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Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Iran is reporting two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran.

Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

Herbert Moyo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:10am

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases.

Germany to raise police presence after racist shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people.

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:05am

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204.

New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:59am

A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a young British backpacker, whose mother told the court the stealing of her daughter's life had ripped a hole in her heart.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:40pm

A church whose leader claims he is an angel of Jesus has become the biggest cluster of viral infections in South Korea. A total of 152 cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in the southeast city of Daegu and nearby areas since Wednesday. Most have been linked to a Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, where two recent services were attended by a previously confirmed patient. Little is known about the “patient zero" except that the woman in her early 60s had no recent record of overseas travel and was diagnosed with pneumonia last weekend. Some 1,000 Shincheonji church followers who attended Sunday services with her have been quarantined at their homes while authorities screen them for the virus.

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:04pm

You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.

South Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:03pm

South Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreak.

South Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:02pm

South Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zone.

China's count of new virus cases drops, deaths exceed 2,200

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:59pm

China reported another fall in new virus cases Friday as health officials expressed continued optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more than 2,200 deaths but has grown elsewhere.

Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 prisoners

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:55pm

Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, but his government is hoping for another “very, very small step” of a second exchange of about 200 prisoners.

China reports further fall in new cases of virus to 889, number of deaths rises by 118

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:46pm

China reports further fall in new cases of virus to 889, number of deaths rises by 118.

South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:51pm

South Korea's government banned major rallies in its capital and declared a health emergency in its fourth largest city as 100 new virus cases were reported Friday, bringing the country's total to 204.

South Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:37pm

South Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infections.

Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:28pm

Ukraine is happy that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which the country got dragged into, are over and it now wants to “advance" relations with the United States, Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday.

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:10pm

In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that their community was targeted after a gunman shot and killed nine people of foreign background.

Police find 24 decomposed bodies at house in western Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:04am

Prosecutors in western Mexico said Thursday that the arrest of a criminal gang led to the discovery of a house that had been used to dispose of 24 bodies.

A look at recent deadly racist attacks in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:42am

Authorities suspect that the gunman who killed nine people with migrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau was motivated by racism.