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A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

This image from a video shows a freight ship in Fremantle, Australia Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A coronavirus cluster was detected on Tuesday on the ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Coronavirus cluster found in cargo ship in Australia

May. 26, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus four...

Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits bury the coffin containing the remains of 71-year-old Neide Rodrigues Rosa, who died from the new coronavirus according to her son Sergio Rodrigues, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Latest: Pakistan lifts lockdown amid jump in virus cases

May. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pakistan begins lifting weeks-long lockdown despite another...

In this April 19, 2020 photo, cashier Valancy Fernandes of India, wearing a surgical mask and gloves to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, works at a Carrefour supermarket in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Frontline workers across Arab Gulf countries are uniquely almost entirely foreigners. They risk exposure to the novel coronavirus, ensuring patients are cared for, streets are sanitized, packages are delivered and grocery stores are stocked. The global pandemic has drawn attention to just how vital foreigners are to the Arab Gulf countries where they work. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Foreigners on front lines of pandemic in Gulf Arab states

May. 7, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, Amnah Ibraheem wanted to credit those caring for her. The nurses were all South Asian, the radiologist was African, another of her doctors was Egyptian. The only fellow Kuwaiti she saw, briefly,...