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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus walks at a train station in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

The Latest: New Zealand visitors must show negative test

Jan. 11, 2021 11:57 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will soon require that travelers from most countries show negative coronavirus tests before they leave for New Zealand. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand is in a fortunate position to have stamped out community spread of the virus, but takes...

Suhad Saidam, shows stitched images of Santa Claus and Christmas on face masks at her sewing workshop in Gaza City, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. In the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Christmas season is giving a boost to Saidam's business that produces pandemic face masks decorated with holiday symbols. They also have provided a small boost several dozen families in a Palestinian enclave run by the Islamic militant Hamas group. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Christmas opens new market for small Gaza sewing business

Dec. 14, 2020 10:02 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Christmas season is giving a boost to a small women's business that produces pandemic face masks decorated with holiday symbols. The masks, decorated with images of Santa Claus, reindeer and Christmas trees, have found markets as far away as...

Palestinians: West Bank teen wounded by Israeli gunfire dies

Dec. 4, 2020 2:14 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A 13-year-old Palestinian died on Friday after being shot by Israeli troops during clashes with a stone-throwing crowd in the occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency reported. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Ali Abu Alia was hit in the stomach and died later...