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New Finance Minister to Meet IMF Official

The new finance minister of debt-saddled Lebanon said he would meet with a senior official from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday for a "courtesy visit" and not bailout talks.

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French Jihadist Recruiter Handed Long Jail Term

A Frenchman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for seeking to recruit dozens of youths to fight as jihadists in Syria and for leading a brigade of French-speaking Islamists in the war-torn country.

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34 US Troops Injured in Recent Iranian Strike, Says Pentagon

Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month's Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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The Global Spread of the Coronavirus: Where Is It?

A SARS-like virus that has claimed 41 lives since emerging in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan has spread around the world.

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Venezuela's Guaido Meets Macron on Charm Offensive

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on a charm offensive to back his bid to oust his country's leader, claimed Saturday to have the "firm support" of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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China Orders Nationwide Measures to Detect Virus on Flights, Trains, Buses

China has ordered nationwide measures to identify suspected cases of a deadly virus on trains, aeroplanes and buses, as the death toll and number of patients has skyrocketed.

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'Big Relief' as Federer Survives Five-Set Epic at Australian Open

Six-time champion Roger Federer said it was a "big relief" to survive an epic five-set marathon and seal his 100th Australian Open win on Friday, fending off a dogged challenge from John Millman.

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Weinstein Drew Up 'Red Flag List' of Women, Rape Trial Told

Harvey Weinstein instructed a private investigator to probe women that he suspected were detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him to journalists, his rape trial heard Friday. 

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Two Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in France, First in Europe

Two cases of the coronavirus have been "confirmed" in France, the first in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Friday.

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4 Dead, Buildings Collapse as Quake Hits Eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least four people dead and causing buildings to collapse.

The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig at around 8.55 pm (1755 GMT), the government's disaster and emergency management agency said. 

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