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China coronavirus: HK declares highest level of emergency
IANS | 25 Jan, 2020
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared the impact of the the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak to be of the highest emergency response level, raising it from the previous status of "serious", after the city reported five confirmed cases.
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Trump vies for votes at massive anti-abortion rally
IANS | 25 Jan, 2020
US President Donald Trump vied for the votes of evangelical Christians and other conservatives with an unprecedented appearance at the country's largest annual anti-abortion gathering
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EU mission raises concerns over SL polls
IANS | 25 Jan, 2020
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has presented its final report on Sri Lanka's November 16, 2019 presidential election in which it raised concerns on the absence of a law on campaign finance, disinformation and biased election coverage by private and state media.
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Global airline passenger fatalities decline sharply
IANS | 25 Jan, 2020
Airline passenger fatalities around the globe has declined sharply over the past decade as new research has revealed that the fatalities rate is now one death per 7.9 million passenger boardings, compared to one death per 2.7 million boardings during the period 1998-2007, and one death per 1.3 million boardings during 1988-1997.
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Labour sees membership surge amid leadership race
IANS | 25 Jan, 2020
The UK's main opposition Labour Party has experienced a surge in membership since the December 2019 general election and also amid the ongoing leadership race to replace incumbent chief Jeremy Corbyn, it was reported on Saturday.
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Areas blocked by anti-govt protesters in Iraq reopened
SME Times News Bureau | 25 Jan, 2020
Iraqi security forces on Saturday reopened bridges, squares and roads across the country, which were blocked during the past few months by anti-government protests over lack of jobs and basic service.
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Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
IANS | 24 Jan, 2020
Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the heads of the European Commission and Council, on Friday signed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, ahead of the the country's exit from the EU on January 31.
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Ex-Cabinet members appointed to Putin's administration
IANS | 24 Jan, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed decrees appointing three former Cabinet members into his administration.
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Explosion at manufacturing plant in US
IANS | 24 Jan, 2020
One person was injured and nearby houses were damaged in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in the US city of Houston on Friday, the media reported.
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Trade wars could cause new global crisis, warns Italian PM
SME Times News Bureau | 24 Jan, 2020
Trade tariffs could trigger a new and "disastrous" global recession, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte warned on Friday after US President Donald Trump renewed threats to raise tariffs on European Union goods.
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UK Pound
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Euro
78.25
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Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
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