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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...

Cathedral Junction Barbers owner Conrad Fitz-Gerald cuts the hair of his son Heathcliff wait just past midnight in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, May 14, 2020. New Zealand lifted most of its remaining lockdown restrictions from midnight Wednesday (noon Weds. GMT) as the country prepares for a new normal. Malls, retail stores and restaurants will reopen and many people will return to their workplaces. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Asia Today: New Zealand ends most coronavirus restrictions

May. 13, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — New Zealand has ended most of its coronavirus lockdown restrictions as it prepares itself for a new normal. Malls, retail stores and restaurants are reopening Thursday in the South Pacific nation of 5 million, and many people are returning to their workplaces. But most gatherings will be...

This May 6, 2020, photo provided by Apsara Authority shows a turtle statue displayed on the ground of Srah Srang site in Siem Reap province northwest Cambodia. Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed a large centuries-old statue of a turtle on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in an excavation at the famous Angkor temple complex in the country's northwest. (Apsara Authority via AP)

Carved stone turtle unearthed from Angkor reservoir site

May. 7, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed a large centuries-old statue of a turtle at the Angkor temple complex. The 56-by-93 centimeter (22-by-37 inch) carved stone turtle believed to date from the 10th century was discovered Wednesday during digging at what was the site of a...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, talks with dissolved main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha at the mourning ceremony of Sen's mother in-law, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Tuesday with an opposition leader whose political party was dissolved after he was charged with treason. (Pool via AP)

Cambodian leader meets rival who faces treason charges

May. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Tuesday with an opposition leader whose political party was dissolved after he was charged with treason. They met when Kem Sokha, who led the Cambodia National Rescue Party, paid his respects at Hun Sen’s residence for the death of the...

FILE - In this May 4, 1970 file photo, Ohio National Guard soldiers move in on war protestors at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Four persons were killed and multiple people were wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire. The school, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland, had planned an elaborate multi-day commemoration for the 50th anniversary Monday, May 4, 2020. The events were canceled because of social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some events, activities and resources are being made available online. (AP Photo, File)

AP Was There: National Guard kills 4 students at Kent State

May. 4, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students during a war protest at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Four students were killed, and nine others were injured. Not all of those hurt or killed were involved in the demonstration, which opposed the U.S. bombing of...

FILE - In this May 4, 1970 file photo, Ohio National Guard soldiers move in on war protestors at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Four persons were killed and multiple people were wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire. The school, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland, had planned an elaborate multi-day commemoration for the 50th anniversary Monday, May 4, 2020. The events were canceled because of social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some events, activities and resources are being made available online. (AP Photo, File)

AP Was There: National Guard kills 4 students at Kent State

May. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students during a war protest at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Four students were killed, and nine others were injured. Not all of those hurt or killed were involved in the demonstration, which opposed the U.S. bombing of...

In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo, a street vendor waits for customers outside a shop closed due to the new coronavirus outbreak at Pasar Baru Shopping Center that is popular for its textiles products in Jakarta, Indonesia. May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year it's a bitter reminder of how much has been lost for the millions left idle or thrown out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Garment workers in Asia are among the hardest hit as orders dry up and shutdowns leave factories shuttered. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

May. 1, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic. Among the ten of millions of people left idle or thrown out of work by the crisis, garment...

People walk along the balconies of the S11@Punggol complex, a dormitory building for migrant workers in Singapore on Monday, April 20, 2020. Singapore announced their biggest single-day spike in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia. The city state reported a record 1,426 new coronavirus cases on Monday, mostly among foreign workers. The S11 Dormitory@Punggol is one of two foreign worker dormitories that have been announced as isolation areas, which means that foreign workers who stay there are under quarantine. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

Southeast Asian nations struggling against coronavirus

Apr. 21, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

Few Southeast Asian nations enacted serious measures to contain the coronavirus until their own number of cases starting climbing sharply. Indonesia, as the most populous country in the region, is the major concern, but all face challenges. Their limited capacity to do widespread testing means that official...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, a Chinese woman uses a plastic bag to cover her head while waiting for her flight at the departure area of Manila's International Airport, Philippines. As governments across the world enact emergency measures to keep people at home and stave off the pandemic, some are unhappy about having their missteps publicized. Others are taking advantage of the crisis to silence critics and tighten control. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Some leaders use pandemic to sharpen tools against critics

Apr. 16, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Health concerns were on artist Danai Ussama’s mind when he returned to Thailand last month from a trip to Spain. He noticed that he and his fellow passengers did not go through medical checks after arriving at Bangkok’s airport, and thought it worth noting on his Facebook page....

Lighter than normal traffic flow in and out downtown Atlanta Monday, April 6, 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an order to shelter in place in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Japan's Abe: Stay home, obey state of emergency

Apr. 8, 2020 12:42 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 PM Abe urges cooperation with state of emergency in...