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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 Press2 hours ago
People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated with spinning colored fans for a canceled Lunar New Year temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday 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. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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 and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials said. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily for infection control," said Dr. Arwady said. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertaintyChina’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China, where some people infected with a new virus are being treated. The new virus comes from a large family of coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. Others named SARS and MERS have killed hundreds in separate outbreaks. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks
The Associated Press11 hours ago
4 aid workers for French charity disappear in BaghdadFour aid workers for a French Christian charity have disappeared in Baghdad
The Associated Press12 hours ago
France confirms 3 cases of virus from China, 1st in EuropeFrance has announced three confirmed cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first cases in Europe and the first outside Asia and the United States
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rescue workers search on a collapsed building after a 6.8 earthquake struck Sivrice town in Elazig in eastern Turkey, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least 14 people, Turkish officials said.(IHA via AP)
At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern TurkeyTurkish officials say at least 18 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in toppled buildings
The Associated Press14 hours ago
UN Pleads for Help Amid 'Devastating' Locust InvasionLast month, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization reported on the plague of locusts that had overtaken Somalia and Ethiopia, and now a new East African nation is being beleaguered by the bugs. The FAO says Kenya is also dealing with an "unprecedented" and "devastating" number of desert locusts,...
Newser14 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week to meet with presidentSecretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Fire kills 11 youths hunting animals in field in Venezuela Venezuelan authorities say 11 young people, mostly teenagers, who were hunting small animals died in a fire that swept through a sugarcane field
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this picture taken Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, spiritual indigenous guide Mariano Condori Flores stands outside San Francisco Church during the Three Kings Day celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia. A symbiotic relationship has formed over time and it allows Catholics and Pachamama believers to maintain both systems, Condori Flores said. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deityA religious debate pitting the Bible against the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama is happening in Bolivia as the South American country navigates a future without ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, arrives at Greece's supreme court in Athens. Greece's justice minister has signed an order on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France - concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian former cryptocurrency trading platform operator. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, file)
France charges bitcoin expert Vinnik with money launderingFrench investigators are questioning a bitcoin fraud suspect after he was extradited from Greece
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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