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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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST

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

China and South Korea have reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia. But concerns are growing about increasing clusters of the disease in the Middle East and Europe. China reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68 of them in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic began in December. The updates bring mainland China's totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths. South Korea now has the second-most cases with 893. Health workers continue to find batches in the southeastern city of Daegu and nearby areas, where panic has brought towns to an eerie standstill.

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.

Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:53am

Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, a conservationist group said Monday.

German police say they believe car deliberately driven into Carnival parade; suspect a local man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:34am

German police say they believe car deliberately driven into Carnival parade; suspect a local man.

German police say dozens injured, several seriously when car drives into Carnival parade

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

German police say dozens injured, several seriously when car drives into Carnival parade.

Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:24am

The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters.

Man accused in cruise ship death to face Puerto Rico judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:56am

An Indiana man accused of dropping his granddaughter from an 11th floor window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year declined his right to a jury trial on Monday.

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

David Rising and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:44am

A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.

German police say several people injured after car hits crowd at carnival procession

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:40am

German police say several people injured after car hits crowd at carnival procession.

Greek island protesters vow to stop new migrant camps

Michael Varaklas and Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:28am

Protest groups on three eastern Greek islands on Monday begun setting up blockades aimed at stopping the government from building new migrant detention centers.