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Australia's bushfire-stricken state pays tribute to 25 victims

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:42pm
Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honor the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:20pm
China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere.

Japan minister apologizes after woman who leaves ship tests positive for virus

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:20pm
Japan's health minister apologized on Saturday after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus.

Sanders projected for decisive win in Nevada, Biden on track for second place

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:20pm
Bernie Sanders solidified his front-runner status with what appeared to be a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope.

Slow results, confusion and complaints at Nevada caucus sites

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:15pm
Nevada caucus officials and voters at multiple sites on Saturday reported voting rules confusion, calculation glitches and delays in reporting tallies - despite efforts to avoid the issues that plagued Iowa's caucuses earlier this month.

New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO concerned by global spread

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.

South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Sunday.

China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but infections outside Hubei falling

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:55pm
China on Sunday reported a rise in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the number of fresh infections and deaths outside of the epicenter of central Hubei province continued to fall.

China's Hubei province reports 630 new coronavirus cases on February 22

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:52pm
China's central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the province's health commission said on Sunday, up from 366 new cases the previous day.

Hong Kong cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:52pm
A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial hub.

IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt deal after G20 meet in Riyadh

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:50pm
Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program, days after the global lender said the country's debt situation had become "unsustainable".

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:29pm
China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach.

New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, two dead: officials

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease.

Italy's coronavirus outbreak infects 51 people, kills two

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:08am
An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and companies to tell workers in affected areas to stay at home.

Buffett defends stock investments, which fueled record Berkshire profit

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:06am
Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.

Sealed in: Chinese trapped at home by coronavirus feel the strain

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
During weeks holed up in her grandmother's apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet, Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed.

Hubei's medical supply situation improving, but shortages remain: official

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
The medical supply situation in China's Hubei, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, has improved, but items such as protective suits remain scarce, a provincial official said at a briefing on Saturday.

Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, one dead: health ministry

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Ten new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Iran, one of whom has died, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Saturday.

Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:52am
Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.