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Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

A Qatar Airways aircraft is parked at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Rome airport authorities have refused to let 112 Bangladeshi passengers off a plane that landed from Qatar as Italy tightens restrictions on people arriving from coronavirus hotspots. The 112 Bangladeshis were among 205 passengers who arrived Wednesday aboard a Qatar Airways flight that originated in Pakistan and stopped in Doha, Qatar. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Italy cracks down on Bangladesh amid virus concerns

Jul. 8, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — More than 100 Bangladeshis who arrived at Rome’s airport Wednesday were refused entry as Italy tightens restrictions on travel from coronavirus hotspots in a bid to prevent new infection clusters in the onetime European epicenter of the outbreak. The 112 Bangladeshis were among 205...

FILE - San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. California is creating roving

The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping

Jul. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a fence at...

Police find 211 migrants crammed in truck in North Macedonia

Jul. 7, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in North Macedonia found 211 migrants, including 63 minors, packed into a truck near the country's southern border with Greece, during a routine check on a regional road, police said Tuesday. A border patrol stopped the truck around midnight Monday near the town...

6 dead in clash between factions of Bangladesh ethnic group

Jul. 7, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Six people were killed in a gunfight Tuesday between two factions of an ethnic group over control of a hilly region in southeastern Bangladesh where armed gangs are active, police said. The clash took place between Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti and its reformist faction,...

Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

Security guards wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus march past a community with European style statues in Beijing on Monday, June 29, 2020. Even as the world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections, China on Monday reported a further decline in new confirmed cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asia Today: India's virus cases jump with another daily high

Jun. 29, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported a daily record of nearly 20,000 new infections as several Indian states reimpose partial or full lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus. India’s health ministry has recorded 548,318 COVID-19 total cases as of Monday, a jump of nearly 100,000 in a week in...

Ferries collide in Bangladesh river, at least 28 dead

Jun. 29, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized after being hit Monday by a larger vessel in a Bangladeshi river, killing at least 28 people, officials said. It wasn’t clear how many people were able to swim to safety or were still missing. Rescuers including firefighters...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

People shop for vegetables at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar. The 71-year-old refugee died Saturday at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar, and samples collected from him tested positive on Monday, said Abu Toha M.R. Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator of the office of the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman)

4 Rohingya men killed in gunfight with Bangladesh police

Jun. 27, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Four suspected members of a Rohingya group allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom were killed in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police near the sprawling refugee camps where refugees from Myanmar live, officials said. The gunfight took place Friday when a team of security...