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The Latest: Vandals burn Palestinian school in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 4:09am

The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local):

Hong Kong leader announces all rail connections to mainland China will be severed starting Friday as virus fears grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:28am

Hong Kong leader announces all rail connections to mainland China will be severed starting Friday as virus fears grow.

Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

Arsene Kabore, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:15am

Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates.

As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:59am

As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind.

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

Haruka Nuga and Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:31am

Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 2:05am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin.

Israel's Netanyahu pulls request for immunity from prosecution, hours before parliamentary proceedings set to begin.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:59am

Israel's Netanyahu pulls request for immunity from prosecution, hours before parliamentary proceedings set to begin.

Germany confirms 1st case of new virus from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:35pm

A man confirmed as Germany's first case of the new virus that has emerged in central China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Japan sends plane to China to evacuate citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:14pm

The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):

IS tries to stage comeback amid rising US-Iran tensions

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:10pm

The Islamic State group's self-styled “caliphate” across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year, with the loss of its territory, the killing of its founder in a U.S. raid and an unprecedented crackdown on its social media propaganda machine.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at the Senate trial. Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it committed to helping with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. The revelation clouded White House hopes for a swift end to the impeachment trial as Democrats on Tuesday demanded witnesses and some Republicans expressed openness to the idea.

China says another 1,771 cases of new virus have been confirmed, now counts more than 4,500

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:59pm

China says another 1,771 cases of new virus have been confirmed, now counts more than 4,500.

New Zealand's Ardern seeking reelection in Sept. 19 vote

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:41pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may be lauded around the world as a liberal icon but whether she can translate that into a reelection victory in September remains uncertain.

Hong Kong to cut rail links as virus from China spreads

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:42pm

Hong Kong said Tuesday it will cut all rail links to mainland China as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate citizens from the Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has now killed more than 100 people.

China reports 25 more deaths in virus outbreak, raising total to at least 106

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:34pm

China reports 25 more deaths in virus outbreak, raising total to at least 106.

Fighting sharply rises in Yemen, endangering peace efforts

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:52pm

A drastic escalation in fighting between the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed and wounded hundreds of people over the past week, officials and tribal leaders said Monday.

Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:27am

Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said.

Berlin zoo prepares panda cubs for their big day out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:00am

Two baby pandas born at Berlin's zoo have been chipped and checked in preparation for their first public outing in a few days, officials said Monday.

UN report: Chilling details of Libya migrant center strike

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:47am

The United Nations revealed on Monday chilling new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention center in Libya, killing at least 50 people.