Guitars, roads and red tours: former revolutionary base casts off poverty05 Mar, 2020
5 Riding on the fast development of industries, improving infrastructure and distinctive cultural tours, a former revolutionary site of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has formally cast off poverty in China's southwestern mountains.
Afghan conflict: US conducts first air strike on Taliban since deal04 Mar, 2020
The US signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan after years of war.
Coronavirus: Drug shortage fears as India limits exports04 Mar, 2020
The world's biggest supplier of generic drugs has restricted exports of 26 ingredients and the medicines made from them. The restricted drugs include Paracetamol, one of the world's most widely-used pain relievers.
Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West04 Mar, 2020
The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses.
Virus alarms sound worldwide, but China sees crisis ebbing03 Mar, 2020
Mushrooming outbreaks in the Mideast, Europe and South Korea contrasted with optimism in China, where thousands of recovered patients were going home. A growing outbreak in the United States led schools and subways to sanitize, quickened a search for a vaccine, and spread fears of vulnerability for nursing home residents.
Virus spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China03 Mar, 2020
A shift in the crisis appeared to be taking shape: Hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak in China, while the World Health Organization reported that nine times as many new infections were recorded outside the country as inside it over the past 24 hours.
Virus kills member of council advising Iran’s supreme leader02 Mar, 2020
The death of Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi came as Iran announced the virus had killed 66 people among 1,501 confirmed cases in the country.
Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US02 Mar, 2020
Researchers said earlier the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.
Thousands of migrants mass at Greek border, more flee Syria02 Mar, 2020
The United Nations said Sunday that at least 13,000 people were massed on Turkey's land border with Greece, after Turkey officially declared its western borders were open to migrants and refugees hoping to head into the European Union.
Friendly kissing poses European dilemma as virus spreads01 Mar, 2020
Friendly kissing in the time of coronavirus has become a fresh dilemma, especially in effusive southern Europe, with perhaps the power to reshape customs. But even more-reserved northerners are grappling with whether to forgo the hallowed handshake.
Wash. state sees 1st virus death in US, declares emergency01 Mar, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee directed state agencies to use “all resources necessary” to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The declaration also allows the use of the Washington National Guard, if necessary.
US to leave Afghanistan in 14 months under peace deal29 Feb, 2020
The withdrawal of all remaining forces, within 14 months, will depend on the Taliban meeting certain counter-terrorism conditions, compliance that will be assessed by the United States.
As India counts dead, brutality of Hindu-Muslim riot emerges29 Feb, 2020
As the Mustafabad neighborhood of India’s capital was ravaged by communal riots for three days this week, the Al-Hind Hospital turned from a community clinic into a trauma ward.
Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks29 Feb, 2020
Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy. Amazon is policing its site, trying to make sure sellers don't gouge panicked buyers.
Scars of violence haunt India’s capital after deadly riots28 Feb, 2020
Tensions had been building over a new citizenship law that critics see as a threat to India’s secular society and a way to further marginalize the country’s 200 million Muslims.
Biggest explosion seen in universe came from black hole28 Feb, 2020
Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away.
Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps27 Feb, 2020
With the illness pushing its way into a sixth continent and the number of sick and dead rising, the crisis gave way to political and diplomatic rows, concern that bordered on panic in some quarters, and a sense that no part of the world was immune to the disease’s spread.
Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran says 22 dead27 Feb, 2020
The decision showed the worry about the outbreak potentially spreading into Saudi Arabia, whose oil-rich monarchy stakes its legitimacy on protecting Islam’s holy sites.
Police: Gunman killed 5 at Milwaukee brewery complex27 Feb, 2020
“There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn’t — and tragically they never will,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store27 Feb, 2020
The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets. It's the latest sign that Amazon is serious about shaking up the $800 billion grocery industry