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October 14, 2020
Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95
Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, ...
October 04, 2020
South African coffin-maker saw COVID-19 at work and at home
The coffin-maker knew death too well. The boxes were stacked in his echoing workshop like the prows of ships waiting for ...
September 07, 2020
South African protesters close stores over offensive ad
Protests over an advertisement viewed as racially offensive forced the closure Monday of at least 60 outlets of a chain of ...
September 05, 2020
As Africa's COVID-19 cases rise, faith is put to the test
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the patience of some religious leaders across Africa who worry they will lose followers, and ...
August 27, 2020
South Africa police accused of abuse after teen is killed
South African police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the alleged killing of a 16-year-old boy by local ...
August 16, 2020
The Latest: S. Korea reports largest virus jump since March
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 279 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, it’s highest daily jump since ...
August 09, 2020
Stokes to miss rest of Pakistan series for family reasons
England star all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the rest of the ongoing test series against Pakistan as he prepares to travel ...
August 03, 2020
The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases
BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 ...
August 02, 2020
The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239
MILAN — The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Italy nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all ...
July 19, 2020
The Latest: Global death toll for pandemic now above 600,000
Johns Hopkins University says the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000. The university’s tally as of ...
July 17, 2020
The Latest: Australia tries to contain outbreak to Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s Victoria state has reported a daily record of 428 new COVID-19 cases as authorities move ...
July 15, 2020
Lions tour to South Africa in 2021 to go ahead as planned
The British and Irish Lions rugby tour to South Africa will go ahead as planned next year, the teams said Wednesday, trusting ...
July 15, 2020
The Latest: China eases restrictions on domestic tourism
BEIJING — China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine ...
July 13, 2020
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59
Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died ...
July 13, 2020
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase
With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, ...
July 12, 2020
The Latest: Nevada lawmakers suspend session over virus case
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the ...
July 11, 2020
5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church
Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church ...
July 11, 2020
The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected
BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that ...
July 10, 2020
The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend ...
July 09, 2020
The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane
BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new ...