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Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BEIJING (AP): China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets, and further restricted people’s movement in sweeping new steps yesterday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact....

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:21 AM

MADRID (AP): Passengers on an Air Canada Boeing 767 that made a safe emergency landing in Madrid yesterday evening have described how they spent hours flying in circles to burn fuel in a tense calm. Toronto-bound flight AC837, carrying 128...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:19 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday he met with the leader of Sudan’s transitional government and that they began the process of normalisation, a major diplomatic breakthrough after years of Israeli...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMBy TOM ODULA - Associated Press -

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says 13 children have died in a stampede at a primary school in the country’s western area after they were let out to go home. More than 20 other students were injured during the incident yesterday...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 4:50 PM

The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study. The study had enrolled more than 5,400 people since 2016 in South Africa, a country with one of the...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 2:28 PM

MADRID (AP) — An Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft with 128 passengers on board made a safe emergency landing at Madrid Airport on Monday evening. The Toronto-bound flight AC837 had departed from the Spanish capital in the early afternoon but...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 11:44 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran,...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 10:23 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted terrorists after an Islamic militant who was recently released from prison stabbed two people in south London, the second such attack in less...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:18 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): New York Attorney General Letitia James and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine have taken the lead in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans,...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:18 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Health ministers from across the region will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss issues related to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has now classified as a public health Emergency of...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol, where his impeachment trial is still under way, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union s trong, even when it is bitterly divided as he asks...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:18 AM

LONDON (AP): Police shot and killed a man in south London after he wounded at least two people in “terrorism-related” stabbings yesterday, the city’s police department said. The attack in the Streatham neighborhood marked a departure from recent...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:17 AM

More than 14,550 infected globally A coronavirus outbreak that began in China late last year has infected more than 14,550 people globally. Yesterday, China confirmed 14,380 cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has 14 cases and Macao has...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 5:09 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travel restrictions and business closures aimed at stopping the spread of a new virus that has killed more than 300 people in China could end up causing ripple effects that harm the global economy, experts say....

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 3:58 PM

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida. (AP) — Gunfire erupted after a funeral Saturday in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving one other person wounded, police said. Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 1:51 PM

LONDON (AP) — Police shot and killed a man in south London after he wounded at least three people in “terrorism-related” stabbings Sunday, the city’s police department said. The attack in the Streatham neighbourhood marked a...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 10:50 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to stop granting immigration visas to people from Africa’s most populous nation....

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 9:40 AM

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 5:06 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control near Australia’s national capital, Canberra, and across surrounding New South Wales state on Saturday, with endangered residents warned to prepare to evacuate. The capital...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 2:42 PM

PARIS (AP) — United States, British and French authorities approved an unprecedented agreement Friday with Airbus that will see the plane maker pay up to $4 billion to end years of damaging corruption investigations. All three countries...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump’s acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 9:29 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for “domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 7:40 PM

LONDON (AP) —  With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.’s departure became official at 11 p.m. British time...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 4:58 PM

Washington (AP) — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also announced that President Donald Trump...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was curbing legal immigration from six additional countries that officials said did not meet security standards, as part of an election-year push to further restrict...

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