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WHO raises global risk of coronavirus from 'high' to 'very high'

Reuters | 51 mins ago

The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization (WHO) raising its global spread and impact risk alert to “very high”.

Trump blocked from sending asylum seekers back to Mexico as court rules policy is 'invalid in its entirety'

Independent | 34 mins ago

An appeals court in California has temporarily halted the Trump administration's policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as the United States considers their cases. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision on the controversial programme - known as the "remain in Mexico" programme - marks a significant blow to one of the ...

Pro-Biden super PAC plans Super Tuesday investment as former vice president attempts comeback

CNBC | 25 mins ago

Pro-Biden super PAC Unite the Country is investing in Super Tuesday states as the former vice president is aiming for a comeback.

Column: Hammer drops on China’s Sun after years of suspicion

Miami Herald | 9 mins ago

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 file photo China's Sun Yang celebrates winning the final of the men's 200-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Coronavirus in Iran prompts US to extend olive branch amid claim country's death toll far higher than reported

Fox News | 30 mins ago

The U.S. State Department extended an olive branch to Iran Friday amid a report that more than 200 people in the country have reportedly been killed by the coronavirus, a figure six times higher than the officially released number. "The United States stands with the people of Iran during the public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the ...

Nato expresses ‘full solidarity’ with Turkey after 33 soldiers killed in Syria air strikes

The Irish Times | 11 mins ago

Nato allies will consider strengthening Ankara’s air defences in response to the strike that killed 33 Turkish troops in rebel-held Syria overnight, following an emergency meeting of the military alliance in Brussels on Friday. Turkey had also called for western countries to establish a no-fly zone after the incident but Nato sources stressed ...