Asia Today: 6 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka's capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving six prisoners dead and 35 oth...

The Latest: Cambodia shuts schools after rare outbreak

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Education Ministry has ordered all state schools to close until the start of the next school year in January after a rare local outbreak of the coronavirus. ...

Rescuers pull third body from Sardinian town buried by mud

ROME (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the body of an elderly woman, the third fatality in the Sardinian town of Bitti, which was partially buried a day earlier by mudslides after torrential rainfal...

The Latest: Australian state marks 28 days with no new case

MELBOURNE, Australia — From nearly 8,000 active cases in August and more than 800 deaths in the Australian state of Victoria to the elimination of the coronavirus: It’s an achievement that one Melbour...

Fact check: How deadly is the coronavirus in Germany?

How can the current increase in the death toll be explained? The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany began rising sharply in early October. Since mid-November, after the country implement...

Bloomberg slights Taiwan with 3rd place pandemic ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bloomberg appears to have committed some miscalculations when it chose to rank New Zealand and Japan ahead of Taiwan in terms of handling the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. ...

The Latest: Pakistan's cases rise amid large gatherings

ISLAMABAD — Amid defiance of the directive to wear masks and avoid large public gatherings, Pakistan reported 59 more deaths and 2,665 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The country's...

Man dies in shark attack in Western Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality in the county this year. Police were called to Cable Beach, a popular touri...

Texas county drops suit against sheriff over filming patrols

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — County commissioners in Texas have decided to drop their lawsuit against the outgoing sheriff for inviting A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD” to continue filming da...

Unwelcome milestone: California nears million COVID-19 cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month ago, Antonio Gomez III was a healthy 46-year-old struggling like so many others to balance work and parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, ...

Horse racing seeking to implement variety of safety reforms

A movement is underway in horse racing to clean up the sport by enacting uniform safety standards that everyone in the industry would have to abide by. An integrity and safety bill i...

WHO chief scientist: We are at a 'critical juncture' in coronavirus pandemic

DW: Should people be alarmed by this second wave we see in parts of Europe? Soumya Swaminathan: The incidence of new COVID-19 cases has continued to accelerate, while the incidence of new deaths has ...

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information system...

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka shuts Parliament after case detected

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Parliament was closed on Monday in order to disinfect the premises after a police officer at the complex tested positive for the coronavirus amid a new surge of t...