Morning News Brief: Coronavirus death-toll, Buttgieg drops out of Presidential race and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 02, 2020, 08:44 AM(IST)

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Coronavirus: Close to 88,000 people infected, more than 3,000 dead globally

South Korea has been worst affected outside mainland China. The prevention and control efforts against the epidemic have been tightened up across the country. READ MORE

Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay US presidential candidate, drops out of race

Pete Buttigieg had risen rapidly from being a virtual unknown to becoming a national political figure, but he scored poorly in the latest primary in South Carolina, coming fourth with just eight percent. READ MORE

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban demand to free 5,000 prisoners


Ashraf Ghani's aides said Donald Trump's decision to meet the Taliban could pose a challenge to the government at a time when the US troop withdrawal becomes imminent. READ MORE

Opinion: Presidential elections will determine how US foreign policy is redefined


With Donald J. Trump the undisputed Republican candidate and Bernie Sanders the Democratic frontrunner, the fight for the highest office in the land could be one between two very different but no less radical visions of America’s role in the world. READ MORE


La Liga: Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr record breaking goal topple Barcelona in El Clasico


This was Zinedine Zidane's first home victory against Barcelona in La Liga. At the age of 19 years and 233 days, Vinicius Jr became the youngest player in the 21st century to score in an El Clasico. READ MORE

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