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Asia Today: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24...

The Latest: NZ requiring border workers get doses this month

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is requiring that all border workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of the month. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday th...

The Latest: Indian states warn of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

NEW DELHI — Multiple Indian states are warning the federal government of COVID-19 vaccine shortages as another spike in cases threatens to overrun the country and its already-feeble medical infrastruc...

Coney Island attractions reopen after losing year to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wonder Wheel began turning and the Cyclone whipped into action as Coney Island's illustrious amusement parks reopened Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered New York City'...

India's daily virus cases soar past 100,000 for first time

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Monday, and officials in the hard-hit state home to Mumbai are returning to the clo...

Kenya stops private importation of COVID-19 vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has ordered an immediate suspension on private importations of vaccines citing fears that it may lead to counterfeit inoculations getting into the country. ...

The Latest: Britain says variant booster ready by September

LONDON — Britain’s vaccines minister says booster shots designed to fight new variants of the coronavirus should be ready for distribution to people over 70 by September. Nadhim Zaha...

Kenya tightens restrictions amid a spike of COVID-19 deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — With Kenya's COVID-19 cases and deaths surging, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced tightened restrictions in five of the most affected counties. The new res...

Banksy superhero nurse painting sells for record price to fund NHS

"Game Changer," a one-meter-square (three-foot-square) black-and-white painting of a child playing with a toy nurse as superhero by the artist Banksy sold at Christie's auction house in ...

Pandemic takes a political toll on Massachusetts governor

BOSTON (AP) — Early last March, when the COVID-19 crisis still felt like a remote threat, Charlie Baker flew off with members of his family to a ski vacation in Utah. It would be the...

Prince Harry gives advice to grieving children in new book

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry has written the forward for a new book aimed at the children of frontline workers who died in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the pain he suffered as a boy after th...

Taiwan hospital staff to throw first pitch at baseball opener

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Staff at Taoyuan General Hospital, the epicenter of a domestic coronavirus cluster earlier this year, will throw out the first pitch for the Rakuten Monkeys' opener ag...

Krejci scores 700th point, Bruins extend Sabres’ skid to 13

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Krejci had three assists to cross the 700-point threshold and the Boston Bruins beat Buffalo 4-1 on Thursday night to extend the Sabres’ skid to 13 games. ...

Ovechkin matches Esposito with 717th goal; Caps rout Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alexander Ovechkin matched Phil Esposito for sixth on the NHL's career list with his 717th goal and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-0 on Monday night. ...

Matthews scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Jets to end skid

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 21st goal of the season 59 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night to snap a three-game los...