Humanitarian crises

A shoe shiner wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus cleans a shoes of a customer at Gran Via avenue in downtown Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Spain's health minister has reiterated his plea for Madrid's regional authorities to apply more stringent restrictions on mobility in Europe's worst coronavirus hotspot. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 27, 2020 - 7:48 am
LONDON — Prince Charles has warned that up to 1 million young people may need “urgent help’’ to protect their futures from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the Prince of Wales says there has “never been a time as uniquely challenging as the present” and that it...
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Boys play outside a fort that was converted into a photography museum overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
September 27, 2020 - 3:11 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Still, the kingdom on the Atlantic coast, a magnet for tourists in better times, has registered more...
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Riot police face protesters who took part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 26, 2020 - 3:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — London police clashed with demonstrators on Saturday as they broke up a protest in Trafalgar Square against COVID-19 restrictions amid rising tensions over limits on everyday life as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in infections. Police and protesters were injured when...
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English conspiracy theorist David Icke speaks during a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 26, 2020 - 2:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska health officials say the state's COVID-19 death toll has risen by six, which is the biggest one-day jump for the state since the pandemic began. The state also reported 128 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, which was the most recent available data. The deaths...
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Security guards wearing masks and armed with restrainers stand guard at the entrance to the Auto China 2020 show in Beijing, China on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The auto show, the first major in-person sales event for any industry since the coronavirus pandemic began, opens Saturday in a sign the ruling Communist Party is confident China has contained the disease. Still, automakers face intensive anti-virus controls including quarantines for visitors from abroad and curbs on crowd sizes at an event that usually is packed shoulder-to-shoulder with spectators. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 26, 2020 - 5:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Ford, Nissan and BMW unveiled electric models with more range for China on Saturday as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link. Automakers are looking to China, the first major economy to start...
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Family members in a car watch a drive-in circus from a parking lot in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The circus's aim is to provide entertainment for people during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 26, 2020 - 12:07 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The health minister in Australia's Victoria state has resigned in the fallout from an inquiry into why security guards were used instead of police or the military at quarantine hotels. Lapses in security at the hotels were given as the major reason for a second wave of...
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Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 to challenge a French government order to close all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections. The protesters, and local officials in France's second-biggest city, are also threatening legal action, to try to block the order via the courts. They argue that Marseille's virus case rise has been stabilizing, and that the central government in Paris is unfairly singling out Marseille for the toughest virus measures in the nation. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 25, 2020 - 6:05 pm
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s movie theaters and other venues can reopen in two weeks after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and the limit on how many people can attend funerals and other indoor events is being raised. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also issued an order Friday...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, European Council President Charles Michel speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 2:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General...
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Two neighbours of restricted mobility areas in Madrid due to the coronavirus outbreak cross the street in front an anti-riot police unit short after a residents protest demanding more resources for public health system and against social inequality in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas, Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The regional government is set to announce Friday new restrictions in Madrid, where gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people and more than 850,000 residents have been partially locked down this week. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 25, 2020 - 1:35 pm
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to another eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s coronavirus contagion curve, despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all of the city. Over...
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People board a bus outside Waterloo station in London, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based Novavax has begun a late stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom because the high-level of the coronavirus circulating in the country is likely to produce quick results, the pharmaceutical company said. Novavax plans to test the effectiveness of...
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