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Lilitha Jiphethu, 11, sings in her first language, Xhosa, inside her home in Orange Farm, South Africa, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. “I have a friend in Jesus. He is loving and he’s not like any other friend. He is not deceitful. He is not ashamed of us. He is truthful, and He is love.” (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Through kids' eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

May. 27, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavirus. A girl in Australia sees a vibrant future, tinged with sadness for the lives lost. A Rwandan boy is afraid the military will...

In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020 photo, members of the Aryubi family walk to a graveyard where Dr. Yousuf Aryubi and two siblings who lost their lives to COVID-19 are buried, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dr. Aryubi's family assumed they just had a bad cold, as one after another, they came down with fevers and coughs -- all because one of the Afghan capital's main hospitals never told them the results of his coronavirus test. Their tragedy points to how a broken-down health system, slow government response and public attitudes have left Afghanistan deeply vulnerable to the global pandemic. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

With test results lost, an Afghan family fell to virus

May. 27, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As in many Afghan households, dinner at Dr. Yousuf Aryubi’s home meant the whole family — his mother, his siblings, their children — sitting on the floor together around a mat laid with food on the carpet. During one recent dinner, Aryubi confided to his...

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2019 file photo shows The Doobie Brothers performing at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The band is rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020, that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

May. 26, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021. “This decision has been made with the health and...

Delegates wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus leave after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Asia Today: Australia lets woman travel to see dying sister

May. 21, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A New Zealand woman has been reunited with her dying sister in Australia after gaining an exemption from pandemic travel restrictions on compassionate grounds. Australia had rejected Christine Archer’s request for permission to fly from New Zealand four times before her story...

Christine Archer, right, and her sister Gail Baker cry as they are reunited in Bowraville, Australia Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Australia had rejected Archer’s request for permission to fly from New Zealand four times before her story attracted media attention. Her only sister Baker was diagnosed with incurable ovarian cancer in late March after both countries stopped international travel. Baker has perhaps weeks to live. Archer was eventually allowed to fly to Sydney and spent only a week in hotel quarantine before testing negative for the coronavirus. (AuBC via AP)

Woman, dying sister reunite after Australia exempts travel

May. 21, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A woman has tearfully embraced her dying sister in Australia after weeks of bureaucracy wrangling over pandemic travel restrictions. Australia had rejected Christine Archer’s request for permission to fly from New Zealand four times before her story attracted media...

Brothers Alexander Feingold, left, and Joseph Feingold look at photo of themselves as boys in Joseph's apartment in New York on June 8, 2015. Joseph Feingold died at age 97 of complications from the new coronavirus, four weeks after his brother Alexander, 95, died of pneumonia at the same New York hospital. The brothers were Polish-born Holocaust survivors who had a difficult relationship shaped by the trauma of the war and the loss of their beloved mother and younger brother in Treblinka. The pandemic that gripped New York prevented a final farewell. (Raphaela Neihausen via AP)

Lives Lost: Brothers who survived Holocaust die weeks apart

May. 14, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The brothers didn't have a chance to say goodbye. As young Polish Jews, each came out of World War II with scars that forever shaped how they viewed the world, and each other. One survived Auschwitz, a death march and starvation. The other endured cold and hunger in a Siberian labor camp,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. When stock markets are rattled by news events, it’s unsettling for any investor — but especially so for those who are retired (or nearly there). The first thing anyone with an investment portfolio should do is make sure it’s properly balanced, taking both income needs and risk tolerance into account. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Should you give your kids an equal inheritance?

May. 11, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

Your estate plan may be your last words to those you leave behind. If you’re a parent, you should think carefully about the message you’ll be sending. Parents who leave their children unequal inheritances risk fueling family feuds. But strictly equal bequests also can cause resentment if the heirs...

This illustration provided by the European Southern Observatory in May 2020 shows the orbits of the objects in the HR 6819 triple system. The group is made up of an inner binary with one star, orbit in blue, and a newly discovered black hole, orbit in red, as well as a third star in a wider orbit, blue. The team originally believed there were only two objects, the two stars, in the system. However, as they analysed their observations, they revealed a third, previously undiscovered body in HR 6819: a black hole, the closest ever found to Earth, about 1000 light years away. The black hole is invisible, but it makes its presence known by its gravitational pull, which forces the luminous inner star into an orbit. The objects in this inner pair have roughly the same mass and circular orbits. (L. Calçada/ESO via AP)

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

May. 6, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

Meet your new but shy galactic neighbor: A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star. European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye. Of course, close is relative on the galactic scale. This black...

A recent but undated photo of Dr. Amged El-Hawrani. El-Hawrani, a 55-year-old father of one died March 28 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, becoming one of the first frontline doctors in Britain's National Health Service to lose his life in the pandemic. (Photo via AP)

Lives Lost: Sudan-born doctor saw himself as ordinary Briton

Apr. 25, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During a pandemic, heroes wear scrubs. Amged El-Hawrani was one of them, a doctor who went to work every day as the coronavirus took hold even though he might be exposed, risking his own life to treat patients at a hospital in central England. The 55-year-old died on March 28, becoming one of...

A recent but undated photo of Dr. Amged El-Hawrani. El-Hawrani, a 55-year-old father of one died March 28 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, becoming one of the first frontline doctors in Britain's National Health Service to lose his life in the pandemic. (Photo via AP)

Lives Lost: Sudan-born doctor saw himself as ordinary Briton

Apr. 24, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During a pandemic, heroes wear scrubs. Amged El-Hawrani was one of them, a doctor who went to work every day as the coronavirus took hold even though he might be exposed, risking his own life to treat patients at a hospital in central England. The 55-year-old died on March 28, becoming one of...