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Friday 07/10/2020
Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 9:00 am

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday.

Wall Street opens mixed on infection increase, economic data
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 9:00 am

Wall Street is mixed at the open as investors weigh a rise in coronavirus cases in the United States against upbeat economic data in Europe. Labor Department data showed wholesale prices fell in June for the fourth time in five months, as the U.S.’s deep recession holds down prices. European shares edged up after manufacturing bounced back sharply in France and Italy in May. Investors worry that worsening infection levels in populous U.S. states could derail a recovery. Some states are rolling back their reopenings, while others are ordering people arriving from hotspots to quarantine. Asian markets closed lower.

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 8:31 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp.

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record 288 cases
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 8:16 am

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Victoria state on Friday reported a new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases as well as a record number of tests, more than 37,500.

AP EXPLAINS: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 7:01 am

NEW DELHI (AP) — In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus to the third, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections.

Seoul mayor's death prompts sympathy, questions of his acts
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 6:02 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded politician and self-described feminist.

Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic pain
Posted: July 10, 2020 - 2:17 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — With an unprecedented new surge in coronavirus cases battering Israel’s economy, one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio recently to calm the nerves of a jittery nation. Instead, he dismissed expressions of some of the public's economic pain as “BS.”

Scenes from hell: 1995 Srebrenica genocide in photos
Posted: July 10, 2020 - 2:02 am

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It's been 25 years since the slaughter of men and boys in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, but every year more bodies are found and reburied, and every year the survivors — mostly women — return to commemorate their fathers and brothers, husbands and sons.

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 1:00 am

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family.

Thursday 07/09/2020
Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana building
Updated: July 10, 2020 - 2:02 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a courtyard a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, a dozen people get settled on broken couches beneath a banner reading “Cure Your Prejudice.” They face the makeshift stage where a transgender woman appears in a short, tight dress and performs to a song about transgender visibility.

Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 11:03 pm

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries.

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 9:01 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said.

Late Seoul mayor was outspoken liberal who eyed presidency
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 8:17 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Won-soon, the three-term mayor of South Korea's capital, a fierce critic of economic inequality who was seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2022, was found dead early Friday. He was 64.

Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 7:31 pm

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite.

Serbia bans mass gatherings after virus lockdown protests
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 4:15 pm

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital, Belgrade, after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 7:30 pm

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

In court, Depp denies violence during 'tailspin' marriage
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 10:02 pm

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Thursday that his relationship with Amber Heard was “a crime scene waiting to happen,” but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.

Europe fears complacency; virus hits 'full speed' in Africa
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 10:46 am

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while the virus showed no signs of slowing its initial advance in Africa and the Americas.

Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 10:46 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms.

Bolsonaro now 'poster boy' for dubious COVID-19 treatment
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 9:31 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same.

VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focus
Posted: July 09, 2020 - 8:39 am

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — I moved to Saudi Arabia from Egypt last year, eager to photograph a national awakening that was once unimaginable in a country so beholden to ultraconservative mores.

Asia Today: India's cases jump, transmission rate increases
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 8:02 am

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections Thursday and its transmission rate is increasing for the first time since March.

25 years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 3:16 am

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A quarter of a century after they were killed in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday in a cemetery just outside of Srebrenica — their marble gravestones joining thousands more, each with the same month and year of death.

Wednesday 07/08/2020
Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia
Updated: July 09, 2020 - 8:17 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The mob of over 150 people who forcefully took Muhammad Yunus’ cadaver from a hospital in eastern Indonesia thought it was impossible that the 49-year-old Islamic preacher could have died from the coronavirus. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health protocols issued by the government, according to local residents.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 10:45 pm

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks.

'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 8:32 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test.

Bolsonaro becomes 'poster boy' for unproven virus treatment
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 7:32 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same.

In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 4:46 pm

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” monster who turned violent when he drank and took drugs, though he acknowledged in a London court on Wednesday that he may have done things he can't remember while he was under the influence.

Brazil's president, infected with virus, touts malaria drug
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 12:32 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who said he is infected with the coronavirus, on Wednesday defended his government's handling of the pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Brazilians and touted his use of a contentious anti-malaria drug.

AP Photos: Argentines try to find happiness under quarantine
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 10:16 am

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A few days of the silence and solitude of quarantine was all that Marcela Álvarez could stand.

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 10:02 am

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding.

Asia Today: Australian PM defends Melbourne lockdown
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 9:32 am

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t survive a second lockdown.

A deeply divided Poland chooses a president in runoff vote
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 9:02 am

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two bitter rivals are heading into a razor's-edge presidential runoff election Sunday in Poland that is seen as an important test of populism in Europe after a campaign that exacerbated a conservative-liberal divide in the country.

Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The US dollar
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 9:17 am

BEIRUT (AP) — The lines snaked around the block. Then they swelled to fill the whole street, before they turned into a raucous mob of men shoving to the front of the line. There at the exchange bureau, they could buy rationed dollars, the hottest commodity in Lebanon.

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies
Updated: July 08, 2020 - 3:15 am

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

Tuesday 07/07/2020
AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for months
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 11:30 pm

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask.

Asian shares mixed as pandemic saps buying momentum
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 11:03 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as uncertainty over the pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 7:17 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country.

AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for months
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 7:32 pm

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask.

At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard's 'sick' abuse claim
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 3:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday that ex-wife Amber Heard had made “sick” claims of abuse and falsely branded him a monster, as the actor testified in a U.K. libel case that hinges on who was the aggressor in the celebrity couple’s violent, toxic relationship

Death toll from flooding in Japan reaches 55, dozen missing
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 10:15 am

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers used boats to rescue residents as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by heavy rains that were expanding across the region on Tuesday. At least 55 people have died and a dozen remain missing.

Jerusalem offers a grim model for a post-annexation future
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 10:15 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's hard to say what exactly will change in the West Bank if Israel follows through on its plans to annex parts of the occupied territory, but east Jerusalem, which was annexed more than a half-century ago, may provide some answers.

Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 7:02 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travelers remains in question.

Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 8:46 pm

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took control of the former British colony.

Coronavirus slams Poland's already-troubled coal industry
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 4:01 am

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The coronavirus has ripped through Poland's coal mines, where men descend deep underground in tightly packed elevators and work shoulder-to-shoulder to extract the source of 75% of the nation’s electrical power.

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises questions
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 4:45 am

HONG KONG (AP) — TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.

Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic success
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 3:15 am

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia has been among the world’s most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak — with one exception.

Monday 07/06/2020
Facebook, others block requests on Hong Kong user data
Updated: July 06, 2020 - 10:02 pm

HONG KONG (AP) — Social media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong while studying ramifications of a national security law enacted last week.

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
Updated: July 06, 2020 - 9:31 pm

ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died Monday. He was 91.

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days
Updated: July 06, 2020 - 8:45 pm

PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperiled critically ill COVID-19 patients in northern Italy, he was moved to action.

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