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Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

NICE, France (AP) — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked...

A subdued year for Germany's Carnival, thanks to the virus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. Parades, street festivals and other large gatherings were...

AP PHOTOS: Dragon dance ban saddens Manila residents

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Raucous dragon dance shows have been banned in Manila’s Chinatown due to the pandemic, casting aside a crowd-drawing Lunar New Year tradition many believe helps drive misfor...

An antidote to pandemic blues, with some assembly required

PARIS (AP) — He hunches at the dining room table, putting the finishing touches on his miniature World War II tank. Deep in concentration, he keeps his hand steady as he works to make the scaled-down ...

Citywalk X TOMICA 50th Anniversary Gala

Massive Model and Vintage TOMICA Exhibition Featured Deluxe Red Packets with Pop-up Art for Redemption Bringing TOMICA & Japan Scenery Home HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 4 Februar...

SD governor gave Trump bust with face on Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday said she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was some...

‘Survivor of the Chinese Gulag’: Uighur refugee in France recounts her ordeal

After three harrowing years in Chinese re-education camps, Gulbahar Haitiwaji, a Uighur woman who had been lured back to China from France only to be arrested, interrogated and abused, recounts her or...

In-betweenland: As 2020 slips away, an American snapshot

GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) — The enormous signs, selling for just $9.99, greet shoppers at the suburban supermarket’s entryway, carrying a holiday message that means something very different this year: “GATHE...

Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas

Rosa Otero prepares her dinner for another nightly meal in solitude. This pandemic Christmas Eve has turned what should be a preciously scarce moment to spend time with her family i...

Democrats face a turnout test in Georgia's Senate runoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first week of early voting for Georgia’s Senate runoff election, Casie Yoder parked at a polling location in Cobb County and loaded miniature hand sanitizer bottles, knitted hats...

Nurses fear what's to come: 'Walk down our unit for a day'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nurses of California are afraid. It’s Christmas Eve, and they aren’t home with their families. They are working, always working, completely gowned up — and wor...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 8 The Washington Post on the years of “extraordinary science” that led u...

Truck kills 2 young siblings at Florida mini golf course

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister died after they were hit by a truck as they played miniature golf at a Florida course, officials said Saturday. ...

Celebrate the festive season at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is arguably the most sophisticated address in the city and with a reputation for having one of the most Instagrammable Christmas trees in town. Christmas and New Year are aro...

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again...