Top Headlines for August 11, 2020

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Coronavirus Breaks Out Again in New Zealand After 102 Days

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days.
  • Russia Registers Virus Vaccine, Putin’s Daughter Given It

    Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
  • Authorities: Arson, Burglary at Black Church in Maryland

    A person started a fire inside the vestibule of a predominately Black church in Maryland and also burglarized the house of worship, authorities said.
  • Virus Surge Makes US Weak Link in Global Economic Recovery

    People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe’s assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there’s little sign of that.
  • Tension High Between Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean

    Tension remained high Tuesday between Greece and Turkey, both of whom have warships in the eastern Mediterranean after Turkey sent a research vessel to carry out seismic research for energy resources in an area Greece says is on its continental shelf.
  • Police in Kashmir Probe Claims of Staged Army Gunbattle

    Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Tuesday that they are investigating allegations from three families who say their relatives were killed by the military in a staged gunbattle and buried as unidentified militants.
  • Japan Tech Giant SoftBank’s Profits Rise on Investments

    Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.’s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile.
  • China Auto Sales Rise in July, as Market Regains Momentum

    China's auto sales rose by 16.4% in July over a year earlier to 2.1 million units in a sign of sustained recovery for the industry's biggest global market, an industry group said Tuesday.
  • Egyptians Start Voting for Revived Upper House of Parliament

    Egyptians started voting on Tuesday for the Senate, the upper chamber of parliament that was revived as part of constitutional amendments approved in a referendum last year – an election that comes as the country faces an uptick in daily numbers of new coronavirus cases.
  • South Africa’s Poor Scramble for Anti-HIV Drugs Amid Virus

    When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongile Zulu panicked. A local pharmacy had the drugs for $48, but she didn't have the money after being laid off from her office job in the shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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