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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 »»

The Latest: Brazil approaches 100,000 confirmed virus deaths

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. more »»

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

August 8, 2020

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end,... more »»

Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken countr. more »»

UK medics protest, seeking pay raise after pandemic struggle

August 8, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of health care workers rallied in British cities on Saturday, demanding that the Conservative government acknowledge their hard work and dedication during the coronavirus... more »»

New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governor

August 8, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered again Saturday in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region’s governor a month ago. more »»

The Latest: Italy urges citizens to keep guard up on virus

August 8, 2020

ROME — Italy added another 347 coronavirus infections to its official tally, a day after it surpassed the 500-case barrier for the first time since late Ma. more »»

Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army base

August 8, 2020

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. more »»

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

August 8, 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 »»

Tear gas, clashes in Beirut amid fury over massive blast

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Lebanon's capital amid mounting fury over the massive explosion that devastated much of the... more »»

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

August 8, 2020

Britain’s military said Saturday it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the U.K. more »»

Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon's capital on Saturday at the start of a planned protest over this week's massive explosion that devastated large part... more »»

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at Beirut protesters

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces are firing tear gas at stone-throwing protesters after they tried to reach the Parliament area in downtown Beiru. more »»

The Latest: Germany has travel warning for Bulgaria, Romania

August 8, 2020

BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel warning for parts of Bulgaria and Romania because of regional spikes in coronavirus cases. more »»

Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctions

August 8, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other... more »»

 
 
 

 

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