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Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series “Wahlburgers,” has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78. “...

Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen ...

Turkey imposes partial Ramadan lockdown amid record cases

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president announced a partial lockdown Tuesday during the first two weeks of the Muslim month of Ramadan to curb COVID-19 infections as the number of infections hit a re...

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___ White House grades states’ infrastructure as it pushes bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on in...

Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19...

Taiwan saw 12,000 more deaths than births in first quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the first quarter of the year, a total of 47,626 people passed away while only 34,917 births were registered, underscoring the rapid aging of Taiwan’s populat...

COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it wil...

Iran sets coronavirus infection record for 3rd straight day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hit a new coronavirus infection record on Thursday for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases as the country grapples with a severe spike following the Persian New...

The Latest: Germany faces 'crisis of trust' amid pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany — President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany is enduring a “crisis of trust” and urged the country to “pull together” as it weathers a second Easter amid pandemic restricti...

California OKs indoor sports, concerts as COVID cases plunge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sports, theater and music fans will be able to take their seats again in California as the state's coronavirus cases plummet and vaccinations jump. After a ...

Unique 4/3/21 date draws lines for Vegas wedding licenses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21. Nearly 700 couples ...

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...

Pink cake on canals: Amsterdam celebrates same-sex weddings

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A huge inflatable pink cake with candles spouting rainbow flames glided through the Amsterdam canals Thursday as the Dutch capital celebrated the 20th anniversary of the world's first...

Online Florist M FLORIST Takes Flower Arrangement to a New Height

Dishing Out Lifelike Flower Cake and Pop Art Bouquets in New Birthday Collection HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2021 - Premium Hong Kong online florist M FLORIST is proud to present a new ...

COVID: England begins easing lockdown

England entered the second phase of easing its lockdown on Monday, as a nationwide vaccination campaign has seen some success in lowering case numbers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the UK&#...