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Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown.
Nations's capital trying to keep crowds from cherry blossoms

Nations's capital trying to keep crowds from cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON — As signature cherry blossom trees go through peak bloom in the nation's capital, officials in the District of Columbia are resorting to mass street closures to keep large crowds away in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, and Syria, which has been devastated by nine years of civil war and sanctions,
Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus

Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

MADRID — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old opera singer's illness comes after his own glittering career had recently been stained by sexual misconduct revelations.

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory claiming the virus could be man-made by America.
NY airports, hospitals feel pressure as virus alarms grow

NY airports, hospitals feel pressure as virus alarms grow

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations as the coronavirus crisis grows.

Palestinians report 1st cases of coronavirus in Gaza Strip

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The Palestinian Health Ministry announced early Sunday that two residents who returned recently from Pakistan to the Gaza Strip tested positive for the coronavirus, the first cases to be diagnosed in the Palestinian encl
Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

NASHVILLE — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died Friday night.
New York bans gatherings, nonessential workers to stay home

New York bans gatherings, nonessential workers to stay home

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced sweeping orders Friday that will severely restrict gatherings of any size for the state's more than 19 million residents and will require workers in nonessential businesses to stay home.