Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26.
Germany’s interior minister suggested that his country can’t build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has caused tensions between the US and its allies.
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
A drone attack carried out by American forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least 15 civilians including three women and three children, an Afghan rights official and a council member said.
The Taliban are geared up to reach a withdrawal agreement with the United States by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.