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Visitors wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Coronavirus resurgence continues in South Korea

Jun. 20, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea continues to struggle to contain a resurgence in the coronavirus that has seen some of the country’s hard-won pandemic gains erased since social distancing rules were eased in mid-April. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 48 new COVID-19...

Black smoke rises from the Japanese cruise ship Asuka II docked in Yokohama Port, near Tokyo, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The local branch of Japan Coast Guard said smoke started on the top floor of the one of Japan's largest cruise ship where dozens of firefighters were battling to extinguish it. The coast guard said there were no reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Fire breaks out on Japanese cruise ship docked near Tokyo

Jun. 16, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A fire broke out on a cruise ship docked at a port near Tokyo on Tuesday, with crew members and dozens of firefighters and coast guard personnel taking hours to extinguish it. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and the coast guard reported no injuries. No passengers were aboard....

Report: 40,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea

Jun. 14, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — More than 40,000 cruise ship workers are still stuck at sea because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Miami Herald reports that at least 42,000 workers remain trapped on cruise ships without paychecks, and some still are suffering from COVID-19, three months after the industry shut down....

A man stands by candles and flowers placed near the Margit Bridge over the Danube river during a memorial ceremony for the victims, one year after the Mermaid boat accident, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, May 29, 2020. Commemorations are taking place on the one year anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Hungary commemorates victims of 2019 Danube boat catastrophe

May. 29, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations were held Friday in Hungary for the anniversary of an accident on the Danube River in which over two dozen South Korean tourists died after their tour boat collided with a river cruise ship. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died when the Hableany...

FILE- In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo a crane places the wreckage of the sightseeing boat on a transporting barge at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the fatal boat accident in Budapest, Hungary. Preparations are underway for commemorations to be held on the first anniversary of the May 29, 2019, mishap on the Danube River in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship. Just seven of the 33 South Korean tourists aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) survived the nighttime collision.(Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

May. 28, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations will be held Friday on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 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: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, artifacts recovered from the Titanic sit on shelves at a storage facility in Atlanta.  A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.  In an order released Monday, May 18, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is historically and culturally important and could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck site.  (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic's telegraph machine

May. 19, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is...