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People wear masks on a subway train as it stops near a billboard showing a family having a New Year's banquet meal in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds more has all but shut down China's biggest holiday of the year, the Lunar New Year. Instead of family reunions or sightseeing trips, many of the country's 1.4-billion people are hunkering down as the country scrambles to prevent the illness from spreading further. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holidayIt is China's biggest holiday, a time of family reunions, big meals and temple fairs
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Muslim women occupy streets in India against citizenship lawIn the Indian capital’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, a group of Muslim women sit in the middle of a street in resistance to a new citizenship law that has unleashed protests across the country
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a policeman uses a digital thermometer to take a driver's temperature at a checkpoint at a highway toll gate in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (Chinatopix via AP)
Social controls, SARS experience help China close off citiesCutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to try to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China expands lockdowns due to new virus to now include at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million peopleChina expands lockdowns due to new virus to now include at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Jan. 23, 2020, photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, is greeted by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista, right, at the San Isidro Central School during the distribution of benefits to former rebels in Leyte province, southern Philippines. Duterte has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations. (Karl Norman Alonzo/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visaThe Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations
The Associated Press13 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from the Asia-Pacific region this week show health screening at Jakarta's airport, a vendor in New Delhi, swimming in a frozen lake in Beijing
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Chinese city at center of virus outbreak is major crossroadsThe city of Wuhan is one of China's largest industrial hubs and a major crossroads
The Associated Press15 hours ago
People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under a flag flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crashInvestigators say the American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Police officers patrol as passengers queue at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospitalChina is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest and most festive holiday
The Associated Press17 hours ago
China broadens lockdowns to new cities, encompassing more than 20.5 million people, to try to contain new virusChina broadens lockdowns to new cities, encompassing more than 20.5 million people, to try to contain new virus
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon speaks during a meeting with South Korea at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. North Korea on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, confirmed that it has named the former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States as its new foreign minister in a possible indication that it’ll take a harder line on Washington in stalled nuclear negotiations. (Korea Pool via AP, File)
N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister North Korea has named a former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States as its new foreign minister
The Associated Press17 hours ago
China's National Health Commission confirms 830 cases of new respiratory virus, 25 deathsChina's National Health Commission confirms 830 cases of new respiratory virus, 25 deaths
The Associated Press19 hours ago
People walk past the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that's the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)
The Latest: WHO says China virus not global health emergencyThe World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency
The Associated Press1 day ago
People walk past the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that's the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)
Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holidayResidents of Wuhan have found themselves spending China's most festive holiday in isolation rather than reuniting and feasting with their loved ones
The Associated Press1 day ago
Top UN official says Myanmar must follow order on RohingyaA top United Nations official who deals with human rights in Myanmar says the international community must continue to put pressure on the Southeast Asian nation to follow any decision by the International Court of Justice regarding its treatment of minority Rohingya Muslims. U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee spoke in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, ahead of the court's verdict in The Hague, Netherlands
The Associated Press1 day ago
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