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Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

August 9, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel... more »»

 
 
 
Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushin... more »»

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. more »»

The Latest: Kentucky reports 800 new coronavirus cases

August 8, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is reporting an increase of 801 cases of COVID-19, including 29 cases in children age 5 or younger.

In a news release, Kentucky Gov. more »»

Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland

August 8, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. more »»

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of... more »»

The Latest: South Africa surpasses 10,000 coronavirus deaths

August 8, 2020

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s number of confirmed coronavirus deaths has surpassed 10,00. more »»

11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

August 8, 2020

PRAGUE (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an apartment building fire in the northeastern Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, with some suggesting that the... more »»

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who... more »»

BBC radio host quits over use of racist term in news report

August 8, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. more »»

The Latest: Arizona has 1,054 new virus cases, 56 deaths

August 8, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 1,054 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 56 more deaths. more »»

Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules

August 8, 2020

FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from... more »»

The Latest: Brazil approaches 100,000 confirmed virus deaths

August 8, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. more »»

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

August 8, 2020

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end,... more »»

Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections

August 8, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken countr. more »»

UK medics protest, seeking pay raise after pandemic struggle

August 8, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of health care workers rallied in British cities on Saturday, demanding that the Conservative government acknowledge their hard work and dedication during the coronavirus... more »»

New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governor

August 8, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered again Saturday in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region’s governor a month ago. more »»

The Latest: Italy urges citizens to keep guard up on virus

August 8, 2020

ROME — Italy added another 347 coronavirus infections to its official tally, a day after it surpassed the 500-case barrier for the first time since late Ma. more »»

Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army base

August 8, 2020

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. more »»

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

August 8, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel... more »»

 
 

 

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