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WORLD NEWS

Battle rages over strategic Syrian town of Saraqeb as humanitarian catastrophe unfolds
Erdogan holds emergency Turkish meeting over Syria's Idlib - sources
Italy plays down coronavirus risk as death toll rises, cases jump
Far-right parties in Italy's neighbours call for border checks over coronavirus
U.S. says ramping up efforts to guard against coronavirus, mulls sweeping powers

UK NEWS

First Northern Ireland coronavirus case brings UK total to 16
UK government throws open 'special adviser' recruitment to all-comers
Canada to stop providing security for Harry and Meghan
Climate protesters dress as canaries outside north England coal mine
Climate activists jubilant as expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport blocked

SPORTS NEWS

Russia's Olympic ban appeal not heard before late April - CAS
Former U.S. Olympic marketing chief named NWSL Commissioner
United striker Martial suffers another muscle injury
Chicharito, Beckham's Miami team headline MLS opening weekend
Coronavirus poses a logistical headache for F1 teams

BUSINESS NEWS

UPDATE 1-Telecom Italia picks KKR as partner for Italian broadband
UPDATE 4-Thyssenkrupp sells elevator unit for $18.7 bln to Advent-led consortium
REFILE-UPDATE 7-Thomson Reuters names new CEO, earnings top estimates
REFILE-UPDATE 6-Thomson Reuters names new CEO, earnings top estimates
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Mastercard says coronavirus to hit first-quarter revenue (Feb. 24)

TECH NEWS

After Bloomberg memes, Facebook will publicly track political sponsored content
Amazon bars one million products for false coronavirus claims
Microsoft shares slip after warning of coronavirus hit to supply chain
Facebook cancels conference, Microsoft withdraws from another on coronavirus
Alphabet still facing questions over data use in its Toronto smart city project proposal

SCI NEWS

Genetic study shows the red panda is actually two separate species
JPMorgan raises clean energy spending goals, profit targets unchanged 
Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', dies at 101
Shake it, baby! NASA robotic lander confirms quakes on Mars

ODD NEWS

Biting passengers on flight is no reason for cash compensation delay: EU court adviser
Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies in crash of his homemade rocket in California
Cape Town restaurant wins Guinness world milkshake record
Osaka airport introduces canine comfort room, complete with pole
Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post

HEALTH NEWS

Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill
WHO warns against 'fatal' complacency in global coronavirus fight
Thousands in California being monitored for coronavirus: governor
U.S. says ramping up efforts to guard against coronavirus, mulls sweeping powers
Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus: health ministry

ENTERTAIN NEWS

Opera star Domingo cancels Madrid shows, defends conduct after sexual harassment claims
Saint Laurent mixes tweed with fetish-style catsuits for Paris show
Peloton settles music publishers' lawsuit over songs used in workout videos
Filmmaker Polanski will not attend 'French Oscars' in Paris over criticism
Trademark delivering mock snub to Germany's Goethe wins court backing
 
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