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Virus cases jump in S.Korea, Italy, Iran
As China reports fewer new coronavirus cases outside Hubei province, infection rates have surged in South Korea, Italy and Iran.


Virus alert level highest in South Korea
South Korea is reporting 123 new coronavirus cases, and a fifth fatality, raising the country's total number of infections to 556.


Aust missionary case to go to Cambodian PM
An Australian missionary facing fraud charges in Cambodia hopes Prime Minister Hun Sen will intervene after an arbitration commission cleared him of wrongdoing.


Ten scouts killed in Indonesian flood
Indonesian authorities have found the bodies of two more school girls, bringing the death toll from flash flood in Java to 10.


SKorea virus cases more than double to 433
New confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea have doubled to 433, mostly linked to a church in Daegu and a hospital in Cheongdo county.


Virus has infected over 77,000 globally
The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Saturday.


Flash flood kills seven students in Java
Seven students have been killed by a flash flood on Indonesia's central Java island, a disaster management official says.


Seven-day Afghan truce period begins
A seven-period of reduced violence has begun in Afghanistan after the US declared it had reached an understanding with the Taliban militant group.


Thai court dissolves opposition party
Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the opposition Future Forward Party, which came third in general elections last year, dissolved over election fraud.


Stocks fall as coronavirus spreads
Global stock markets are trading lower as spreading coronavirus cases in Chna and other countries prompted a shift to safer assets.


Taliban, Afghan govt pact to cut violence
Afghanistan and Taliban forces have agreed to observe a a seven-day period of reduced violence starting midnight Friday.


SKorea scrambles as virus cases surge
Confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea have doubled overnight to 204, many traced to a patient who attended church services in Daegu.


Asia currencies slip amid virus worries
Asian currencies have been dumped over worries about the economic impact of the coronavirus while the US dollar has jumped.


First virus death in SKorea, cases surge
South Korea has confirmed a surge in new coronavirus cases, a majority of which are linked to attendance of services at a Daegu-based church.


Coronavirus infected over 75,000 globally
The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Thursday.


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