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Thailand imposes 6-hour nightly curfew to combat virusThailand is imposing a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Tourists stranded in India because of coronavirus lockdownDozens of tourists from Britain, Canada and Australia are finding themselves stranded in the Indian capital with their vacations abruptly ended by India’s three-week lockdown and stopping of international flights amid new coronavirus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Khwaja Naveed, lawyer of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, speaks to reporters outside a court in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, April 2, 2020. He said that Sheikh could go free unless the government chooses to challenge the court decision. A Pakistani court Thursday overturned the murder conviction of the British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Pearl. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel PearlA Pakistani court has overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Defense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny PearlDefense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny Pearl
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The word LOVE is spelled with the lighting in the rooms of an almost entirely empty hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 sending a message of positivity during the global coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masksThe economic damage from the coronavirus crisis piled up as a record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, and the competition for masks and other protective gear intensified amid growing evidence that people who are infected but have no symptoms can spread the virus
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this April 1, 2020, photo, a passenger takes the subway in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Life in China post-coronavirus outbreak is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green signifies the "health code" that says the user is symptom-free. It is required to board a subway, check into a hotel or enter Wuhan, the city where the global pandemic began. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus lifeLife in China post-coronavirus outbreak is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, a soft toy is placed in a letterbox at a house in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are embracing an international movement in which people are placing teddy bears in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play by spotting the bears in their neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand embraces teddies to help make lockdown bear-ableNew Zealanders are embracing an international movement in which people are placing teddy bears in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Australia's highest court will deliver its ruling on April 7, 2020 on whether to overturn the convictions of Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse. The 78-year-old Pell is one year into a six-year sentence for molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral while he was the city’s archbishop in the late 1990s. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next weekAustralia's highest court will rule next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, jailed Taliban sit inside the Pul-e-Charkhi Jail after speaking with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A three-member Taliban technical team arrived Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in the Afghan capital to oversee the release of their prisoners as part of a peace deal signed by the Taliban and the U.S., a spokesman for the insurgent group said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Taliban ready to begin cease-fires in virus-hit Afghan areasThe Taliban says the group is ready to declare a cease-fire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 8, mostly childrenAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb has struck a minivan in southern Helmand province, killing at least eight civilians, including six children
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dryness, sudden winds factors in deadly China forest fireChinese officials say dry conditions, high temperatures and a sudden change in wind direction all contributed to the deaths of 19 people in a forest fire in mountainous southwestern China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in BritainAn agent says Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died at 76 in Britain as a result of the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, women wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Monday, March 30, 2020. Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. (Shen Bohan/Xinhua via AP)
Wuhan's favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recoversThe reappearance of Wuhan's favorite noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly returning to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taliban team arrives in Kabul to monitor prisoner release A Taliban spokesman says a three-member technical team has arrived in the Afghan capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
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