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FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

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China's top lawmakers take up draft Hong Kong security law

Jun. 18, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's top legislative body has taken up a draft national security law for Hong Kong that has been strongly criticized as undermining the semi-autonomous territory's legal and political institutions. The bill was submitted Thursday to the Standing Committee of the National People’s...

G-7 calls on China to reconsider Hong Kong security law

Jun. 17, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies is calling on China to reconsider plans to impose a national security law in Hong Kong, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday. The national security legislation is aimed at curbing secessionist activities that Beijing says fueled monthslong...

Group of Seven leading economies calls on China to reconsider move to impose national security law in Hong Kong

Jun. 17, 2020 3:39 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Group of Seven leading economies calls on China to reconsider move to impose national security law in Hong Kong.