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Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:09 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned against the country’s plans to release a vaccine by August. The Health Ministry added 24,850 confirmed cases on...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:06 AM

TOKYO (AP): Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:06 AM

DUBAI (AP): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a wide-ranging government shake-up on Sunday aimed at creating a more flexible and modern bureaucracy to tackle challenges as the coronavirus and lower oil prices erode what was already sluggish...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:05 AM

NAIROBI (AP): The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 5:10 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail, according to Hennepin County jail records. Tou Thao, age 34, is the third former officer accused in Floyd’s death...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 4:34 PM

ST PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Florida health officials say the state has reached a grim milestone: more than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak. State statistics released...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 1:12 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:08 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing....

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 10:21 AM

ST PETE BEACH, Florida (AP) — The United States has dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts fear celebrations for the July 4th weekend...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 9:26 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the US Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi officials said the embassy’s recently...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 2:49 PM

Ghana's deputy trade and industry minister has been forced to resign for breaking coronavirus self-isolation restrictions after testing positive for COVID-19. Carlos Ahenkorah, who is also a member of parliament, had visited a voter...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 2:03 PM

ST PETERSBURG, Florida — The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. State health officials reported...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus, The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 9:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 9:05 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 9:17 AM

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 5:17 PM

GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says “we need to put up a fight now” during a peak in the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic — rather than focusing on when a second wave might come. Dr...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:31 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s most populous county instituted an overnight curfew, and beaches and businesses began closing down again as the state’s number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations keep rising, threatening a further spread...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:19 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The nurse started crying when describing her work at a Johannesburg hospital: The ward for coronavirus patients is full, so new arrivals are sent to the general ward, where they wait days for test results. Already 20 of...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 9:18 AM

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wants a haircut and a beer. Like millions of other Britons, the prime minister will be able to have a trim and a tipple on Saturday, when the country takes its biggest step yet out of lockdown with the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): THE BARBADOS government says it is considering introducing the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp to allow visitors the option to work remotely from the island for a year at a time. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): THE TRINIDAD and Tobago government yesterday announced the establishment of a National Recovery Programme (NRP) as it appealed to young people to put down their guns and seek to improve their lives. Prime Minister Dr Keith...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP): The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the United States (US) climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 5:51 PM

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it. The officials also recommended — but did not move to require...

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