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Second coronavirus case confirmed in the US

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption In China, the virus has put millions of people on mandatory lockdown A second person in the US has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. The pat…

China marks Lunar New Year in shadow of virus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s life like in quarantined Wuhan? China is marking the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar, while concerns grow about the coronavirus outbreak. As millions go home f…

Huge rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out

Media captionProtesters descend on central Baghdad Huge crowds have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, to demand that US forces leave Iraq. Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr earlier called for a million people to join Friday’s march, …

George Soros takes aim at Presidents Xi and Trump

Media captionThe billionaire financier and philanthropist has become a divisive figure in global politics in recent years Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has launched a stinging attack on the “authoritarian rulers” of both the US and China. He said …