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Italian Healthy ministry personnel check passengers who disembarked from a flight from Bangladesh at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport in Fiumicino, Monday, July 6, 2020. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Italy ordered a one-week suspension of incoming flights from Bangladesh after a spate of coronavirus cases near Rome were traced to members of the Bangladeshi community who had recently returned to Italy. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a statement Tuesday that beyond the dozen or so cases registered in recent days, more positive cases were traced to passengers on the latest flight that arrived in Rome on Monday. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Italy orders suspension of Bangladesh flights

Jul. 7, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

ROME — Italy has ordered a one-week suspension of incoming flights from Bangladesh after a spate of coronavirus cases near Rome were traced to members of the Bangladeshi community who had recently returned to Italy. Health Minister Roberto Speranza saya beyond the dozen or so cases registered in recent...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Austria: bachelor party ends with snake-bitten tongue

Jul. 6, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital. The Austria Press Agency reported Monday that the local Red Cross said the 38-year-old was dared to touch with his tongue a baby viper on the floor of an Alpine hut at Neuberg im...

A general view of the scene where a man was shot dead on Saturday, in Gerasdorf, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday. Austrian media report the killing is being investigated as a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported the victim was an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

Jul. 6, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killing, Austrian police said Monday. Austrian media have reported that the killing of the 43-year-old, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade, is being considered as a...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

Jul. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it takes to win the Formula One world championship. That’s a tall order with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his teammate at Mercedes. Especially as Hamilton needs one...

A general view of the scene where a man was shot dead on Saturday, in Gerasdorf, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday. Austrian media report the killing is being investigated as a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported the victim was an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

Jul. 5, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Austria say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported that the 43-year-old victim was an ethnic Chechen...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

F1 Drivers all wear "End Racism" T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel

Jul. 5, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. That message was said before the race, too, when all drivers wore...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, wearing a mask against the spread of the coronavirus, poses after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

Jul. 4, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. He clenched his fist as he climbed...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car followed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland during the qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Hard work for F1 to figure out rest of 2020 calendar

Jul. 4, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Figuring out the calendar for the rest of the year is a “day and night” operation for Formula One, the head of motorsport's governing body Jean Todt said on Saturday. After a four-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic, the season is kicking off in...

Red Bull driver Alexander Albon of Thailand steers his car during the third practice session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool via AP)

More than 4,000 coronavirus tests in F1 prove negative

Jul. 4, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — There have been no positive cases from more than 4,000 coronavirus tests carried out on Formula One personnel over the past seven days, F1 said on Saturday. F1 has its first race on Sunday in Austria, four months after the opening race in Australia was cancelled and the season...