World Health Organization says sudden increase in cases outside China is "deeply concerning"; European Union sets negotiating goals for post-Brexit UK trade deal; Israeli government to build thousands of new homes in occupied West Bank.
Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91
The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.
Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault
The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.
Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic
There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.
Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak
Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.