Reuters : world
New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread  13h32 22 février
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.
Second coronavirus patient dies in Italy: ANSA news agency  13h32 22 février
A second patient infected with the new coronavirus has died in Italy, ANSA news agency reported citing healthcare sources, as an outbreak spreads in the country’s industrious north with 30 cases reported so far.
Hundreds join protest against ban of opposition party in Thailand  13h30 22 février
Hundreds of students and supporters held a protest in Bangkok on Saturday against a court decision dissolving Thailand’s second largest opposition party, less than a year after an election that ended direct military rule.
Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss stabilization in Idlib  13h26 22 février
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed the situation in Syria’s Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.
South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president  13h02 22 février
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could definitively end years of fighting in the country.
Nevada caucuses present new test to Democrats after chaotic Iowa contest  11h24 22 février
Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state presidential nominating process, almost three weeks after the Iowa caucuses caused mayhem when a technical meltdown delayed results.
Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won’t let coronavirus spoil their fun  11h19 22 février
With a white captain’s hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.
Egyptian court acquits Mubarak’s sons of illicit share trading  11h02 22 février
The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their father’s 30-year autocratic rule.
Lesotho PM granted medical leave from wife murder case: police  10h51 22 février
Lesotho’s 80-year-old prime minister has been granted sick leave until Feb. 27 when he will be have to appear in court on charges of murdering his wife, the country’s deputy police commissioner said on Saturday.
WHO concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear link  10h50 22 février
The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the number of coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link, although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, its director general said on Saturday.
Optimism, fear and expectations mark first day of violence cut period in Afghanistan  10h50 22 février
Afghans on Saturday welcomed the pledge by the Taliban and U.S to reduce violence, despite uncertainty looming over the war-torn country.
Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official  10h49 22 février
U.S. President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, a senior administration official said, a sensitive subject for the Indian government.
Pope moves slain Salvadoran priest, icon for poor, closer to sainthood  10h47 22 février
A Jesuit priest who was murdered at the threshold of the Salvadoran civil war and who in death became a icon for human rights in rural Latin America was moved a step closer to sainthood by Pope Francis on Saturday.
Hardline Guards make early gains in restricted Iran election  10h46 22 février
Candidates affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and towns and villages elsewhere, after a vote stacked in favour of the anti-American hardliners.
South Korea says coronavirus cases more than double, total now 433  10h42 22 février
South Korea said on Saturday that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country had more than doubled to 433.