Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Thais seek to fix errors that allowed infected foreigners in

    Thais seek to fix errors that allowed infected foreigners in RAYONG, Thailand (AP) — Authorities in Thailand are urging almost 1,900 people to quarantine themselves and get tested for the coronavirus after a breakdown in screening allowed two foreigners with the disease to pose a risk to public health.…

  • UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

    UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is demanding people wear face coverings in shops as it has sought to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to tell the House of…

  • New York State Police respond to fatal crash involving pedestrian

    New York State Police respond to fatal crash involving pedestrian

    New York State Police respond to fatal crash involving pedestrian NORWICH (WBNG) — New York State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian Monday night.  Police say the incident occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say…

  • Japan: US military coronavirus policy has multiple problems

    Japan: US military coronavirus policy has multiple problems TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s defense minister says officials have discovered “a number of problems” with U.S. military measures to guard against the coronavirus among service members stationed in Japan after 95 Marines tested positive at several bases on the southern island…

  • Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

    Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was the second such execution in the past month. A judiciary spokesman says…

  • 3 Russian soldiers wounded in land mine explosion in Syria

    3 Russian soldiers wounded in land mine explosion in Syria MOSCOW (AP) — A roadside land mine has hit a joint Russia-Turkish patrol in northwestern Syria, wounding three Russian soldiers and an unspecified number of Turkish troops. The Russian military said the attack happened Tuesday while Russian and Turkish…

  • Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

    Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings. An international volunteer group said over a million…

  • Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases decline

    Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases decline ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it will resume a nationwide anti-polio campaign next week, months after the drive against this crippling children’s disease was halted because the coronavirus overwhelmed the country. Pakistan has had more than 253,000 cases and 5,320…

  • ICC trial starts for alleged jihadist crimes in Timbuktu

    ICC trial starts for alleged jihadist crimes in Timbuktu THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has opened the trial of an alleged Islamic extremist charged with policing a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked rebels overran the historic Malian desert city in 2012. The defendant…

  • Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctions

    Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctions HONG KONG (AP) — Telecom gear maker Huawei Technologies has reported its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier, even as it faced sanctions from the U.S and challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.…