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Ivory Coast president to run for 3rd term amid objections

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he has accepted the ruling party’s nomination and will run for a third term in October. Ouattara announced the...
Aug. 7, 2020

Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City early Friday, as many people in the city were still without electricity...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Saudis send two planes filled with aid to Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Saudi Arabia has sent two planes to Lebanon carrying more than 120 tons of medicine,...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Saudis send to planes with aid to Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Saudi Arabia has sent two planes to Lebanon carrying more than 120 tons of medicine,...
Aug. 7, 2020

Monsoon flood, mudslide kill 9 in India, disaster teams sent

NEW DELHI (AP) — A mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain and flooding killed at least nine people and buried 20 homes of tea plantation workers in southern India on...
Aug. 7, 2020

Malaysia's Mahathir forms new party in fight back attempt

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Two-time former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Hong Kong offers free testing for all residents

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the semi-autonomous Chinese city will offer free coronavirus testing for all its 7.5 million residents beginning in two weeks. Lam says...
Aug. 7, 2020

Swiss ink deal with Moderna for 4.5M doses of COVID vaccine

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss federal government says it has struck a deal with Moderna to supply Switzerland with 4.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine if the U.S. biotech...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: GAVI signs vaccine deal for developing world

LONDON — The vaccines alliance GAVI says it has agreed to a deal with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the world’s biggest vaccine producer, India’s Serum Institute, to...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: German state shuts 2 schools after new cases

BERLIN — Officials in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have shut down two schools after new cases of coronavirus were confirmed only days after the northeastern German state became the country’s first to...
Aug. 7, 2020

Britain braces for record-breaking high temperatures

LONDON (AP) — Britain braced for record-breaking temperatures Friday as forecasters warned the public to take additional care in the heat. The mercury is set to rise to 37 degrees...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Spanish experts want probe into virus handling

MADRID -- A group of 20 leading Spanish experts in public health and epidemiology are urging the government to undertake “an independent and impartial evaluation” of why the coronavirus pandemic...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: French investigators seeking Beirut blast clues

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A team of 22 French investigators has started work in Beirut to search for evidence...
Aug. 7, 2020

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Switzerland signs vaccine deal with Moderna

GENEVA — The Swiss federal government has struck a deal with Moderna to supply Switzerland with 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine if the U.S. biotech firm successfully develops one...
Aug. 7, 2020

Australia leader refuses to attack political foes over virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday rejected demands from within his own conservative party to publicly attack the center-left Victoria state government over its flawed handling of...
Aug. 7, 2020

Global shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade tensions

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Friday in lackluster trading, as trade tensions between the U.S. and China overshadowed optimism about more fiscal stimulus for the ailing U.S...
Aug. 7, 2020

Lakers not exactly rolling along as playoffs approach

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left...
Aug. 7, 2020

Traditional Afghan council meets on release of 400 Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional council met Friday in Afghanistan's capital to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the last hurdle to starting negotiations between Kabul’s...
Aug. 7, 2020

Day Turns Up Heat in Warmer-Than-Expected Round 1 of PGA

Bad backs, creaky knees, hardly any applause and one guy who even snapped his driver in two — there was still plenty to complain about as golf’s first major of...
Aug. 7, 2020

Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through...
Aug. 7, 2020

Marlins' 6-1 start is reminiscent of the 1899 Perfectos

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was talking about this week’s doubleheader sweep at Baltimore that involved a parade of relievers, including several newcomers rescued from unemployment, and after naming three...
Aug. 7, 2020

The Latest: Number of cases on Norwegian ship rises to 62

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 62. Following the outbreak on the MS Roald...
Aug. 7, 2020

Kabul opens traditional council on release of 400 Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional council met Friday in Afghanistan's capital to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the last hurdle to starting negotiations between Kabul’s...
Aug. 7, 2020

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of...
Aug. 7, 2020

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