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As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As states around the country lift COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon is poised to go the opposite direction — and many residents are fuming about it. A top health of...

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cas...

Sudan’s leader visits Darfur after tribal clashes killed 144

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader visited West Darfur province Monday following tribal violence earlier this month that killed at least 144 people, posing a challenge to the country’s fragile democratic tra...

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as it struggles to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% o...

Japan imposes new virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics...

Japan to raise virus steps in Tokyo, 3 months ahead of Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to strengthen anti-virus measures in Tokyo on Friday to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant just three months before the Olympics begin in the capi...

US hits state-owned Myanmar gem firm with coup sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday hit Myanmar’s junta with new sanctions in response to February’s coup in the Southeast Asian nation. The State and Treasury dep...

Sudan official: Death toll in Darfur clashes rises to 132

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s restive Darfur region has climbed to 132 as looting continued on Thursday, a local Sudanese local official said. The viol...

Tokyo asks government to allow it to take virus measures

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has asked Japan's central government for permission to implement emergency measures to curb a surge in a rapidly spreading and more contagious coronavirus variant, just over three m...

The Latest: Georgia loosens COVID-19 restrictions

ATLANTA — Starting Thursday, Georgia restaurant tables can be a little closer, more people can get together and vulnerable residents are no longer supposed to stay home as Gov. Brian Kemp loosens COVI...

Sudan group: Death toll in Darfur tribal violence now at 87

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence that erupted over the weekend in Sudan's Darfur region climbed to 87 on Wednesday as a local medical group also reported attacks on healthcare workers ...

Thailand confirms first local cases of coronavirus variant

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has confirmed its first local cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K., raising the likelihood that it is facing a new wave of the pandemic, a senior doctor ...

Group says death toll now 50 from clashes in Sudan's Darfur

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region climbed to at least 50 as sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday, a local medical group and aid worker said. ...

Florida works to avoid "catastrophic" pond collapse

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews are working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catast...

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown rules in different EU countries?

Germany: U-turn on a 'quiet Easter' Chancellor Angela Merkel is keen to impose stricter measures to combat COVID-19, but so far the premiers of Germany's 16 stateshave not given their app...