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G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized...
Jul. 22, 2021

China's Zhengzhou begins cleanup after storms kill 33

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Thursday were shoveling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings...
Jul. 22, 2021

The Latest: German athlete gets OK to wear rainbow items

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: German women’s field hockey captain Nike Lorenz has...
Jul. 22, 2021

Dirty Games? Testing slowdown during COVID raises questions

TOKYO (AP) — The low numbers came in from across the globe and covered most every distance, from 100 meters through the marathon. The reasons behind all the improving times...
Jul. 22, 2021

Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the...
Jul. 22, 2021

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss. "Renegades: Born in the USA" is a bound edition of the popular “Renegades” podcast...
Jul. 22, 2021

Syrian government shells in rebel area kill 7 of same family

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government artillery shells struck a village in the last rebel enclave in the country on Thursday, killing seven members of the same family, including four children,...
Jul. 22, 2021

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday. This time, it's nothing to...
Jul. 22, 2021

South Africa's jailed ex-leader to attend brother's funeral

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be allowed to leave prison Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral. Zuma will be permitted to wear civilian clothes at...
Jul. 22, 2021

The Latest: 2nd Dutch athlete tests positive at Olympics

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: A second Dutch athlete and a staff member...
Jul. 22, 2021

Correction: UNESCO-World Heritage story

BEIJING (AP) — In a story published July 19, 2021, about a proposal to add the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage in Danger list, The Associated Press erroneously...
Jul. 22, 2021

17 migrants drown, 166 others rescued off Tunisian coast

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their boat sank in the Mediterranean,...
Jul. 22, 2021

Global markets follow Wall St higher as virus fears recede

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday for a second day as optimism about an economic recovery appeared to outweigh concern over rising coronavirus cases and...
Jul. 22, 2021

The Latest: US gymnast Eaker doing well after positive test

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: U.S. gymnast Kara Eaker is doing well physically...
Jul. 22, 2021

Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — One person was killed and 10 injured Thursday when an explosion tore through a house in a popular market, the interior ministry said. It...
Jul. 22, 2021

Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend

BONN, Germany (AP) — Germany's national weather service said Thursday that regions hit by deadly floods last week could again see heavy rain at the weekend. The DWD weather service...
Jul. 22, 2021

Iran bypasses Hormuz Strait to export crude oil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran Thursday began exporting crude oil for the first time in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. During a ceremony marking the...
Jul. 22, 2021

Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Commemorations have begun Thursday to mark 10 years since Norway’s worst ever peacetime slaughter. On July 22, 2011, right wing extremist Anders Breivik set off a...
Jul. 22, 2021

The Latest: Australia beats Italy 1-0 in Olympic softball

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Australia has evened its record to 1-1 in...
Jul. 22, 2021

AP Week in Pictures: Middle East

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between July 15-21, 2021. This...
Jul. 22, 2021

Indian farmers protest agriculture laws near Parliament

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 200 farmers demonstrated Thursday near India’s Parliament to mark eight months of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their livelihoods. The protesters...
Jul. 22, 2021

Over 200 African men cross from Morocco into Spain's Melilla

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's autonomous city of Melilla said Thursday that 238 African men have made it to the Northern African Spanish enclave after climbing over fences separating...
Jul. 22, 2021

The Latest: Crabb out for US Olympic beach volleyball team

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out...
Jul. 22, 2021

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and...
Jul. 22, 2021

Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body

PARIS (AP) — Leading rights organizations and grassroots groups are taking France’s first class-action lawsuit targeting the nation’s powerful police machine to the highest administrative authority to fix what they...
Jul. 22, 2021

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