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Canary Islands hotel quarantined after virus confirmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 3:10am

Spanish officials say a tourist hotel on the Canary Island hotel of Tenerife has been placed in quarantine after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the COVID-19 virus

Tourist hotel in Spain's Canary Islands quarantined after Italian doctor tests positive for COVID-19 virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 3:05am

Tourist hotel in Spain's Canary Islands quarantined after Italian doctor tests positive for COVID-19 virus.

Iran Health Ministry spokesman: Outbreak of new coronavirus has killed 15 in Islamic Republic amid 95 confirmed cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 2:50am

Iran Health Ministry spokesman: Outbreak of new coronavirus has killed 15 in Islamic Republic amid 95 confirmed cases.

United Arab Emirates civil aviation officials ban all flights from Iran for at least a week amid coronavirus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 2:34am

United Arab Emirates civil aviation officials ban all flights from Iran for at least a week amid coronavirus outbreak.

IOC senior member: 3 months to decide fate of Tokyo Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 2:14am

Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, estimates there's a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading virus from China.

South Korea reports 84 more cases of new virus, bringing total number of infections to 977

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:25am

South Korea reports 84 more cases of new virus, bringing total number of infections to 977.

35 remain hospitalized in Germany after Carnival crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:23am

Thirty-five people, including 18 children, remained in the hospital Tuesday, the day after a man drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival in central Germany. Police continued to look for a motive for his action, which they believe was deliberate.

Dubai International Airport, world's busiest for international travel, says UAE limits Iran flights over virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:57pm

Dubai International Airport, world's busiest for international travel, says UAE limits Iran flights over virus outbreak.

Syrian father teaches daughter to laugh when the bombs fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:09pm

Abdullah Mohammed would do anything for his daughter, even forcing himself to laugh with her at the sound of bombs to help her overcome her fear.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:40pm

People familiar with the findings have told The Associated Press that an investigation into Plácido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar over two decades. They said the report concluded that the accounts of those interviewed showed a clear pattern of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. In a statement to the AP, Domingo said he accepted full responsibility for his actions, had grown from the experience  and was “truly sorry” for the hurt he had caused the women.   

Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:34pm

Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her aging parents for the Lunar New Year holiday. Two days later, their city in the heart of a new virus outbreak was locked down to stop the fast-spreading infection.

Race to form Malaysian gov't heats up, eyes on Mahathir

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:00pm

After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confounding twist, the 94-year-old leader emerged stronger than before, while his ruling alliance, which won a historic vote about two years ago, met its Waterloo.

UN envoy urges Somalia's leaders to work together

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:31pm

The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country’s leaders on Monday to take “bold steps” to ensure that 2020 sets the fragile Horn of Africa country on a trajectory to peace and stability, not more political division and increasing extremism.

China has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:28pm

China has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison.

South Korea reports 60 more cases of new virus, bringing its total to 893

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:12pm

South Korea reports 60 more cases of new virus, bringing its total to 893.

As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:09pm

China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe.

China reports 508 new cases in viral outbreak and 71 new deaths, most of them in the epicenter city of Wuhan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:07pm

China reports 508 new cases in viral outbreak and 71 new deaths, most of them in the epicenter city of Wuhan.

UN reiterates support for 2-state Israel-Palestine solution

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:38pm

The U.N. Security Council on Monday reiterated its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in its first statement following the unveiling of the U.S. plan for resolving the decades-old struggle three weeks ago.

Islamic Jihad announces cease-fire to end Israel fighting

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:05am

The Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip announced a unilateral cease-fire Monday evening to end two days of heavy fighting with Israel.