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World News10 MINUTES AGO
Residents wearing face masks and pyjamas are seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
World News7 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, as people gather to mourn him in Tehran, Iran January 4, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said in a memo released on Friday, despite previous administration assertions that it was due to an imminent threat.
World News5 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that the new coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing's management of the epidemic while lashing out at the "overreaction" of other countries.
World News9 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday there were no investigations into Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide who testified in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and was fired by the White House along with his twin brother.
World News7 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: The Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa where Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay is shown in Manalapan, Florida U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
The United States on Friday renewed pressure on China to join nuclear arms control talks with Washington and Moscow, seeking to overcome Beijing's long-standing opposition to entering such a dialogue.
World News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo
U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked Cambodia for taking in the castaway cruise ship MS Westerdam in a rare message to a country that is one of China's closest allies and has often been at odds with Washington.
World News7 HOURS AGO
The foreign ministers of the Vatican and China met on Friday, the Vatican said, in what is believed to be the highest-level official encounter between the two sides in decades.
World News2 HOURS AGO
LGBTQ couples in Peru took part in a symbolic wedding ceremony on Friday in an annual event aimed at calling for marriage equality in the conservative South American nation.
World News2 HOURS AGO
People take part in a protest against gender-based violence in downtown of Mexico City, Mexico, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Demonstrators graffitied the phrase "femicide state" in blood-red on Mexico's presidential palace on Friday, before marching under heavy rain to the offices of newspaper La Prensa to protest the publication of a gruesome image of a murder victim.
World News6 HOURS AGO
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd L), together with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L), meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the Munich Security conference in Munich, southern Germany February 14, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS
The United States has reached agreement with the Taliban on a weeklong reduction of violence that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday, while cautioning that the insurgents must honor commitments for the accord to stick.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: Artistic Gymnastics - 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships - Men's Team Final - Pommel Horse - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany - October 9, 2019   China's Xiao Ruoteng in action    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo
The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Hawaii health authorities began a search on Friday for anyone who may have had close contact with a Japanese tourist who fell ill on the island of Oahu and tested positive for a new coronavirus soon after returning to his home country.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
People wearing masks queue to buy masks at a drugstore in Tokyo, Japan February 14, 2020.   REUTERS/Issei Kato
Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and efforts to contain the spread of a new coronavirus after suffering its first death and finding new cases, including a doctor and at least one taxi driver, in different parts of the country.
World News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A doctor disinfects the entrance of a community health service center, which has an isolated section to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus and suspected patients of the virus, in Qingshan district of Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:
World News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China - April 14, 2019     General view during the warm up lap before the race     REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
Here is a list of international sports events whose timing has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,300 people and infected more than 60,000 in China after emerging late last year in Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province:
World News2 HOURS AGO
Customers are seen at the vegetable section of a supermarket in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Stringer
People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei province reported more than 2,400 new cases.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Passengers wave their towels as they are about to leave MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, as it docks in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
After nearly two weeks cast away in search of a port that would take them, passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship spoke of an ordeal that was anything but harrowing.
Environment5 HOURS AGO
A man passes a snowplow in -23 Celsius (-9 Fahrenheit) temperatures at the camp of First Nations members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory who continue to block Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) train tracks as part of a protest against British Columbia's Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ontario, Canada, February 14, 2020.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren
Canada's Liberal government said on Friday it was deeply concerned about protests by aboriginal activists that are blocking some key railway lines but rejected a call to send in the police.
World News5 HOURS AGO
A passerby wearing mask walks through Chinatown in New York, U.S., February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Yana Paskova
A flyer in Los Angeles' Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses because of a coronavirus outbreak. A Los Angeles middle schooler is beaten and hospitalized after students say he is as an Asian-American with coronavirus.
World News5 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity, at the Vatican, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
The International Monetary Fund hopes governments and central banks will work on a response to the coronavirus outbreak once the economic impact becomes clear, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday.
World News5 HOURS AGO
The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 as of Friday, the province's health commission said on its website on Saturday.
World News6 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Pictures of victims are seen during a ceremony to mark one year of the disaster of the tailing dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, Brazil January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos/File Photo
A Brazilian state judge has accepted charges against Vale SA former Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and 15 others related to a fatal disaster at the iron ore miner's Brumadinho tailings dam a year ago, according to a statement on Friday.
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