February 4, 2020

US plans more coronavirus evacuation flights from Wuhan, China, this week

mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Health officials are preparing for the possibility of a pandemic as coronavirus cases in China top 20,000. There are now 425 deaths related to the coronavirus since the outbreak began. The United States is planning more flights to evacuate American citizens out of Wuhan, China, this week, according to the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Those flights will land at four U.S. military bases, and similar to the evacuation flight that landed in California last week, passengers w..
February 3, 2020

Rebels kill dozens of villagers in Ebola-hit Congo

RonTech2000/iStock(LONDON) -- Dozens of people have been killed by rebel fighters in recent attacks on villages in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, an area ravaged by the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak. Militia wielding guns and knives raided several remote villages in the territory of Beni in North Kivu province last week, officials said. The recent attacks have been blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan-led rebel group that has long operated from Congo..
February 3, 2020

Global death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises to 362

mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus outbreak has now infected nearly 17,500 people globally and has killed at least 362 of them, almost all in China. The vast majority of cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in mainland China, with the epicenter still in Wuhan, a city of 11 million and the capital of central Hubei province, where the first cases were detected back in December. A total of 17,205 people have been infected with the disease and 361 have since died, according to..
February 3, 2020

UK police probe Brexit posters demanding apartment block residents only speak English

narvikk/iStock(LONDON) -- British police are investigating posters that were placed in an apartment building over the weekend which warned residents that its unnamed author would not tolerate languages other than English being spoken in the building. Multiple copies of the poster were posted in the Winchester Towers apartment complex in Norwich on Friday, the day that Britain officially left the European Union after three-and-a-half years of contentious and divisive debate. Images of the poste..