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Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

MOTZA, Israel — An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million.

Virtual preparation allows Miss Nicaragua amid pandemic

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — For four months, everything was virtual: the modeling and speech classes, the make-up courses and the emotional support session via videoconference.
Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all.
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

TOKYO — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban. At 11:02 a.m.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump.
Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

OTTAWA — The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut.

At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

NAIROBI, Kenya — A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said.
US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Joe Arpaio loses sheriff’s race in 2nd failed comeback bid

Joe Arpaio loses sheriff’s race in 2nd failed comeback bid

PHOENIX — Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for se
Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

NEW DELHI — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of