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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...

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...

Peruvian migrant coffin maker Cesar Ambrosio finishes the details on a production line of coffins at the Bergut Funeral Services in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, June 18, 2020. The coffin production has had to increase up to 120%, according to Nicolas Bergerie, owner of the factory. His more basic coffin model is called the COVID model and is made to cope with the increase of deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Chileans mass produce caskets to deal with COVID onslaught

Jun. 20, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nicolás Bergerie's family has been making coffins for four generations, with barely any alteration. But when he saw the coronavirus ravaging Europe, he decided to roll out a new product. The “COVID” is a casket that eliminates precious woods, detailed carvings and...