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When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

Tamer Fakahany, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 8:49am

The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the populace?

Military promises Pakistani doctors gear to fight virus

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 7:39am

Pakistan's military promised Tuesday that dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for protesting a lack of protective equipment needed to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment they need.

VIRUS DIARY: In Beijing, finally, a tentative spring blooms

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 7:24am

The coronavirus came first in the depths of winter. As with so many places afterward, the change seeped in gradually.

US says airstrike in Somalia kills an al-Shabab leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 6:54am

The U.S. military said Tuesday it has killed a high-ranking leader of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia.

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:46am

For Augustine Ngabonziza, a survivor of Rwanda’s genocide, it’s difficult not to wonder whether God has become more distant these days. How else can one explain why a country that always comes together for the anniversary of the killings is now confined at home?

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 10:40pm

The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world ended after 11 weeks Wednesday. Chinese authorities are now allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. From just after midnight, the city’s 11 million residents are permitted to leave without special authorization as long as a mandatory smartphone application shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone confirmed to have the virus. Wuhan is where most of China’s more than 82,000 reported virus cases and over 3,300 deaths took place. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 1:18pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit of hospital after coronavirus symptoms worsen.

UN report: Syria or allies likely behind 5 civilian attacks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 1:14pm

A U.N. investigation found it “highly probable” that the Syrian government or its allies were responsible for attacks on four civilian facilities in the last opposition stronghold in the northwest in 2019 — a school, a health care center, a hospital and a child care facility.

Virus pain easing in Spain, Italy; UK braces for bleak days

Aritz Parra and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:08am

A week ago, emergency rooms and intensive care wards in Spain and Italy were overflowing with woozy, coughing coronavirus patients and literally buzzing with breathing machines.

Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 3:31am

Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 10:40pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Johnson’s office says Johnson is conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment. Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him. “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital,” his office said in a statement.

Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome

Maria Grazia Murru, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 10:08pm

Nothing in the way Enrico Giacomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponded to the way he died: alone.

Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 10:08pm

The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 2:47pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus. Johnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms, 10 days after testing positive for the virus. Downing St. says the hospitalization is a “precautionary step” and he remains in charge of the government. Johnson, 55, has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26.

3rd person held in France knife attack south of Lyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 10:09am

A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said Sunday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 10:40pm

Authorities say 14 people have been taken to hospitals from a cruise ship that docked in Florida with coronavirus victims aboard and one of them has died at a hospital. Two fatalities were reported earlier aboard the Coral Princess, which docked Saturday in Miami. The Coral Princess had more than 1,000 passengers and nearly 900 crew members. It began disembarking fit passengers Sunday. Any with symptoms of COVID-19 or recovering were being kept on ship until medically cleared. Authorities did not immediately disclose whether the 14 people removed for immediate medical attention had a confirmed coronavirus link.

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 11:43am

The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases.

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

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 10:24am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks.

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:45am

No one should have known Bella Lamilla’s name.