NATO in urgent talks after 33 Turkish troops…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Turkey has requested emergency talks after 33 of its soldiers were killed in northeast Syria

Turkey won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe

Dozens of Turkish soldiers died after an air strike by Syrian government forces in Idlib region on Friday (February 28), in an escalation of conflict that could have serious consequences for Europe. Libby Hogan reports.

Dog Quarantined After Testing Positive for…

A dog in Hong Kong has been placed in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19—but authorities aren't sure whether it has really been infected. Authorities say the pet dog of a 60-year-old coronavirus patient tested "weak positive" for coronavirus, Reuters reports. They say it is possible that the nasal...

Virus epidemic growing by day hits schools…

Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and now into sub-Saharan Africa

'The biggest threat': East Africa struggles to…

As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people. David Doyle reports.

Canada to Cancel Security for Harry, Meghan

It hadn't been clear whether Canada would continue to provide security for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, when they're no longer senior royals. It's clear now. Canada has been providing security help since the couple moved there in November, the government told CBC , adding, "The assistance will cease in...

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Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong…

Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians have been charged with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year

U.S. aggressively investigating virus threat…

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield spoke to Congress about the coronavirus threat on Thursday (February 27), saying that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long the virus can survive on surfaces.

After Gamer's Shocking Confession, 4 Bodies Found

His fellow gamers thought he was joking. “I killed mom and granny so far, waiting for sister in 5 minutes and dad in 1 hour,” wrote 23-year-old Menhaz Zaman on the Discord app last year. Later, came, "I’ve just slaughtered my entire family," followed by photos. As a story in...

Speaker rejects Mahathir's call as Malaysia's…

Malaysia's political turmoil has deepened with the House speaker rejecting interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote to chose a new premier

Olympic athletes should not risk health, says Ian…

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe said on Thursday (February 27) athletes should not put their Olympic dreams before their health in deciding whether to compete at the Tokyo Games as global health authorities battle to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

'Recovered' Coronavirus Patient Tests Positive…

A Japanese woman thought to have recovered from the coronavirus has tested positive again, raising yet more concerns about the spread of the virus. The woman, a tour bus guide in Osaka, was first diagnosed in late January and was released from the hospital on Feb. 1, authorities say. This...

In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough…

Health officials are confronting tough questions about testing to intercept the fast-spreading coronavirus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do so

Brazil bracing for economic hit as virus spreads

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta spoke to local authorities in Sao Paulo on Thursday (February 27) after the country's first confirmed coronavirus case was found there.

Trump Addresses Nation Over Coronavirus

President Trump held a presser about the coronavirus Wednesday as the US announced its first case of unknown origin—meaning the person had apparently not traveled abroad or come on contact with a confirmed case, the Washington Post reports. As for Trump, he's putting Mike Pence on the case. "I'm...

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Virus outbreak spreads in France with 20 new cases

French authorities have reported twenty new cases of people infected with the new virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total in the country to 38, including two deaths

Mixed messages, delays hamper U.S. virus response

Barely more than a handful of U.S. public health departments across the country are able to test for the fast-spreading coronavirus, which began in China and has spread to at least 44 countries. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Clooney Reacts to Nespresso-Linked Child Labor…

George Clooney has been Nespresso's brand ambassador since 2006, but after an investigation claimed to find six of the company's Guatemalan coffee suppliers use child labor, the actor is expressing regret. Per Deadline and CNN , he says he joined Nespresso's sustainability advisory board seven years ago (along with the Rainforest...

Grief grips Peruvian community one month after…

One month after a gas tanker leak triggered fires and explosions that killed 30 people in the Peruvian capital, traumatized survivors and relatives of victims are still waiting to know who was responsible

Ambulance rushes to Turkey hospital following…

An ambulance believed to be carrying a soldier arrived at a hospital near the Turkey-Syrian border on Thursday night amid reports of a deadly air strike on Turkish soldiers.

American Teens Who Face Life in Italy Go on Trial

Two American teens were arrested in Italy over the summer for allegedly killing a Rome police officer in the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong. On Wednesday, their trial in the Italian capital began, ABC News reports. Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 19, and Finnegan Elder, now 20, face charges of aggravated...

Ex-French prime minister denies wrongdoing in…

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said he wants to “make the truth be known” at his fraud trial in Paris

Turkish army releases footage of strikes against…

The Turkish army released on Thursday (February 27) drone footage of what it said were strikes on Syrian government targets in Idlib governorate.

Hidden Doorway From 17th Century Found in…

Historians have made a surprise discovery during restoration work at the UK House of Commons: a long-forgotten passageway built for a king and used by the country's first prime minister and other political luminaries of the past. The passage, built for Charles II's coronation procession, wasn't exactly secret. A plaque...

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Judge refuses to let Assange leave secure dock in…

A judge has refused to let Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers at a London court hearing

Dow nosedives 1,190 points into correction…

Fear the coronavirus is turning into a pandemic sparked another major stampede out of stocks, prompting the worst point-drop for the Dow in history as stocks crumbled 4 percent. Conway G. Gittens looks at the damage.

His Daughter Froze to Death. She Wasn't the Only…

If you've grown somewhat numb to the nine-year-old Syrian civil war, this week's headlines may be enough to give you a jolt: "Syria's worst humanitarian catastrophe in its ... civil war is now unfolding," proclaims Vox . "Children Freeze to Death as Attack Prompts Largest Exodus of Syrian War," writes the New...