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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 Press3 hours 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 Press6 hours 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 Press16 hours 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 Press19 hours ago
Vietnam orders non-essential businesses to close for 2 weeksVietnam's government is ordering all non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. After months of deliberation Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, only to have his political opponent reject it Friday, March 27, 2020, as not inclusive enough. Shaheen said the Taliban would send four members to Bagram, north of Kabul, to oversee the release of their prisoners, also part of the deal signed with the United States. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Political turmoil in Kabul dogs negotiations with TalibanThe Afghan president has announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, after months of deliberation
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Tourists keep social distancing as they wait to extend their visa at Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 27, 2020. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut bordersFrom the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from NepalA rescue flight arranged by the German government has picked up hundreds of tourists who had been stranded in Nepal since the Himalayan nation went on lockdown earlier this week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Roads are seen deserted during a lockdown in Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Some of India's legions of poor and people suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid distribution Thursday, as both the public and private sector work to blunt the impact of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Untold numbers of them are now out of work and many families have been left struggling to eat. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
India's central bank cuts benchmark rate to decade-low 4.4% India’s central bank has cut its key interest rate by a sizable 75 basis points to 4.4% from 5.15% to ease financing troubles caused by the coronavirus outbreak and help revive the economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
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FILE - In this March, 25, 2020, file photo, a sign sits in front of the Huber Heights Fire Division in Huber Heights, Ohio. It may be a little awkward, but humor is helping people around the planet cope with the fear and anxiety the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)
If you don't laugh, you cry: Coping with virus through humorIt may be a little awkward, but humor is helping people around the planet cope with the fear and anxiety the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed
The Associated Press1 day ago
A visitor wearing a face mask takes photos near cherry blossoms at the Yuyuantan Park in Beijing on Thursday, March 26, 2020. While many of the city's world-famous tourist sites, including the sprawling Forbidden City ancient palace complex, remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, spring weather and budding cherry blossoms are coaxing outdoors citizens who have been largely confined to home for the last two months. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China bars most foreigners to curb imported virus casesChina says it is temporarily barring most foreigners from entering the country as it seeks to curb the number of imported coronavirus cases
The Associated Press1 day ago
China says it is temporarily barring most foreigners from entering as it seeks to curb imported virus casesChina says it is temporarily barring most foreigners from entering as it seeks to curb imported virus cases
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Soldiers enforce 10-day shutdown in Bangladesh to slow virusBangladesh is deploying soldiers and police to enforce a nationwide 10-day shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the densely populated country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gunmen kill 2 Pakistani troops, wound 4 near Iran border A Pakistani official says gunmen killed two security troops as they were patrolling a border region near Iran
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