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Sri Lankan Municipal health workers spray disinfectant to another colleague who conducted blood tests for COVID-19 antibody tests at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Asia Today: India's cases spike again to near half-million

Jun. 26, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India neared half a million confirmed coronavirus cases Friday with its biggest 24-hour spike of 17,296 new infections, prompting a delay in resumption of regular train services of more than a month. The new cases took India's total to 490,401. The Health Ministry also reported 407 more...

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2019 file photo photo provided by the Washington County, Md., shows a freight line train in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.  A report from the Federal Railroad Administration says an engineer error caused a CSX freight train to derail as it crossed the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The derailment in December sent two cars into the water and damaged a footbridge that is part of the Appalachian Trail  (Washington County, Md via AP, File)

Report: Engineer error caused train derailment

Jun. 25, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — An engineer error caused a CSX freight train to derail as it crossed the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, sending two cars into the water and damaging a footbridge that is part of the Appalachian Trail, according to a report from the Federal Railroad...

A volunteer worker walks past a shattered display window early Sunday morning, May 31, 2020, at the downtown Macy's store in Chicago, after a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

After downtown Chicago protests, unrest spreads to suburbs

May. 31, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — While Chicago officials took extraordinary steps Sunday to patrol and restrict access to downtown in the hopes of preventing further chaos after tense weekend protests over the death of George Floyd, destruction and unrest spread to the city's neighborhoods and suburbs. Vandals smashed...

In this photo provided by Turkey's Transportation Ministry, Minister Adil Karaismailoglu poses for images as a train departs for Istanbul from Ankara's train station, Turkey, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Turkey has resumed limited intercity train operations after a two-month suspension as the country eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak.(Transportation Ministry via AP )

Turkey to lift travel ban, open gyms, restaurants on June 1

May. 28, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A coronavirus travel ban between Turkey's worst affected cities is being lifted while restaurants, cafes and sports facilities will reopen on June 1, the country's president said Thursday, under the next phase of plans to roll back pandemic restrictions. In a televised address...

Small Missouri city considers silencing train whistles

May. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Elaine Kellerman of Parkville cringes when she hears people describe the sound coming from a train’s horn as “noise.” “To me, the whistles of the train, they are like the song of the train,” she said. “They’re a call. I think they are...

Indians line up to board trains outside New Delhi railway station in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. India is reopening some of its colossal rail network as the country looks at easing its nearly seven-week strict lockdown amid an increase in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India resumes limited train service as it eases lockdown

May. 12, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reopened parts of its huge rail network on Tuesday, running a limited number of trains as it looks at easing a nearly seven-week lockdown despite a continuing rise in coronavirus infections. Special trains departed from several large cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai. Passengers...