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A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

A woman grimaces as her nasal swab is being collected in Gauhati, India, Saturday, July 4, 2020. India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. More than 60% of the cases are in the worst-hit Maharashtra state, Tamil Nadu state, and the capital territory of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Asia Today: India's cases up as WHO cautions vs vaccine plan

Jul. 5, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization cautioned against the country’s plans to release a vaccine by August. The Health Ministry added 24,850 confirmed cases on Sunday, bringing the nationwide total to 673,165, making...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.  Court documents have revealed that Meghan felt “unprotected” by Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media reports when she was pregnant, according to documents submitted Thursday July 2, 2020, as part of Meghan’s lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper and MailOnline website. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Court papers: Meghan felt 'unprotected' by monarchy

Jul. 2, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing court documents. ...

In this June 2, 2020 photo, journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court, in Tehran, Iran. Iran. The judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, announced Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Zam, a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to Tehran was sentenced to death. The Persian writing on the podium reads,

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Jun. 30, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings...

Judiciary spokesman: Iran sentences journalist to death whose online work helped inspire 2017 economic protests

Jun. 30, 2020 3:41 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Judiciary spokesman: Iran sentences journalist to death whose online work helped inspire 2017 economic protests.

Watchdog condemns arrest of Egyptian editor, later released

Jun. 25, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading media watchdog group condemned the arrest of an editor-in-chief of one of Egypt's last independent news platforms, who was eventually released late Thursday after an extensive interrogation, her outlet said. Nora Younis, editor of the al-Manassa news website, was arrested Wednesday...

FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google to start paying some news publishers for content

Jun. 25, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google says it will start paying some publishers for their news content, in a move that could pave the way for reduced tensions between the internet search giant and the beleagured news industry. The company said Thursday that it plans to launch this year a licensing program to pay...

Egypt news outlet says police raid office, arrest editor

Jun. 24, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian news outlet said security forces arrested its editor Wednesday following a raid on its offices in Cairo, in the latest government action cracking down on news media. Al-Manassa news website said in a statement that at least eight police raided its offices and searched computers....

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Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Jun. 24, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Seven journalists went on trial on Wednesday, accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya. Three of the defendants were released from custody pending the outcome of the trial. The journalists from Odatv news website,...

In this image taken from video, Doria Chouviat, wife of Cedric Chouviat, talks to the Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The family of a French delivery driver who died in the wake of a police arrest in January has urged President Emmanuel Macron to ban the use of chokeholds. In an appeal Tuesday, the family of Cedric Chouviat is urging authorities to also suspend the four police officers involved in the arrest. (AP Photo/Alexander Turnbull)

Family of dead Paris delivery man urges chokehold ban

Jun. 23, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — New details about the death of a French delivery driver in the wake of a police arrest in January have raised renewed criticism over police restraining techniques and prompted his family to urge a ban on the use of chokeholds. In an appeal Tuesday, the family of Cedric Chouviat also sought the...