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The body of a prematurely born one week old baby of a covid positive mother being prepared for burial at the designated burial spot for COVID 19 patients in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: Pakistan reports 97 more coronavirus deaths

Jun. 6, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan reported 97 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the highest 24-hour increase to its fatalities, as authorities urged volunteers to motivate people to adhere to social distancing regulations to contain the spread of the virus. According to Usman Dar, who heads the “Corona Relief...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

A Hindu woman performs rituals during a prayer ceremony to rid the world of coronavirus, on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

Jun. 5, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in 24 hours. India now has 226,770 confirmed cases with 6,348 deaths, 273 of them in the past 24 hours, the ministry said. It says the overall rate of recovery for coronavirus...

An Ethiopian domestic worker cries as she waits with dozens of others outside the Ethiopian consulate, some inquiring about flights home, others stranded after they were abandoned by employers who claimed they could no longer afford to pay their salaries, in Hazmieh, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Some 180,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, most of them female from Ethiopia, are growing more desperate as a crippling economic and financial crisis sets in, coupled with coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Ethiopian domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Jun. 4, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of domestic workers gathered outside the Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut on Thursday, some inquiring about flights home, others stranded after they were abandoned by employers who claimed they could no longer afford to pay their salaries. About 180,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, most...

Community activist Kunal Kanase, 31, stands for a picture in a lane of Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Kanase is among many unsung heroes working to protect some of India’s most vulnerable people from the ravages of the coronavirus and the economically devastating nationwide lockdown that has left millions unable to feed themselves. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Amid virus, those in India's largest slum help one another

Jun. 4, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

KOHIMA, India (AP) — There are no secrets in the tightly packed lanes of Dharavi, India’s largest slum. Everyone knows when an alcoholic husband turns violent, when children are scolded, or when a family has its television turned up too loud. So, news that someone had been hospitalized with the new...

A woman shops for clothes at the Janpath market in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 1, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise

Jun. 1, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections. Businesses and shops reopened in many states and the railways...

Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

May. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company's food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports. The decision on Friday came amid an ongoing investigation into Uber’s...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 23, 2020, file photo, migrant workers line up to board trains to their home states at a railway station in Hyderabad, India. The head of India's massive railway system said Friday, May 29, that authorities are investigating whether some migrant workers died of starvation or sickness this week while traveling on special trains to their home villages in blazing heat after losing their jobs in cities because of the coronavirus lockdown. Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said more than 5 million migrant workers and their families this month from cities and towns to their home villages on 3,840 trains. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)

Indian authorities probe deaths of migrant workers on trains

May. 29, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A senior Indian railway official said Friday that authorities are investigating whether some migrant workers died of starvation or heat sickness this week while traveling on special trains to their home villages in blazing heat after losing their jobs in cities because of the coronavirus...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 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: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

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...