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U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:04pm

U.S. military says soldier based in South Korea tested positive for a new virus, the first U.S. service member infected.

China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:55pm

China reports another 406 cases of new virus and 52 deaths, all of them in hard-hit Hubei province.

South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:20pm

The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected to a southeastern city with an illness cluster.

South Korea reports 169 more cases of new coronavirus, mostly in and around Daegu, bringing total infections to 1,146

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:10pm

South Korea reports 169 more cases of new coronavirus, mostly in and around Daegu, bringing total infections to 1,146.

UN Security Council approves resolution on Yemen sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:59pm

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday extending targeted sanctions for war-torn Yemen following contentious negotiations among the council's member nations.

If the coronavirus cancels the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it may not be postponed or moved

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:47pm

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it.

'Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:26pm

“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen — and how many people in this country will have severe illness,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Syrian troops press ahead with campaign as strikes kill 16

Suzan Fraser and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 11:30am

Airstrikes on rebel-controlled northwest Syria killed at least 16 people Tuesday, including two students and two teachers, opposition activists said, as government forces captured a town considered a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar Assad.

US official: Disaster recovery pace in Puerto Rico sped up

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 11:23am

The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts.

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:35am

The recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman that has shocked and angered many in Puerto Rico is likely a hate crime, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said Tuesday.

Italian officials say the number of virus cases in the country has grown to 322, with 10 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:24am

Italian officials say the number of virus cases in the country has grown to 322, with 10 deaths.

6 European nations report virus cases with Italy link

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 9:58am

Six European countries announced cases of COVID-19 disease Tuesday in people who had recently traveled from northern Italy, where the virus emerged as a fast-growing cluster last week.

Greece looks to France for post-bailout investment drive

Srdjan Nedeljkovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:16am

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said his government is backing Greece's request to make emergency spending on the migrant crisis exempt from official fiscal calculations.

Dozens of HIV-positive S. African women forcibly sterilized

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:10am

A scathing new report reveals that dozens of HIV-positive women were forced or coerced into sterilization after giving birth at public hospitals in South Africa.

East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 5:52am

A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency said Tuesday as U.N. agencies warned of a “major hunger threat” in East Africa from the flying pests.

Iran Health Ministry spokesman says the head of country's counter-coronavirus task force tested positive for the virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 5:07am

Iran Health Ministry spokesman says the head of country's counter-coronavirus task force tested positive for the virus.

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted by protests, dies at 91

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 4:09am

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91.

Egypt state TV says the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 4:05am

Egypt state TV says the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91.

Police and say new violence has erupted in the Indian capital during protests over a new citizenship law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 3:36am

Police and say new violence has erupted in the Indian capital during protests over a new citizenship law.