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Jose Collantes helps his daughter Kehity do her homework where they live with Jose's sister in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, two months after his wife, her mother, died of COVID-19. Their case highlights how COVID-19 deaths the world over are often the beginning of a new personal journey for those affected. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

In Chile, life goes on for loved ones after COVID-19

Sep. 10, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Red-eyed from crying, José Collantes Navarro couldn’t contain himself and crumpled against the wall as he watched his partner being buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Chile's capital. She had lost the fight against the new coronavirus, while he had survived. For many...

Women and children sit idle at a migrant camp amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Lajas Blancas, Darien province, Panama, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. In Lajas Blancas, the migrants did not wear masks or practice social distancing, but Panama's Public Security Minister Juan Pino said there have not been more than 10 infections among the migrants. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Stalled by pandemic, migrants press in quest for better life

Sep. 7, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — Duperat Laurette fled Haiti after her country's massive 2010 earthquake, making her way first to the Dominican Republic, then Chile and five years later to Panama, all with the dream of reaching the U.S. and finding a job to help support 14 siblings left behind in Haiti. The...

Rescuers search at the site of a collapsed building after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Beirut search effort sparked by dog stops, no survivor found

Sep. 6, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A search operation of a building that collapsed during last month’s deadly blast in Beirut stopped on Sunday after rescue workers said they did not find any survivors. The operation in the historic Mar Mikhail district had gripped Lebanon since Thursday, sparking hope that a survivor...

North Chile shaken by powerful quake for 2nd time this week

Sep. 5, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 shook northern Chile on Saturday night, the second powerful tremor to hit the country this week, though there were no reports of casualties or property damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 45 kilometers...

Lebanese light candles near the seaport of Beirut, as they mark one month since the devastating Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. People throughout Lebanon observed a moment of silence Friday marking one month since the devastating Beirut explosion, while rescuers dug through the rubble of a building destroyed in the blast, hoping to find a survivor. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Survivor search grips a grieving Beirut a month after blast

Sep. 4, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — People throughout Lebanon observed a moment of silence Friday to mark one month since the devastating Beirut explosion, while rescuers dug through the rubble of a building destroyed in the blast, hoping to find a survivor. The split-screen images reflected the pain and anguish that persists...

Chilean and Lebanese rescuers search in the rubble of a building that was collapsed in last month's massive explosion,  after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Hopes were raised after the dog of a Chilean search and rescue team touring Gemmayzeh street, one of the hardest-hit in Beirut, ran toward the collapsed building.  (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope for survivor

Sep. 3, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. The effort unfolded after the sniffer dog belonging to the Chilean...

European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton shows a map of Europe as he talks to journalists during an online news conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Worried by an increasing dependency on the raw materials used to make smart phones, televisions and energy-saving lights, the European Union on Thursday launched a new strategy to secure access to rare earth minerals and reduce reliance on suppliers like Chile, China and South Africa. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)

EU unveils plan to secure raw materials, cut dependency

Sep. 3, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worried by an increasing dependency on the raw materials used to make smart phones, televisions and energy-saving lights, the European Union on Thursday launched a new strategy to secure access to rare earth minerals and to reduce reliance on suppliers like Chile, China and South Africa....

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile

Sep. 1, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of northern Chile in the first minutes of Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and the Chilean navy said there was no possibility of a tsunami....

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...