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China's Li pledges medical reinforcements as virus toll hits 811/27/2020 3:15:28 PM Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will "inspect and direct" efforts to control a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan and promised reinforcements, as provincial authorities faced accusations from the public of a failure to respond in time.
Trump says U.S., China in close contact on coronavirus outbreak1/27/2020 3:15:05 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States and China were in close contact regarding the newly identified coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands in more than 10 countries and killed at least 81.
Turkey ends rescue efforts after earthquake toll reaches 411/27/2020 3:04:37 PM Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.
Palestinians decry Trump peace plan before he meets Israeli leaders1/27/2020 3:01:48 PM U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to disclose details of his Middle East peace plan to Israeli leaders on Monday as Palestinian officials decried it as a bid "to finish off" the Palestinian cause.
Islamic State urges attacks against Jews in effort to thwart Trump plan: recording1/27/2020 3:01:16 PM The Islamic State militant group urged its fighters and other Muslims to attack Jews in a purported audio recording released on Monday in an attempt to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
In virus-hit 'ghost town', stranded Thai student waits for help1/27/2020 2:59:38 PM When Thai medical student Badeephak Kaosala dares to leave his rented apartment in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, he puts on a mask, gloves, a hat and layers of clothing to try to avoid infection with the coronavirus that has the city on lockdown.
Wife of Canada's first coronavirus patient confirmed as country's second case1/27/2020 2:59:38 PM The wife of Canada's first novel coronavirus patient has tested positive for the virus at a public health laboratory, the province of Ontario's health ministry said in a release on Monday.
Aircraft crashes in central Afghan province1/27/2020 2:59:17 PM An aircraft crashed in central Afghanistan on Monday and authorities were trying to locate the wreckage in a mountainous area which is partly controlled by the Taliban, officials said.
Lebanon's parliament passes 2020 budget amid financial crisis1/27/2020 2:59:13 PM Lebanon's parliament passed the 2020 budget on Monday although its finance committee chief said the forecast revenues might be unrealistic as the country wrestles with a major economic and financial crisis.
Taliban says has brought down U.S. military plane in Afghanistan1/27/2020 2:57:06 PM The Taliban said it had shot down a U.S. military plane in the central Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, killing all personnel on board.
Poland, Israel condemn anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration1/27/2020 2:48:59 PM The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday for greater global efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice.
Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests1/27/2020 2:47:01 PM Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite.
Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province1/27/2020 2:46:28 PM Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.
Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus1/27/2020 2:46:28 PM Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, urged caution on Monday against "gloomy expectations" regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand.
France urges U.S. to stay in fight against Islamists in Africa's Sahel1/27/2020 2:42:46 PM France hopes "good sense" will prevail and the United States will not slash support for French military operations in West Africa, where groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are expanding their foothold.
Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas1/27/2020 2:34:41 PM Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly.
Magnitude 5.4 quake hits southern Iran: state TV1/27/2020 2:22:33 PM A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Fars province in southern Iran on Monday, Iranian state TV reported.
Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law1/27/2020 2:19:18 PM Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a thunderous reception when he addressed a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a stadium in the U.S. city of Houston last September.
The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris1/27/2020 2:05:06 PM Cedric Villani, out campaigning to be the next mayor of Paris, was dressed in his trademark three-piece suit with pocket watch and spider brooch under his overcoat.
Bolivia's Anez sparks fierce backlash with election bid1/27/2020 1:55:59 PM Bolivian politics is back in crisis mode after caretaker leader Jeanine Anez launched plans to run in upcoming presidential elections, sparking criticism from allies and opponents, and prompting at least one minister to resign in protest.