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26 February 2020

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Anyone targeting minorities in Pakistan would be dealt with strictly: Imran Khan (7)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan warned that anyone targeting minorities in the country would be dealt with strictly, as he condemned the ongoing violence in India. PTI| Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 09.10 PM IST Reuters Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday warned that anyone targeting minorities in the country would be dealt with strictly, as he condemned the ongoing violence in India.
EU reports significant increase in asylum applications (6)
Figures have increased for the first time since the refugee influx in 2015. However not all countries of origin have the same acceptance rates. Asylum applications in the EU increased from 2018 to 2019 by 13%, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). This marks the first year-on-year increase since 2015.
'Fear and panic' as virus threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan (6)
Islamabad, Feb 26 (AFP) With porous borders, creaking hospitals and large illiterate populations, Afghanistan and Pakistan face a potentially devastating health crisis after the new coronavirus erupted in neighbouring Iran. Islamabad has closed official border crossings while Kabul has suspended all travel to the Islamic republic, which has reported 15 deaths out of nearly 100 infections - making it one of the hardest hit countries outside
Death toll rises to 18 in Delhi violence over controversial citizenship law (28)
Video PlayerClose NEW DELHI, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) - The death toll of the communal violence in the Indian capital city of Delhi rose to 18 on Wednesday, with nearly 200 people injured, a health official said. "Five more deaths have been reported today and the toll now stands at 18," a health official at Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) hospital said.
Nineteen dead, 139 infected with coronavirus in Iran: health ministry (4)
DUBAI (Reuters) - Nineteen people have died and 139 people have been infected by coronavirus in Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Wednesday in an announcement on state TV. Iran has had the highest number of deaths from coronavirus outside China, where the virus emerged in late 2019. Iranian officials announced the first deaths and infections from coronavirus in the Islamic Republic last week, and the spike in numbers in
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