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In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virus

Jun. 2, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country's health care system, raised $1.35 billion — a billion dollars short of what aid agencies needed. The amount raised is also...

Protesters clap their hands outside the courthouse Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Paris. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. The demonstration was organized to honor Frenchman Adama Traore, who died shortly after his arrest in 2016, and in solidarity with Americans demonstrating against George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures

Jun. 2, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. — JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been declared invalid...

Matt Hancock Britain's Secretary of State for Health is driven through the entrance to Parliament in London, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The British government has decided to scrap a remote-voting system used during the coronavirus pandemic, and has summoned lawmakers back to parliament on Tuesday, but many aren't happy with the arrangements. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death

Jun. 2, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People from ethnic minorities have died from COVID-19 in larger relative numbers in England than their white compatriots, according to a study published by health authorities Tuesday. The Public Health England report hinted at reasons for the discrepancy but didn't offer any recommendations....

Officials say armed men killed journalist in southern Yemen

Jun. 2, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was shot dead Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, security officials said. Armed men opened fire on Nabil al-Quaety, a video journalist and photographer who contributed to Agence France-Presse, outside his home in Aden’s Dar Saad district, the officials...

A man wearing a face mask and gloves to protect against coronavirus, rides a scooter in the rain along a boulevard in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The authorities in Moscow allowed the city residents limited walks in the parks starting Monday for the first time since a tight lockdown was introduced in late March. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Jun. 2, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

Countries around the world continue easing lockdown restrictions and regaining a bit of what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. In Paris, sidewalk cafes are open for outdoor business — albeit with social distancing guidelines. Members of Britain's Parliament have been called back to the...

Pennsylvania attributes 100 more deaths to COVID-19 pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic caused another 100 deaths in Pennsylvania and has resulted in more than 600 more infections, the state Health Department said Tuesday. The agency said its running total of deaths is now at 5,667, along with nearly 73,000 infections. The number of infections is...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic. Trump last week said he would halt funding and a decades-long U.S. relationship with WHO,...

A motorist stops to light up a cigarette near a mural honoring honoring health care workers during the new coronavirus outbreak on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

Jun. 2, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital curbed large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once again increased. The densely populated Seoul metropolitan area had all but one of the 38 new cases of...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, photo, daily-wage workers wear protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Kabul, Afghanistan. A prominent international aid organization warned Tuesday, June 2, 2020 that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Group: Lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisis

Jun. 2, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent international aid organization warned Tuesday that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases. The Intentional Rescue Committee said COVID-19, the illness caused by the...

A bartender brings drinks to customers in a cafe of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Tuesday June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. Restaurants and cafes reopen Tuesday with a notable exception for the Paris region, the country's worst-affected by the virus, where many facilities will have to wait until June 22 to reopen. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

Jun. 2, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Parisians returned to the City of Light’s beloved sidewalk cafes as lockdown restrictions eased Tuesday, but health experts expressed deep concerns as several Latin American countries opted to reopen their economies despite a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. The post-lockdown freedom...