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The logo of British Petroleum, BP, adorns a BP petrol station in west London, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.  BP said Tuesday it plans to increase spending on low-carbon technology, including renewable energy projects, and says it plans to slash dividends as it reports a second-quarter operating loss and the global oil company prepares for declining sales of fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

Oct. 27, 2020 6:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand. The London-based oil company said Tuesday that profits, excluding one-time items and changes in the value of inventories, dropped to $86 million from $2.25 billion in the same period last...

A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

Oct. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. Harry talked about racial inequality and social justice in a video...

The Nave Andromeda oil tanker is docked next to the Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal in Southampton, England, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The U.K. military seized control of the oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent. (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire via AP)

7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

Oct. 26, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking, police said Monday. Hampshire Police said the men, believed to be from Nigeria, were being held at several police stations on suspicion of...

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Manchester City, at the London Olympic Stadium Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Justin Tellis, Pool via AP)

City lacking usual spark amid injuries, fixture pile-up

Oct. 26, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

Manchester City’s weary players boarded a plane to France on Monday, the southern city of Marseille being the latest stop on their gruelling and seemingly interminable fixture schedule in a pandemic-disrupted season like no other. There will have been no senior strikers on the flight, with Sergio Aguero...

FILE - Harry Styles performs on NBC's Today show on Feb. 26, 2020, in New York. Styles is making plans to headline his own arena, one planned to be completed in Manchester, England, in 2023. He is among the investors in the Co-op Live venue, a £350 million pounds ($456.6 million) project that organizers hope will be the biggest in the UK. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

Oct. 26, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he’s putting his money and ideas into. Styles is one of the investors in a £350 million pound ($456.6 million) new concert...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Andrew Scott arrives for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night, Oct. 25, 2020 - most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theaters shut

Oct. 25, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Stage curtains came down when Britain...

Everton's Lucas Digne, centre right, is shown a red card by the referee after a foul on Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters during an English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Everton at the St. Mary's stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Everton loses last unbeaten record in unpredictable EPL

Oct. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

For the first time in more than half a century, England’s top division is without an unbeaten team after six rounds of games. Everton was the last side to relinquish its undefeated record in this most unpredictable of seasons, though the 2-0 loss at Southampton didn’t knock Carlo Ancelotti’s...

In this image taken from SKY video, shows a tanker at sea, as filmed from land on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. British police are investigating an undisclosed incident aboard an oil tanker in the English Channel. The incident reportedly took place aboard the Libyan-registered oil tanker Nave Andromeda south of Sandown on Isle of Wight, according to Isle of Wight Radio. (SKY News via AP)

UK military seizes tanker that reported violent stowaways

Oct. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. military seized control of an oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting Sunday it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel authorized the action in response to a police request, the...