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2 migrants killed in car crash in Albania, 7 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:56am

Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday.

Italian authorities announce a stop to Venice's famed carnival events in bid to stop spread of new coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:42am

Italian authorities announce a stop to Venice's famed carnival events in bid to stop spread of new coronavirus.

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:16am

Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains.

Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:23am

Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside Germany's capital city.

Iran's state TV says hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats for Tehran in Friday's elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:09am

Iran's state TV says hardliners have won all 30 parliament seats for Tehran in Friday's elections.

Italy cancels Venice Carnival in bid to halt spread of virus

Luca Bruno and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:00am

Italy stepped up measures Sunday to ban public gatherings amid rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country and a third death from the virus, calling off the famed Venice Carnival attended by thousands of revelers.

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:26am

After Giorgio Armani’s last-minute decision to show his latest collection in an empty theater due to concerns about the new virus, the rest of Milan's runway shows scheduled for Sunday are to go ahead as planned, fashion officials confirmed.

Iran's health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8, reporting 43 confirmed cases in the country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:55am

Iran's health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8, reporting 43 confirmed cases in the country.

Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

Andrew Wilks, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:49am

Nine people were killed in eastern Turkey by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Seven dead in Turkey, others trapped under buildings as earthquake strikes western Iran, Turkish interior minister says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:46am

Seven dead in Turkey, others trapped under buildings as earthquake strikes western Iran, Turkish interior minister says.

Germany's Hamburg city in elections marked by climate issues

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:41am

Voters in Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city, go to the polls Sunday to pick a new regional assembly in an election that's been dominated by the issue of climate change.

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.

Israel's Lieberman stills holds keys to future government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:04am

Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate.

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

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

Bernie Sanders has cemented his status as the Democrats' national front-runner for the presidential nomination after the Vermont senator's resounding victory in Nevada’s caucuses. Joe Biden was a distant second, followed by Pete Buttigieg in third and Elizabeth Warren in fourth. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were in a close race for fifth. Next up on the election calendar is the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Then comes Super Tuesday on March 3. As Sanders gains steam, there are escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and he won in Nevada by rallying his loyal base and tapping into support from Nevada’s large Latino community. 

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.

S. Korea leader: 'Unprecedented' steps needed to fight virus

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

South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and ordered officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak that has infected more than 600 people in the country, mostly in the last few days.

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.