wednesday...

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Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

AP

January 29, 2020 at 5:00 am | BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a n...

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Israel could clash with international court on settlements

AP

January 29, 2020 at 6:45 am | JERUSALEM (AP) — Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West ...

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Correction: Yemen story

AP

January 29, 2020 at 5:39 am | SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story January 27, 2020, about a drastic escalation in fighting in Yemen, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Peter Salisbury, a Yemen expert at the International Crisis G...

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U.S. ponders cutting military forces in Africa; allies worry

AP

January 29, 2020 at 5:00 am | DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who a...

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Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

AP

January 28, 2020 at 7:44 pm | HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no rep...

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