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Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Airports are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent a new virus from being spread by...

China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) - China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented...

China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) - China's National Health Commission says the number of cases of a new respiratory virus has risen to 830 with 25 deaths....

China locking down cities with 18 million to stop virus

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in...

UN agency: China virus ‘too early’ for emergency declaration

LONDON (AP) - A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least...

China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million people in an...

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have...

AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, the al-Qaida-linked...

Billionaire’s cash helps Zimbabwe’s doctors back from strike

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions...

Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days...