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World Feb 25Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.
World Dec 16Widow of Islamic State group fighter convicted in Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks
The fugitive widow of an Islamic State gunman and a man described as his logistician on Wednesday were convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015…
World Oct 29France goes on maximum alert after attack at church kills 3
An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, French authorities said, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level.
Health Oct 01Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to those in poverty faces trouble
In one of the biggest obstacles, rich countries have locked up most of the world's potential vaccine supply through 2021, and the U.S. and others have refused to join the project, called Covax.
World Jul 27Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month, UN finds
In a study published Monday, four U.N. agencies said failing to act now will have devastating long-term consequences not just for the children, but for society as a whole.
World Jun 15France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police
France's government is testing stun guns for wider use and backing off a ban on police chokeholds after French police staged protests around the country last week. The government says it will allow chokeholds until a better immobilization tactic emerges,…
Economy Apr 16U.S. job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide
The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to more than 20 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse fueling widening protests and propelling President Donald Trump's push to relax the nation's social distancing…
Economy Apr 14States confront practical dilemmas on reopening economies
As governments grapple with when and how to reopen their countries for business, the IMF projected that the world economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression.
Health Apr 07WATCH: Cuomo holds news briefing as NYC deaths exceed 9/11 toll
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Health Apr 06Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths appear to be holding
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to leveling off in a faint glimmer of hope in the nation's epicenter,the governor said Monday, warning residents they must continue to adhere to social distancing and lockdown measures that…