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The Latest: Bangladesh enforces weeklong virus lockdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh began enforcing a weeklong nationwide lockdown Monday, shutting shopping malls and transportation as authorities try to stop a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths...

Indonesia landslides, floods kill 55 people; dozens missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple disasters caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia have killed at least 55 people and displaced thousands, the country's disaster relief agency said Monday. M...

Indonesia, East Timor: Heavy rains hamper landslide rescue efforts

Flash floods and landslides that hit Indonesia and neighboring East Timor over the weekend have killed over 90 people, officials said on Monday. The tropical cyclone behind the damage is expected to ...

Coronavirus: In Belgium, teens speak out on mental health

Nestled in the leafy Belgian town of Braine l'Alleud is a hospital ward where teenagers in acute mental distress come for psychological care and support — often after suicide attempts or tra...

Heavy rains trigger landslide, floods in Indonesia; 23 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia have killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands, the disaster agency said Sunday. ...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tr...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in housek...

COLUMN: Bristol avoided the mess most feared for a dirt race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The pandemic gave NASCAR an overdue opportunity to break from the way things had always been done in the sport. The traditional three-day race weekend was scra...

In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water 'untouchable'

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s president said Tuesday his country’s share of the Nile River's waters are “untouchable" in a stark warning apparently to Ethiopia, which is building a giant dam on the N...

Tennessee flood deaths rise to 6 with more rain coming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee emergency officials have reported a sixth person died in flash flooding over the weekend, and four of the six deaths involved cars. A vehicle driven...

EU commissioner holds migration talks with Greek officials

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union’s home affairs commissioner was meeting Tuesday with Greece’s prime minister and foreign minister, a day after touring two of the eastern islands in the Aegean...

Claims against Cuomo: A look at the women's allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward women who worked with him or met him elsewhere — now including one he encou...

Tennessee floods claim fifth victim; more rain on the way

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Flash flooding in Tennessee has claimed a fifth victim after authorities said a man drove his car around barricades and apparently drowned. The latest deat...

Upstate woman said Gov. Cuomo forced kisses on her cheek

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman said Monday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect local flood damage, becoming the l...

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union’s home affairs commissioner is visiting asylum-seeker facilities on the eastern Greek islands of Samos and Lesbos amid continuing accusations against Greece of...