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Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 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: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

A Nepalese cleaner sweeps the stairs of temple during lockdown in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Nepal's lockdown imposed on March 24 to stop the spread of the coronavirus has been extended to June 2. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

May. 26, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them entry out of coronavirus fears. The workers returned to the country in recent months as jobs dried up worldwide...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 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: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2020, people use a hand-washing station installed for members of the public entering a market in Dodoma, Tanzania. As of late May 2020, the country’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases hasn’t changed for three weeks, and the international community is openly worrying that Tanzania’s government is hiding the true scale of the pandemic. (AP Photo)

Tanzania says virus defeated through prayer, but fears grow

May. 22, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya. Back home, their president insists that Tanzania has defeated the disease through prayer. All the while, President John Magufuli has led a crackdown on...

Police chief denies racial profiling in controversial video

May. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The police chief of a South Carolina city has defended the actions of his officers who are accused of racial bias and excessive force after video of a black man being detained by officers sparked outrage. In a 21-minute response posted online Wednesday, North Charleston Police...

Police guard during the demolition of the national theater building in Tirana, Monday, May 18, 2020. Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest the demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. (AP Photo/Gent Onuzi)

New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

May. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest authorities' demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. Defying a lockdown ban on mass...

In this Nov. 24, 2017 photo, Lina Attalah, editor-in-chief of Mada Masr, a prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt, participates in a panel discussion at cultural center  in Cairo, Egypt. Mada Masr said editor Lina Attalah was arrested Sunday, May 17, 2020, outside Cairo’s Tora prison complex. She was there to interview the mother of a prominent jailed activist. It's the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)

Independent Egyptian media outlet says top editor arrested

May. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt said security forces detained its editor-in-chief Sunday, the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent and the media. Mada Masr, one of a shrinking number of independent news websites in Egypt, said Lina Attalah was arrested outside...

Report: Airstrikes in east Syria kill Iran-backed fighters

May. 17, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes attacked Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, killing several of the Iraqi militiamen, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday. The strikes late Saturday targeted a base near the border town of Boukamal, killing seven fighters, according to the...

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, right, visits an activist who was reported missing, at a local hospital in Harare, Friday, May 15, 2020. Three young Zimbabwean opposition activists who were reported missing following a protest over COVID-19 lockdown measures this week were been treated at a hospital Friday after asserting they were abducted and sexually abused by suspected state security agents. (AP Photo)

Zimbabwe police accused of assaulting young female activists

May. 15, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Three young Zimbabwean opposition activists who were reported missing following a protest over COVID-19 lockdown measures this week were being treated at a hospital Friday after asserting they were abducted and sexually abused by suspected state security agents. The three women,...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 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: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...