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Seven wounded in shooting at flea market in Houston

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:46pm
A gunman opened fire at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, wounding seven people in an area known for its Hispanic community, with a suspect being taken into custody at the scene.

Closed museums, mask buying spree amid South Korean surge in coronavirus

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:29pm
South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.

China's virus epicenter Wuhan city allows people to exit for crucial operations

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:29pm
China's Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, said on Monday it will allow healthy people in the city to exit for crucial operations only.

China says has allocated $14.16 billion for curbing coronavirus outbreak

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:54pm
China has allocated 99.5 billion yuan ($14.16 billion) in funds for curbing the coronavirus outbreak that has spread throughout the country, Assistant Finance Minister Ou Wenhan said on Monday.

India set to dazzle Trump with pomp and circumstance as trade rows fester

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:35pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will be accorded the biggest public reception given to any foreign leader in years during his visit to India beginning on Monday, officials say, one that could help paper over the two countries' growing friction over trade.

South Korean airlines halt flights to Daegu, city with most virus cases

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:22pm
South Korea's Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines said on Monday they are suspending flights to Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city with the largest number of coronavirus cases, for the time being.

China says new coronavirus cases drop to 409 on February 23 but deaths jump to 150

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:21pm
Mainland China had 409 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 648 reported a day earlier.

Sanders' Democratic rivals seek to slow his momentum after his big win in Nevada caucuses

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:19pm
As Bernie Sanders looked to cement his front-runner status in the U.S. Democratic presidential race after his dominant win in Nevada, his rivals sought in rallies on Sunday to blunt his momentum ahead of 15 nominating contests in the next 10 days.

Oil prices skid on demand concerns as virus spreads globally

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:27pm
Oil prices tumbled nearly 3% towards a one-week low on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus in several countries outside China left investors fretting about a hit to demand.

Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:27pm
Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East.

Four Chinese provinces lower coronavirus emergency response level

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 7:59pm
Four Chinese provinces Yunnan, Guangdong, Shanxi and Guizhou on Monday lowered their coronavirus emergency response measures, local health commissions said.

Coronavirus clampdown spreads fear and doubt in northern Italy

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 7:26pm
Some people fled, some stocked up on essentials, others simply called for calm after authorities imposed stringent measures on swathes of northern Italy to try to halt an outbreak of coronavirus.

Former 2020 Democratic candidate Williamson endorses Sanders' presidential bid

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 7:14pm
Marianne Williamson, who made an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has thrown her support behind former rival Bernie Sanders, appearing at a rally in Texas with the progressive senator.

U.S. judge rejects Roger Stone's request she be kicked off his case

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 7:05pm
A U.S. federal judge on Sunday denied a request by Roger Stone's lawyers that she be removed from the case in which she last week sentenced the long-time adviser to President Donald Trump to three years and four months in prison.

Gandhi's former home gets facelift ahead of Trump's first India visit

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:14am
India deployed more than 10,000 police and gave a facelift to the former home of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday on the eve of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, whose two-day trip aims to repair bilateral relations after a trade spat.

Trump departs for quick trip to India to see big crowds

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:14am
U.S. President Donald Trump departed on Sunday on quick trip to India, where he is to see crowds so large that they will make the much ballyhooed turnout for his campaign rallies pale in comparison.

Protests in New Delhi against India's citizenship law ahead of Trump visit

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:14am
Police used tear gas to disperse large crowds in India's capital of New Delhi on Sunday in the latest eruption of violence at protests over a new citizenship law, police officials said.

Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills nine, injures more than 100

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:12am
Nine people were killed and buildings collapsed across southeastern Turkey on Sunday when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said.

Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:06am
International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

China braces for inevitable big hit to economy from virus, says Xi

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:06am
China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow to the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.