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Oil prices dive as coronavirus spreads

Brent crude, the international benchmark, fell $1.79 a barrel, or 2.95%, to $58.90 per barrel by 0903 GMT, having earlier fallen more than 3% to its lowest level in almost three months.  West Texas Intermediate also fell, down by …

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Iranian plane skids off runway onto city road

A passenger plane has skidded off the runway and onto a road in the Iranian city of Mahshahr. The Caspian Airlines plane grounded in the middle of the road, with traffic banked up and pedestrians on either side. Emergency …

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Michelle Obama wins spoken-word Grammy

Former first lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama won a Grammy award for the audiobook version of her memoir 'Becoming'. She won the award for the Best Spoken Word Album, the Grammys announced. …

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BP CEO: days of oil at $100 per barrel have gone

There will be a reduction in use of oil over time, it will be displaced by natural gas or other things to generate power, BP group chief executive Bob Dudley said. He believes that the oil price of $100 per …

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China's coronavirus death toll rises to 80 - media

The number of victims of a new type of pneumonia in China has increased to 80, the number of confirmed cases of those who contracted the disease has climbed above 2,700, China’s Wangyi news portal reported, citing local authorities. …

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U.S. embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack

At least three people have been injured in a missile attack on the U.S. embassy located in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 26, Iraq’s Alsumaria TV reported citing sources in Iraqi security services.  It is not yet …

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NBA star Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA retired star Kobe Bryant died at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said. The cause of the crash was unknown. His Sikorsky S-76 craft went down in low …

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5 million potential coronavirus carriers leave Wuhan

About 5 million residents left the Chinese city of Wuhan before the lockdown because of the coronavirus epidemic, mayor Zhou Xianwang said. According to him, there were about 9 million people remaining in the city after …

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Israeli citizens now allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia

Israel announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain conditions that include Israeli entrepreneurs seeking investments, in a signal of warming ties. Israeli Interior …

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Passengers from China examined at Tbilisi airport

Passengers travelling from China to Georgia are being examined for a new strain of the coronavirus that originates in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Georgian doctors are examining passengers as well as providing them with information …

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Turkish earthquake death toll hits 38

The death toll rose to at least 38 people from the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Turkey’s east Friday night, Turkish authorities said. The quake also injured over 1,600 people but at least 45 survivors have been pulled …

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IAEA talks future projects in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is participating in several interregional and regional projects of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the representative of IAEA said, Trend reports. "These are new projects which have been approved by the IAEA …

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