Coronavirus cases in China's Hubei fall for second day, Apple and markets feel impact2/19/2020 1:34:16 AM New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed.
Virus-hit cruise ship passengers to start disembarking in Japan2/19/2020 1:34:16 AM Around 500 passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama near Tokyo were set to disembark on Wednesday, although those sharing a room with people testing positive would have to stay on board longer, media and officials said.
New coronavirus cases in China fall for second day as death toll passes 2,0002/19/2020 1:21:17 AM The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened already severe containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan.
Chinese cities seek blood donations as coronavirus crimps supplies: China Daily2/19/2020 1:20:48 AM Several Chinese cities have declared that a shortage in blood supply for clinical use was imminent, state media reported on Tuesday, as travel curbs due to the coronavirus outbreak keep potential donors at home.
South Korea to announce about 10 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday: Yonhap2/19/2020 1:06:54 AM South Korea has confirmed about 10 new cases of the coronavirus and will announce the positive test results later on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed health officials.
Prisoner 3870, alias 'El Chapo,' appears in rare Mexican video2/19/2020 12:47:33 AM Clad in a beige uniform marked "3870," the captured drug kingpin answered the Mexican prison guard's questions calmly, barely looking up as he scrubbed black fingerprint ink from his hands.
Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise2/19/2020 12:43:41 AM Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.
Mainland China reports 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Feb. 182/19/2020 12:14:37 AM Mainland China had 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the country's National Health Commission said on Wednesday, down from 1,886 cases a day earlier and the lowest since Jan. 29.
U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns2/19/2020 12:05:06 AM The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.
No rush on bill to allow mining on Brazilian indigenous lands, speaker says2/18/2020 11:59:38 PM Brazil's lower house speaker, Rodrigo Maia, said on Tuesday that a bill to allow for mining on protected indigenous lands will not be given the urgency in Congress that some would like.
Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands2/18/2020 11:59:38 PM Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations.
Trump blasts proposed U.S. restrictions on sale of jet parts to China2/18/2020 11:42:43 PM President Donald Trump objected on Tuesday to U.S. proposals that would prevent companies from supplying jet engines and other components to China's aviation industry and suggested he had instructed his administration not to implement them.
South Koreans return home from quarantined ship off Japan: Yonhap2/18/2020 11:31:34 PM A presidential jet brought home six South Koreans and a Japanese spouse from a quarantined cruise ship docked off Japan on Wednesday, according to Yonhap news agency.
Bolsonaro and son blast probe of Brazil hit man killed by police2/18/2020 11:29:44 PM Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son on Tuesday hurled criticism at state authorities investigating the death of an alleged hit man who was suspected of involvement in the murder of a well-known Rio de Janeiro councilwoman.
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro2/18/2020 11:19:02 PM The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port2/18/2020 11:16:25 PM Libya's internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, killing three people and almost hitting a highly explosive gas tanker.
Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands2/18/2020 11:06:57 PM Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations.
China's Hubei province reports 132 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 182/18/2020 11:03:01 PM The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 132 to 1,921 as of Tuesday, the province's health commission said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
U.S. CDC places 14-day travel restriction on passengers from quarantined cruise ship2/18/2020 11:02:13 PM The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday all passengers on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan would be restricted from traveling to the United States for at least 14 days after leaving the ship.
UK seeks to attract high-skilled workers with points-based immigration system2/18/2020 11:00:32 PM Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on "cheap labor from Europe".