Taiwan reports first indigenous cholera case of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An octogenarian from eastern Taiwan has become the first local case of cholera in the country this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday (Sept. 15). ...

What happens when pandemic locks down a globe-trotting pope?

ROME (AP) — On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reasses...

Lives Lost: Doctor who battled disease outbreaks in Yemen

For five decades, Yassin Abdel-Wareth was one of a handful of epidemiologists in Yemen, traveling across the impoverished country to hunt for disease outbreaks that are as endemic as armed conflicts i...

'Love in the Time of Corona' is 'time capsule' of the times

NEW YORK (AP) — From grappling with big life decisions to a marriage on the brink, a new four-part miniseries tackles relationship struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leslie Odom...

Yemen's rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 dead

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging m...

Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had la...

Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” aga...

Torrential rains wreak destruction in Yemen, killing dozens

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Flash floods have ravaged swaths of war-torn Yemen, leaving dozens dead and destroying thousands of homes, security officials and an aid group said Monday. At a t...

Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes

President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed o...

Zimbabwe copes with diarrhea outbreak which has killed 9

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An outbreak of diarrhea has killed nine people out of more than 1,500 cases in the past month in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, highlighting the problems for a weak public hea...

UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni children may starve amid pandemic

CAIRO (AP) — Millions of children could be pushed to the brink of starvation as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across war-torn Yemen amid a "huge" drop in humanitarian aid funding, the U.N. children’...

UN aid chief: Yemen will fall off a cliff if no new funds

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned that without massive financial support, Yemen will “fall off the cliff,” with many more people starving to death, succumbing to COVID-19, dying...

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

SULEIMAN KHEL, Pakistan (AP) — When Tariq Nawaz’s daughter was born a year ago, he borrowed money to pay for his wife’s cesarean delivery. Seven months later, they learned their baby had polio and sol...

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

SULEIMAN KHEL, Pakistan (AP) — When Tariq Nawaz’s daughter was born a year ago, he borrowed money to pay for his wife’s cesarean delivery. Seven months later, they learned their baby had polio and sol...

UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Nations appeal Tuesday for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country's health care system, rais...