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Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:50 PM

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 11:32 AM

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:28 AM

LONDON (AP): Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last UK obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans announced in the House of Commons that the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:28 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abu Dhabi – becoming the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East. Speaking during the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:27 AM

BEIJING (AP): Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 1:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have US citizenship....

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 9:46 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 9:41 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other parts of the...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States (US) Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days, but solidly rejecting, for now, Democrats’ demands for more...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

GEORGETOWN (CmC): The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it has removed three presidential candidates who had been nominated to contest the March 2 regional and general election. GECOM said the decision to remove the Liberty and Justice Party...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 4:03 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say the city of Wuhan is shutting down outbound flights and trains as the country battles the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds and killed 17. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is barring Iranian investors and business people from entering or staying in the United States on certain types of visas. In new regulations published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, the...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 11:25 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The phone of Amazon billionaire and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, United Nations experts alleged...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 9:21 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new viral illness that has infected more than 400 people and killed at least nine could spread further....

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 9:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 5:03 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalised in...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 4:46 PM

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes. Meng was elected president of the international police...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 9:10 AM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Regional officials in Ethiopia on Tuesday confirmed 10 deaths and 250 people injured after a wooden platform collapsed during a religious event the day before. Thousands of people attended the colourful Epiphany...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 9:08 AM

WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:30 AM

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Prime Minister Gaston Browne yesterday said he had dismissed his agriculture minister, Dean Jonas, after indicating that he had for more than six months sought to dissuade the former cabinet minister “from taking decisions that are...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:28 AM

BANGKOK (AP): Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital’s residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem. As thick haze blanketed the city yesterday, pollution...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:28 AM

BEIJING (AP): China reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus yesterday, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country’s busiest travel period, as millions board trains and...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:27 AM

BAGHDAD (AP): Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds during clashes with anti-government protesters overnight and yesterday morning in Baghdad, wounding at least 13 demonstrators and prompting authorities to close key streets and...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:25 AM

TOKYO (AP): Japan’s prime minister said yesterday that his country will form a space defence unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology, and the new unit will work closely with its American...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 3:19 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and...

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