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3 dead US fire bombers retrieved from Australian forest The bodies of three Americans who died when a water bombing plane crashed while battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire crisis have been retrieved as their families arrive in Sydney
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in AsiaA new virus that started in China is hanging over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of Asia
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife tradeThe outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Genocide charge dents halo of Myanmar's Suu KyiWhen Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country's military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims. The court was not persuaded
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday..(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40China's most festive holiday has begun in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events
The Associated Press6 hours ago
China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Flames from the Morton Fire consume a home near Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgroundsThree Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia all had strong military backgrounds and a passion for flying
The Associated Press11 hours ago
People wear masks on a subway train as it stops near a billboard showing a family having a New Year's banquet meal in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year. Instead of family reunions or sightseeing trips, many of the country's 1.4-billion people are hunkering down as the country scrambles to prevent the illness from spreading further. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holidayIt is China's biggest holiday, a time of family reunions, big meals and temple fairs
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Muslim women occupy streets in India against citizenship lawIn the Indian capital’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, a group of Muslim women sit in the middle of a street in resistance to a new citizenship law that has unleashed protests across the country
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a policeman uses a digital thermometer to take a driver's temperature at a checkpoint at a highway toll gate in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (Chinatopix via AP)
Social controls, SARS experience help China close off citiesCutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to try to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider
The Associated Press23 hours ago
China expands lockdowns due to new virus to now include at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million peopleChina expands lockdowns due to new virus to now include at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this Jan. 23, 2020, photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, is greeted by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista, right, at the San Isidro Central School during the distribution of benefits to former rebels in Leyte province, southern Philippines. Duterte has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations. (Karl Norman Alonzo/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visaThe Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from the Asia-Pacific region this week show health screening at Jakarta's airport, a vendor in New Delhi, swimming in a frozen lake in Beijing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chinese city at center of virus outbreak is major crossroadsThe city of Wuhan is one of China's largest industrial hubs and a major crossroads
The Associated Press1 day ago
People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under a flag flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crashInvestigators say the American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down
The Associated Press1 day ago
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