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IS supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul's Cathedral bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:53am

ABritish woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedralin London.

US: Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

Kathy Gannon and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48am

The seven-day “reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month.

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:44am

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29.

Ukraine condemns virus unrest; Italy seeks self-quarantines

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

A Ukrainian village where residents clashed with riot police and threw rocks at buses while protesting the local quarantine of people evacuated from China is under control but the unrest may continue, Ukraine's prime minister said Friday.

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

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said 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.

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

David McHugh and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Hundreds of grieving people are flocking to Friday prayers in the mosques of the German town of Hanau, two days after a racially motivated shooting shook the country and prompted fresh calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism.

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 7:40 a.m. EST

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

Japan's health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the Diamond Princess on Friday after a much-criticized quarantine of the vessel ended. The ship has the most COVID-19 cases outside of China, with 634 confirmed cases and two deaths among former passengers. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the mass disembarkation is set to end Friday, while dozens of foreign passengers return home, many to face second quarantines. Israel returned 14 people early Friday, and Australia said two of its returnees tested positive.

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 leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

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.