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A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

The American flag flies outside of the Justice Department building, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

Oct. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life in prison after being convicted in 2020, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The statistics — detailed in a report being released by the Justice...

FILER  - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Teofimo Lopez is shown before an NABF lightweight championship boxing match against Finland's Edis Tatli, in New York. Brooklyn-born Teofimo Lopez stunned Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to win a unanimous 12-round decision and unify the lightweight titles to join a rare group of boxers of Central American descent to capture a world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Teófimo López win excites Honduran Americans amid pain

Oct. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — It would have been just another Saturday night until Faridd Sierra got a phone call from his brother: come over. A fellow Honduran American is fighting for a unified boxing lightweight championship. The 39-year-old from Dallas hadn’t heard of Brooklyn-born boxer Teófimo...

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

Oct. 21, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they are deported is unlawful. Under the rule, asylum seekers or migrants whose applications failed were told they had three days to make final...

File---File picture taken Sept.1, 2020 shows Hong Kong activist Nathan Law, center, taking part in a protest during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Berlin, Germany,   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)

Germany grants Hong Kong pro-democracy protester asylum

Oct. 21, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 22-year-old university student from Hong Kong says she has been given refugee status by Germany after demonstrating against the city's extradition law. Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees would neither confirm nor deny granting the protester asylum, citing the...

A worker wearing protective mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus pulls a plastic container full of debris washed ashore after tropical storm Saudel, locally called Pepito, hit the country on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine weather agency said Saudel continues to move out of the Philippines and is heading towards Vietnam. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resume

Oct. 21, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move did not immediately spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure. The government has gradually eased travel restrictions to bolster the...

FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla.  Despite efforts by the Trump administration to improve communication to track children who are separated from their families at the border, the process is still vulnerable to error and information sharing between agencies is inconsistent, raising questions on the accuracy of current data, a watchdog reported Thursday.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Parents of 545 children separated at border can't be found

Oct. 20, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico early in the Trump administration. The children were separated between July 1, 2017, and June 26, 2018, when a federal judge in San Diego...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

A demonstrator takes a  mock copy of Cyprus passport during a demonstration against corruption outside of the conference center in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Protesters called for the resignation of Cyprus' Parliamentary Speaker Demetris Syllouris amid corruption allegations involving the country's now defunct citizenship-for-investment program. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

Oct. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in exchange for an investment. The EU's executive said the lucrative schemes are in violation of...

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland smiles as she responds to a question as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a news conference on parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador's alleged threat

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada's deputy prime minister and opposition leader echo the criticism. The exchange comes at a moment when ties between the countries are...