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BRIEF – ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, The headlines are – 14 children are among the 22 people killed in a village massacre in Cameroon. Indian astronauts are currently in training in Russia for their upcoming space mission – it’ll be the first time India has sent a manned crew into space. The […]

BRIEF – ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update, The headlines are – 14 children are among the 22 people killed in a village massacre in Cameroon.

Indian astronauts are currently in training in Russia for their upcoming space mission – it’ll be the first time India has sent a manned crew into space.

The official death toll on the deadly coronavirus has once again jumped, bringing the current toll to 1,770. More than 70,500 people are confirmed to have contracted the virus.

 Iran’s President Rouhani has said the United States ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran has failed. The president said Trump doesn’t want to go to war with Iran due to the upcoming US elections. 

Entertainment, more news on the tragic death of TV presenter Caroline Flack. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN

Arab News says a massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN has said, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army. cameroon massacre - children killed

Armed men carried out the massacre on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest region, James Nunan, a local official of humanitarian coordination agency OCHA, told AFP. 

“Up to 22 civilians were killed, including a pregnant woman and several children,” Nunan said, adding 14 children – nine under the age of five – were among the dead.

Eleven of the children were girls, said Nunan, head of OCHA’s office for the Northwest and Southwest regions, which are home to the West African country’s large English speaking minority.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Star City Adventure: Take a sneak peek into India’s first space crew training

RT News says four astronauts chosen for India’s first manned space mission have started their training in Russia. The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre has spared a few details of the secretive program with RT.india in training in russia for space mission

India plans to send a crew into space in late 2021 or early 2022 aboard the vehicle called Gayanyaan (Sky Vehicle) as part of its efforts to join the elite group of space-going nations. 

New Dehli has taken up the issue in all seriousness and sent four carefully selected candidates to the GCTC in Star City, to learn from its vast experience in manned spaceflights. 

On average, Russian cosmonauts spend five years in training before they are considered ready to become a part of a space crew. The 12-month course the Indian astronauts have just embarked on is somewhat different – and not just because it is shorter.

Read the full story on RT News

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Death toll from China’s coronavirus jumps to 1,770

France24 reports the death toll from China’s new coronavirus has jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the coronavirus death toll jumpsNational Health Commission said Monday. 

More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in December in central Hubei province. 

Authorities have placed about 56 million people in Hubei and it’s capital Wuhan under quarantine. The quarantine is essentially sealing off the province from the rest of the country in an unprecedented effort to contain the virus.

Read the full story on France24

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Iran’s Rouhani says US ‘maximum pressure’ campaign ‘has failed’, Trump doesn’t want war

Fox News says Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the US’s “maximum pressure” policy aimed at rouhani says us pressure campaign has failedisolating Iran has “failed” and he claimed President Trump doesn’t want war with Iran because it would “ruin” his reelection chances.

Rouhani said the regime would be willing to negotiate with the Trump administration if the US were to reinstate the Iranian nuclear deal — negotiated by the Obama administration — and drop crippling economic sanctions, USA Today said. 

Last week, eight Senate Republicans sided with Democrats to support legislation restricting Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran.

Read the full story on Fox News

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Ambulance called to Caroline Flack’s house day before her death

Sky News says an ambulance was called to Caroline Flack’s home the day before she took her own life. Carolineflack dead at 40

It is believed paramedics attended Flack’s flat in east London at 10:30 pm on Valentine’s Day. 

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 22:30 on 14 February to a residential property on Northwold Road, N16. 

“Crews attended and, following a clinical assessment, the person was not taken to hospital. Due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.”

Read the full story on Sky News

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