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New virus cases fall in China

Feb 20, 2020 / 9:35 pm

China reported a further fall in new virus cases to 889 on Friday as health officials expressed optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more...

McDonald's scented candles

Feb 20, 2020 / 12:51 pm

What do you get for the person who falls in that Venn diagram overlap zone of "people who love McDonald's Quarter Pounders" and "people who...

US touts nuclear revamp

Feb 20, 2020 / 10:22 am

Defence Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in North Dakota to tout the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar...

Missing man found dead

Feb 20, 2020 / 9:52 am

Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said. A body suspected to...

Shooter called for genocide

Feb 20, 2020 / 7:40 am

A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst” shot...

Doubt over virus numbers

Feb 20, 2020 / 6:42 am

Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged...

Weinstein jury still out

Feb 20, 2020 / 6:36 am

Jurors planned to continue deliberating for a third day Thursday in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial after so far focusing a lot of attention on...

Korea reports 1st virus death

Feb 20, 2020 / 6:28 am

South Korea reported its first death from the new virus on Thursday while the mayor of a southeastern city urged its 2.5 million people to stay inside as...

Arrest in arms trafficking

Feb 20, 2020 / 6:14 am

Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they...

Democrat debate gets heated

Feb 19, 2020 / 9:32 pm

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics...

8 killed, shooter found dead

Feb 19, 2020 / 9:28 pm

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home early Thursday, hours after the attacks...

2 cruise ship passengers die

Feb 19, 2020 / 9:26 pm

Japan's health ministry confirmed Thursday that two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship have died from the new virus, becoming the...

Ex charged with murder

Feb 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with...

Investigate sex abuse claims

Feb 19, 2020 / 7:30 pm

Five former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E....

Bloomberg faces major test

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Hours before taking the stage, Mike Bloomberg came under attack from his Democratic rivals in a likely preview of his Wednesday night debate debut when the...

Virus claims two in Iran

Feb 19, 2020 / 10:35 am

The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to...

Assurances over outbreak

Feb 19, 2020 / 10:07 am

China’s top diplomat assured his Southeast Asian counterparts on Wednesday that the situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak of a new...

Plays violin during surgery

Feb 19, 2020 / 7:03 am

Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumour from a woman who played the violin during the procedure. Doctors for violinist Dagmar...

'No patient left unchecked'

Feb 19, 2020 / 6:55 am

Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in the city hit...

Why quarantine failed

Feb 19, 2020 / 6:43 am

As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an...

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