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No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections. The ...

Europeans face more curfews, restrictions, as virus surges

ROME (AP) — Italy's three largest cities face new curfews as regional authorities try to slow the spread of COVID-19 where it first struck hard in Europe, most of whose countries are now imposing, or ...

DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital has become one of the first jurisdictions in the country to employ a new COVID-19 notification system, a joint Google-Apple venture that delivers alerts to peopl...

Coronavirus: Berlin imposes strict night-time restrictions amid case spike

Germany's capital city introduced a new curfew for businesses and other tough restrictions on Tuesday, in a bid to curb an explosion of daily infections. Restaurants, bars, local shops and other ...

No UN protection for Congo's threatened Nobel-winning doctor

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Death threats against a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Congolese doctor have alarmed his supporters who are urging the United Nations to reinstate protection by its peacekeepers, but it...

Nobel laureate urges EU to act against Congo crimes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege has urged European Union nations to bring people accused of war crimes and other major abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo t...

Some Californians didn't get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the a...

Annual drill simulating Chinese air raid to be held across Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will hold its annual air raid drill as scheduled on Tuesday afternoon (July 14), but no evacuations or traffic restrictions will be in place this year to avoid the ...

24 pygmy killer whales found dead in S. Taiwan since April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two dozen pygmy killer whales have been found dead along the coasts of southern Taiwan since April. According to post-mortem examinations of the pygmy killer whales, wh...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Datun Volcano Group (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island...

Sahara dust blankets Caribbean, air quality hazardous

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the U.S. with a size and concentration that experts say hasn’t been seen in half a century. ...

Wan An air raid drills to take place across Taiwan July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 43rd annual Wan An air raid drills will take place on July 14 across Taiwan, but no personnel evacuation or traffic control will be implemented to reduce the risks of ...

Pitt hoops, football placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh football and men's basketball programs have been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA for a series of level II violations between 2015 and 2...

Report: Census hasn't tested tasks to catch people who lie

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With six weeks to go until most U.S. residents start filling out the 2020 Census questionnaire, an Inspector General’s report says the Census Bureau hasn’t tested a new process de...

Agency: No alert system at Texas facility damaged by fire

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal agency says a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March didn't have an alert system in place to warn of releases from its t...