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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 Press6 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)
China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll risesChina 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 80
The Associated Press6 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 Press6 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 Press23 hours 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
US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizensUS Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gao Fu, bottom, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks to journalists after a press conference about a virus outbreak at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuationA new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe has accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far
The Associated Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
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