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Teachers and students stand up for Vietnamese national anthem as they start a new week in Dinh Cong secondary school in Hanoi, Vietnam Monday, May 4, 2020. Students across Vietnam return to school after three months of studying online due to school closure to contain the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
May 04, 2020 - 10:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so excited to go back to school, to be with my teachers and my classmates after three months,” said Chu Quang Anh, a sixth-grade student at Dinh Cong secondary...
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A humanoid robot Pepper wearing a face mask greets Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike at the lobby of a hotel for the new coronavirus COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms during a media preview in Tokyo Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he planned to extend a state of emergency beyond the scheduled end of May 6 because infections are spreading and hospitals are overburdened. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 01, 2020 - 12:03 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Robot staff debuted at a Tokyo hotel used for mildly sick coronavirus patients under a new plan to free up beds at hospitals overburdened with more severe cases. Pepper, a talking robot, greets new guests at the lobby, while Whiz, a cleaning robot, operates in areas where patients...
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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo, a street vendor waits for customers outside a shop closed due to the new coronavirus outbreak at Pasar Baru Shopping Center that is popular for its textiles products in Jakarta, Indonesia. May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year it's a bitter reminder of how much has been lost for the millions left idle or thrown out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Garment workers in Asia are among the hardest hit as orders dry up and shutdowns leave factories shuttered. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
May 01, 2020 - 1:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic. Among the ten of millions of people left idle or thrown out of work by the crisis,...
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This Friday, April 24, 2020 photo shows damage to the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo. after a fire. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to a fire that badly damaged the center in southeast Missouri. Fire broke out early Friday at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau. About 12 to 15 people were evacuated and escaped injury. (Jacob Wiegand/The Southeast Missourian via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 12:05 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Nicholas Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in...
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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Muslims men attend a Ramadan evening prayer at a mosque in Lhokseumawe, in Indonesia’s Aceh province. Muslim leaders in the province that practices Shariah law are allowing mass prayers in mosques if certain health protocols are in place. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
April 29, 2020 - 3:46 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of people join the Ramadan evening prayers at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in the capital of Indonesia's far western Aceh province. They wash their hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus before they perform ablutions and begin their prayers. They come with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Yemeni Southern Transitional Council member and former Aden Governor Nasser al-Khabji, left, and Yemen's deputy Prime Minister Salem al-Khanbashi sign a power-sharing deal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen has urged Emirati-backed separatists to honor terms of the Riyadh peace deal and share control of Aden with the country’s internationally recognized government. The statement comes after the separatists’ Southern Transitional Council again claimed sole control Sunday of Aden. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 10:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed southern separatists to honor the terms of a Riyadh peace deal and share control of the port city of Aden with the country's internationally recognized government. The statement...
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Eddie Song a Korean American entrepreneur, arrives at his motorcycle storage garage wearing a video camera clipped to his cap and a face mask due to COVID-19, Sunday April 19, 2020, in East Village neighborhood of New York. "I was assaulted a few months ago by someone who said that corona[virus] was created by Asians," said Song. Since the assault, Song routinely wears cameras and extra padding under his jacket while walking or riding, prepared to record and intervene to stop racist attacks against Asians being blamed for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 24, 2020 - 9:07 pm
When Eddie Song leaves his Manhattan home, it can feel like heading into battle. The Korean American startup founder and avid rider dons his armored motorcycle jacket, motorcycle gloves, a skull face mask and a GoPro camera. “The GoPro is on all the time whenever I leave the house now. Basically it...
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Imams attend the Ramadan prayer at a mosque empty of faithful due to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak in Zenica, central Bosnia, Thursday, April 23, 2020. The COVID-19 virus pandemic is cutting off the world's Muslims from their cherished Ramadan traditions. (AP Photo/Almir Alic)
April 24, 2020 - 12:06 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims worldwide began Ramadan on Friday with dawn-to-dusk fasting, but many will have to forgo the communal prayers and family gatherings that make the holy month special, as authorities maintain lockdowns aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic. Ramadan is usually a...
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Muslim men attend a Friday prayer despite concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lhokseumawe, in the religiously conservative province of Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, April 24, 2020. During Ramadan, which begins Friday, faithful Muslims normally fast during the day and then congregate for night prayers and share communal meals. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
April 24, 2020 - 6:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Asia began Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, on Friday under the gloom of life with the coronavirus, which has forced extensive changes to traditions. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to get closer to God, family and society, but under the...
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Workers tend to a field of flowers, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Oxnard, Calif., durin the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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April 23, 2020 - 10:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the deepening economic crisis, the House passed a nearly $...
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