U.S. to send troops to Saudi after oil attacks

U.S. to send troops to Saudi after oil attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.
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Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, canceled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in a race to contain the outbreak’s rapid global spread.
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GOP activists urge vote for Sanders in South Carolina

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Republican activists in South Carolina are urging GOP voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for the White House in the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday. This report produced by Jonah Green
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Bibi vs. Tibi: Netanyahu targets Arab lawmaker

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CDC confirms first coronavirus case of unknown origin

CDC confirms first coronavirus case of unknown origin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not traveled outside the United States or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country.
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Japan's prime minister asks all schools to close over coronavirus

Japan's prime minister asks all schools to close over coronavirus

Japan's entire school system, from elementary to high schools, will be asked to close from Monday until spring break late in March to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday. This report produced by Zachary G
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Rising sea levels destroy Myanmar village

Rising sea levels destroy Myanmar village

Three years ago, villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar’s coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges sea that eroded its banks. Eventually, they were forced to flee.
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Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting

Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting

The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week to discuss the fighting in the northwest of Syria, despite statements by Erdogan saying such a meeting was likely.
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Secretive South Korea church under scrutiny over coronavirus

Secretive South Korea church under scrutiny over coronavirus

A controversial and secretive religious sect in South Korea is facing the biggest crisis in its 36-year history, after hundreds of its members tested positive for coronavirus.
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