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A woman sits near her belongings outside a railway station hoping to be able to return to her home state, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rural villages across India are seeing an increase in cases with the return of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who left cities and towns where they were abandoned by their employers after having toiled for years building homes and roads. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing

May. 19, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie Lam said Tuesday that tests will be increased from 4,500 to 7,000 daily, with both the...

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne comments in Penrith, Australia Monday, May 18, 2020. Payne welcomed international support for an independent investigation of the coronavirus: an inquiry that has been condemned by China and blamed for a bilateral trade rift. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia welcomes virus inquiry but condemns China tariff

May. 18, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Tuesday welcomed international support for an independent coronavirus pandemic investigation as China ratcheted up a bilateral trade rift by placing tariffs on Australian barley. The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to...

An opened box of protective masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution center in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  An Associated Press investigation has found millions of medical masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies being used in hospitals across the country are counterfeits, putting lives at risk.  (Jonathan Ingalls/FRONTLINE/PBS/GRC via AP)

Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in US

May. 13, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when COVID-19 cases soared, healthcare supplies were scarce and an anguished doctor warned he was being sent to war without bullets, a cargo plane landed at the Los Angeles International Airport, supposedly loaded with the ammo doctors and nurses were begging for: some of the...

FILE - In a May 16, 2006 file photo, rifles line a hunting store's shelves in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, May 1, 2020 that Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada bans assault-style weapons after shooting rampage

May. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. “Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” he said, rejecting the reaction of many politicians...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspected to have died from the coronavirus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 1:13 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: ___ — Isreaeo's health minister diagnosed with new...

Alaska extends closures for dine-in services, gyms, theaters

Apr. 1, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State officials Wednesday extended indefinitely prohibitions on dine-in services at restaurants and bars and closure of facilities such as gyms and theaters as they seek to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alaska. As of Wednesday, there had been a total of 143 reported cases of the...

FDA changes boost alcohol for sanitizer from ethanol makers

Mar. 31, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed regulations on the types of alcohol that can be used to make hand sanitizers during the shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, expanding the market to potentially millions of gallons made by ethanol producers. Hospitals and nursing...