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Suicide of "Love Island" host sparks demands for tougher UK media rules

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:36am
The suicide of Caroline Flack, one of Britain's most famous TV stars, has prompted nearly 350,000 people to sign a petition demanding tougher laws on the way the tabloid press covers celebrities.

Chinese support measures buoy world stocks

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:10am
Global shares were buoyant on Monday as the promise of further policy stimulus from China to counteract the economic hit from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors.

Pompeo blasts corruption, promotes U.S. business in Africa trip

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:07am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced corruption and touted American business on Monday during the second leg of an African tour in Angola, where the government is seeking to claw back billions of dollars looted from state coffers.

Gunmen kill 24 in attack on Burkina Faso church

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 8:06am
Gunmen killed twenty-four people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources told Reuters on Monday.

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 7:03am
Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:

Russia orders woman back into coronavirus quarantine after escape

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 7:02am
A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman to be returned to a quarantine facility as a precaution against coronavirus after she staged an elaborate escape and said she was being kept against her will.

China's epidemic control is showing an improving trend: state media

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 6:17am
Control of the coronavirus epidemic in China is showing an active and improving trend, state television quoted a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday.

Rise in coronavirus infections prompts Japan to limit public crowds

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 6:01am
Japan canceled the emperor's birthday celebrations next week as it moved on Monday to limit crowds to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and said it will close the Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners.

Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:06pm
Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington.

Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary election

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:06pm
Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority, as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home.

Coronavirus cases rise again in China as recession looms for Japan, Singapore

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:46pm
The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people.

Thailand records one new case of coronavirus: health official

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:45pm
Thailand records one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 35 since January, a senior health official said on Monday.

General Motors to wind down Australia, NZ operations, sell Thai plant to Great Wall

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:37pm
General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside of the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand and retire the Holden brand by 2021.

Timeline: General Motors streamlines its international operations

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:33pm
General Motors Co is retreating from more markets outside the United States and China, saying on Sunday that it will wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations, while selling a plant in Thailand.

Japan keeps high coronavirus alert as more citizens return from China

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:32pm
Japan evacuated more citizens from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, while the disease's spread prompted a hospital to stop accepting new patients and raised the possibility of restricting participants at next month's Tokyo Marathon.

Trump kicks off Daytona 500 race crowd with limo loop, Air Force One flyby

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:13pm
President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in his presidential limousine, drawing cheers from fans at NASCAR's most prestigious race not long after completing a dramatic flyby on Air Force One.

Australia should ease travel ban on foreigners from China: ambassador

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:02pm
Australia should lift its ban on the arrival of foreign nationals from mainland China, China's ambassador to Australia said on Monday.

Backstory - 'This is a special time': Reporting from the edge of China's virus lockdown

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:02pm
It was a late afternoon on a blue-sky day in Jiujiang, a city that borders Hubei, the central Chinese province worst hit by the coronavirus.

Scramble to track Cambodia cruise ship passengers after coronavirus case reported

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 9:23pm
Holland America Line said it is working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.

New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 8:50pm
New York on Sunday dropped its fight against the $40 billion merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp , saying the state would not appeal a judge's approval of the deal.