Humanitarian crises

A doctor informs a woman about the condition of her relative who was admitted with COVID-19 to the Seguridad Social hospital in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
July 28, 2020 - 8:24 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of people with breathing problems waited for hours in long lines in Ecuador's capital Tuesday seeking medical attention and tests to determine if they were infected with the new coronavirus. Hospitals and funeral homes have been overwhelmed for weeks in Quito, where...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 28, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...
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An employee of the state-run bank Caixa Economica, right, gives customers a ticket number before they wait in line at a nearby bank entrance in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 23, 2020. People are trying to get access to $ 150 dollars of government aid for the unemployed and independent workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
July 28, 2020 - 6:59 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday. The study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a university and...
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President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he participates in a tour of Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Morrisville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2020 - 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The feud between conservatives and social media companies over alleged censorship escalated Tuesday after President Donald Trump and his son shared a fresh dose of misinformation about a disproven drug for treating the coronavirus in videos that were quickly taken down by Twitter...
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Sunbathers enjoy the beach in Pollença, in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The U.K. government's recommendation against all but essential travel to the whole of Spain means that all travelers arriving in Britain from that country will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
July 28, 2020 - 3:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Concerns over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections brought on by returning vacationers are wreaking havoc on Europe's tourism industry, particularly in Spain, following Britain's effective ban on travel to the country. In a move indicative of the continent’s piecemeal approach to...
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Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 28, 2020 - 2:46 pm
One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper safety measures in the middle of the global pandemic. The American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million school employees, issued a resolution on Tuesday...
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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks at a press conference at Pfizer Groton on the companies research to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Groton, Conn. The federal government has agreed to pay nearly $2 billion for 100 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the U.S. drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
July 28, 2020 - 7:57 am
Fairless Hills, PA (AP) — Pfizer reported a 32% plunge in second-quarter profit, mainly due to the global coronavirus pandemic limiting marketing of and new prescriptions for its medicines. Pfizer had predicted in April that the virus would keep both patients and company sales representatives away...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, a grave digger prepares graves in the COVID-19 section of the Maitland Cemetary in Cape Town, South Africa as a burial takes place in the background. For months, the city of Cape Town was the biggest coronavirus hot spot in Africa. Now, finally, there are signs of relief. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)
July 28, 2020 - 4:20 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — When Cape Town emerged as Africa’s first coronavirus hot spot, Dr. Abu Mowlana was surprised by the fear that broke out among his colleagues. Morale was crashing among doctors and nurses at Tygerberg Hospital even as infections surged in May and June, recalled Mowlana...
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Gao Fu, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), speaks to journalists after a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing on Jan. 26, 2020. Gao has revealed Tuesday, July 28, 2020 he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in what he said is an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 28, 2020 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. “I’m going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of the...
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Pedestrians wearing protective masks wait in line for food donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Associated Press
July 28, 2020 - 1:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Damiana Reyes is back at work at a busy Manhattan hair salon, making highlights, blowouts and extensions. But her mind often drifts to her father, with whom she lived in Queens, before he succumbed to the coronavirus at age 76. “All my clients ask about him and then, when I return...
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