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AP source: Chartered plane evacuating Americans from Chinese city hit hard by new virus has departed, is enroute to U.S.AP source: Chartered plane evacuating Americans from Chinese city hit hard by new virus has departed, is enroute to U.S.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The north terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, where a flight plane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China is expected later Tuesday, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
The Latest: AP source: Plane leaves China with AmericansA U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press that a chartered plane sent to China to pick up Americans in the city of Wuhan has departed and is en route to the U.S. Wuhan is the epicenter of a new virus that has sickened thousands and killed more than 100
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factoryPakistani rescuer workers and police say a massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion has engulfed a small perfume factory, killing at least 11 people
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Wildfire threatens homes on Australian capital's outskirts A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts is blazing out of control and threatens homes on the outskirts of the Australian’s capital as fire danger escalates across the country’s southeast
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Hong Kong leader announces all rail connections to mainland China will be severed starting Friday as virus fears growHong Kong leader announces all rail connections to mainland China will be severed starting Friday as virus fears grow
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Hermoine Dickey, 8, rides in a car on her way to Wuhan Tiange International Airport for a U.S. evacuation flight Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak. (Priscilla Dickey via AP)
As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behindThe U.S. government is chartering a flight to transport several hundred diplomats, family members, and other Americans out of Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. As Beijing instates one of the largest quarantines in modern history, locking down over 50 million people in Hubei province, questions are swirling around the provincial government's sluggish initial response. (Xiong Qi/Xinhua via AP, File)
Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus responseTop officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan attended a Lunar New Year gala last week where performers were sniffling and sneezing
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by the Poipet International Checkpoint, government officials distribute face masks to tourists during a launch of a plan to distribute a million masks to travelers arriving at the checkpoint with Thailand as a safety precaution against the coronavirus infection in Poipet, northeastern Cambodia. China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.S. government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak. (Poipet International Checkpoint via AP)
Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virusPanic and pollution are driving a surging market for protective face masks in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Taliban assault on Afghan police base kills 11Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked a police base, killing 11, possibly with help from at least one of the policemen inside
The Associated Press16 hours ago
An infrared thermal imager is placed to check the temperature of passengers at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Authorities have started screening passengers after one confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection was detected in the Himalayan country. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from ChinaA Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was locked down to contain a viral outbreak
The Associated Press17 hours ago
China confirms 4,500 cases of virus, more than 50 elsewhereChina has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus, with 106 deaths
The Associated Press18 hours ago
China says another 1,771 cases of new virus have been confirmed, now counts more than 4,500China says another 1,771 cases of new virus have been confirmed, now counts more than 4,500
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Simon Bridges holds a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 that New Zealand's general election will be held on Sept. 19. Ardern will be seeking a second term in office and is expected to face tough competition from conservative challenger Bridges. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
New Zealand's Ardern seeking reelection in Sept. 19 votePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern may be lauded around the world as a liberal icon but whether she can translate that into a reelection victory in September remains uncertain
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Government workers spray disinfectant on a garbage can in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (Chinatopix via AP)
US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China The United States and several other nations are preparing to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people
The Associated Press21 hours ago
China reports 25 more deaths in virus outbreak, raising total to at least 106China reports 25 more deaths in virus outbreak, raising total to at least 106
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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