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Seven dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

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

Seven people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu 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.

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 3:40 a.m. EST

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

South Korea and China have reported a rise in new virus cases while a diplomatic row erupted after Israel turned back a South Korean airliner, underscoring fear and tensions over the fast-spreading outbreak that South Korean prime minister said had entered a “more grave stage.” The death toll in Iran climbed to six, the highest outside China, and a dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown as authorities tested hundreds of people who came into contact with an estimated 79 confirmed cases there. In South Korea, 113 of the 123 new cases came from the fourth-largest city of Daegu and surrounding areas, linked to a local church and a hospital. Mainland China reported 648 new infections for a total of 76,936. 

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 has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a viral outbreak.

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.

Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths

Luca Bruno and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:37am

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the new virus from China and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad.

Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46am

Iran reports another death from the new virus that emerged in China, bringing death toll to 5 among 28 confirmed cases.

South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:19am

South Korea reports 87 more cases of the new virus, most from Daegu and nearby areas, bringing country's total to 433.

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:43am

Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at a target, about 10 soldiers from Burkina Faso are among a select group of African soldiers being trained to battle West Africa's fast-growing extremist threat.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:40pm

Bernie Sanders has scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses. His win on Saturday cements his status as the Democrats' national front-runner, though it's also escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population. The party's more-establishment-minded members have been unable so far to unite behind Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden or Amy Klobuchar, helping Sanders pull away.

UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years

Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:49pm

A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the last 10 years since the international body began documenting casualties in a war that has raged for 18 years.

South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:11pm

South Korea reports 142 new cases of the virus, most in Daegu and nearby regions, bringing the total to 346.

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:05pm

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that has spread from China.

China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:52pm

China reports major daily drop in virus cases to 397, slight fall in daily death toll to 109, most in epicenter of Hubei.