Polls open in Malaysian state in key test for embattled PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Polls opened Saturday in Malaysia's eastern Sabah state in a vote seen as a referendum for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's 7-month-old unelected government. ...

Israeli leaders bicker as virus lockdown goes into effect

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers cannot agree on legislation governing a tightened nationwide lockdown that took effect Friday, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to propose a state of emer...

Filipino diagnosed as Taiwan's latest imported coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Sept. 25) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus from the Philippines. During a press conference on ...

For Arab newlyweds, the party goes on until police bust in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The party was going strong: traditional music blared, families cheered, throngs of revelers danced. Then, police burst in. Officers kicked out guests, slapped hefty ...

Asia Today: India's daily new virus cases on declining trend

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week. The latest update from the Hea...

The Latest: New cases in India stay below 90K for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections this week. The Health Ministry rais...

Israel tightens second lockdown as virus cases soar

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday moved to further tighten its second countrywide lockdown as coronavirus cases continued to soar. The Cabinet voted to close all nonessential busin...

Former Czech presidential candidate postpones visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Czech presidential candidate Senator Jiri Drahos will postpone his visit to Taiwan until next spring due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ministry ...

The Latest: India adds 86K cases, junior minister among dead

NEW DELHI — India reported another 86,508 new coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees little merit in imposing even short local lockdowns. India now has confirmed m...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

MATCHDAY: Bayern-Sevilla in Super Cup; Milan plays in Europa

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Thursday: EUROPA LEAGUE After a trip to Ireland in the previous round, AC Milan is at home against Bodo/Glimt o...

Super Cup between Bayern and Sevilla a test for fans

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The coronavirus testing tent set up for Bayern Munich fans has a reassuring message on its wall: “Super Cup? Super Safe!” Not everyone sees it that way. ...

Montenegro lawmakers return to forge new path after election

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s new parliament has convened for the first time since last month’s election, with lawmakers from formerly opposition groups set to form a new governing majorit...

UK government defends new virus strategy; experts skeptical

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday defended its strategy for combatting a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop an e...

The Latest: UK government defends virus control strategy

LONDON — The British government is defending its strategy for combatting a second wave of coronavirus infections from criticism that new restrictions didn’t go far enough to stop the exponential sprea...