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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for Coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from...

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s busiest airport suffered the knock-on effects Monday of technical issues that disrupted travel over the weekend. About 60 arrivals at Heathrow Airport were disrupted, reflecting almost 10% of the total number....

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued five severe flood alerts on Monday, warning of a danger to life after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places. It gale-force winds also injured nine people in weather-related car accidents in...

TEHRAN (AP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the US will pursue war with his country because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “...

MANILA (AP): In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent...

Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to implement a long-delayed and major prisoner swap, the United Nations said on Sunday, in a sign that talks to end the disastrous war between the country’s internationally recognised government and its Houthi...

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader unveiled a 25 billion Hong Kong dollar fund on Friday to bolster efforts to fight the virus outbreak, as the city announced three new cases, bringing its total to 56. The amount is more than double the...

BEIJING (AP) — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused SARS. The ban was later lifted, and the...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come....

NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the United States, turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalisation rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this...
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