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News : World

Why is Vladimir Putin racing to amend Russia's constitution?

Saturday  16:05,   25 january 2020

Russians try to puzzle out what Vladimir Putin is trying to do as the Kremlin pushes through changes to Russia's constitution at breakneck speed.Ever since Vladimir Putin announced a dramatic overhaul of Russia's constitution and the removal of... >>>

U.S. Plans to Evacuate Citizens From Epidemic-Stricken Chinese City

Saturday  15:05,   25 january 2020

The U.S. government is arranging a charter flight Sunday to evacuate Americans from Wuhan to the U.S., a person familiar with the operation said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Hong Kong Leader Declares Coronavirus Emergency And Halts Official Trips to China Mainland

Saturday  14:15,   25 january 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has declared an emergency over the outbreak of coronavirus, a pneumonia-causing virus that has killed over a dozen people in mainland China. © Kevin Frayer/Getty Chinese children wear protective masks as they wait to... >>>

Iraq security forces clear streets stoking protester fears

Saturday  12:50,   25 january 2020

Iraqi security forces cleared anti-government protesters from streets and squares in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, AFP journalists reported, stoking protester fears their long-running campaign risks being sidelined. It came a day after populist >>>

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village - MP

Saturday  11:00,   25 january 2020

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village - MPMaung Kyaw Zan, a national member of parliament for Buthidaung township in northern Rakhine state, said shells fired from a nearby battalion hit Kin Taung village in the middle of the... >>>

What's changed between the 2003 SARS outbreak and the current Wuhan coronavirus

Saturday  07:30,   25 january 2020

Many people worry that a Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that killed 17 could be a repeat of the deadly SARS pandemic in 2003 that killed hundreds and wrecked havoc on Hong Kong's economy. A lot has changed since 2003 -- but not everything.In the... >>>

China virus death toll rises to 41, more than 1,300 infected worldwide

Saturday  07:20,   25 january 2020

China virus death toll rises to 41, more than 1,300 infected worldwide(Pictured) People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong, on Jan. 24 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to... >>>

Mexico Breaks Up a Migrant Caravan, Pleasing White House

Saturday  05:55,   25 january 2020

MEXICO CITY — For generations, Mexico served as a relatively open thruway for undocumented migrants traveling to the United States. Tens of thousands crossed the country every year, mostly unimpeded by the Mexican authorities. But the Mexican... >>>

Iran athlete who fled country wants to compete for Germany

Saturday  05:55,   25 january 2020

Iran's lone female Olympic medalist said she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her country earlier this month and blasting the "hypocrisy" of Iranian lawmakers.Kimia Alizadeh said she hopes to continue her taekwondo career in... >>>

Protest violence won't work, leading Hong Kong activist says

Saturday  05:10,   25 january 2020

Escalating protest violence is not the way to bring about change, Hong Kong democracy activist Jason Ng has said, urging demonstrators to embrace non-violent means in the struggle to throw off a feared tightening of Beijing's control. With... >>>

Pompeo berated, cursed at NPR reporter over Ukraine questions, she says

Saturday  02:30,   25 january 2020

"He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine, he asked, 'Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?' He used the F word in that sentence, and many others," said NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly.Pompeo was interviewed by NPR... >>>

Mike Pompeo reschedules trip to Ukraine as impeachment trial wages on

Saturday  01:55,   25 january 2020

As impeachment drama plays out in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ukraine -- the country at the heart of the matter. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Coronavirus Deaths Surge in China While Europe Finds First Cases

Saturday  01:45,   25 january 2020

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China surged and the U.S. and Europe confirmed new cases as travelers from the outbreak’s center in Wuhan have returned home and developed symptoms. © Thomson Reuters Police officers wearing masks check the >>>

Before Doomed Flight From Tehran, Anxiety and a Final Kiss

Saturday  01:05,   25 january 2020

A ticketing mishap kept Mohsen Ahmadipour from joining his wife on the doomed Flight 752 from Tehran. At the airport, they said their last goodbye.Mr. Ahmadipour, a 38-year-old graduate student, had flown to Iran to visit family and then return to... >>>

American VP Pence to Pope Francis: 'You have made me a hero'

Saturday  00:55,   25 january 2020

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a former Catholic, held an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis on Friday and quipped that he emerged from the encounter feeling like "a... >>>