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US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikes

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 12:09am

The U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump is urging Americans to heed his administration's guidelines for responding to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “a matter of life and death.” The president's warning on Tuesday came with new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. even if social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed that the number could be less if people bear down on keeping their distance from one another. The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, says officials believe the nation can do much better than the grim forecast if everyone takes seriously their role in preventing the spread of disease.

UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 8:07pm

The U.N. Security Council urged Afghanistan’s warring parties on Tuesday to heed the U.N. secretary-general’s call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country.

6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 4:56pm

The U.N. Security Council didn’t issue a statement after discussing North Korea’s latest missile tests but six European nations on the council are condemning Pyongyang’ repeated launches, saying they illustrate its ongoing efforts to develop its ballistic missile programs and expand its arsenal.

Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region holds elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:39pm

Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia, held presidential and parliamentary elections on Tuesday.

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 9:24am

Un-baaaaa-lievable: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing.

13-year-old shot dead; Kenyan police enforcing curfew blamed

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 8:41am

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighborhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew.

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:00am

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers?

Assailant with ax, machete wounds man in southern Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 5:29am

An assailant armed with an ax and a machete threatened a woman and wounded a man who came to her help in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said.

US death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to NYC

Colleen Long, Karen Matthews and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 12:41am

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,600 Tuesday, eclipsing China’s official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead.

South Korea shoe cobbler donates for needy amid coronavirus

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 11:02pm

Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt.

UN adopts 4 resolutions, voting by email because of COVID-19

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 10:51pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted four resolutions on Monday, with its 15 members voting by email for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 10:40pm

New York City is setting up hospitals at convention centers and sports complexes and bringing in medical workers as its battles the coronavirus. Public health experts projected Tuesday that the number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to practice social distancing. They said they hope the figure won't soar that high if everyone does their part to prevent the virus from spreading. Hard-hit New York is parking refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead. Italy has reported that the infection rate appears to be leveling off, while Spain is struggling to fend off the collapse of its hospital system. 

China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 9:05pm

Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, officials and state media reported Tuesday.

China state media report 19 people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern province of Sichuan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:52pm

China state media report 19 people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern province of Sichuan.

Brazil's Carnival beat fades, making way for virus shelter

Marcelo By Sousa and Diarlei Rodrigues, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 6:21pm

A month ago, a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces raged inside Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome. Today, its floodlights are off and there's no hint of celebration as its grounds serve a humanitarian purpose: protecting the homeless from the new coronavirus.

Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

Aritz Parra, Vladimir Isachenkov and David Rising  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:06am

In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Spain on Monday became the third country to surpass China in infections after the United States and Italy.

Organizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 recommend postponing the world's fair until next year over the new coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 7:36am

Organizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 recommend postponing the world's fair until next year over the new coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's office says he'll go into quarantine after an aide tested positive for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 5:45am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's office says he'll go into quarantine after an aide tested positive for coronavirus.