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CORRECTS TO CLARIFY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MUSLIM NATIONS NOT GAZA - Muslims wearing face masks attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque in Gaza City, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Millions of Muslims worldwide are marking a muted and gloomy religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan -- a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

May. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The three-day holiday is usually a time of travel,...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: UN chief warns pandenic threatens Africa

May. 20, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General warns virus pandemic threatens...

An Indian Air Force helicopter showers flower petals on the staff of INS Asvini hospital in Mumbai, India, Sunday, May 3, 2020. The event was part the Armed Forces' efforts to thank the workers, including doctors, nurses and police personnel, who have been at the forefront of the country's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

May. 3, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy the outdoors, some of the world's most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China, India...

Workers manufacture face masks at a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Oscar Henao a taxi driver by profession and his partner Adan Fajardo, owner of the small packaging workshop, created the plastic protection mask model they called the

Drug proves effective against virus as economic damage rises

Apr. 29, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. government said...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Asian stock markets gained Wednesday after France and Spain joined governments that plan to ease anti-virus controls and allow businesses to reopen. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks gain after France, Spain unveil reopening plans

Apr. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Wednesday after France and Spain joined governments that plan to ease anti-virus controls and allow businesses to reopen. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Wall Street retreated...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, a woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. Asian shares are mixed Tuesday, April 28, as governments inch toward letting businesses reopen and central banks step in to provide cash to economies. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Asia shares mixed, eyeing economies reopening, central banks

Apr. 27, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed Tuesday as governments inch toward letting businesses reopen and central banks step in to provide cash to economies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost earlier gains, dipping 0.4% to 19,706.19. South Korea's Kospi stood virtually unchanged, inching down less than 0.1% to...

Volunteers for the Edible London food project remove the plastic packaging and check the quality of donated bananas to be put in food packs and delivered to residents who need it in the Haringey Council area, at a hub setup as a result of coronavirus inside the Alexandra Palace venue, in north London, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: China reports 30 new virus cases, no deaths

Apr. 22, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, no deaths. ...

An Orthodox clergyman holds holy fire to transfer to predominantly Orthodox countries from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's old city after the traditional Holy Fire ceremony was called off amid coronavirus, Saturday, April 18, 2020. A few clergymen on Saturday marked the Holy Fire ceremony as the coronavirus pandemic prevented thousands of Orthodox Christians from participating in one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals at the Jerusalem church marking the site of Jesus' tomb. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Eastern Christians mark Easter in shuttered Jerusalem church

Apr. 19, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A handful of Eastern Orthodox priests held mass for the Christian holiday of Easter on Sunday in an empty Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem due to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Eastern Christian rites mark Easter, the day Christians believe...

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Kevin Na, front left, is congratulated by Charles Schwab after winning The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan to resume its season Thursday, April 16, 2020, with hopes of a restart at Colonial on June 11-14 and keeping fans away for at least the first month. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

PGA Tour hopes to resume in June at Colonial with no fans

Apr. 16, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan Thursday to resume its season the second week of June and keep fans away for at least a month, conceding that any return to golf depends on whether it can be played safely amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, was...

A worshipper prays during the celebrations marking Easter, at the chapel of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, April 11, 2020. The church cancelled all worship services but some people came to the chapel to celebrate Easter nearby. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

20,000: US death toll overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces

Apr. 11, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday, surpassing 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt. With the New...