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South Korea president declares highest disease alert, says officials should take 'unprecedented, powerful' steps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:51am

South Korea president declares highest disease alert, says officials should take 'unprecedented, powerful' steps.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:40pm

Bernie Sanders has scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses. His win on Saturday cements his status as the Democrats' national front-runner, though it's also escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population. The party's more-establishment-minded members have been unable so far to unite behind Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden or Amy Klobuchar, helping Sanders pull away.

China reports daily rise in new virus cases to 648 and slight fall in additional deaths to 97; Hubei still hardest-hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:02pm

China reports daily rise in new virus cases to 648 and slight fall in additional deaths to 97; Hubei still hardest-hit.

Cases rise in S Korea, China, as Iran, Italy battle outbreak

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:34pm

South Korea and China both reported a rise in new virus cases on Sunday and a diplomatic row erupted after Israel turned back a South Korean airliner, underscoring fear and tensions over the fast-spreading outbreak that South Korean prime minister said had entered a “more grave stage.”

South Korea reports more than 120 new virus cases, 4th fatality, raising the country's total to 556

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:24pm

South Korea reports more than 120 new virus cases, 4th fatality, raising the country's total to 556.

Iranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:08am

Iranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virus.

Sri Lanka briefs UN rights official on resolution pullout

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:57am

A Sri Lankan diplomat has briefed the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the government's decision to withdraw from a 2015 resolution calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the country's long civil war.

Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths

Luca Bruno and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:37am

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the new virus from China and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad.

Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46am

Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.

South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:19am

South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:43am

Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at a target, about 10 soldiers from Burkina Faso are among a select group of African soldiers being trained to battle West Africa's fast-growing extremist threat.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:40pm

Bernie Sanders has scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses. His win on Saturday cements his status as the Democrats' national front-runner, though it's also escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population. The party's more-establishment-minded members have been unable so far to unite behind Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden or Amy Klobuchar, helping Sanders pull away.

UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:49pm

A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the last 10 years since the international body began documenting casualties in a war that has raged for 18 years.

South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:11pm

South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346.

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:05pm

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that has spread from China.

China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:52pm

China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei.

School bus draped with message targets UK's Prince Andrew

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:53pm

A yellow school bus with a banner depicting the face of Britain's Prince Andrew drove past Buckingham Palace on Friday, urging him to testify in the investigation of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Dominican government asks OAS to investigate e-vote failure

MartÍn JosÉ Adames AlcÁntara, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:11pm

Officials in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have asked the Organization of American States to investigate the failure of an electronic voting system some believe was tampered with in an incident that sparked protests and delayed municipal elections.

UN chief calls for immediate cease-fire in Syria's northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:01pm

The United Nations chief called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province “to avoid an uncontrollable escalation” and urged donors to contribute an additional $500 million to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the violence.