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Thailand prepares tough measures to control spread of virus Thai authorities say they are taking steps to wield emergency legal powers to control the spread of the new virus and limit its economic and social impact
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Amid China virus fears, even a haircut is a major operation Need a trim in Beijing
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Protests, prayers in Indian capital ahead of Trump's visitAs President Donald Trump was being feted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in western India, Hindu nationalist and communist groups held pro- and anti-U.S. street demonstrations in the capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, photo, a paramilitary policeman stands guard on a deserted Tiananmen Square against the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meeting of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China postpones key political meetings because of virusChina says it is postponing its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
China postpones most important annual political assembly because of virus outbreakChina postpones most important annual political assembly because of virus outbreak
The Associated Press11 hours ago
South Korea reports 70 more cases of virus, bringing total to 833South Korea reports 70 more cases of virus, bringing total to 833
The Associated Press11 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump visit the Taj Mahal,the 17th century monument to love in Agra, India, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Trump, first lady stroll the grounds of iconic Taj MahalPresident Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, took in breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal Monday in India
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Office of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he has tendered his resignation to Malaysia's kingOffice of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he has tendered his resignation to Malaysia's king
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Prime Minister Mahathir's party is leaving Malaysia's ruling alliance, other allies quit in shocking political upheavalPrime Minister Mahathir's party is leaving Malaysia's ruling alliance, other allies quit in shocking political upheaval
The Associated Press13 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a "Namaste Trump," event at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Ahmedabad, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump's India visit prioritizes pageantry over policyPresident Donald Trump has basked in India's welcoming embrace during his first official visit to the subcontinent
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Sherpa team to attempt to scale Everest in 5 days in winterFour experienced Sherpa guides are attempting to climb to the top of Mount Everest in less than a week during the final days of winter to set a new climbing record on the world's highest peak
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, photo, a volunteer sits on a chair keep guard as residents stand near the barricades blocked a residential area in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Sunday. Warning that China's virus epidemic is "still grim and complex," President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. (Chinatopix via AP)
China promises companies aid, global virus cases rise Regulators in China have promised tax cuts and other aid to help companies recover from its virus outbreak while a spike in new cases abroad raised the prospect of wider disruption to tourism and other industries
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this May 9, 2019, photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir has tendered his resignation to the king, his office reported Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysian king accepts Mahathir's resignation amid upheavalMalaysia's king has accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years after its historic election victory
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592China reports 409 more cases of new virus and 150 more deaths, raising toll to 2,592
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A man wearing a sanitary mask walks past the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Italy has been scrambling to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the stricken area and shuttering theaters, including Milan's legendary La Scala. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, MideastA new virus is taking aim at a broadening swath of the globe, with officials in Europe and the Middle East now scrambling to limit it
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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