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New virus has infected more than 77,000 people globallyA viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 77,000 people globally
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A hospital worker carries boxes into the hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Virus cases jump in S Korea to 346, China daily count dropsSouth Korea has reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the fourth-largest city where schools were closed and worshipers and others told to avoid mass gatherings
The Associated Press1 hour ago
China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of HubeiChina reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei
The Associated Press2 hours ago
7 charged in Vietnam in deaths of 39 migrants in EnglandPolice in Vietnam have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a refrigerated trailer near London last October
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Thai college student arrested for tweeting about monarchyA legal aid group in Thailand says police have arrested a 20-year-old college student for allegedly posting messages on Twitter considered derogatory to the country's monarchy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Flash flood kills 6 students on Indonesian school trip A flash flood has hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least six students
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2020 file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a news conference at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace dealA temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban has taken effect, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boyA video of a 9-year-old Australian boy telling his mother that he wants to die after being bullied at school for his dwarfism has gone viral on social media
The Associated Press15 hours ago
An official in protective suits measure the temperature of the foreign passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship before boarding to buses at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the economy is reeling and criticism is mounting over his government's handling of a new virus that began in China and has spread alarmingly in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic yearJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this Feb. 19, 2020, photo, police officers wearing face masks patrol at a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. China on Friday, Feb. 21 suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. (Chinatopix via AP)
China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truceChina has suspended more punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. imports following a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Personnel carry new beds inside the hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak South Korea is now the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in NepalHindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, second right, receives flowers from a supporter in a wheel chair after a Thai court ordered to dissolved his political party in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Court in Thailand orders popular opposition party dissolvedThailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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