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The Latest: British PM says opening schools is a moral duty

August 9, 2020

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has a moral duty to ensure children return to school next month.

Most pupils have been out of the classroom since the U.K. more »»

Rajapaksa sworn in as PM in Sri Lanka, cementing family rule

August 9, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the prime minister for the fourth time Sunday after his party secured a landslide victory in parliamentary... more »»

US response to the virus is met with incredulity abroad

August 9, 2020

ROME (AP) — The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global... more »»

Asia Today: Sources of many cases in Victoria untraceable

August 9, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The premier of Australia’s Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authoritie. more »»

The Latest: India doctors ask for support as 196 die so far

August 9, 2020

NEW DELHI, India —The Indian Medical Association says 196 doctors have died of COVID-19 so far and, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested adequate care for physicians and... more »»

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

August 9, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. more »»

New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination

August 9, 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease. more »»

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

August 9, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel... more »»

Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushin... more »»

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. more »»

The Latest: Kentucky reports 800 new coronavirus cases

August 8, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is reporting an increase of 801 cases of COVID-19, including 29 cases in children age 5 or younger.

In a news release, Kentucky Gov. more »»

Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland

August 8, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. more »»

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of... more »»

The Latest: South Africa surpasses 10,000 coronavirus deaths

August 8, 2020

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s number of confirmed coronavirus deaths has surpassed 10,00. more »»

11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

August 8, 2020

PRAGUE (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an apartment building fire in the northeastern Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, with some suggesting that the... more »»

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who... more »»

BBC radio host quits over use of racist term in news report

August 8, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. more »»

The Latest: Arizona has 1,054 new virus cases, 56 deaths

August 8, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 1,054 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 56 more deaths. more »»

Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules

August 8, 2020

FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from... more »»

 
 
 

 

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