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Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacksThe global chemical weapons watchdog has issued a report blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks in late March 2017 on the central town of Ltamenah
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - This Nov.14, 2018 file photo shows an aerial view of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier off the coast of Toulon, southern France. France's defense ministry announced that French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is heading back to port amid possible virus outbreak onboard. The ministry said in a statement Wednesday that around 40 troops are presenting symptoms compatible with the COVID-19 disease. 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. (Christophe Simon/ Pool photo via AP, File)
French aircraft carrier ends mission amid possible outbreakFrance’s defense ministry says the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is heading back to port amid a possible on-board outbreak of the new coronavirus
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
In this April 6, 2020, photo, shoes that are not allowed inside sit outside the door to Associated Press journalist Janelle Cogan's Atlanta home. Her boyfriend is an essential worker in the transportation sector, and because he's not able to work from home in the coronavirus outbreak, they take precautions, including leaving some belongings outside when he comes back in the evenings. (AP Photo/Janelle Cogan)
VIRUS DIARY: Life with an essential worker is a daily danceMany essential workers are still going to the workplace every day while millions of Americans work from home or have lost their jobs
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The debris of a bridge lies on a river bed after the bridge collapsed in Aulla, between the regions of Tuscany and Liguria, northern Italy, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. According to reports, the bridge collapsed Wednesday morning as two vans were transiting on it, their drivers were slightly injured. (Tano Pecoraro/LaPresse via AP)
Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructureA huge bridge section has collapsed in Tuscany, the latest case of Italy’s infrastructure crumbling after years of neglect
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 4, 2020 file photo, police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. French counter-terrorism prosecutors have opened a judicial investigation for murders and attempted murders in relation with a terrorist undertaking, four days after a knife attack south of Lyon left two people dead. (AP Photo, File)
Counter-terrorism probe opened in France knife attackFrench counter-terrorism prosecutors have opened a judicial investigation after a knife attack south of Lyon left two people dead on Saturday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass behind closed doors in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, April 5, 2020, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/pool/Alberto Pizzoli)
Pope creates new expert commission to study women deaconsThe Vatican says Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 11, 2020, British lawmaker Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, walks towards 10 Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting in London.  With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Raab is among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Frank Augstrin, FILE)
With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, attention has turned to the Cabinet ministers left running the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man wears a prayer shawl as leavened items burn in a garbage bin in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival. Passover begins on sundown Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Passover in isolation dampens holiday mood in IsraelIsraeli Jews have been forced to scale back or cancel beloved traditions and rituals marking the start of Passover, the holiday celebrating the Israelites’ freedom from Egyptian bondage
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Workers build a fence to block the view of the ambulance entrance area outside St Thomas' Hospital in central London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Johnson has spent his second night in hospital intensive care. 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/Matt Dunham)
UK govt tries to advance virus response with Johnson in ICUBoris Johnson's spokesman says the British prime minister is “responding to treatment” but remains in intensive care with the new coronavirus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Volunteer women wearing face masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus prepare face masks, in a mosque in southern Tehran, Iran, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Iran is battling the worst new coronavirus outbreak in the Mideast. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virusThe Saudi king has ordered the suspension of rulings and judicial orders regarding visitation rights of children of separated parents
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint near the Bagram base in northern Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. An Afghan official said Wednesday that the country has released 100 Taliban prisoners from Bagram, claiming they are part of 5,000 detainees who are to be freed under a deal between insurgents and U.S. But the Taliban says they have yet to verify those released were on the list they had handed over to Washington during negotiations. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verifiedAn official says Afghanistan has released 100 Taliban prisoners, claiming they are among 5,000 detainees who are to be freed under a deal between insurgents and the U.S. But the Taliban say they have yet to verify those released were on the list they had handed over to Washington during negotiations
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5Officials say an improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey, killing five forestry workers traveling to work
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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