In our news wrap Tuesday, U.S. health officials again warned that public protests gripping the nation could make the COVID-19 pandemic worse. Dr. Deborah Birx of the Coronavirus Task Force said expanding virus testing is even more important as large…
A cyclone in the Arabian Sea is barreling toward India’s business capital Mumbai, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation’s highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.
By Aniruddha Ghosal, Emily Schmall, Associated Press
The WHO repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for its work and commitment to transparency. But behind the scenes, there were significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over the lack of outbreak data.
By Associated Press
A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots. The Public Health England study was published Tuesday and it found that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had about twice the…
By Pan Pylas, Jill Lawless, Associated Press
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
The International Rescue Committee has warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases.
By Sylvie Corbet, Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
French authorities have banned a protest over racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics as global outrage about the death of George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents.
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
The Philippine president is suspending his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America's oldest alliances in Asia.
In our news wrap Monday, U.S. health officials voiced fears that mass protests could fuel new COVID-19 infections. The warning came as deaths nationwide neared 105,000, including some 26,000 nursing home residents. Also, the artist Christo, known for his massive…
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