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Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

August 7, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testin... more »»

Asia Today: Australian state's infections 'relatively flat'

August 7, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The coronavirus infection rate in Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has been “relatively flat” in the past week, a state health official said. more »»

Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election

August 7, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary election, giving them the two-thirds majority of seats required to make... more »»

Kim visits North Korea flood zone, orders shelter, food aid

August 7, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leader Kim Jong Un visited parts of southern North Korea where days of torrential rains have flooded hundreds of houses and vast areas of agricultural land, state media... more »»

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

August 7, 2020

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to... more »»

Seeking refuge in US, children fleeing danger are expelled

August 6, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S. more »»

Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive

August 6, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — When Boris Prokoshev, a former sea captain spending his retirement years in a Russian village, woke up and found an email saying a ship he once commanded had carried the ammonium... more »»

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

August 6, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testin... more »»

Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus

August 6, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ecuador's biggest city, Guayaquil, was a pandemic hellscape of makeshift morgues, hundreds dying at home, bodies left in the stree. more »»

Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. more »»

Lebanese judge: 16 port staffers arrested over Beirut blast

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this week's explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands. more »»

Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Times Square

August 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where supporters of the landmark project were... more »»

US senators take aim at German port over Russia pipeline

August 6, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Three Republican senators have issued a dire warning to operators of a small German port, threatening them with “crushing” sanctions for allegedly providing supplies to Russian... more »»

The Latest: Macron says France doesn’t want to run Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

9:15 p.. more »»

The Latest: UN releasing $9 million to help Beirut hospitals

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

9:10 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Lebanese military to question officials on blast

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

8:50 p.m. more »»

France's Macron announces aid conference for Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. more »»

The Latest: IMF director says Lebanon needs help, unity

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

7:45 p.m. more »»

In devastated Beirut, French leader offers comfort and a hug

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — It was one of the most powerful moments of Emmanuel Macron’s lightning visit to devastated Beirut: confronted by a distraught woman in a sea of enraged residents, the French leader... more »»

France's Macron announces fundraising conference for Lebanon

August 6, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says an international fundraising conference for Lebanon will be held in the next few days after the deadly explosion that devastated Beirut. more »»

 
 
 

 

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