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Study: people infected by new coronavirus 'likely' hundreds more than confirmed

Researchers at Imperial College London posted findings estimating the number of people infected with a new coronavirus may considerably exceed 1000. The virus first appeared in December in Wuhan, China. Earlier that week, there were over 200 confirmed cases in Wuhan and three dead, and reported cases in Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

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Police shoot man dead after 'terrorist-related' knife attack in London

On Sunday in London, England, according to witness accounts and authorities, a man wearing a fake suicide vest entered a store, grabbed a large knife, ran outside with it and began to stab people. Reportedly he injured a man and two women on Streatham High Road, London. Armed plainclothes officers eventually shot him dead.

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Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation over leaked audio recording

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declined Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk's offer to resign after the leak of an audio recording in which someone, seemingly Honcharuk, audibly says Zelensky "has a very primitive understanding of economic processes."

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Former basketball player Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash, aged 41

A helicopter with United States basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others on board crashed in Calabasas, California, according to authorities. All people on board — Bryant aged 41, his daughter Gianna aged 13, and seven others — died on the crash.

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German authorities confirm first case of novel coronavirus in Germany

The Bavarian State Ministry of Public Health and Health Care in Munich, Germany confirmed a case of coronavirus infection in a man from Starnberg district. The man has been isolated and is in good condition, the report said.

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