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China honours virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

China honours virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

WUHAN, China — With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection on Saturday to honour those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially “martyrs” who fell while fighting what ha
HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'

HBO documentary sheds new light on 'Atlanta Child Murders'

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago.
High court postpones April arguments because of coronavirus

High court postpones April arguments because of coronavirus

The Supreme Court on Friday announced it is postponing arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus, but the court didn’t rule out hearing some arguments within months.
A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses

A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses

WASHINGTON — A grim snapshot of the U.S. job market's sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak that's brought the economy to a near-standstill.
Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness
At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

MADRID — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff.
Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post on the gro
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associa
With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co.
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients

Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients

LONDON — Prince Charles remotely opened a vast temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition centre Friday, as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total.