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WASHINGTON - The reported number of new coronavirus cases eased Tuesday in China, but the death toll from the infections still rose to nearly 1,900, including the director of a hospital at the epicenter of the outbreak.

A masked paramilitary policeman stands guard at a deserted Tiananmen Gate following the coronavirus outbreak, in Beijing, Feb. 16, 2020. China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year.

ISLAMABAD - U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan by urging the international community to support countries that continue to host millions of refugees from war-shattered Afghanistan.

MUNICH - The United States has reached a reduction of violence agreement with the Taliban that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday.

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei say 254 more people have died from the new coronavirus and they announced a huge increase in the number of cases.

BRUSSELS - NATO has agreed "in principle" to take over some of the training activities carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Irish voters have gone with the grain of the times and delivered a shock general election result which has smashed traditional two party politics in the country.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24-25 and travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad, the White House said Monday.

Buddhist monks in northeast Thailand, joined by throngs of mourners, burned candles, prayed and chanted Sunday for the victims of the country's worst mass shooting.

Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

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