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Men in a vintage US WWII uniforms stand behind flowers left at Les Braves monument after a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The Latest: Arizona university to start, end fall term early

Jun. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University will start and end its fall semester earlier this year, hoping to mitigate the spread ofthe coronavirus. University President Rita Cheng has announced in an email that classes will start Aug. 12 and end before Thanksgiving Day. She adds that the university...

A heath worker takes a nasal swab sample during a public testing for the coronavirus conducted at a market in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new cases

Jun. 6, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia reported nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, a new single-day high for the country that brought its total caseload past 30,000, as the government unveiled an enhanced stimulus package worth $47.6 billion to anchor the virus-battered economy. The health...

This combination of two satellite photos of the Ngari Günsa civil-military airport base taken on April 1, left, and May 17, 2020, near the border with India in far western region of Tibet in China show development around the airport. Tensions along the China-India border high in the Himalayas have flared again in recent weeks. Indian officials say the latest row began in early May, when Chinese soldiers entered the Indian-controlled territory of Ladakh at three different points, erecting tents and guard posts. China has sought to downplay the confrontation while providing little information. (Planet Labs via AP)

India, China military commanders meet on frontier dispute

Jun. 6, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders met Saturday to try to resolve a bitter standoff along their disputed frontier high in the Himalayas where thousands of troops on both sides are facing off. The meeting at a border post was attended by senior commanders and was the...

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...

India, China trying to end army standoff in Himalayas

Jun. 5, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese foreign ministry officials on Friday discussed the flaring of tensions on their disputed Himalayan border, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have been facing off just a few hundred meters (yards) from each other for a month, an Indian official said. The...

An Indian security personnel wearing protective gear stands by the entrance of a sweet shop in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. The more than two-month-old lockdown is now largely being enforced only in high-risk areas, known as containment zones. The government has partially restored train service and domestic flights and allowed the reopening of shops and manufacturing. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcare

Jun. 5, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nurses at a top hospital in India's capital which treats coronavirus patients threatened Friday to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don't improve. The nurses at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a leader in treatment of COVID-19 cases, have been protesting...

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...

This May 27, 2020 photo show elephants pulling a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala state, India.  Indian police on Friday arrested one person for causing the death of the elephant which chewed a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that went off in its mouth in southern India. The female elephant couldn’t eat because of the injury in its mouth and it died in a river later in a forest in Pallakad area in southern Kerala state on May 27, said a state forest officer, Surendra Kumar. (AP Photo/Rajesh U Krishna)

Elephant dies in India after eating explosive-stuffed fruit

Jun. 5, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Friday arrested a man accused of causing the death of a pregnant elephant that died after biting a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that exploded in its mouth. The 15-year-old elephant was unable to eat after the injury and died in a river in Pallakad in southern Kerala...

A medical worker wearing gear to protect against coronavirus infection disinfects a driver of his ambulance after escorting a patient to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable. Duterte made the remarks during a...

Newly dug, empty graves fill the Sao Luiz cemetery where COVID-19 victims will be buried in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

Jun. 4, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly. The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...