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Tonga says northern tour still on after Samoa cancellation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga is planning to go ahead with its northern hemisphere rugby tour this month despite the recent decision by Samoa to cancel its tour over COVID-19 concerns. ...

Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colora...

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Joe Biden is promoting his administration’s use of a wartime law to aid in wildfire preparedness Monday during a Western swing in which he's surveying damage in Californi...

Taiwan reports its 1st imported case of Mu COVID variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 2) announced Taiwan's first confirmed case of the Mu variant of COVID-19, a Taiwanese woman who had recei...

Taiwan gifts Philippines 200 oxygen concentrators to provide COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated 200 oxygen concentrators to the Philippines to help it treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms as the pandemic rages on. The donation is a demon...

Philippines confirms community transmission of Delta in Metro Manila

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) on Monday (Aug. 23) announced 466 new cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and declared that community transmission of the stra...

Big Tech starts requiring vaccines; Twitter closes re-opened US offices

July 28 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is shutting its reopened offices in United States, while other big tech companies are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infec...

Taiwanese woman pursues full-body tattoo dream despite pandemic interruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —A Pingtung County woman surnamed Chen (陳) has continued her pursuit of having a coiled snake tattooed on her body after the progress was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemi...

UK reverses plan to open up travel to France due to variant

LONDON (AP) — The British government threw the holiday plans of tens of thousands of people into disarray Friday night when it reversed plans to open up travel from France because of concerns about a ...

Bennett: Israel could beat COVID-19 variant without lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that the country can beat a concerning rise in new coronavirus cases without a nationwide shutdown, but that depends in part on p...

The Latest: Zimbabwe back to strict lockdown, virus surges

Zimbabwe has returned to strict lockdown measures to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 amid vaccine shortages. Infections have dramatically increased in recent weeks despite a night cu...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

1st COVID-19 death from Delta variant confirmed in Reno area

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada’s Washoe County has confirmed its first death related to the COVID-19 Delta variant, which was the most common variant among samples collected at the state public hea...

Taiwanese rush to support Fangshan mangoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Support has poured in from politicians and businesses for Fangshan mangoes after reports of canceled orders followed internet rumors that the crop had been contaminated by...

The Latest: South Africa resumes restrictions to fight surge

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has reintroduced tough restrictions including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended nightly curfew as it fights a fast-increasing surge of COVID-19 cases. ...