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(UPDATED) The virus is detected in some other Asian countries, and the United States confirms its first case Tuesday
The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle, is in good condition, according to federal and state officials
(UPDATED) Nations across the Asia-Pacific region step up checks of passengers at airports to detect the SARS-like coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan
The Washington-based global lending institution cautions that outcomes 'depend to an important extent on avoiding further escalation' between Washington and Beijing
The rating downgrade is a major blow to Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam, who has struggled to end more than 7 months of huge and often violent pro-democracy protests
(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday
A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan. Meanwhile, South Korea reports its first case.
An expert says the fact that the virus had spread beyond China, to Japan and Thailand, was 'starting to make us fear that interhuman transmission is possible'
'Such appalling acts are not to be condoned,' the police force says
(UPDATED) A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan, taking the total number of people to have been diagnosed with the virus in China to 201
Scientists from the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis say the number of cases in Wuhan, China was likely closer to 1,700 than the 45 earlier reported
The automatic translation feature on Myanmar's Facebook page renders Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese into English as 'Mr Shithole'
The Palace Museum says it is 'deeply shocked and sincerely apologizes to the public'
The elaborate signing ceremony came between sit-down meetings with Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who stands accused of masterminding the Rohingya crackdown
In addition to being its largest investor, China is Myanmar's indispensable ally as it reels from Western isolation over the Rohingya crisis
Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. More than 1,300 passengers are expected to arrive in Thailand daily from Wuhan alone.
The population aged 60 and over was 253.88 million last year, accounting for 18.1% of the total
The figures are released days after Vice Premier Liu He and Donald Trump signed a much-vaunted 'phase one' pact that marks a truce in their nearly two-year-old trade war
Foreign countries start to offer aid for affected communities as the Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 with hazardous eruption 'imminent'
Indonesia has protested to China over the incident
Security officials are called in multiple times to force out pro-democracy lawmakers who shouted slogans and held placards, including one that portrayed the city's chief executive Carrie Lam as a vampire with bat wings
The president of Hong Kong's Professional Teachers' Union says the government is trying to silence teachers
The outbreak has caused alarm because the new virus is from the same family as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 349 people in mainland China and 299 in Hong Kong in 2002 and 2003
China's Belt and Road Initiative also faces criticism for swaddling poor nations with crippling debt and for being too opaque
However, Trump says he will only remove the tariffs against China 'if we're able to do phase two' of the agreement
Rappler traces the origin of F/B Pengyou from Batangas to Occidental Mindoro. The tattered boat is the latest in the government's bungled assistance efforts for the fishermen of Gem-Ver.
No human-to-human transmission of the virus behind the Wuhan outbreak has been confirmed so far, but the health commission says the possibility 'cannot be excluded'
A China Coast Guard vessel is spotted in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as CCG officials go on a 'goodwill visit' to the Philippines
Pro-democracy protesters reward shops and restaurants that support their cause, tagging them 'yellow'. Pro-government and pro-China businesses are tagged 'blue' and frequent targets for vandalism or boycotts.
Beijing regards Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if necessary – especially if it declares independence
The truce will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief
Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese president Xi Jin Ping of overseeing 'the most brutal and pervasive oppression that China has seen for decades'
Newly-elected president Tsai Ing-wen draws the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of 'one China'
'Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa mag-usap harap-harapan, at sabihin natin ang ating hinaing,' says Philippine Coast Guard chief Admiral Joel Garcia
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Admiral Joel Garcia defended on Tuesday, January 14, their talks with the China Coast Guard (CCG), touting diplomatic meetings with the expansionist Chinese government as the sole antidote to end years of dispute in and over the West Philippine Sea
“Kahit may hidwaan po tayo, wala pong ibang solusyon kundi diplomasya,. Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa magusap harap-harapan, at sabihin natina ng ating hinaing,” Garca told throng of reporters after welcoming the CCG officials at the PCG headquarters in Manila on Tuesday morning.
(Even if we have a divide, we have no other solution but diplomacy. There is no other solution but to meet with them at the table, in person, and tell them our grievances.)
Why defensive? Garcia turned defensive after reporters asked for a reaction to criticism that the PCG’s meeting with CCG shouldn’t have been pursued in light of multiple instances where Chinese Coast Guard personnel harassed Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea.
For Garcia, however, shutting out the incidents for the meantime and focusing on the meeting was needed to prevent more conflicts at sea.
Several people disappear into the sinkhole as it spreads, including what appears to be a child
The welcoming ceremony opens days of unprecedented talks and exercises between the two coast guards
The move is a sign of easing tensions between the two economic powers after nearly two years of conflict
The China Coast Guard maintains a presence in some key areas of the West Philippine Sea
(3rd UPDATE) 'Allowing or not allowing someone's entry is China's sovereign right,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says
The kidnapper uses a homemade gun and explosive devices, in a rare case involving firearms in the country
China's foreign affairs ministry accuses Human Rights Watch and other groups of having a 'great responsibility for the chaotic situation in Hong Kong'
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen leads by more than 2.6 million votes against opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu, who has conceded the race
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was originally detained on a US warrant in late 2018, faces an extradition hearing in Vancouver that begins on January 20
(3rd UPDATE) Local authorities say a 69-year-old man died on January 15 in Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed to be the epicenter of an outbreak of a coronavirus from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen
Some 19 million people are eligible to vote on Saturday to choose between two leaders with very different visions for Taiwan's future – in particular how close the self-ruled island should tack to its giant neighbor
'One in 5 adults now report probable depression or suspected PTSD, which is comparable to those experiencing armed conflicts, large-scale disasters, or terrorist attacks,' the study says
Foreign firms registered in China with net assets of not less than 300 million yuan ($43 million) can obtain oil and gas mining rights
'The Commission believes Chinese authorities may be committing crimes against humanity against the Uighur people and other Turkic Muslims,' says the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
China's inflation is steady at 4.5% in December 2019, but pork prices remain high due to the African swine fever outbreak
The signing will cap a nearly two-year spat that threatened to throttle the global economy