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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 Press21 hours 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 Press23 hours 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 Press23 hours 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, residents cross the expressway gate at the border into Wuhan city in central China's Hubei province. Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation. In Wuhan police require a health check and documents from employers for returning workers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls easeMillions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation
The Associated Press1 day ago
100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules easeAbout 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it started a coronavirus lockdown last week are starting to fly home
The Associated Press1 day ago
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The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020, photo, Rohingya refugees stand at the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, but officials are already warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task. (AP Photo/Suzauddin Rubel)
Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virusAid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thailand imposes 6-hour nightly curfew to combat virusThailand is imposing a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a
The Associated Press2 days ago
'Desperate' tourists stranded by India lockdown told to waitTourists stranded in India after their vacations were abruptly ended by India’s coronavirus lockdown are running out of money and hoping their embassies can help them get home
The Associated Press2 days ago
Khwaja Naveed, lawyer of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, speaks to reporters outside a court in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, April 2, 2020. He said that Sheikh could go free unless the government chooses to challenge the court decision. A Pakistani court Thursday overturned the murder conviction of the British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Pearl. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel PearlA Pakistani court has overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
The Associated Press2 days ago
Defense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny PearlDefense lawyer says Pakistani court has overturned murder conviction in slaying of US journalist Danny Pearl
The Associated Press2 days ago
A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for travel in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will be permitted to disembark. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
'We need help': Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1MThe coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed
The Associated Press2 days ago
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