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Virus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 11:24am

With only one week separating the end of one and the start of the other, the Tour de France and the French Open were shaping up as a double bill of sports entertainment, with masked but nevertheless live crowds, that would bear out President Emmanuel Macron's arguments that the country can live with the coronavirus.

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Nadine Achoui-lesage and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 12:54pm

Swiss authorities ordered 2,500 students at an elite hospitality management school to quarantine themselves due to a coronavirus outbreak allegedly linked to off-campus partying, the latest back-to-school sign of higher education's place in the pandemic.

Guinea's opposition urges West African leaders to step in

Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 11:36am

Guinea’s main opposition leader called on neighboring West African states to head off a political crisis in Guinea where President Alpha Conde is running for a third term in October elections.

Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya's north

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:45am

Officials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya's northern Mandera county that borders Somalia.

Taiwan: China's military flew surveillance planes on 3 days

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 9:47am

Taiwan on Thursday condemned recent Chinese military activity after Beijing sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three straight days, calling it a “deliberate provocation.”

Mexico homicide rate remains high at 29 per 100,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:10am

Mexico’s homicide rate remained at historically high levels of 29 killings per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the National Statistics Institute.

For North Korea, UN membership is a key link to larger world

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:47am

Hermit Kingdom? Not quite.

Extremist violence causes food shortages in north Mozambique

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 6:43am

The escalating extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique has displaced 310,000 people, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis, the World Food Program said Tuesday.

Seoul: North Korea kills S. Korean official, burns his body

Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 4:50am

South Korea said Thursday that North Korean troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire after finding him on a floating object near the countries' disputed sea boundary.

UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:48am

The United Nations commission on human rights in South Sudan says “a staggering $36 million” has been misappropriated by government officials and senior politicians since 2016 as widespread corruption continues to drain the world’s youngest nation.

Hong Kong activist Wong arrested over unauthorized assembly

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 4:41am

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was arrested again Thursday for allegedly participating in an unauthorized assembly last October.

88 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 3:22am

Authorities have rescued 88 pilot whales and are attempting to free 20 others that survived Australia’s worst mass stranding, as crews prepare to remove 380 decomposing carcasses from the shallows of Tasmania state, officials said Thursday.

'The port came to us': Story behind AP photo of Beirut blast

Zeina Karam and Hassan Ammar, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 7:08pm

When Mustafa Kinno felt the ground shake and heard the deafening blast toward the port, he frantically called his brother living nearby.

Hundreds of migrants reach UK in record month of crossings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:02am

Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday.

German virus app transmitted 1.2M test results in 100 days

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 6:40am

Germany's coronavirus tracing app has been used to transmit 1.2 million test results from labs to users during its first 100 days, officials said Wednesday.

Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:45am

Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat.

EU tries yet again to fix broken down asylum system

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:24am

Conceding after years of chaos and dispute that its costly asylum system is broken, the European Union announced Wednesday a major overhaul of the rules in the hope that more countries will finally be prepared to share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives.

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 5:24am

Dr. Mamadu Baldeh can’t forget the 18-year-old who came into his hospital with COVID-19, gasping for air until the day he died. This suffering was all too real for Baldeh, who battles asthma just as that young man did.

Cold diggers? UN finds a record low in Greenland ice in 1991

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 4:35am

For all the recent talk of global warming, climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather agency calls a new record low in the Northern Hemisphere — nearly -70 degrees Celsius (-93 F) was recorded almost three decades ago in Greenland.