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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.

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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 p.m. EST

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

A Toronto hospital says it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first.  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said Saturday it is "caring for a patient who has a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China."  Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said they are 95 percent sure it is the virus after lab testing was done in Ontario. Officials said the man is his 50s and recently flew from Wuhan, China to Guangzhou, China and then on to Toronto on Jan. 23.  

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.

France confirms 3 cases of virus from China, 1st in Europe

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:33pm

France on Friday announced the first cases outside Asia and the United States of the deadly new virus from China, and the country's health minister said Europe should brace for other new cases from the spreading epidemic that she said must be fought like a wildfire.

France confirms two cases of deadly new virus from China, the first in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:26pm

France confirms two cases of deadly new virus from China, the first in Europe.

Turkey's interior minister says 4 people have died in earthquake in the country's east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:21pm

Turkey's interior minister says 4 people have died in earthquake in the country's east.

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 11:19am

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.