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A health worker reads the temperature of a woman during a door to door survey to assess the COVID-19 situation in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. India has more than 9 million cases of coronavirus, second behind the United States. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: Amid pandemic, WHO pushes more physical activity

Nov. 26, 2020 8:05 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says people need to get more active, warning that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be avoided each year if people were. That's despite the coronavirus pandemic. The U.N. health agency, launching updated guidelines on sedentary behavior Thursday, is pointing...

FILE - President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. Trump announced the pardon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 calling it his “Great Honor.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe

Nov. 25, 2020 10:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI and then reverse himself before the Justice Department stepped in to dismiss...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

Manhattan DA appeals Manafort dismissal to NY's high court

Nov. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors are seeking to have the state’s highest court revive state mortgage fraud charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after striking out twice before in lower courts. The Manhattan district attorney’s office...

In this photo provided on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gestures as he addresses the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani army has entered the Kalbajar region, one more territory ceded by Armenian forces in a truce that ended deadly fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office via AP)

Azerbaijani leader vows to revive region ceded by Armenia

Nov. 25, 2020 12:11 PM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and...

Icicles form on a tree after an ice storm in a street in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Thousands of people in Russia's Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week. (AP Photo/Aleksander Khitrov)

Thousands without heating, power in Russia after ice storm

Nov. 25, 2020 11:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia's Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week. According to Russia's Energy Ministry,...

FILE- In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of MH17 passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, that left 298 people killed. A Dutch court on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2020, granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark case. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

Nov. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark...

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

Nov. 24, 2020 1:57 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia released new results Tuesday claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective, and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines by some of its Western competitors. According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which bankrolled the development of...

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

Nov. 24, 2020 8:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination. Testimony by the two men is central to the trial of the...