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Malawi's new president urges all to root out corruption

Gregory Gondwe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:02pm

Malawi’s newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated Monday in a small ceremony, following a last-minute change from a stadium event in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:53am

As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now.

Man arrested in Germany after estranged wife killed on bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:42am

Police in southern Germany say a 37-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his estranged wife to death on a public bus.

Kenyans protest cop who allegedly killed man over sanitizer

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:24am

Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report.

Germany: 3-year sentence sought for former SS camp guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:40am

German prosecutors say the trial of a 93-year-old former guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp proved he was an accessory to murder, and they called Monday for him to be given a three-year sentence.

Austria: bachelor party ends with snake-bitten tongue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:25am

A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital.

Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:25am

The German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany, according to the finance ministry in Berlin.

South Africa begins second phase of reopening of schools

Mogomotsi Magome and Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:06am

While thousands of South African students are returning to school Monday after nearly four months when their classes were closed to combat the spread of COVID-19, authorities are debating a return to more restrictive measures because of a surge in cases.

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:56am

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:22am

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.

With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satellite

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 11:21pm

Israel said it successfully launched a new spy satellite into space on Monday as its leaders hinted it was behind a massive fire at an Iranian nuclear site last week — potentially ratcheting up a long-running covert war.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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

The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money from a program that likely helped prevent the job market meltdown from growing worse but that also benefited some politically connected firms. The Treasury Department identified just a fraction of the total borrowers, naming only those companies that got loans of more than $150,000. Those firms made up less than 15% of the nearly 5 million small companies that received loans. Economists generally credit the program with helping prevent the job market meltdown from being much worse. 

Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 3:16pm

Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 cases

MartÍn JosÉ Adames AlcÁntara, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 10:16am

With COVID-19 cases still surging, the Dominican Republic on Sunday held presidential elections that had already been delayed by the pandemic, and polls indicated that a businessman with no previous experience in government was favored to oust a party that has ruled for the past 16 years.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 6:50am

A sheriff's official says a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left two people dead and eight wounded. No one was immediately taken into custody following the early Sunday shooting at Lavish Lounge, but a Greenville County sheriff's spokesperson said they were looking for two suspects. Authorities had originally said 12 people were hurt, but later told the AP that two victims were likely counted twice initially. Of the eight wounded, some had non-life-threatening injuries and others were in critical condition. A Facebook post from the club said Foogiano was scheduled to perform Saturday night. A representative tells the AP the trap rapper is safe.

Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 6:46am

Ethiopian police were patrolling the country's troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday, following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed and more than 2,000 arrested, after a popular singer was shot dead.

Israel, Palestinians face new restrictions amid virus surge

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 5:44am

Israel said Sunday it has ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank returned to life under lockdown amid a surge in coronavirus cases in both areas.

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 5:06am

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital.

Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child

Samya Kullab, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 3:30am

The Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child.