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Police at a roadblock on the outskirts of Wuhan turned away cars trying to leave the virus-stricken city on Saturday, as other anxious residents trapped inside spent the Lunar New Year stocking up on masks and medical supplies.
With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side.
Two Rohingya women were killed and seven others injured in shelling the Myanmar military and insurgents blamed on each other, days after the UN's top court ordered the country to protect the beleaguered Muslim minority.
Bulk purchases of face masks, as many as 250 at a time, started earlier this week in the tiny New York district.
China has deployed 450 military medical staff, some with experience combating SARS or Ebola, to a central city stricken by a virus that has killed dozens of people, state media said Saturday.
A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday.
Australia on Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus that has claimed 41 lives in China, becoming the latest country in a growing list to be affected by the illness.
Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.
Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month's Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon says.
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has hit eastern Turkey, a Turkish government agency says, with no immediate reports of casualties.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed "a new chapter" in Britain's history as he signed its divorce deal with the EU, clearing another hurdle ahead of the country's departure from the bloc next Friday.
US President Donald Trump was to address the country's biggest annual anti-abortion rally on Friday - just blocks from Congress where senators are sitting in judgment at his impeachment trial.
Democratic prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, hoping to persuade some Republicans to break ranks and turn against the US leader.
A large explosion has shaken the US city of Houston, Texas, with shocked residents woken before dawn as houses were badly damaged and glass windows blown in.
Israeli police have launched a manhunt after an apparent arson attack, accompanied by Hebrew-language graffiti, on a mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
At least one person has been killed and several more injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police say.
Inflamed by past scares and Hollywood disaster blockbusters, few things feed collective panic like a virus, experts said Thursday, as China locked down the epicentre of a deadly flu-like outbreak.
China is rushing to build a new hospital in a staggering 10 days to treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak that has stricken hundreds of people.