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Policemen wearing face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus at a health checkpoint in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 3, 2020. Thailand's prime minister announced a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a.m curfew starting Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus. 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/Sakchai Lalit)

The Latest: Thai Muslim group suspends guerilla activity

Apr. 5, 2020 6:49 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: — Muslim separatist group in Thailand suspends guerrilla...

FILE- In this Aug.14, 2018 file photo, an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a search operation in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Nine rebels and three Indian soldiers were killed in two gun-battles in disputed Kashmir, an Indian army official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)

9 rebels, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 5, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Nine rebels and three Indian soldiers were killed in a pair of gunbattles in disputed Kashmir, an Indian army official said Sunday. Indian soldiers killed five suspected militants along the highly militarized de facto front line in Keran sector on Sunday as an armed group of...

Medical staff embark a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus in a train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station Wednesday April 1, 2020 in Paris. France is evacuating 36 patients infected with the coronavirus from the Paris region onboard two medicalized high-speed TGV trains. The patients, all treated in intensive care units (ICU), are being transferred to several hospitals in Britany, as western France is less impacted by the epidemic. 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. (Thomas Samson, Pool via AP)

France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response

Apr. 5, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill COVID-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive. The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of...

19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern Mexico

Apr. 4, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A big shootout between rival drug gangs killed 19 people in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors’ office said Saturday. A total of 18 corpses, two grenades, vehicles and guns were found at the scene of the clash in the hamlet of Chuchuichupa the...

A medic of the Elmhurst Hospital Center medical team reacts after stepping outside of the emergency room, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. 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/Mary Altaffer)

New York gets Chinese ventilators; Trump wants more thanks

Apr. 4, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York governor said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the...

Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

Apr. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry. France's counter-terrorism prosecutor’s...

NJ reports 200 more virus deaths, topping state's 9/11 toll

Apr. 4, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has announced another 200 deaths from the coronavirus, with Gov. Phil Murphy saying the state has now lost nearly 100 more residents than it did in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Murphy on Saturday said the “particularly sobering" numbers included another 4,331...

4 soldiers, 63 jihadists killed in clash in Niger

Apr. 4, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Four soldiers and 63 jihadists have been killed in fighting between Niger’s army and heavily armed extremists in the nation’s west, the government said Friday. Extremists on motorcycles fought the army Thursday in the Tillaberi region near the border with Mali before...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 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: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, members of the Nevada National Guard stand at a roadblock on a road leading to the Las Vegas Strip during a New Year's celebration in Las Vegas. State and federal officials are finalizing details of the role Nevada's National Guard will play in the statewide response to the coronavirus, but they're emphasizing the mission won't include enforcing martial law. The governor has activated the National Guard each New Year's Eve since the 9/11 terrorist attacks to help patrol the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada's Guard regularly is deployed overseas, but the most recent non-New Year's activation within the state was March 2017 when 140 troops responded to flooding north of Reno and President Trump approved federal disaster funding, similar to what's expected to occur now, said 1st Lt. Emerson Marcus, the Nevada Guard's historian. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada Guard emphasizes activation is not `martial law'

Apr. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal officials are finalizing details of Nevada National Guard role in the statewide response to the coronavirus, but they’re emphasizing the mission won’t include martial law. Brig. Gen. Mike Hanifan, the guard commander, used social media to dispel a rumor...