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Taliban-affiliated journalist, militant spokesman say US military aircraft crashed in AfghanistanTaliban-affiliated journalist, militant spokesman say US military aircraft crashed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Workers package medical masks in a factory in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
Wuhan mayor says willing to resign if it helps contain virusThe mayor of the Chinese city where a deadly virus broke out says he would be willing to resign if it helps the government contain its spread
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashes in Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials say.Passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashes in Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials say.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistan arrests human rights leader who criticized armyPakistani security forces have arrested the leader of a prominent human rights group
The Associated Press6 hours ago
6.3 magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Solomon IslandsThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Travelers from Beijing, wearing masks, use their cellphone as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, early Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. France's government announced Sunday it will repatriate up to hundreds of French citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly new virus. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenterCountries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhereChina has confirmed more than 2,700 cases of a new virus, with 81 deaths
The Associated Press10 hours ago
China extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spreadChina extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spread
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Paramilitary police wearing face masks gesture as they stand on guard near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virusChina has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Chinese government reports number of virus deaths rises to 80, confirmed cases 2,744Chinese government reports number of virus deaths rises to 80, confirmed cases 2,744
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20, including kidsAfghan officials say at least 20 guests at a wedding were injured when unknown attackers threw two hand grenades into the ceremony
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, claps with his wife Ri Sol Ju, third from right, and his aunt Kim Kyong Hui, second from right, as they attend a concert celebrating Lunar New Year's Day in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fateNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un's aunt has made her first public appearance in about six years, quelling rumors that she was purged by her nephew
The Associated Press1 day ago
India's Republic Day parade marches through Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Sunday's event that showcases India's military might and economic strength marks the anniversary of the country's democratic constitution taking force in 1950.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India celebrates Republic Day with military paradeThousands of Indians have converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution
The Associated Press1 day ago
Residents scramble to grab relief goods given by a citizen at a town near Taal volcano, Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines on Sunday Jan.19, 2020. Many poor families living near Taal volcano have been affected due to loss of income after business closures in the area, Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting Taal volcano lies, warning that living there would be "like having a gun pointed at you." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return homePhilippine authorities have lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, allowing many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home
The Associated Press1 day ago
An ambulance drives across a bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials.  (Chinatopix via AP)
US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken WuhanThe U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday
The Associated Press1 day ago
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