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WHO head warns worst of virus is still ahead

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief warned Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, reviving the alarm just as many countries ease restrictive measures aimed at reducing its spread.
Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

NEW YORK — Adam Higginbotham's “Midnight in Chornobyl : The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” has won a $5,000 prize. Higginbotham has received the William E.

Lawyer: Yemen rebels free ex-minister, day after his arrest

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s rebels released on Monday a former culture minister and writer who was a vocal critic of their rule, his lawyer said, a day after his arrest.
Elba and wife, recovering from coronavirus, to help others

Elba and wife, recovering from coronavirus, to help others

Even though they only had mild symptoms, Idris Elba says he and his wife had their lives “turned around” after contracting the coronavirus, calling the experience “definitely scary and unsettling and nervous.
Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

BANGKOK — India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia.
N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — A miniature donkey named Mambo is getting some online love in North Carolina, where a farm is getting in on the idea of having animals spice up tedious virtual meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.
`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice-President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K.
Miami police disperse crowd by David Guetta's relief concert

Miami police disperse crowd by David Guetta's relief concert

MIAMI — Police said they dispersed crowds violating social distancing guidelines during David Guetta’s coronavirus relief concert in Miami.
Babyface-Teddy Riley battle fizzles on Instagram Live

Babyface-Teddy Riley battle fizzles on Instagram Live

NEW YORK — The much-hyped battle between Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley was derailed by audio issues, forcing the R&B producers to postpone the Instagram Live event.

Yemen rebels arrest former minister in capital, family says

CAIRO — Yemen’s rebels on Sunday detained a former culture minister and writer who was a vocal critic of their rule, his family and lawyer said.