The virus is spreading unchecked, and in a major turnaround, may not exhibit symptoms in infected victims.
King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah accepted Mahathir Mohamad's resignation but also asked him to continue until a new government is formed.
Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 60 new cases in its morning update, taking the tally to 893 – the largest national total anywhere outside China.
Taking population into account, Bangladesh emerged as the country with the worst so-called PM2.5 pollution, followed by Pakistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan and India, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report.
Many academics, environmentalists and residents in China have joined international conservation groups in calling for a permanent ban. Online debate within China has also heavily favoured a permanent ban.
Protests have frequently broken out against a law that offers a path to citizenship for minorities excluding Muslims, leaving at least 30 people killed in clashes with police. Critics say the law discriminates against Muslims.
Policeman killed, 35 people wounded during "communal" riots over contentious "anti-Muslim" citizenship law, ahead of US President Trump's arrival in New Delhi as part of two-day visit.
Iran witnessed a resounding victory by conservative hard-liners, with far-reaching implications set to impact diplomatic efforts with the US.
Iran's government says only 12 people have died so far amongst 61 cases, after being accused of covering-up deadliest virus outbreak outside China where some 2,600 people have died.
US President Trump heaps praise on PM Modi in front of a crowd of around 100,000 in western Gujarat state. Meanwhile, fresh clashes rage in New Delhi in protests over contentious citizenship law ahead of Trump's visit to capital.
US President Donald Trump is visiting India for two days on February 24 and 25. The timing of his visit appears to be strategic as the November presidential election looms close by.
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