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Playing on right-wing sentiment, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is presenting the election next week as a choice between himself, "Bibi" or Ahmad Tibi, an Israeli Arab lawmaker who could form an alliance with his rival.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not traveled outside the United States or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country.
Japan's entire school system, from elementary to high schools, will be asked to close from Monday until spring break late in March to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday. This report produced by Zachary G
Three years ago, villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar’s coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges sea that eroded its banks. Eventually, they were forced to flee.
The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week to discuss the fighting in the northwest of Syria, despite statements by Erdogan saying such a meeting was likely.
A controversial and secretive religious sect in South Korea is facing the biggest crisis in its 36-year history, after hundreds of its members tested positive for coronavirus.
Japan's Olympic Games organizers have been planning to ship in mountain snow to help cool fans this summer. Climate change may see that idea melt away.
As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people.
Mohammad Zubair was on his way home from a local mosque in northeast New Delhi when he came across a large crowd. He turned towards an underpass to avoid the commotion; it proved to be a mistake.
A young Afghan refugee living in Portugal is attempting to achieve in 10 months what normally takes years of preparation - qualifying to box in the Olympics.
President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Milwaukee police were responding to a "critical incident" at the Molson Coors Beverage Co facility on Wednesday, with local media reporting a mass shooting that caused multiple casualties. Jillian Kitchener has more.
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it was filing a libel suit accusing the New York Times of intentionally publishing a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the Trump campaign had an overarching deal in the 201
U.S. President Donald Trump accused two cable TV channels of presenting the danger from the coronavirus in as bad a light as possible and upsetting financial markets, as public health officials warned Americans to prepare for a likely outbreak. This
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday secured the endorsement of James Clyburn, an influential black congressman from the early-voting state of South Carolina, which could prove pivotal to his White House bid. This report produced by Zach
A Reuters-Ipsos poll found 26% of Democrats and independents polled Feb. 17-25 said they believed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the strongest Democrat in a head-to-head matchup with Republican President Donald Trump, compared with 20% who picked
More new coronavirus cases are being reported outside China than inside it, with Italy and Iran in particular seeing their outbreaks spread to nearby countries.
The first hearing of the trial of two U.S. students jailed over the murder of a police officer in Rome last year started on Wednesday. The gruesome killing shocked Italy.
At least 20 people have been killed in the Indian capital during violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups over a new citizenship law, a hospital official told Reuters, even as an eerie calm descended in riot-torn areas on Wednesday.
The mother of a 15-year-old Mexican boy who was fatally shot said she felt "powerless" after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 25) barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent who was responsible for the killing which occurred in 2010 on Mexican soil.
Surging Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders came under withering fire in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, as rivals attacked the high cost of his ambitious economic agenda and warned he would cost the party the White