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UN: Yemen programs fighting virus might stop by end of June

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:27am

The United Nations warned Wednesday that its programs to fight the coronavirus in war-torn Yemen might have to stop by the end the month unless they get an immediate injection of cash.

Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:13am

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city.

Acquitted Iranian scientist, deported from US, returns home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 2:18am

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case returned to his homeland on Wednesday morning, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported.

Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reach

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:01am

Islamic extremists chased Adama Drabo and his family from their land in western Burkina Faso, forcing them to abandon a year's worth of crops.

3 UN elections on June 17 including new council members

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:34pm

The president of the U.N. General Assembly announced Tuesday that elections for new members of the U.N. Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and his successor as head of the 193-member world body will be held simultaneously on June 17.

Cyclone spares India's business capital from major damage

Rafiq Maqbool, Emily Schmall and Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:08pm

The first cyclone in more than a century to hit India's financial capital of Mumbai appeared to have largely spared the metropolis on Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:40pm

Officials in the nation’s capital are pushing back on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. The mayor of Washington flatly rejected a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over the city's police force and threatened to take legal action if it attempted to do so. And Arlington County in Virginia pulled its officers from Washington, saying they had been used “for a purpose not worthy of our mutual aid obligations.”  Attorney General William Barr is vowing “even greater law enforcement resources and support” as the District of Columbia faces another nighttime curfew aimed at quelling protests.

UN expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:55pm

The United Nations said Tuesday it expects “things to get moving in the next few days” following the agreement by Libya’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations following days of heavy fighting.

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:03pm

A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran.

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:00am

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding.

Indian metropolis of Mumbai braces for rare cyclone

Aniruddha Ghosal and Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:48am

A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barreling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation's highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:41am

The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia.

Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless man

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:59am

Residents of a slum in Kenya's capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they said was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus.

Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protests

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:20am

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ when protests hit home.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:45 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:40pm

Thousands of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd remained on New York City streets on Tuesday after an 8 p.m. curfew put in place by officials struggling to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation’s biggest city was reeling out of control night after night. People marched in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, as merchants boarded up their businesses. As the the curfew time arrived, many were still in the streets and continued marching, with officers initially standing by and allowing them. But officers started ordering people to move along, and began taking people into custody. 

UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:37pm

The United Nations said Libya's warring factions have agreed to resume cease-fire talks, following days of heavy fighting and eastern-based forces retaking a key town from their rivals after a string of setbacks.

Egypt's ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:19pm

After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohamed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months.

Tropical storm kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:34pm

Rains from Tropical Storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala that pushed thousands of people into shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

Diane Jeantet and David Biller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 2:29pm

South American countries on Monday began easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that were battered earlier by the virus.