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Coronavirus digest: Netherlands, Belgium ban UK flights over new COVID strain

The Dutch government has put a stop to all passenger flights entering from the UK after finding a case in the Netherlands of a new coronavirus strain that has been circulating around Britain. The ban...

Taiwan confirms 4 imported COVID cases from US, India, Indonesia, Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed four new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Dec. 19) from the United States, India, Indonesia, and Myanmar, to bring the total to 763 cases. According t...

Wrongfully convicted Michigan man freed after 38 years

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was sentenced to life without parole in an arson fatality has been freed after 38 years in a Michigan prison after a woman admitted that she lied under oath during his ...

Attorney general speaks publicly about fatal crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said he's confident he didn't commit a crime when he struck and killed a man as he drove along a dark highway in September. ...

Death toll in squatter complex fire in Spain rises to 4

MADRID (AP) — Workers clearing the rubble after a deadly fire at an industrial complex occupied by squatters and migrants near Barcelona last week have found another body, bringing the death toll to f...

Merkel backs tougher virus curbs as German deaths hit record

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated tougher restrictions on public life and pleaded with her compatriots to cut down on socializing as the country reported its highest single-day d...

The Latest: Germany reports record-high 590 new virus deaths

BERLIN — Germany has reported a new daily record of 590 coronavirus-related deaths. The country's national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, also reported 20,815 new...

German states tighten virus rules as pandemic battle falters

BERLIN (AP) — Two German states moved closer to a “hard lockdown” Tuesday as officials warned that continued high coronavirus infections could overwhelm hospitals and that too many people were ignorin...

Mexico City hospitals are filling up, but so are the streets

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sometimes Latin American dance tunes on the radio — salsa, cumbia, ranchera — bring a little cheer into the emergency room of Mexico City’s Ajusco Medio hospital, which is operating...

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, ...

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...