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14 Rohingya die, dozens unaccounted for as boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early on Feb. 11, officials said.    

Some 130 people were packed on the fishing trawler that was trying to get across the Bay of Bengal to Malaysia, coast guard spokesman Hamidul Islam told AFP. Seventy of them had so far been rescued.    

Turkey won't allow 'deal of century' to threaten peace: President

Turkey will never allow the peace in the region to be disrupted by the U.S.' so-called "deal of century" Mideast peace plan, said Turkey's president on Feb. 9.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's remarks came in a statement he sent to the current 3rd Conference of the Inter-parliamentary Jerusalem Platform in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Death toll rises to 304 in China's coronavirus outbreak

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak climbed to 304, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Feb. 2.

A total of 14,380 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported in China.

It was reported that 45 people died in the last 24 hours and 19,544 were suspected of being infected.

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