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CORRECTS TO CLARIFY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MUSLIM NATIONS NOT GAZA - Muslims wearing face masks attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque in Gaza City, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Millions of Muslims worldwide are marking a muted and gloomy religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan -- a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

May. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The three-day holiday is usually a time of travel,...

People attend the funeral for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday near the southern port city of Karachi, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Airbus experts probe plane crash that killed 97 in Pakistan

May. 26, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan announced Tuesday that Airbus experts have opened a probe into last week’s plane crash that killed 97 people when an Airbus A320 went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the port city of Karachi. Initial reports have said the Pakistan International...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad attends the inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said May 7 that he called for the release of Mark R. Frerichs, ab American citizen captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leadership as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest-running war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

May. 23, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. The Taliban order, which was soon followed by an announcement via Twitter from Afghan...

Mohammad Zubair, a passenger who survived a plane crash, is visited by relatives at his home in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 23, 2020. When the plane jolted violently, Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

May. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near...

Cemetery musician Victor Dzib Cima, 70, plays his accordion as he waits for clients while cemetery workers remove coffins from gravesites that belonged to families who stopped paying rent at the San Nicolas Tolentino Pantheon, where he has worked for tips for 22 years, in the Iztapalapa area of Mexico City, Friday, May 22, 2020. The cemetery is making space for more burials amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is custom for cemeteries in Mexico to rent, instead of sell, grave sites. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Record virus infections, deaths are ravaging Latin America

May. 22, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths Friday in some countries in the world's most unequal region even as the pandemic's march slows in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Latin America's two largest nations —...

Tourists enjoy the outdoors in Big Bear, Calif, Friday, May 22, 2020. The mountain destination of Big Bear Lake announced officials would not enforce the governor's orders, arguing it has kept COVID-19 cases manageable while the economy has suffered. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

Public health officials are warning Americans to follow social distancing and other measures that aim to stop the spread of the coronavirus as they head into the long Memorial Day weekend with millions of others emerging from lockdowns to celebrate the holiday at beaches and cookouts. At the same time, President...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 22, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. PAKISTAN PLANE CRASH - A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Karachi after an apparent engine failure. 2. BIDEN'S COMMENTS STIR CONTROVERSY - On a radio show, Joe Biden suggests that African Americans who back...

Pakistan's aviation authority says there were 98 on board passenger plane that crashed, 91 passengers and 7 crew members

May. 22, 2020 9:31 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's aviation authority says there were 98 on board passenger plane that crashed, 91 passengers and 7 crew members.

Pakistan civil aviation officials say at least 2 survived plane crash near Karachi

May. 22, 2020 8:37 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan civil aviation officials say at least 2 survived plane crash near Karachi.