The Latest: India cases pass 800,000 with record daily jump

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk areas. ...

Asia Today: Australia Victoria state daily cases drop to 216

MELBOURNE Australia (AP) — The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria received a small amount of good news Saturday with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, do...

Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s (July 10) general elections, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as...

Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Urgent calls for field hospitals. Cars lined up for hours at drive-thru testing centers. Bars boarded up and grocery stores enforcing masks. Texas today resemble...

Sudan ratifies law criminalizing female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling body ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, the justice ministry announced Friday, handing the movement for women’s rights in the Afri...

London animation studio adapts to finish Disney film

LONDON (AP) — Hanging under blankets for audio soundproofing and working around patchy home Wi-Fi, a London animation studio is following the British motto of “keep calm and carry on” during the coron...

Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the ...

Serbia's leader not worried about losing power amid protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president said Friday he's not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule, but instead ...

How coronavirus is affecting underprivileged children in India

It's a hot afternoon and 17-year-old Nankesh is busy rummaging for scraps in the once bustling bylanes of South Delhi's Nizamuddin area. Before the coronavirus pandemic, this part of the India...

Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreak

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's health officials on Friday dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus. ...

France investigating millions in virus unemployment fraud

PARIS (AP) — Organized crime groups sought to defraud the French state of millions of euros meant for workers left jobless by the virus lockdown, prosecutors said Friday. France had ...

Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Friday over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that off...

Coronavirus: Chinese report of 'more lethal' pneumonia dismissed

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan warned its citizens on Thursday of an unidentified strain of pneumonia, after a "significant" rise in cases in June. "The mortality rate of the diseas...

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Oxygen is already low in hospita...

France, Germany lead effort to fire up Serbia-Kosovo talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France on Friday led a fresh effort to breathe life into long-stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at normalizing ties more than 20 years after Belg...