Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the diseas...

Judge in Maryland weighs release of 2 detained immigrants

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrants’ rights advocates on Thursday urged a federal judge to order the release of two people from Maryland immigration detention facilities, saying their medical conditi...

Spanish WWII liberator of Paris dies of coronavirus at 99

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Gomez Nieto, the last surviving member of a company of Spanish soldiers that fought with French forces in liberating Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944, has died of the new coronav...

West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay $5M in fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday...

AP Sources: US to deploy anti-drug ships near Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration will soon announce that the U.S. is moving naval ships toward Venezuela as it enhances counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictme...

Taliban ready to begin cease-fires in virus-hit Afghan areas

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Wednesday the group was ready to declare a cease-fire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a coronavirus outbreak. The anno...

Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitals

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Filip Palmgren had wanted to work on planes since he was a child. Now, after just two years as a flight attendant, the 21-year old has lost his job because of the coronavirus crisis a...

Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postings

MOSCOW (AP) — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the countr...

Rights, press groups condemn killing of Mexican journalist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Human rights and press freedom groups on Tuesday condemned the murder of a Mexican journalist, at least the 12th such killing since the current president took office in December 201...

Private funeral, public memorial later set for Joseph Lowery

ATLANTA (AP) — A small, private funeral service for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery will be held this week out of concerns about the coronavirus, but a large public memorial for the civil rights leader will...

EU chief: Fighting virus should not erode democratic rights

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official urged member countries Tuesday to respect the bloc’s core values amid fears that restrictions imposed by some national governments to combat the novel...

Taiwan to ship Australia 3 tons of fabric to make face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Australia have reached an agreement in which the two countries will exchange raw materials desperately needed to battle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), announ...

UN adopts 4 resolutions, voting by email because of COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted four resolutions on Monday, with its 15 members voting by email for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those infe...

Trump administration rules gun shops 'essential' amid virus

The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops are considered “essential” businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Gun control gro...