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The Latest: Philippines overtakes Indonesia in virus cases

August 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines reported 3,561 new coronavirus cases Thursday, overtaking Indonesia with the most infections in Southeast Asia, as Manila plunged into a recessio. more »»

Closed for vacation: France faces new virus testing troubles

August 6, 2020

PARIS (AP) — With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. more »»

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

August 6, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. more »»

The Latest: Virus cases on Norwegian cruise ship reach 53

August 6, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 53. more »»

The Latest: Nepal reimposes restrictions as cases climb

August 6, 2020

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal has reimposed some restrictions, shutting down hotels and restaurants and restricting travel because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases. more »»

N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

August 6, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country's... more »»

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

August 6, 2020

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them... more »»

Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency

August 6, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency Thursday due to rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb their activities, especially during an upcoming... more »»

World responds to Lebanon's plight, France's Macron to visit

August 6, 2020

PARIS (AP) — As Lebanese rescuers counted the dead and combed rubble for signs of life a day after a huge explosion shattered swaths of Beirut, nations near and far pledged Wednesday that the... more »»

The Latest: Australia pledges $1.4M for Beirut relief effort

August 6, 2020

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

6 a.m. Thursday

The Australian government has pledged an initial 2 million Australian dollars ($. more »»

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

August 6, 2020

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus.

Gov. more »»

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack

August 6, 2020

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with Hiroshima's mayor and others noting as hypocritical the Japanese... more »»

The Latest: Virus outbreak continues in China's Xinjiang

August 6, 2020

BEIJING — New COVID-19 cases in China’s northwestern city of Urumqi have shown a slight rise, with 27 reported Thursday, five more than the day before. more »»

5 things to know as Hiroshima marks 75th A-bomb anniversary

August 6, 2020

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday.

Three days after its Aug. more »»

Kim directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

August 6, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilize the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over coronavirus... more »»

The Latest: Mexico is nearing 50,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 6, 2020

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is nearing 50,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. more »»

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

August 6, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a... more »»

Trump again says Lebanon blast might have been attack

August 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might have been a deliberate attack, even as... more »»

Trump again says Lebanon blast might not have been accident

August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might not have been an accident, as Lebanese... more »»

 
 
 

 

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