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A store employee in a protectively suit waits for customers outside a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Monday, March 30, 2020. Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revivesShopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak are reopening but customers are scarce as authorities lift more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months
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In this May 2012, photo, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura gestures with a funny face to a photographer in Tokyo. The nationally popular Japanese comedian, who said was drawing inspired from Jerry Lewis, has died of the COVID-19 pneumonia, a first known celebrity victim of the virus in Japan. He was 70. Shimura, who had fans of all generations with his slapstick jokes and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital, died of the virus Sunday, March 29, 2020, his agency, Izawa Office, said. (Kyodo News via AP)
Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirusPopular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file, photo, a person walks in falling snow in Tokyo. Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questionsBefore the Olympics were postponed, Japan appeared to have the coronavirus infection contained
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 aboardA plane carrying eight people has caught fire while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Coronavirus rumors alleged to have set off Thai prison riot Officials in Thailand say a riot at a prison in a northeastern province was set off when inmates plotting to escape spread false rumors that several prisoners were infected with the coronavirus
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Modi apologizes to Indians for 21-day lockdown hardshipsIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologized for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus
The Associated Press23 hours ago
People pass by a TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 29, 2020. North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it "very inappropriate" at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Korean letters read: "March 21, Tactical Missile." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about outbreakSouth Korea says North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the seaSouth Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into the sea
The Associated Press1 day ago
Quake shakes eastern Indonesia amid virus outbreak A strong inland and shallow earthquake has hit parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, sending people fleeing despite appeals by officials to keep distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
The son of a migrant daily wage laborer looks out a bus window bus as he travels to his hometown following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 27, 2020. Some of India's legions of poor and others suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid on Thursday, as both public and private groups worked to blunt the impact of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The measures that went into effect Wednesday, the largest of their kind in the world, risk heaping further hardship on the quarter of the population who live below the poverty line and the 1.8 million who are homeless. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villagesAuthorities have sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo, passengers are seen on the cruise ship Artania docked at Fremantle harbour in Fremantle, Australia. Authorities were still hoping to fly 800 cruise ship passengers from Australia to Germany on the weekend, but a sharp overnight rise in cases of the new coronavirus on board brought severe complications for the repatriation mission. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
Australia prepares to fly cruise passengers to GermanyAustralian authorities are pressing ahead with plans to fly 800 cruise ship passengers to Germany this weekend after a downward revision in the number of people on board who had contracted the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, a street food vendor shows hand sanitizers and soaps distributed by student activists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A group of students from several universities in the central Java city has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers whose incomes are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Fahmi Rosyidi)
Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to fight virus A group of students from several universities in Yogyakarta has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South AsiaAs India and other South Asian nations brace for the spread of the coronavirus, they face another battle: misinformation
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE- This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, shows a Bangladeshi garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. also are canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid. A report released Friday, March 27, 2020, by Mark Anner, director of the Center of Global Rights, found the coronavirus crisis has resulted in millions of factory workers being sent home without the wages or severance they are owed.  About 4.1 million people work in apparel factories in Bangladesh, the world's No. 2 garment exporter after China. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel ordersA survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid
The Associated Press2 days ago
Masked people stop on a bridge to photograph cherry blossoms Friday, March 27, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Tokyo closes cherry blossom parks to slow spread of virusJapan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but flower viewing has come to an abrupt halt in Tokyo because of the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
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