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Australia asks people to isolate more even as coronavirus spread slows

5 hours 31 min ago
Australians were asked on Sunday to further isolate themselves from the public to keep the coronavirus from spreading even as authorities said the rate of daily infections has…

Tokyo Olympic organizers eye July 2021 for start of Games: reports

10 hours 6 min ago
Tokyo Olympics organizers are eyeing July 2021 as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due…

Man arrested for attempting to kill neighbor over noise dispute

10 hours 9 min ago
Police in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he assaulted his neighbor with a hammer. According to police, the incident…

Some foreigners in Aichi feeling concern over spread of virus

10 hours 9 min ago
Some foreign residents in central Japan say they are feeling anxious about the coronavirus outbreak because of difficulty in getting necessary information and their lives have been affected…

World champion boxer Saunders sorry for 'hit women' virus video

10 hours 55 min ago
British world champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders was forced to apologize Saturday after a video emerged of him handing out advice to men on how to attack women…

Plenty carp about

10 hours 59 min ago
A man walks past hanging koinobori (carp-shaped windsocks) during a snowfall in Tokyo on Sunday.

Australian gov't says social distancing helping to slow coronavirus spread

11 hours 11 min ago
The rate of spread of the novel coronavirus in Australia has halved in recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday as he announced an additional A$1.1…

China's new coronavirus cases trend lower

11 hours 33 min ago
China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country's…

U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency

13 hours 11 min ago
A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including retailers, as part of the nation's critical infrastructure during the coronavirus emergency. The…

Out-of-season snow falls in Tokyo, surrounding areas

14 hours 4 min ago
Out-of-season snow fell in Tokyo and surrounding areas on Sunday, with the weather agency warning of icy road surfaces. As cold air gripped the Kanto-Koshin region, including the…

Trump nixes quarantine idea for NY, NJ and Connecticut

14 hours 34 min ago
As coronavirus cases rose in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump surprised governors of the state and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut by saying Saturday…

N Korea fires unidentified projectiles toward Sea of Japan

16 hours 19 min ago
North Korea on Sunday fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea off its east coast, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South's military joint chiefs of staff.…

N Korea fires unidentified projectile toward Sea of Japan

Sat, 2020-03-28 22:17
North Korea on Sunday fired at least one "unidentified projectile" into the sea off its east coast, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South's military joint chiefs…

Coronavirus hits U.S. police

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:51
More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police.…

Taliban says no to Afghan negotiators

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:49
The Taliban on Saturday rejected an Afghan government negotiation team set up to hold talks with the insurgent group in a bid to end the country's 18-year-old conflict.…

UK coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as country steps up testing

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:45
Medical workers in England on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of COVID-19 deaths in Britain topped 1,000…

Hundreds to be evacuated from coronavirus-hit ship off Panama

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:41
Hundreds of passengers on a cruise ship, where four people have died and over 130 others have influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with the coronavirus, will be…

Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:40
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barrelled past 10,000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain. Officials…

Missiles intercepted above Saudi capital and city of Jazan

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:39
Ballistic missiles were intercepted on Saturday in the sky above Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan, state media reported, citing its own sources and…

58 people infected with coronavirus at welfare facility in Chiba

Sat, 2020-03-28 21:34
A total of 58 people, including 26 people with disabilities, have been infected with the new coronavirus at a welfare facility in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the…