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Prime Minister Mahathir's party is leaving Malaysia's ruling alliance, other allies quit in shocking political upheaval

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:28pm

Prime Minister Mahathir's party is leaving Malaysia's ruling alliance, other allies quit in shocking political upheaval.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:40pm

South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases a day after the the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts to stop the spread. The 161 new cases bring South Korea's total to 763 cases, and two more deaths raise its toll to seven. China also reported 409 new cases, raising the mainland's total to 77,150 after a zigzag pattern of increases in recent days. The 150 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness showed a spike after four days. Significant jumps in cases outside China have raised concern of the outbreak getting out of control. Italy and Iran have reported a rapidly increasing number of cases.

China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:21pm

China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592.

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:32pm

South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts to stop the spread.

South Korea reports 161 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 763 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:25pm

South Korea reports 161 more cases of the new virus, bringing its total to 763 cases.

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:59pm

The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who tried to place a bomb along the Israel-Gaza barrier fence.

Austria's railway company says it has stopped all train traffic to and from Italy over virus concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:55pm

Austria's railway company says it has stopped all train traffic to and from Italy over virus concerns.

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

Evens Sanon and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:37pm

Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions.

Italian sports leaders following government lead on virus

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:12pm

Holding soccer games behind closed doors without fans in attendance is a problematic solution, Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò said Sunday as authorities scrambled to contain a rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country and a third death from the virus.

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:00pm

Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago.

2 migrants killed in car crash in Albania, 7 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:56am

Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday.

Italian authorities announce a stop to Venice's famed carnival events in bid to stop spread of new coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:42am

Italian authorities announce a stop to Venice's famed carnival events in bid to stop spread of new coronavirus.

Raf Simons joining Prada in full creative collaboration

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:36am

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons — two of the fashion world's biggest creative names — will collaborate on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021 going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday at a news conference on the sidelines of Milan Fashion Week.

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:16am

Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains.

Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:23am

Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside Germany's capital city.

Iran's state TV says hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats for Tehran in Friday's elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:09am

Iran's state TV says hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats for Tehran in Friday's elections.

Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

Luca Bruno and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:00am

Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the stricken area and shuttering theaters, including Milan's legendary La Scala.

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:26am

The fashion crowd put a defiant face against the spread of a new virus, packing runway shows on the last big day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, even as Giorgio Armani made a last-minute decision to stream his latest collection from an empty theater out of concerns for guests' health.

Iran's health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8, reporting 43 confirmed cases in the country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:55am

Iran's health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8, reporting 43 confirmed cases in the country.