Death toll rises to 20 from Delhi riots during Trump trip26 Feb, 2020
New Delhi’s top elected official, Chief Minister Arjind Kerjiwal, called Wednesday for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send the Indian army to areas in a northeastern corner of the sprawling capital affected by the riots.
Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy26 Feb, 2020
Italy has in recent days become Europe's worst-affected country, with more than 300 cases and 11 deaths.
South Korea virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected26 Feb, 2020
A U.S. military statement said Wednesday that the 23-year-old man is in self quarantine at his off-base residence. It says the soldier was originally based in Camp Caroll in a town near the southeastern city of Daegu, where most of South Korea’s virus cases are clustered.
Tianjin University develops oral vaccine to protect against COVID-1925 Feb, 2020
The oral vaccine uses food-grade saccharomyces cerevisiae as a carrier and the spike protein of the coronavirus as a target spot to produce antibodies to fight COVID-19, according to a statement Tianjin University sent to the Global Times on Tuesday.
Donald Trump in India: Seven killed in Delhi violence during visit25 Feb, 2020
Vehicles were set alight in the clashes between supporters and opponents of the law which, critics say, targets India's 200 million Muslims. There are fears of further clashes.
As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases25 Feb, 2020
China reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68 of them in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic began in December. The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths.
China's two sessions postponed due to continuing epidemic24 Feb, 2020
The term "two sessions" is shorthand for the annual plenary session of the National People's Congress, and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Two sessions is understood as China's annual 'parliamentary meeting' in some countries.
India pours on the pageantry with colorful welcome for Trump24 Feb, 2020
After Air Force One touched down in Ahmedabad in western India, Trump’s motorcade slowly drove down streets lined with hundreds of thousands of onlookers.
China reports more cases, 150 more deaths from new virus24 Feb, 2020
ignificant jumps in cases outside China have raised concern of the outbreak getting out of control. South Korea reported a jump in cases Monday and now has 763. It’s the third-highest national total behind China and Japan.
S Korea leader calls for ‘unprecedented’ steps to stop virus23 Feb, 2020
President Moon Jae-in says the outbreak has reached “a crucial watershed” and that “the next few days will be a very important critical moment.”
Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead23 Feb, 2020
As Sanders celebrated Saturday night, Joe Biden was in second place with votes still being counted. Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren trailed further behind. They were all seeking any possible momentum heading into next-up South Carolina and then Super Tuesday on March 3.
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus23 Feb, 2020
Some virus clusters have shown no direct link to travel to China. The spread in Italy prompted local authorities in the Lombardy and Veneto regions to order schools, businesses, and restaurants closed and to cancel sporting events and Masses.
US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight21 Feb, 2020
That peace agreement, to be signed in Doha, Qatar, on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops and intra- Afghan negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the peace agreement will also lead to an eventual permanent cease-fire.
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge21 Feb, 2020
In the capital, Seoul, officials banned major downtown rallies and shut down a big park to avoid mass public gatherings where the virus could spread. Workers in protective gear also sprayed disinfectant in the city’s subway.
Germany shooting: Nine dead after two attacks on Hanau shisha bars20 Feb, 2020
The shootings took place around 22:00 (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday. In both places the clientele were reported to have been predominantly Kurdish.
Notable drop in new virus cases in China20 Feb, 2020
Mainland China has now reported 2,118 deaths and 74,576 total cases. While the overall spread of the virus has been slowing, the situation remains severe in Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan, where the new coronavirus was first detected in December. More than 80% of the country’s cases are in Hubei and 95% of the deaths, according to data from China’s National Health Commission.
Global health experts condemn virus conspiracy against Chinese scientists19 Feb, 2020
"We sign this statement in solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China who continue to save lives and protect global health during the challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak," read the letter.
Passengers begin leaving after ship’s virus quarantine ends19 Feb, 2020
Some passengers said on Twitter they received health check forms asking if they had symptoms such as a headache, fever or coughing. Passengers who tested negative and had no symptoms still had to get their body temperature checked before leaving.
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan18 Feb, 2020
That dedication appears to have cost him his life, with Wuhan’s health bureau announcing Tuesday that he became infected and died despite “all-out” attempts to save him.
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 9818 Feb, 2020
On Monday, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study of earlier cases of the disease, finding more than 80% of people infected had mild illness and the number of new infections seem to be falling since early this month.