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
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.