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Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:03pm

The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:12am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:16am

To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country.

Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dad

Sheikh Saaliq and Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:17am

From her village in eastern India, 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari reflected on her desperate 1,200-kilometer (745-mile) bicycle journey home with her disabled father that has drawn international praise.

North Korea's Kim holds meeting on bolstering nuclear forces

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:18am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a key military meeting to discuss bolstering the country's nuclear arsenal and putting its armed forces on high alert, state media reported Sunday, in Kim's first known public appearance in about 20 days.

Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia leave 1 dead, over 80 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:42am

At least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia's coast, authorities said, amid a new wave of dangerous attempts to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:40pm

Students in two more Australian states have returned to school full-time as numbers of virus patients in hospitals across the country fall. New South Wales is Australia's most populous state and Queensland is the third most populous. Queensland's premier says students and teachers should stay home if they are sick because, “We’re not out of the woods yet." In other developments around Asia, Japan is set to lift a state of emergency in the last localities where it is still in effect. Tokyo has been under an emergency for almost eight weeks. Japan’s emergency was softer than the lockdowns imposed in many countries, but it has managed to slowed infections and eased pressure on medical systems.

Last British governor says Hong Kong 'betrayed' by China

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:25pm

The last British governor of Hong Kong said China has betrayed the semi-autonomous territory by tightening control over the city it had promised could keep freedoms not found on the mainland.

Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:17pm

The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Messi's back: Spanish soccer league set to resume in June

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:52am

Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside.

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

Adil Jawad, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:27am

When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.”

Balcony church gains popularity in Kenya amid pandemic

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:10am

A groovy rendition of “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands” blasts from speakers outside an apartment block in the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Virus spread feared where water is scarce around the world

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:06am

Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!”

After weeks of COVID-19 cases, Russian doctor craves quiet

Kostya Manenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:49am

As he strides down the sidewalk outside Moscow's Filatov Hospital in blue jeans and garish crimson shoes, Dr. Osman Osmanov shows no signs of the rigors he's just been through.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:40pm

A pasta company has announced there was a coronavirus outbreak at its Spokane factory as Washington state prepares to reopen parts of its economy. The Spokesman-Review reported that Philadelphia Macaroni Company Inc. said in a statement Friday that 72 workers were tested for COVID-19 and 24 were positive. Health officials say there was an increase in Spokane County with 31 new positive cases between Thursday and Friday. Company officials say all of the factory employees have since been tested and the facility was disinfected. 

Mexico cancels soccer season because of coronavirus pandemic

Carlos RodrÍguez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:32pm

Mexico’s Liga MX canceled the remainder of its spring season without crowning a champion for the first time, a decision caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.

US sanctions top Nicaraguan officials over rights abuses

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:59am

The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions Friday against two high-ranking Nicaraguan officials for their support of government crackdowns on protesters.

Guinean singer Mory Kante, 'baobab of culture,' dies at 70

Youssouf Bah and Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:06am

Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died, his family said Friday. He was 70.

Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:01am

The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners.