CDC confirms 5th case of new coronavirus in U.S.

All of the U.S. cases are patients who have recently traveled from Wuhan, China. Meanwhile, the number of suspected cases in the United States has been growing rapidly. So far, about 100 samples from 26 states have been sent to … Read More

Turkey earthquake: At least 31 dead as buildings collapse

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 1,600 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake centered on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into … Read More

Deadly flooding, landslides strike Brazil

At least 30 people have been killed following more than two days of torrential rains in the southeast of the country. The severe weather comes one year after a dam break killed nearly 300 people. Two days of torrential downpours have … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

Wildfires Are Raging Outside Every Major City in Australia

Australia has deployed military planes and ships to provide aid as hundreds of wildfires rage across Australia, forcing residents to flee and destroying homes. The Australian Defense Force is sending ships to the Victoria town of Mallacoota on a two-week supply … Read More

Deadly 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines Sunday, killing at least one child and injuring dozens, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the epicenter to near the town of Matanao in the populated province … Read More

Death Toll Rises In Wake of Philippines Typhoon: At Least 28 Dead

Residents outside their home, damaged by Typhoon Phanfone at Concepcion town, Iloilo province, central Philippines on Friday. – Leo Solinap/AP Typhoon Phanfone, which swept through the central Philippines on Christmas Eve, has killed at least 28 people, leaving large areas … Read More

U.S. says Iran may have killed up to 1,000 protesters

U.N. human rights chief says video footage shows Iranian security forces “shooting to kill.” WASHINGTON — The U.S.’s special representative for Iran Brian Hook has said that more than 1,000 Iranian citizens may have been killed in recent protests. On … Read More

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