Tourists stranded in India because of coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tourists from Australia, Britain and Canada are stranded in India's capital after their vacations were abruptly ended by a three-week lockdown and international flights were halted be...

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of stranded Americans left Nepal on a repatriation flight Tuesday, days after a complete lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus. ...

The Latest: Coronavirus cases in Africa near 5,000

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as...

Police kill suspected militant, arrest 2 in Indonesia raid

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's police anti-terrorism squad shot and killed one suspect and arrested two others in a raid on the main island of Java, seizing weapons and chemicals allegedly used...

Mexico's busy streetscape slows, but doesn't stop for virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Increasingly empty beaches and quieter streets in Mexico contrast with a still-crowded subway system and active street vendors, as shut-downs and social distancing measures have beg...

Palestinians report 1st cases of coronavirus in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry announced the first two cases of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip early Sunday. The ministry said the cases were two peo...

Suspected Jemaah Islamiyah leader on trial in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The suspected leader of Indonesia's al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network went on trial Wednesday on charges of terrorism that could result in a death sentence. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 18, the 78th day of 2020. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 1...

Virus hits tourism on Ecuador's iconic Galapagos islands

GALAPAGOS, Ecuador (AP) — Jessy Lamontaine managed to book a long-dreamed-of vacation for her family this year, taking them far from their home in Montreal, Canada, down to the Galapagos Islands, wher...

Philippines gives foreigners days to leave virus-hit region

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of foreign travelers need to leave the northern Philippines by Friday or they will be stranded in the region, which has been placed under quarantine because of a g...

New Zealand to follow Taiwan as model for coronavirus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday (March 15) that the Pacific nation is closely following Taiwan as a model in its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus...

Philippine president suspends domestic travel to and from Manila area for a month

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president announced Thursday that domestic travel to and from metropolitan Manila will be suspended for a month and authorized sweeping quarantines in t...

Philippine president to be tested for virus, palace cleaned

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would be tested for the new coronavirus Thursday after he met with Cabinet officials who were exposed to infected people and have now se...