3 dead and one missing due to rain in New Zealand’s largest city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three people have died and at least one is missing after record levels of rain battered New Zealand’s largest city, causing widespread disruption, authorities said Saturday. Prime Minister Chris Hepkins flew to Auckland on a military plane after declaring a state of emergency in the region. “Our priority is ensuring … Read more

Despite the tear gas, protesters in Peru vowed to keep demonstrating

LIMA, Peru (AP) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Peruvian capital on Friday and were met with hail of tear gas for a second day in a row, as demonstrators made clear they would continue their movements to demand the resignation of President Dina Boloart. . Many of the protesters in Lima … Read more

China records 60,000 COVID-related deaths, and says peak has passed

China on Saturday recorded nearly 60,000 deaths in people who contracted COVID-19 since early December, providing hard numbers for an unprecedented rise that was evident in overwhelmed hospitals. packed crematoriums, Even as the government released little data on the state of the epidemic for weeks. Those numbers may still understate the extent of losses, though … Read more

China suspends visas for Japan and South Korea in the row over COVID-19

Chinese embassies stopped issuing new visas to South Koreans and Japanese on Tuesday in an apparent response to the COVID-19 measures these countries recently imposed on travelers from China. It was not clear whether China would extend the visa suspension to other countries that have mandated virus testing on passengers from China after the COVID-19 … Read more

A school in Ukraine rejects Russia’s allegations that soldiers were killed there

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) – Officials at a vocational school in an eastern Ukrainian city rejected Russia’s claim that hundreds of Ukrainian troops were killed in a missile attack there, saying Monday that a missile only blew out windows and damaged classrooms. Russia was named specifically for the vocational school in Kramatorsk as the target of … Read more