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Crew members of a Russian cargo ship take a bus to hospital for their treatment as quarantine officers wearing protective gears stand at the Gamcheon Port in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. South Korea said it was testing more than a hundred workers at the southern port of Busan following a virus outbreak among crew members of a Russian cargo ship. (Cho Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: SKorea continues upward trend in new infections

Jun. 23, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections. The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths. It...

The 3-year old panda cub Xiang Xiang is seen at the reopened Ueno Zoo in Tokyo Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Hundreds of Tokyo residents flocked to Ueno zoo on Tuesday after it reopened for the first time since it closed in February due to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be “significant community transmission” among the new cases. Andrews said one of the...

FILE - This Monday, April 8, 2019 file photo, shows the panda Xing Er at Copenhagen Zoo. Xing Er, one of Copenhagen Zoo’s giant pandas, escaped from its enclosure, Monday June 8, 2020, and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Panda escapes from enclosure at Danish zoo; returned safely

Jun. 8, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Copenhagen Zoo’s giant pandas escaped from its enclosure early Monday and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. Xing Er, a 7-year-old male who arrived at the zoo last year, was seen on surveillance video breaking out of the newly...