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Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a...
Chinese city at center of virus outbreak a major crossroads

Chinese city at center of virus outbreak a major crossroads

The central Chinese city at the center of an outbreak of a new virus that has sickened nearly 600 people and killed at least...
Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China’s new virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World...
S Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

S. Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military decided Wednesday to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to...
Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching...
Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes...
Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness...
US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

U.S. envoy say it’s his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host...
Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as...
Extradition hearing for Huawei executive begins in Canada

Extradition hearing for Huawei executive begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in...

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