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A woman wearing a face mask walks 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)
Virus death toll in China rises as Xi calls situation graveThe new virus has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far in what the country's leader called a grave situation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reportedDeath toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported
The Associated Press2 hours ago
4 dead, 5 injured in explosion at South Korean motel Four people have died and five others were injured following an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Building collapses in Indian capital, killing 5 peopleA building that was being expanded in the Indian capital has collapsed, crashing down and killing five people on the main floor, including four students
The Associated Press12 hours ago
India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and miningIndia and Brazil have agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreadingVirus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading
The Associated Press18 hours ago
3 dead US fire bombers retrieved from Australian forest The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire crisis have been retrieved
The Associated Press20 hours ago
New virus mutes Lunar New Year celebrations worldwideA new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia and the world hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat
The Associated Press20 hours 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 Press21 hours 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 Press22 hours ago
A shopper wearing goggles, a face mask and gloves uses a self checkout machine at a supermarket 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)
Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virusChina's leader has called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation
The Associated Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
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