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Pompeo says U.S. offered to help Iran with coronavirus response
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States has offered to help with the coronavirus response in Iran, where the outbreak has killed 34 people, and raised doubts about Tehran's willingness to share information.
Coronavirus panic wipes $6 trillion off world stocks this week
Coronavirus panic sent world share markets skidding again on Friday, putting them on course for their worst weekly fall since the 2008 global financial crisis, with almost $6 trillion wiped from their market value so far this week.
British man infected by coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship has died
A British man who was infected by the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has died, bringing the death toll among people who were aboard the vessel to six, Japan's government said on Friday.
French fashion Agnes B cancels Paris show due to coronavirus
French fashion house Agnes B said on Friday it has canceled its March 2 Paris show due to coronavirus worries.
Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', says WHO, warning of spread worldwide
The rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with five countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland cancelling the giant Geneva car show.
Turkey says opening frontier for migrants will not hurt ties with West
Turkey does not believe its decision to allow some of the millions of migrants it hosts to cross into Europe will have an impact on its ties with the West, Turkey's communications director said on Friday.
'Europe is nicer': migrants head west after Turkey opens border
Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees from reaching Europe.
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British man who was on Diamond Princess ship in Japan dies: Kyodo
A British man who was aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked in Yokohama, Japan, has died from coronavirus, Kyodo news reported on Friday.
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Kremlin urges Turkey to protect Russia's diplomatic facilities in Turkey: RIA
The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscow hoped Turkey would do everything to protect Russian nationals and Russia's diplomatic facilities in Turkey amid mounting tensions over Syria, the RIA news agency reported.
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Italian with coronavirus in Nigeria was not isolated for almost 48 hours
An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria's first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days before being isolated, travelled through Lagos and visited another state.
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Romania says confirms two more cases of coronavirus
Romania confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Friday, raising the total number of cases to three since Wednesday, Deputy Health Minister Nelu Tataru.
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Quarantine measures taken at two Abu Dhabi hotels after Italian cyclists contract coronavirus: WAM
Guests at two Abu Dhabi hotels who interacted with two Italian professional cyclists with coronavirus have been placed under quarantine in the hotels, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates WAM reported on Friday.
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US STOCKS-Futures fall as coronavirus-led rout continues
U.S. stock index futures dropped on Friday as a surge in coronavirus cases, which have already wiped nearly $3 trillion off stocks listed on the benchmark S&P 500 this week, triggered recession fears.
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Greek PM, Merkel discuss Turkey, migrants' moves towards Greek borders
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the situation in Turkey and the movement of migrants towards Greek borders during a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the prime minister's office said.
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More guests leave Canary Islands hotel locked down over coronavirus
Three small groups of guests left a Tenerife hotel in minibuses on Friday on its fourth day of quarantine over the coronavirus and at least two people could be seen leaving in an ambulance, but around 700 holidaymakers remained in the compound.
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Investment advisers worry U.S. response to coronavirus is too little too late
Investment-advisers are increasingly worried that U.S. authorities are not be doing enough to prevent a widespread outbreak of coronavirus in the country, potentially adding further downside to already-battered markets. 
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Small group leaves Canary Islands hotel in lockdown over coronavirus
A small group of guests out of 130 cleared to leave a Tenerife hotel in its fourth day of quarantine over the coronavirus could be seen boarding a minibus on Friday, a video recorded by one of the remaining guests showed.
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U.N. says it unaware of any change in Turkish border policy on refugees
The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday that it had not been informed of any change in Turkey's policy regarding Syrian refugees, nor did it have reports of people on the move towards Greece or other parts of Europe.
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Azerbaijan reports first case of coronavirus - Ifax
Azerbaijan's coronavirus crisis center said on Friday a Russian national traveling from Iran had tested positive for coronavirus, the South Caucasus nation's first confirmed case of the virus, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Almost 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany: Health Ministry spokeswoman
There are almost 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany, a spokeswoman for the Health Ministry said on Friday, adding that number included people who were now healthy again.
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Shanghai Fashion Week to go ahead online as virus disrupts events
Shanghai Fashion Week, initially postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, will go ahead as scheduled online in a tie-up with Alibaba Group's Tmall marketplace, its organizers said.
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WRAPUP 6-Turkey opens frontier for Syrian refugees to enter Europe after strike kills troops
Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a strike by Syrian government forces in Syria's northwestern Idlib region.
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South Korea coronavirus cases surge to 2,337; BTS cancels gigs
South Korea reported 571 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its biggest daily increase in infections that takes its total to 2,337, the largest outbreak outside China where the epidemic began late last year.
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Iran coronavirus death toll rises to 34: health ministry
Thirty-four people have died so far in Iran because of coronavirus infections, a health ministry spokesman said on Friday.
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WRAPUP 7-Coronavirus spreads in three continents; $5 trillion wiped off markets
Countries on three continents reported their first cases of the coronavirus on Friday as the world prepared for a pandemic and investors dumped equities in expectation of a global recession.
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United Kingdom has 19 confirmed coronavirus cases
The United Kingdom now has 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus after Wales identified its first case and two new cases were found in England, health authorities said on Friday.
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Turkey says attack on troops happened despite coordination with Russia - Anadolu
Turkey said on Friday that air strikes in Syria's Idlib region which killed 33 of its troops happened despite coordination with Russian officials on the ground, and that the attacks continued after a warning being made after the first strikes, according to state media.
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Hong Kong tycoon to roll out surgical masks as supplies run short
A Hong Kong tycoon unveiled plans on Friday to produce 200,000 masks a day from April, to be handed out to residents of the Asian financial hub grappling with scarcity amid a coronavirus outbreak that has killed two people and infected more than 90.
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South Korea reports 315 new coronavirus cases, takes total to 2,337 - KCDC
South Korea reported 315 additional coronavirus cases on Friday, pushing up the total infections in the country to 2,337, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said.
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NATO envoys to meet to discuss Syria at Turkey's request
NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey's request on Friday to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike in the Idlib region.
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