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25 soldiers killed in an attack in Mali's north, army says

Mali says armed men attacked an army camp in the north and killed at least 25 soldiers
9 minutes ago

US says airstrike in Somalia kills an al-Shabab leader

The U.S. military says it has killed a high-ranking leader of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia
17 minutes ago

Croatian lawmakers meet in hotel after earthquake damage

Croatian lawmakers have met at a conference hall in a Zagreb hotel after the parliament building was damaged in a recent earthquake
25 minutes ago
Croatian parliament members attend a session at a hotel in Zagreb, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Croatian lawmakers have met at a conference hall in a Zagreb hotel after the parliament building was damaged in a recent earthquake. The members of parliament on Tuesday were sitting at a distance, away from each other as part of measures designed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh arrests fugitive killer of independence leader

Police in Bangladesh have arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination
1 hour ago
FILE- A 1972 file photo of Bangladesh Premier, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Police in Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Rahman nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. (AP Photo, File)

Australian court dismisses cardinal's sex abuse convictions

Cardinal George Pell is welcoming Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes and says his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis
2 hours ago
In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Australia’s highest court on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will judge Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago. But the legal battle over the world’s most senior Catholic convicted of sexually abusing children may not end there. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a life sentence
3 hours ago

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

People across Rwanda are marking the anniversary of the 1994 genocide at home
3 hours ago

New Zealand family hosts 4 German students during lockdown

Four German students who were invited to shelter with a New Zealand family during a nationwide lockdown say they’ve been having lots of fun sharing meals, playing soccer and trying to learn guitar
4 hours ago
This April 7, 2020, photo provided by Felix Gard, shows German tourists, from left, Felix Gard, Julia Betz, Laura Spottke, and Thomas Metzler in Cambridge, New Zealand. Four German students who were invited by a New Zealand family to shelter with them during a nationwide lockdown say they've been having lots of fun sharing meals, playing football and trying to learn guitar. The students are among the 12,000 German visitors who have signed up for a repatriation program on flights chartered by the German government. (Felix Gard via AP)

Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion

Ancient burial rituals common across the largely Muslim Middle East are being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak
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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, municipality workers bury the body of coronavirus victim on the outskirts of Herat province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. Across the Middle East and parts of South Asia, bereaved families have faced traumatic restrictions on burying their dead amid the pandemic. Religion and customs that require speedy burials in the largely Muslim region have clashed with fears of COVID-19 contagion and government-mandated lockdowns. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi, File)

Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits

Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets
April 7, 2020, 7:28 AM
In this April 6, 2020, photo, Jiang Yuewu talks about his crop of aquatic tubers known as lotus roots in the Huangpi district of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from getting to his farm near Wuhan, where the global pandemic started. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Firefighters tackle forest fires near Chernobyl that caused radiation levels to rise

Authorities said radiation levels in Kyiv and its surroundings were normal.
April 7, 2020, 5:02 AM
A forest fire burns near the village of Volodymyrivka, in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, April 5, 2020.

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Australia’s highest court has dismissed Cardinal George Pell's convictions on sex abuse charges
April 7, 2020, 4:20 AM
Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

A shark has fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef
April 7, 2020, 1:46 AM

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care at London hospital

The prime minister was hospitalized on Sunday with complications from the coronavirus, and was moved to intensive care today after his condition worsened.
April 7, 2020, 1:26 AM
VIDEO: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care at London hospital

Street artist pays tribute to people on front lines battling COVID-19

A Swiss artist, David Perez, painted a giant mural of a nurse and a supermarket cashier to pay tribute, and he plans on creating more portraits in the coming weeks.
April 7, 2020, 12:35 AM
A Swiss artist, David Perez, painted a giant mural of a nurse and a supermarket cashier to pay tribute, and he plans on creating more portraits in the coming weeks.

Australian court dismisses convictions against Cardinal Pell, most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse

Australian court dismisses convictions against Cardinal Pell, most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse
April 7, 2020, 12:12 AM

Israeli zoo welcomes newborns

Israel's safari zoo welcomed a newborn baboon and a baby elephant during its closure to visitors in the wake of COVID-19.
April 6, 2020, 10:46 PM
Israel's safari zoo welcomed a newborn baboon and a baby elephant during its closure to visitors in the wake of COVID-19.

Israeli leader announces lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country’s coronavirus outbreak
April 6, 2020, 10:38 PM
A woman is reflected on a bus station as she wears a protective face mask amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is 'stable' in intensive care

His admission to hospital came ten days after he tested positive.
April 6, 2020, 8:55 PM
FILE - 5 APRIl 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been has been take to the hospital for tests after concerns of continued symptoms from COVID-19. LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the telephone to Queen Elizabeth II for her Weekly Audience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at 10 Downing Street on March 25, 2020 in London, England.

As coronavirus spreads, some Venezuelans opt to return home

As Colombia continues with a nationwide lockdown, some Venezuelan migrants are deciding they are better off back in their homeland
April 6, 2020, 8:14 PM
A Venezuelan migrant wearing a face face mask that reads in Spanish "Let's go Venezuela" walks toward the Venezuelan border after a lockdown ordered by the government in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, April 6, 2020. Many Venezuelans in Colombia say they have not been able to find work in a country where businesses remain shuttered and people have been ordered to stay inside. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Argentina delays payment on dollar-denominated debt

Argentina says it is postponing payment on dollar-denominated bonds until next year in order to prioritize spending the coronavirus pandemic crisis
April 6, 2020, 7:36 PM
Angelina Stoker, a homeless woman, rests on the bench where she sleeps at an empty park outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Argentine government ordered a forced lock down to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen
April 6, 2020, 7:19 PM

Austrian, Czech officials plan to ease some virus measures

Austria and the Czech Republic are moving to relax some of their restrictions for curbing coronavirus infections
April 6, 2020, 6:54 PM
Supermarket employees distribute protective masks to customers in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. In Austria protective masks should be worn in shops from Wednesday on. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Coronavirus, spring and elephants: World in Photos, April 6

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
April 6, 2020, 6:21 PM
VIDEO: Coronavirus, spring and elephants: World in Photos, April 6

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties
April 6, 2020, 6:08 PM
In this photo taken Sunday, April 5, 2020, laboratory technicians, seen behind a blue-tinted window, work on testing patient samples for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, at the Pathologists Lancet Kenya laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya. The company, which is offering tests to patients with a doctor's referral, was previously having to send samples to South Africa for testing but is now completing the testing in-house in Kenya. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Teachers at a school in Queensland, Australia, gather for group exercise

The teachers still complied with social distancing rules, implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19.
April 6, 2020, 4:41 PM
The teachers still complied with social distancing rules, implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Market in Chennai, India, bustling despite ongoing nationwide lockdown

More than one billion Indian residents were instructed not to leave their homes for 21 days.
April 6, 2020, 4:33 PM
More than one billion Indian residents were instructed not to leave their homes for 21 days.

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics' aid to migrants

Aid agencies led by U
April 6, 2020, 4:16 PM

Millions going to Holocaust survivors for coronavirus help

The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazis says it is making millions of extra dollars available for elderly Holocaust survivors who are particularly vulnerable to the new coronavirus
April 6, 2020, 3:51 PM
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2019, file photo, French Shoah Museum president, Eric de Rothschild, right, holds the hand of a holocaust survivor during an event organized by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany named 'Survivors Night' in Paris. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, an organization that handles claims on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazis, said Monday, April 6, 2020, that the $4.3 million in initial funding was being distributed to reinforce an array of services provided by agencies around the world for some 120,000 survivors. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

Ireland's prime minister to work as doctor during coronavirus epidemic

Leo Varadkar was a general practitioner in Dublin before entering politics.
April 6, 2020, 3:46 PM
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is pictured with members of the Irish Defence Forces when he visited the Defence Forces Joint Task Force in Dublin, April 6, 2020.

Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome

Nothing in the way Enrico Giacomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponds with the way he died, which was alone
April 6, 2020, 3:14 PM
This undated photo provided by the family in April 2020 shows Enrico Giacomoni, right, and his son, Roberto. The last time Roberto Giacomoni saw his 80-year-old father Enrico, he gently helped him up from bed, put his socks, shoes and jacket on, and walked him out to the paramedics who had come to take him to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. (Courtesy of Giacomoni family via AP)

In the slums of Rio, communities have to choose between hunger and coronavirus

"If I stay at home, I will die of starvation," one street seller said.
April 6, 2020, 3:02 PM
A local volunteer carries a package with soap and detergent to be distributed in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2020.

Defendant in Slovak reporter's slaying sentenced to 23 years

A Slovakian court has sentenced a former soldier to 23 years in prison for the alleged contract killings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that triggered a political crisis and brought down the country’s government
April 6, 2020, 3:01 PM
In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Miroslav Marcek, one of the suspected shooters in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova sits in a courtroom ahead of the trial in Pezinok, Slovakia. On Monday April 6, 2020, a court in Slovakia has convicted Miroslav Marcek, a former soldier, of murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee and sentenced him to 23 years in prison. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears
April 6, 2020, 2:35 PM
In this photo made on Saturday, April 4, 2020, an aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. The fire was still burning on Sunday, April 5, Emergency Ministry firemen kept extinguishing the fire. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Japan PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns
April 6, 2020, 2:07 PM
A man naps in a train Monday, April 6, 2020, in Tokyo. Reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare an emergency in Tokyo and other cities Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Iraqi military: 3 rockets target US oil company in south

Iraq's military says at least three rockets struck near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq, causing no casualties
April 6, 2020, 12:30 PM

Australia's highest court to judge cardinal's abuse appeal

Australia’s highest court on Tuesday will judge Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago
April 6, 2020, 10:30 AM
In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Australia’s highest court on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will judge Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago. But the legal battle over the world’s most senior Catholic convicted of sexually abusing children may not end there. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

50 migrants cross into Spanish African enclave; 5 injured

Some 50 migrants have forced their way into a Spanish enclave in northern Africa as part of a larger group that launched what authorities in Melilla called a “massive and violent entry” into the city
April 6, 2020, 10:03 AM

Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday
April 6, 2020, 9:32 AM

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears
April 6, 2020, 9:05 AM
In this photo made on Saturday, April 4, 2020, an aerial view of a forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. The fire was still burning on Sunday, April 5, Emergency Ministry firemen kept extinguishing the fire. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus

Some 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected
April 6, 2020, 8:52 AM
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. Some 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected. They are flowing across the border from a country that has one of the world's worst outbreak to an impoverished nation that is woefully unprepared to deal with the virus. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi, File)

Dubai's Emaar sells 80% stake in cooling system for $675M

Dubai’s state-backed developer Emaar says it sold an 80% share of its district cooling project around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for $675 million
April 6, 2020, 7:31 AM
A lone taxi cab drives over a typically gridlocked highway with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the skyline behind it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 6, 2020. Dubai, one of seven sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates, is now under a 24-hour lockdown over the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

The commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew
April 6, 2020, 5:09 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, U.S.Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew during an all hands call on the ship's flight deck while conducting routine training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew. The ship’s commander, Capt. Crozier, was fired for going outside of the chain of command in asking for help for the outbreak, in a decision now under review. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier via AP)

Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

The Taliban say their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point
April 6, 2020, 4:16 AM
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban in a statement Sunday, April 5, 2020, said that a peace deal they signed with the United States is near breaking point accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while chastising the Afghan government for dithering on the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners, promised in the agreement. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

A Canadian premier of a province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks is questioning the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada
April 5, 2020, 8:54 PM
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during his daily press conference on the coronavirus pandemic outside of his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico

The ACLU says it it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional
April 5, 2020, 8:15 PM

Queen Elizabeth makes rare speech on coronavirus

The queen's son, Prince Charles, tested positive last week.
April 5, 2020, 7:34 PM
Queen Elizabeth II addresses the nation and the Commonwealth from Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, April 5, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II made a rare address, calling on Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, to exercise self-discipline in an increasingly challenging time.

South Sudan has 1st virus case, is 51st country in Africa

Officials in South Sudan say the country has its first case of COVID-19, making it the 51st of Africa’s 54 countries to report the disease
April 5, 2020, 7:14 PM
The congregation practises social distancing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, with chairs arranged a distance apart, as they sit outside and listen to a Sunday morning mass at the Bole Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 5, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Jerusalem's Palm Sunday march scaled back due to coronavirus

This year's traditional Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem has been cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus
April 5, 2020, 7:05 PM
Lebanese passengers who were stuck in Saudi Arabia walk towards to a bus after arriving to Rafik Hariri Airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Passengers who arrived in Lebanon from abroad will be transferred by buses to hotels where they'll get tested for coronavirus. Once the results are known, those who test negative can go home while anyone who tests positive will be referred to local hospitals. A jet carrying more than 70 Lebanese citizens, who had been stuck in Saudi Arabia after Beirut's international airport closed nearly three weeks ago to limit the spread of coronavirus, arrived in Lebanon Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

3rd person held in France knife attack south of Lyon

French authorities say a third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead
April 5, 2020, 4:15 PM
Police officers gather after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)