Humanitarian crises

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing says it lost $2.40 billion in the second quarter, and it's taking a more downbeat view about the airplane market because of the coronavirus outbreak. Boeing said Wednesday, July 29, 2020, it now expects the airline industry will take longer to recover from the pandemic, and that will limit aircraft sales. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 29, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Boeing lost $2.4 billion in the second quarter and the company will slow production and cut more jobs as demand for commercial aircraft shrinks during the coronavirus pandemic. The loss was far worse than Wall Street expected; so was the decline in revenue, which fell 25%. “The reality is the...
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Vietnamese COVID-19 patients in protective gear, holding Vietnamese flags and carrying a portrait of the national leader Ho Chi Minh, arrive at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The 129 patients who were working in Equatorial Guinea are brought home in a repatriation flight for treatment of the coronavirus. (Tran Huy Hung/VNA via AP)
July 29, 2020 - 9:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — China reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in Xinjiang. The 101 new cases was China's highest daily increase in weeks. The northwestern region of Xinjiang accounted for 89, with another eight in the northeastern...
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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 11:23 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in...
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2018, file image made from a video shows fighters loyal to the separatist so-called Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates, chanting after taking control of Mount Hadid in Aden which was controlled by forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Aden Yemen. Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the chaotic proxy war. (AP Photo)
July 28, 2020 - 11:08 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the chaotic proxy war. Nizar Haitham, a...
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Seattle Mariners worker Lindsay Garza carries cutouts of fans to place in seats at the team's ballpark as part of the "Mariners Seat Fleet", Monday, July 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Mariners open play at home against the Oakland Athletics on Friday. For $30, fans can buy a version of themselves that will sit in at all home games. A portion of every purchase will be donated to non-profit organizations supporting COVID-19-related relief efforts. If a cutout "catches" a foul ball during a game, the team will mail the fan the baseball. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 28, 2020 - 9:55 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds, and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, despite confirmed cases of the coronavirus soaring...
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Nick Gavrilides, the owner of the Soup Spoon, poses at one of his two restaurants in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, July 16, 2020. Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out for a lifeline from insurers that in turn contend they are being miscast as potential saviors. In one of the first decisions issued on that question, a Michigan state judge sided with an insurer's rejection of a claim for $650,000 for two months of losses that Gavrilides said he suffered at two restaurants. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 28, 2020 - 8:53 pm
Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out for a lifeline from insurers that in turn contend they are being miscast as potential saviors. Shutdowns and crowd restrictions imposed by state and local governments to...
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A doctor informs a woman about the condition of her relative who was admitted with COVID-19 to the Seguridad Social hospital in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
July 28, 2020 - 8:24 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of people with breathing problems waited for hours in long lines in Ecuador's capital Tuesday seeking medical attention and tests to determine if they were infected with the new coronavirus. Hospitals and funeral homes have been overwhelmed for weeks in Quito, where...
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Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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July 28, 2020 - 7:35 pm
One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper safety measures in the middle of the global pandemic. The American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million school employees, issued a resolution on Tuesday...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 28, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...
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An employee of the state-run bank Caixa Economica, right, gives customers a ticket number before they wait in line at a nearby bank entrance in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 23, 2020. People are trying to get access to $ 150 dollars of government aid for the unemployed and independent workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
July 28, 2020 - 6:59 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday. The study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a university and...
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