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Spectators sit in the rows of Le Havre stadium prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Surgeon general urges face coverings

Jul. 12, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the Trump administration is “trying to correct” its guidance from earlier in the coronavirus epidemic that wearing face coverings was not necessary. With virus cases surging and many states and cities now issuing orders to wear masks in public,...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, July 11, 2020, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and results are awaited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positive

Jul. 12, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in...

Taiwanese actress Gingle Wang kisses her award for Best Actress at the 2020 Taipei Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, July 11, 2020. The 2020 Taipei Film Festival is the world's first large-scale film festival held by an entity after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

Jul. 12, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night, as the island holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases. Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing, and participants...

People move away as health workers fumigate a slum to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible because their efforts to combat it were hampered by restrictions imposed in the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 12, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients. But the cascading effects of these restrictions also are...

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler looks at this cellphone outside the Nevada Legislature before the Assembly gaveled in for the fourth day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nevada lawmakers suspend session over virus case

Jul. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak has convened the session so lawmakers can balance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion shortfall...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020, file photo, a truck carrying the coffin of Indian army officer Colonel B. Santosh Babu, among the twenty Indian troops who were killed in the clash Monday night, arrives in Suryapet, about 140 kilometers from Hyderabad, India. India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Saturday, July 11, that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Indian officials say a standoff between the two armies began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered deep inside Indian-controlled territory at three places in Ladakh. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

Jul. 11, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s external affairs minister said Saturday that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's remarks came a day...

A boy wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus plays inside an inflatable tube at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, July 11, 2020. New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state new cases drop to 216

Jul. 11, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

MELBOURNE Australia (AP) — The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria received some good news Saturday with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a man in his 90s died overnight while 49...

Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar border

Jul. 11, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — India’s security forces killed six separatist Naga militants in an exchange of gunfire in a northeastern state bordering Myanmar, police said. The fighting took place early Saturday as India’s paramilitary soldiers and police officers raided a militant hideout in a thick...

Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Jul. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Students from countries as diverse as India,...

Health workers escorted by policemen arrive to screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a slum in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 10, 2020. India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

AP Explains: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

Jul. 10, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus to the third, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an...