Entrance to Taiwan's Water Curtain Cave littered with tourists' raincoats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters has been stepping up efforts to warn tourists not to litter their raincoats at the entrance to the popular Water Curtain Cave. Loc...

Virus deaths top 600,000 as cases rise in SAfrica, Australia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Countries from the U.S. to South Africa to Australia were struggling to hold down rising rates of the coronavirus, as global deaths from COVID-19 surged past 600,000 in a sign of h...

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa was poised on Saturday to join the top five countries most affected by the coronavirus, while breathtaking numbers around the world were a reminder a return to normal ...

AP PHOTOS: Moroccans swim, sing, reconnect as lockdown lifts

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the life before. In newly opened public spaces, every sip of coffee in a cafe, every dip in a river with friends, every moment of outdoor...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Countries around the world continue easing lockdown restrictions and regaining a bit of what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. In Paris, sidewalk cafes are open for out...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Protests across the United States the past six days over the death of George Floyd have eclipsed issues over the coronavirus pandemic that have dominated much of the past three months. ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain on Friday against layoffs by French carmak...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s ambitious pol...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new infections and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the setback...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic re...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across Latin America, Russia, India and Pakistan while the number of cases are flattening and businesses start to reopen in much of Europe, Asia and the United...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns and job cuts by major e...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Rising anxiety may be the common denominator as countries around the world gradually emerge from lockdowns due to the new coronavirus. What a return to normal looks like varies widel...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Europe reopened more widely on Monday, allowing people into the Acropolis in Greece, shops in Italy, markets and museums in Belgium, golf courses in Ireland and beer gardens in Bavaria while its leade...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback. Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to f...