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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
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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)

UK prime minister's condition with coronavirus 'worsened'

His admission to hospital came ten days after he tested positive.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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)

Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodies

A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in which 800,000 people were killed
April 5, 2020, 2:13 PM

Gunmen kill Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon

Lebanese security officials say unknown gunmen fatally shot and stabbed a member of the militant Hezbollah group in southern Lebanon
April 5, 2020, 12:49 PM

Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugees

Malaysian authorities have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after their boat was found adrift Sunday near the northern resort island of Langkawi
April 5, 2020, 12:01 PM
In this handout photo released on Sunday, April 5, 2020 by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a wooden boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Malaysian authorities said they have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift Sunday morning near the northern resort island of Langkawi. (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)

PALM SUNDAY: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter's

Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic
April 5, 2020, 10:05 AM
A man walks by Bernini's colonnade in St. Peter's Square during Pope Francis' weekly general audience, streamed by the Vatican television due to restrictions to contain the Covid-19 virus, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 1, 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/Andrew Medichini)

9 rebels, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

The Indian army says nine rebels and three army soldiers have been killed during two gunbattles in disputed Kashmir
April 5, 2020, 10:02 AM
FILE- In this Aug.14, 2018 file photo, an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a search operation in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Nine rebels and three Indian soldiers were killed in two gun-battles in disputed Kashmir, an Indian army official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)

'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

The global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings
April 5, 2020, 9:56 AM
Trucks drive along a motorway in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, April 4, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the 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/Themba Hadebe)

Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says

The wife of a well-known Chinese rights lawyer says he has been released from prison
April 5, 2020, 7:59 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, protesters demonstrate in support of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, right on poster, outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Wang was released from prison Sunday, April 5, 2020, after being held for more than four years, his wife Li Wenzu said. Wang was among more than 200 lawyers and legal activists swept up in 2015 in what became known as the 709 Crackdown for the date, July 9, when most of them were detained.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern Mexico

Rival Mexican drug gangs had a big shootout in the border state of Chihuahua.
April 5, 2020, 2:51 AM

AP PHOTOS: Once-packed Peru beach emptied by virus outbreak

Agua Dulce beach is usually a sea of humanity, packed with as many as 40,000 people a day at the height of Peru's Southern Hemisphere summer, which runs from December to March. The new coronavirus pandemic has changed all that. Peru's President Martín Vizcarra declared a state of emergency as deaths began to mount and ordered people to stay home, largely emptying the beach of people. The half-mile-long (kilometer-long) strip of grayish-brown sand 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of central Lima is normally a haven for the working classes, a place where visitors from the Andean highlands first dip a toe in the sea. But in recent days, an army of seabirds has claimed the sandy territory abandoned by people. Densely thronged pedestrian bridges are all but empty. Instead of chaotic human footprints, the beach is tattooed with the tracks of gulls and pelicans. Police officers who recently monitored the beach for unlicensed vendors catering to the crowds now walk along the empty beach to...
April 5, 2020, 12:30 AM
This Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows the the Agua Dulce public beach packed with thousands of beachgoers in Lima, Peru. On some weekends during the Southern Hemisphere summer, which runs from December until March, as many as 40,000 people a day visit the half-mile-long (kilometer-long) strip of Agua Dulce. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

Even as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
April 4, 2020, 10:58 PM

Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export ban

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks
April 4, 2020, 10:41 PM
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to address Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, April 3, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19

The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria has turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases
April 4, 2020, 10:09 PM

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

French authorities have opened a terrorism inquiry after a man wielding a knife killed two people and wounded five others as residents of a town south of Lyon shopped for food amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown
April 4, 2020, 8:36 PM
Police officers investigate 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)

Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says

Brazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation
April 4, 2020, 8:12 PM
Stores remain closed along Teodoro Sampaio street during a quarantine imposed by Sao Paulo's government to help stop the spread of the new corona virus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

Even as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
April 4, 2020, 7:18 PM

Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus

Egyptian officials say at least 17 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country
April 4, 2020, 6:29 PM
A general view shows Tahrir Square, which was the focal point of the Jan. 25, 2011 Egyptian uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, closed off by police during curfew hours as a prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

2 dead, 5 wounded in suspected terrorist knife attack in France

The 33-year-old assailant was arrested, police told ABC News.
April 4, 2020, 6:16 PM
Police officers stand in a street in the center of Romans-sur-Isere, France, on April 4, 2020, after a man attacked several people with a knife, killing two and injuring seven before being arrested, according to sources close to the investigation.