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Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

  • Jan 29, 2020

BEIJING  — Countries on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. China’s latest figures cover the previous 24 hours and add 26 to the number of

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China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

  • Jan 28, 2020

BEIJING  — China’s death toll from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak. The total includes the first d

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The Latest: North Korea increases steps against China virus

  • Jan 28, 2020

BEIJING — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. North Korea said it’s taking “emergency steps” to prevent the spread of a new virus from neighboring China. The North’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said Tue

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Turkish leader slams ‘propaganda’ as quake deaths rise to 29

  • Jan 26, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey  — The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said. Speaking at a televised news conference, Interior Minister Suleyman

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One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse

  • Jan 25, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Like she has so many other nights, Ana María Gomes is awakened by the cries of her husband and tries to calm him as he shouts for help from his mine coworkers. She convinces him the dam collapse that devastated their city of Brumadinho and killed at least 270 people happened a yea

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3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgrounds

  • Jan 25, 2020

DENVER  — Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado’s plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. Initially stymied in his dream of becoming a pilot because of his vision, McBeth, one of th

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At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

  • Jan 25, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey  — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. Rescue teams from neighboring provinces were dispa

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Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

  • Jan 25, 2020

WASHINGTON  — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to rep

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California threatened with funds loss over abortion coverage

  • Jan 24, 2020

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state’s requirement that insurance plans cover abortions. The announcement, timed to coincide with the anti-abortion March for Life in the nation’s capital

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