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First-year pupils wearing face mask attend their entrance ceremony amid concern over the spread of coronavirus, at an elementary school in Sapporo, northern Japan, Monday, April 6, 2020. In Japan, reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare an emergency in Tokyo and other cities Tuesday. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areasJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as TuesdayJapan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virusSome 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected
The Associated Press9 hours ago
No need to swim: Germans stuck in New Zealand fly homeGerman tourists stranded in New Zealand by the country's coronavirus lockdown have finally been allowed to leave on charter flights home, while British tourists in a similar situation have also begun to leave
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaThe commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban in a statement Sunday, April 5, 2020, said  that a peace deal they signed with the United States is near breaking point accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while chastising the Afghan government for dithering on the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners, promised in the agreement. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)
Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking pointThe Taliban say their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugeesMalaysian authorities have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after their boat was found adrift Sunday near the northern resort island of Langkawi
The Associated Press1 day ago
9 rebels, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fightingThe Indian army says nine rebels and three army soldiers have been killed during two gunbattles in disputed Kashmir
The Associated Press1 day ago
Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife saysThe wife of a well-known Chinese rights lawyer says he has been released from prison
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Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disastersThe virus outbreak is compromising the ability of nations to prepare for natural disasters and deal with the aftermath
The Associated Press2 days ago
A woman holds a floral bouquet as people gather outside of a park where an official memorial was held for victims of coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Saturday, April 4, 2020. With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflectionWith air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press2 days ago
China holds 3-minute nationwide solemn reflection for victims of coronavirus outbreak as case numbers fallChina holds 3-minute nationwide solemn reflection for victims of coronavirus outbreak as case numbers fall
The Associated Press2 days ago
A worker eats his meal near preparations for a national memorial with a Chinese national flag flown at half staff in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Friday, April 3, 2020. Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorialSidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the outbreak
The Associated Press3 days ago
Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in JapanA Japanese court has rejected a request by a former brokerage manager to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley
The Associated Press3 days ago
Man accused of killing US journalist to stay in prison A Pakistani provincial government has ordered a British Pakistani man whose conviction in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist was overturned to remain in custody for three months
The Associated Press3 days ago
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