China trying to stop spread of new virus at the worst possible time of year
Governments around the world have always struggled to stop the spread of disease, from the deadly swine flu which struck the globe in 2009, to ongoing attempts to rein in Ebola in West Africa.
January 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Indiana child, dad shot when gun discharges while wrestling
A four-year-old Indiana boy is in critical condition today after a gun his father had concealed in his clothing discharged while the two were wrestling, police said.
January 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Trump impeachment: President's lawyers demand immediate acquittal
President Donald Trump’s legal team, representing him at his impeachment trial, has demanded that he is immediately acquitted by the Senate.
January 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Multiple rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad activating emergency alarm
A number of rockets have exploded near Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses the US Embassy and other foreign diplomatic facilities.
January 21, 2020 9:56 am
China confirms new coronavirus can spread between humans
A mysterious respiratory virus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China can be transmitted between humans.
January 21, 2020 8:02 am
Too many twins' hinder world record attempt
An attempt to set a world record in Sri Lanka for the largest gathering of twins appears to have failed after too many turned up.
January 21, 2020 7:36 am
Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases
China has reported 139 new cases of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, including a third death, as the outbreak spreads beyond the city where the virus was first identified.
January 20, 2020 4:48 pm
New coronavirus 'preventable and controllable', China says
China today reported a sharp rise in the number of people affected in a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital.
January 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Harry and Meghan: No other option but to step back, says duke
The Duke of Sussex has said he is “taking a leap of faith” in stepping back from his life as a member of the Royal Family but said “there really was no other option”.
January 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Two police officers killed in Hawaii, home ablaze in shooting incident
A suspect allegedly killed two police officers in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday, officials said.
January 20, 2020 10:33 am
Harry and Meghan are giving up royal titles and state funding
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will give up their royal titles and eschew some state funding in a deal brokered to end a crisis that broke out after the couple announced they would step back.
January 20, 2020 6:58 am
Paraguay investigates mass prison escape in Pedro Juan Caballero
Seventy-five prisoners have escaped from a jail in eastern Paraguay near the border with Brazil, officials say.