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Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Welcome back, Idaho legislators. Wear a mask. We’re not paying for another recess April 5 Idaho Statesman We now know how much the Idaho Legislature’s...

UK offers $59 million to help Hong Kong migrants settle down

Apr. 08, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The British government said Thursday it is setting up a 43 million pound ($59 million) fund to help migrants from Hong Kong settle in the country as they escape increasing political repression in the former colony. The offer extends to holders of...

Chartered flight from Macao carries stranded passengers home

Apr. 08, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — About 50 people of various nationalities boarded a chartered flight from Macao to Malaysia on Thursday after many were stranded for months by the pandemic and border restrictions. The flight to Kuala Lumpur was organized by Malaysia's consulate in Hong...

Aussie field hockey teams face lack of games before Olympics

Apr. 08, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's traditionally strong Olympic field hockey teams are having trouble playing competitive matches ahead of the Tokyo Games, not unlike dozens of other international sports facing continuing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Next month's Open de France golf postponed, no new date

Apr. 07, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Next month's Open de France golf tournament has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Tour said Wednesday. The event was scheduled for May 6-9 but can’t go ahead due to a surge of new infections in France. The government...

Missouri Senate votes to ban vaccine passports

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday voted to ban so-called vaccine passports in the state. Senators voted 26-7 in favor of a wide-ranging bill that includes a ban on vaccine passports to travel in the state. Vaccine...

Ryanair sees break-even earnings amid slow COVID-19 recovery

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair, Europe’s biggest discount airline, says earnings for the current fiscal year are likely to be “close to breakeven” as continued travel restrictions delay its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pessimistic outlook came as the airline...

Law blocks Utah government from requiring COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 07, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new law blocks Utah's government from requiring people to get COVID-19 vaccines, but companies can use so-called vaccine passports to determine who has been inoculated. The state Legislature passed the measure blocking vaccine requirements, and...

France opens giant stadium for vaccinations amid virus surge

Apr. 07, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France sought Tuesday to speed up its vaccine rollout by opening mass vaccination centers across the country, including the Stade de France stadium north of Paris, as infections surge and hospitals approach saturation. The move came a day after new...