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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, green chile from Hatch, N. M., goes on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. Organizers of the annual Hatch Chile Festival said Monday, July 6, 2020, that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Green chile distributors to sell directly to public

Aug. 7, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico green chile distributors say health restrictions amid the pandemic are forcing them to sell chiles directly to the public. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports distributors have no choice but to sell directly because many restaurants are operating differently during the...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in aged...

Chilean national Nicolas Zepeda sits in the back seat of a car in police custody as the vehicle departs the courthouse in Besancon, eastern France, early Saturday July 25, 2020. Zepeda, 29, who was extradited from Chile, was ordered jailed by a judge in Besancon after hours of deliberation while the investigation continues. The prosecutor in Besancon, where Narumi Kurosaki had been studying, said the extradition of the suspect was a

Chilean suspect jailed in French murder case of Japanese

Jul. 24, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

BESANCON, France (AP) — A Chilean man was order jailed in eastern France on Friday while he is investigated in the disappearance nearly four years ago of his ex-girlfriend, a Japanese student, in a case of suspected murder spanning continents but in which the body has not been found. Nicolas Zepeda, 29,...

In this screengrab of a video released by Chilean Investigative Police (PDI) shows Nicolas Zepeda prior to extradition to Paris, France where he faces charges related to the alleged 2016 slaying of his former Japanese girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki, at Augusto Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, July 23, 2020.  He is charged in France with premeditated murder of Kurosaki whose body was never found. (Chile's Investigative Police via AP)

Chilean extradited to France for killing of Japanese student

Jul. 23, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A plane carrying a Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France took off from Santiago's airport Thursday bound for Paris, where he will face trial for the alleged 2016 slaying. Nicolas Zepeda, 29, had been under house arrest at his mother’s apartment in the...

Nicolas Zepeda, left, is driven in a car by police investigators from his home where he was under house arrest, one day prior his extradition to France, in a Viña del Mar, Chile, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Zepeda faces charges related to the 2016 murder of his former Japanese girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki. (AP Photo/Lucas Aguayo)

Chilean man to be flown to France to face murder charge

Jul. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France was taken to Santiago's airport Wednesday night to be turned over to French authorities for a flight to Paris. Nicolas Zepeda, 29, had been under house arrest at his mother’s apartment in the resort of Viña...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state reported a record new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and health authorities warned that numbers could continue to rise. With Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne now in lockdown for two weeks, authorities had hoped the infection rate would begin to plateau. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks compulsory in Australia's 2nd biggest city

Jul. 22, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Wearing masks became compulsory in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne on Thursday as coronavirus hot spot Victoria state reported 403 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The daily infection tally for the state was down from a record 484 posted Wednesday....

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, green chile from Hatch, N. M., goes on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. Organizers of the annual Hatch Chile Festival said Monday, July 6, 2020, that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Amid pandemic, Hatch Chile Festival canceled for 1st time

Jul. 12, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled yet another beloved New Mexico annual event: the 2020 Hatch Chile Festival. Organizers recently announced that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports. The...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Mother of UN rights chief Bachelet dies in Chile

Jul. 2, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The mother — and once fellow inmate — of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, now the U.N.'s human rights chief, died Thursday in Chile at age 93, the country's Air Force announced. Ángela Jeria Gómez was imprisoned along with Bachelet by the military...

In this June 13, 2020 photo, chef Leonor Espinosa stirs a rice dish in the kitchen of Leo's restaurant, in Bogota, Colombia. Facing the new coronavirus pandemic Espinosa said,

Iconic restaurants adapt to lockdowns in Latin America

Jun. 23, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before the pandemic began, the Leo restaurant prided itself on taking customers on a culinary journey through Colombia. Inside the refurbished colonial home, diners feasted on set menus of at least 12 courses that included a thin slice of Pirarucu fish from the Amazon wrapped in...