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A woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus passes by the Rose Garden at a park in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Areas around the South Korean capital moved to curb large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once again increased. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

Jun. 2, 2020 4:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital moved to curb large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once again increased. The densely populated Seoul metropolitan area was home to all but one of the 38 new...

Las Vegas Police block off Las Vegas Boulevard South after a shooting in front of a federal courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Las Vegas Monday, June 1, 2020. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

2 Las Vegas shootings, 1 officer shot amid Floyd protests

Jun. 2, 2020 4:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said. The officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip and an officer was involved in a shooting in the downtown area,...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, a health worker from an aid organization walks wearing a hazmat suit at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Authorities in Bangladesh on Tuesday, June 2, confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee amid rising cases of new infections in the sprawling camps in the South Asian country where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been sheltered after fleeing from neighboring Myanmar, according to a doctor and the United Nations. The 71-year-old refugee died Saturday at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar, but samples collected from him proved positive on Monday, said Abu Toha M.R. Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator of the office of Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman, File)

Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirus

Jun. 2, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar. The 71-year-old refugee died Saturday at...

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 1, 2020, a man stands with his bike, wearing a protective mask to protect against coronavirus, on the south bank of the River Thames, against the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament, in London, as the country continues its lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The government has decided to scrap a remote-voting system used during the coronavirus pandemic, and has summoned lawmakers back to parliament on Tuesday June 2, 2020, but many aren’t happy with the arrangements. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, FILE)

UK lawmakers balk at order to return and end virtual voting

Jun. 2, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 650 lawmakers are grappling with a question familiar to millions of their compatriots: When is it safe to go back to work? Members of Parliament, who have largely been working from home while the coronavirus swept Britain, have been summoned back to the office on Tuesday...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus visit The Great Buddha statue at Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining areas last week, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: 150,000 infected in Africa as local spread rises

Jun. 2, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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: — South America’s reopening and US protests could spread virus...

Protesters raise their fists during a rally Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters

Jun. 2, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after a carefully orchestrated declaration by President Donald Trump to send out the military and “dominate the streets,” American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction that overshadowed peaceful protests demanding justice after generations of racism....

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares gain on hopes for regional economies reopening

Jun. 2, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are higher as moves to reopen regional economies from shutdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic override concerns about unrest in the U.S. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to finish at 22,325.61, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.8% to 23,912.07. South...

Pierre-Antoine Boureau handling a tape measure as he prepares the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Paris, Monday, June 1, 2020. France is reopening its restaurants, bars and cafes starting tomorrow as the country eases most restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Jun. 2, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee will be able to savor their steaks tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers.. The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture will get...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020, photo, Vladimir Perevalov shows a Social Monitoring app installed on his phone in his apartment in Shcherbinka, outside Moscow, Russia. A smartphone app designed to track Moscow's quarantined coronavirus patients was rolled out by city officials in early April, but complaints about it have mushroomed. Perevalov, who installed the app and diligently took selfies, was fined three times for $168. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines

Jun. 2, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, didn’t leave her apartment and downloaded a smartphone app required by the city to keep tabs on quarantined...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Lam hit out at the

Hong Kong leader criticizes "double standards" over protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments over national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ when protests hit home. “We have recently seen these kind of double...