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Just Call Me Harry, Prince Says As Royal Exit Looms

  Prince Harry asked to be introduced as just “Harry” at an event on Wednesday, kicking off a final round of public engagements before he...

Pope Francis Sympathises With Coronavirus Victims

  Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with those hit by the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, praising those working to battle the virus. Italy has...

Teacher confirmed as first French coronavirus death

A 60-year-old teacher who died in Paris after falling ill with the new coronavirus has become the first French casualty of the illness, health...

Health minister announces first confirmed case of coronavirus in Algeria

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was...

Hosni Mubarak: Egypt holds military funeral for ousted president

A military funeral is being held in Egypt for former President Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday aged 91. A few dozen supporters gathered outside...

Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive to coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, has tested positive to coronavirus, the BBC has reported. Iran, like others, is battling the scourge of the ongoing...

U.N. rights boss expected in China, including restive Xinjiang region, this year – envoy

GENEVA (Reuters) - China expects U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit the country this year, including its restive Xinjiang region,...

Greece confirms first coronavirus case

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy has become Greece’s first coronavirus case and she is being closely...

Afghan presidential palace cites coronavirus as cause for Ghani inauguration delay

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan’s presidential palace confirmed on Wednesday that a ceremony to swear in Ashraf Ghani as president has been delayed, but contradicted...

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

ATHENS (Reuters) - Police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people protesting on Wednesday against the creation...

U.S. citizens warned to be cautious after New Delhi clashes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi urged its citizens bit.ly/2VpoJlS on Wednesday to be cautious after violent clashes broke out...

What the EU can do to tackle coronavirus outbreak in Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy last week has raised the alarm in the European Union over the epidemic, which...

Democratic White House candidates head to South Carolina black ministers’ breakfast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Democratic White House contenders will appear at a breakfast with black ministers in South Carolina on Wednesday, hours after a...

Can Sanders beat Trump? A growing number of Democratic voters say yes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders’ Democratic presidential rivals warn that nominating the self-described democratic socialist will ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election, but a...

Sudan stumbles through transition without fresh donor help

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and...

North Korea imposes ‘extraordinary’ measures against virus

Loudspeakers blaring hygiene messages, foreign ambassadors locked in their compounds and state media demanding “absolute obedience” to health authorities — North Korea is taking...

After raucous welcome in India, Trump clinches $3bn military equipment sale

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries...

Ethiopia asks U.S. to postpone final talks on Blue Nile dam

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has asked the United States to postpone what was expected to be the final round of talks on the...

Wrestlers fight for peace in ravaged South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese wrestler Kur Bol Jok strode into the arena, his chest - smeared with ashes and dust - puffed out...

Old wine in new cans? South African startup sniffs new export opportunity

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African startup is hoping to cash in on a growing global taste for canned wines as a lighter,...

South African unions threaten protests over public sector wages

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African trade unions on Wednesday threatened protests, after they said the government wanted to renege on the terms of a...

Burundi government says it kills at least 22 in pre-election violence

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Burundi government said on Tuesday it had killed at least 22 “wrongdoers” in the hills overlooking the main city Bujumbura...

Egypt holds funeral for former president Mubarak

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years...

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