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Coronavirus infections expanding at a growing rate

With more than 2,000 infected worldwide, a top Chinese health official warned that the “epidemic is now entering a more serious and complex period.”

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

One protester was killed by security forces after hundreds of antigovernment protesters flooded the streets of Iraq’s capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his support from the popular movement.

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

The United States has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.

Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel headed to Washington on Sunday vowing to “make history” as he prepared to meet President Trump for the unveiling of the US administration’s much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country’s east.

Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city

Officials from Libya’s two rival governments said fighting erupted Sunday as the country’s east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month.

20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attacked by gunmen

Gunmen attacked an army camp in Mali near the border with Mauritania, killing 20 soldiers Sunday, the government and armed forces said.

North Korean leader’s aunt reemerges after husband’s execution

Her appearance in Pyongyang, the capital, dispelled rumors that she was purged after her powerful husband was executed on charges of plotting a coup to topple Kim Jong Un in 2013.