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A sign helps passengers to find the Cover-19 test center at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. From Saturday on Covid-19 tests are mandatory for passengers coming from a high-risk-country. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The Latest: Germany, France challenge US role in WHO reforms

Aug. 8, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

BERLIN — Germany and France have challenged Washington’s role in leading talks over reforming the World Health Organization, citing the U.S. decision to quit the global body. Germany’s Health Ministry said the issue was discussed during a call of health ministers from the Group of Seven...

In this satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground almost two weeks ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said Friday that the leak “represents a danger for Mauritius

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

Aug. 8, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development late Friday as satellite images...

FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Lukashenko faces a perfect storm as he seeks a sixth term in the election held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 after 26 years in office. Mounting public discontent over the worsening economy and his government’s bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic has fueled the largest opposition rallies since the Soviet collapse. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote

Aug. 8, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as he runs for a sixth term. Discontent over a worsening economy and the government's dismissive response to the coronavirus pandemic has helped fuel the country's largest opposition...

Officials stand on the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)

Indian plane skids off hilltop runway, cracks, killing 18

Aug. 8, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured. Among the injured on...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, and President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, second from right, leave following a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now

Aug. 8, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment at week's end, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and...

San Francisco Giants left fielder Darin Ruf can't reach a ball hit for a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Homer happy: Dodgers pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2

Aug. 8, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night. The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10. Betts was back in the lineup for the first...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

AP sources: Whitmer met with Biden as he nears VP decision

Aug. 8, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision. Whitmer visited Biden Sunday, according to two high-ranking Michigan...

Health workers screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a residential building in Dharavi , one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Asia Today: Australian state records 466 cases, 12 deaths

Aug. 8, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian state of Victoria recorded 466 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, including another man in his 30s. The figures were released as the city of Melbourne remained in lockdown and under an overnight curfew. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said that six of the...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)

Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

Aug. 8, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said. Among the injured, at least 15...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum (28) slides into second with an RBI double as the throw from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Cole Tucker heads to second baseman Erik Gonzalez (2) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The hit drove in two runs. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers outslug Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings after layoff

Aug. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup batting under...