People wearing protective masks arrive at Beijing railway station to head home for the lunar new year on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images.

A person in Washington state has been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory i(...)

Rescuers working at the site of an airplane crash near Almaty airport, some 20km from the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. Photograph: Handout/EPA

A passenger jet carrying 98 people crashed into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, k(...)

Baha Abu Al-Ata, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader who  was assassinated on Tuesday morning in an Israeli air strike. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Israel and Gaza militants are locked in another round of deadly violence after Israel killed a senior militant commander in a surprise, pre-dawn air s(...)

A migrant carries a woman during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Getty Images

Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of next year, the government said on Monday, following a deadly fire and clashes at its biggest migr(...)

Cameraman films a damaged car at the site of a blast in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Three bombings have struck the Afghan capital, killing at least 10 people including five women and one child, officials said. Thursday morning’s firs(...)

Migrants carry the remains of their belongings from among rubble at Tajoura  detention centre in Tripoli on Wednesday, after it was hit by an air strike. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Refugees and migrants who survived a deadly attack on a detention centre in Libyan capital Tripoli are calling for evacuation, while blaming European (...)

Sudan’s ruling military council for the first time admitted  that it had ordered the dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside securi(...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

Women in high heels walk at a business district in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japan’s health minister said in response to a petition seeking a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work that such dress code expectations a(...)

Health workers dressed in Ebola protective suits place a coffin containing the body of an Ebola patient to a truck at an Ebola treatment centre in the DRC. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry has said, and aid agencies exp(...)

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