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Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — Tucked deep in the obituary for Charles Recka was an announcement that a Mass celebrating his 87...

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War-torn Syria braces for lockdown after first virus case

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort...

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Israeli Supreme Court to rule on demand to reopen parliament

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political opponents on Sunday asked Israel’s Supreme Court to force parliament to resume...

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Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming

PARIS (AP) — The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the US and Europe on Monday, as new...

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Israeli forces open fire, killing Palestinian throwing rocks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a 32-year-old Palestinian man early on Monday who was hurling rocks at...

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Pompeo rushes to Kabul to jumpstart flagging peace process

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Kabul on an urgent visit to try...

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Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world’s busiest international airport, announced early on...

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Egypt’s military said a senior officer died Sunday following his infection from the coronavirus

The military said in a statement that Major General Khaled Shaltout was infected while participating in sterilization which the military...

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Arrival of virus in Gaza raises fears about vulnerable areas

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the...

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UN welcomes positive responses to fighting pause in Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed positive responses from Libya’s warring parties to calls for a...

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Health Agencies: No Evidence Ibuprofen Worsens Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization and other leading agencies say there is no evidence to support the suggestion...

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Air raid sirens mark start of virus lockdown in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan’s capital early Saturday to mark the start of a three-day...

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Iran’s leaders strike upbeat tone as virus toll climbs

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s leaders vowed to overcome the new coronavirus outbreak in upbeat messages marking the Persian New...

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Italy’s virus epicenter grapples with huge toll, some hidden

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The priest gave a final benediction. There were no flowers, no embraces. Francesca Steffanoni and her...

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