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Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 35

Andrew Wilks, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 1:37am

Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east.

Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:54pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's aunt made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling years of rumors that she was purged or executed by her nephew after helping him inherit power from his father.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:40pm

Health officials in Southern California have confirmed a third U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China. The Orange County Health Care Agency said Saturday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a traveler from the epicenter of the outbreak in China tested positive for the virus. The case comes on the heels of confirmed cases in Washington state and Chicago. The patient is in isolation at a hospital and in good condition. The local health agency is monitoring people who have had close contact with the patient.

US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:34pm

US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens.

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 6:38pm

The new virus accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 6:28pm

Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported.

Spanish league president condemns racism, fan street clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 4:59pm

Spanish football was marred by a player being racially abused during a league game on Saturday, along with street clashes between rival fans outside stadiums before two matches.

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:00pm

Iraq cracked down on anti-government protesters who have been occupying key public squares for months, leaving four demonstrators dead Saturday in a country reeling from political turmoil and violence.

Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveiling

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:47am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival confirmed Saturday he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington, and will meet the president before the unveiling of the administration's long-awaited peace plan.

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:04am

France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide.

Peter MacKay begins bid to lead Canada's Conservative party

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:34am

Former Canadian cabinet minister Peter MacKay criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday as he officially announced he is running to be leader of Canada's Conservative Party.

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 11 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:14am

Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 11 people, authorities said Saturday.

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 2:46am

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday.

Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:57am

Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading.

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

The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday. A notice Sunday from the embassy in Beijing said there would be limited capacity to transport U.S. citizens on the flight that will proceed directly to San Francisco. It says that in the event there are not enough seats, priority will be given to to individuals “at greater risk from coronavirus," a new respiratory disease has sickened 1,975 people and killed 56, almost all in Wuhan. 

Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticized

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 6:34pm

The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.”

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 6:10pm

China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.

China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:57pm

China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41.

UN alarm at education crisis: 258 million kids not in school

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:43pm

The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education.