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Plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 aboardA plane carrying eight people has caught fire while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Coronavirus rumors alleged to have set off Thai prison riot Officials in Thailand say a riot at a prison in a northeastern province was set off when inmates plotting to escape spread false rumors that several prisoners were infected with the coronavirus
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Modi apologizes to Indians for 21-day lockdown hardshipsIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologized for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus
The Associated Press16 hours ago
People pass by a TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 29, 2020. North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it "very inappropriate" at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Korean letters read: "March 21, Tactical Missile." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreakSouth Korea says North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the seaSouth Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the sea
The Associated Press1 day ago
Quake shakes eastern Indonesia amid virus outbreak A strong inland and shallow earthquake has hit parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, sending people fleeing despite appeals by officials to keep distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
The son of a migrant daily wage laborer looks out a bus window bus as he travels to his hometown following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 27, 2020. Some of India's legions of poor and others suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid on Thursday, as both public and private groups worked to blunt the impact of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The measures that went into effect Wednesday, the largest of their kind in the world, risk heaping further hardship on the quarter of the population who live below the poverty line and the 1.8 million who are homeless. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villagesAuthorities have sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo, passengers are seen on the cruise ship Artania docked at Fremantle harbour in Fremantle, Australia. Authorities were still hoping to fly 800 cruise ship passengers from Australia to Germany on the weekend, but a sharp overnight rise in cases of the new coronavirus on board brought severe complications for the repatriation mission. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
Australia prepares to fly cruise passengers to GermanyAustralian authorities are pressing ahead with plans to fly 800 cruise ship passengers to Germany this weekend after a downward revision in the number of people on board who had contracted the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, a street food vendor shows hand sanitizers and soaps distributed by student activists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A group of students from several universities in the central Java city has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers whose incomes are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Fahmi Rosyidi)
Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to fight virus A group of students from several universities in Yogyakarta has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South AsiaAs India and other South Asian nations brace for the spread of the coronavirus, they face another battle: misinformation
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, shows a Bangladeshi garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. also are canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid. A report released Friday, March 27, 2020, by Mark Anner, director of the Center of Global Rights, found the coronavirus crisis has resulted in millions of factory workers being sent home without the wages or severance they are owed.  About 4.1 million people work in apparel factories in Bangladesh, the world's No. 2 garment exporter after China. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel ordersA survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid
The Associated Press2 days ago
Masked people stop on a bridge to photograph cherry blossoms Friday, March 27, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Tokyo closes cherry blossom parks to slow spread of virusJapan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but flower viewing has come to an abrupt halt in Tokyo because of the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
Vietnam orders non-essential businesses to close for 2 weeksVietnam's government is ordering all non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. After months of deliberation Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, only to have his political opponent reject it Friday, March 27, 2020, as not inclusive enough. Shaheen said the Taliban would send four members to Bagram, north of Kabul, to oversee the release of their prisoners, also part of the deal signed with the United States. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Political turmoil in Kabul dogs negotiations with TalibanThe Afghan president has announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, after months of deliberation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tourists keep social distancing as they wait to extend their visa at Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 27, 2020. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut bordersFrom the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
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