Authorities in Wuhan, where the virus outbreak began, have closed off the city by suspending public transport. The World Health Organization has delayed a decision on declaring a global public health emergency.
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A large tanker aircraft involved in Australia's bushfire battle has gone missing in southeastern New South Wales. Its rural fire service says contact was lost and it is investigating reports of a "serious accident."
The rarely-used declaration is designed to trigger a coordinated international response.
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President Steinmeier has met with Holocaust survivors ahead of the World Holocaust Forum commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago. He also underscored the need to fight anti-Semitism around the world.
The Saudi embassy in Washington called it "absurd" to suggest their country was behind the hacking of billionaire Jeff Bezos. UN experts said they had information pointing to the possible involvement of the crown prince.
The EU has set up "the building blocks of a European defense union," EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said in Davos. She also hailed a "European open science cloud" aimed to boost research in the bloc.
After securing a trade truce with China, the US president has now turned to the EU. Trump threatened car tariffs if European countries implement a digital tax. The EU says a new deal could come "in a few weeks."
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "we have done it" after his Brexit bill was ratified by UK lawmakers. Five amendments were rejected, including provisions to reunite child refugees with families already in the UK.
Two women imprisoned in eastern Ukraine who were part of a major prisoner swap spoke to DW about their time in custody.
Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial has begun in earnest with strong opening statements. The prosecution sought to establish Weinstein's violent, predatory behavior, while the defense focused on discrediting victims.
Di Maio's announcement comes after months of high-profile defections from the party and ahead of a looming possible electoral humiliation. However, the populist leader will stay on as Italy's foreign minister.
A Toronto court has imposed Canada's highest-ever environmental fine on Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal. The multi-million dollar penalty comes on top of compensation to vehicle owners in Canada.
Last week, Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping changes to Russia's constitution. Now the parliament is set to vote on the new measures. Analysts are calling the fast-moving events in Russia a "sting operation."
As the Red Army approached Auschwitz, the Nazi "angel of death," Josef Mengele, fled. He outlived many of his victims. The people who survived his experiments remain scarred; his birthplace struggles with his legacy.
India's Citizenship Amendment Act, which sparked deadly protests over fears it discriminates Muslims, will not be suspended. PM Modi's government has four weeks to respond to legal challenges ahead of the next hearing.
Police in Padua destroyed some 10 tons of pork infected with African swine fever on Wednesday. Italy has banned the import of Chinese pork in hopes of stopping the spread of the disease.
Greek residents on Lesbos, Samos and Chios have run out of patience with the overflowing migrant camps on their islands.
Authorities have refused to explain or investigate documented incidents.
Armed groups along the Venezuela-Colombia border subject civilians to killings, forced labor and extortion, asserts Human Rights Watch. The NGO accuses Venezuelan forces of colluding with Colombian militias.
While the Republicans have not wavered, impeachment proceedings cannot be avoided, argues DW's Carla Bleiker.
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Davos was popular among tuberculosis patients, who banked on its fresh air and sunbathed mountains to cure them. Patients haven’t stopped flocking to Davos but their illnesses have taken a modern form.
Eleven thousand young people are, so far, involved in a network founded by the World Economic Forum as 'Global Shapers.' This year 52 of them have been invited and are making themselves heard in Davos.
The Green Week agriculture fair has rarely seen so much controversy as this year.
Rachel Stewart visits a local butcher and samples some unusual meaty German delicacies.
Many countries rely on climate-damaging coal, oil and gas to keep warm during winter. So what are the alternatives?
A controversial patent on Ethiopia's national cereal teff is about to be terminated. But biopiracy remains a problem.
Turkey is building on its already-strong relationship with Somalia as it accepts an invitation to explore for oil in its seas. Ankara has spent years building trust in the region as it seeks to increase its influence.
On the Solomon Islands, rats and poachers are the two major threats to critically endangered sea turtles. A group of local women have joined forces to help save the animals from extinction.
Black Forest gateau, cuckoo clocks and the Heidelberg Castle attract millions of tourists every year.
Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died after suffering from a rare form of dementia. Also working as a screenwriter, director and historian, he is best remembered as a comic genius.
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