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A man feeds his ducks outside his house in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March, 30, 2020. Zimbabwe went into a lockdown for 21 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronoavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems,it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'

Mar. 30, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?" Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. People in one of the world's most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over...

People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the Iranian army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's army sets up hospital in capital as virus toll climbs

Mar. 27, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition as the military completed work on a 2,000-bed field hospital in an exhibition center in the capital. Iran has reported nearly 2,400 deaths among more than 32,000 cases....

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston.  Reaction to the coronavirus, change came to the United States during the third week of March in 2020. It did not come immediately, though it came quite quickly. There was no explosion, no invasion other than a microscopic one that nobody could see.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Taking stock of strange days: The week that America changed

Mar. 21, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Change came to the United States of America during the third week of March in 2020. It did not come all at once, though it came quite rapidly. As had happened in other lands, there was no explosion, no invasion other than a microscopic one that nobody could see. There was no fire, no flood, no famine. There were...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo provided on Feb. 29, 2020 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects the military drill of units of the Korean People's Army, with soldiers shown wearing face masks. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

Mar. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — In these days of infection and fear, a recent propaganda photo sums up the image North Korea wants to show the world, as well as its people: Soldiers with black surgical masks surround leader Kim Jong Un, ensconced in a leather overcoat and without a mask as he oversees a defiant military...

In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Leah Tsiga, stands outside her thatched hut with an empty basket in Mudzi about 230 Kilometers, northeast of the Zimbabwean capital Harare. Living alone in Zimbabwe’s arid Mudzi district, Leah Tsiga's best friend is her cat. But when it comes to food, each has to look for their own and the 90-year-old Tsiga often comes second best. The crafty feline forages in nearby bushes for rats, birds, insects and worms. As for the frail Tsiga, she sometimes goes for days without a solid meal, as Zimbabwe is ravaged by a combination of drought and deepening economic crisis. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe's rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought

Feb. 24, 2020 10:34 AM EST

MUDZI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Living alone in Zimbabwe’s arid Mudzi district, Leah Tsiga's best friend is her cat. But when it comes to food, each has to look for their own and the 90-year-old Tsiga often comes second best. The crafty feline forages in nearby bushes for rats, birds, insects and worms. As...

Battles intensify near strategic Yemeni port

Feb. 20, 2020 2:21 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A flare-up in violence near a strategic port in Yemen left at least 18 fighters dead over the past day, rebel officials said Thursday. Fighting escalated overnight in the flash point town of Durayhimi, just south of the Hodeida port, between Houthi rebels and Yemeni government forces....

Lesotho's drought makes 500,000 people hungry, UN says

Feb. 17, 2020 12:17 PM EST

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — An estimated 500,000 people are threatened with hunger in Lesotho, a quarter of the mountain kingdom's population, according to the United Nations, which is appealing to the international community for help. A drought last year and patchy rains this year have contributed to poor...

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, residents stand by the side of the road after fetching water, between Melut and Paloch town, in South Sudan. The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits with the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals, and accounts of

South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects

Feb. 14, 2020 3:10 AM EST

PALOCH, South Sudan (AP) — The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press....

Yemenis board a United Nation plane at Sanaa International airport, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The United Nations medical relief flight carrying patients from Yemen's rebel-held capital was the first in over three years. The U.N. said eight patients and their families were flown to Egypt and Jordan to receive “life-saving specialized care not available in Yemen.

Yemen talks about prisoner exchange underway in Jordan

Feb. 10, 2020 3:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides quietly began U.N.-backed talks about a prisoner swap on Monday, according to the United Nations. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said a third round of negotiations aimed at implementing an ambitious Yemeni prisoner exchange was underway in the Jordanian capital...

UN experts: Yemen's rebels getting weapons similar to Iran's

Jan. 31, 2020 8:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels are receiving parts for drones and weapons, some with technical characteristics similar to arms manufactured in Iran, in potential violation of a U.N. arms embargo, U.N. experts say. The experts said in a report to the Security Council obtained...