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Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — 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 reported cases of local transmission in the country

Nigeria singer sentenced to death in north for blasphemy

LAGOS, Nigeria — A young musician in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018

US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, biggest gain since October 2018, with energy prices moving sharply higher.
Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — 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 reported cases of local transmission in the country
Protester dies in clashes after disputed Belarus vote

Protester dies in clashes after disputed Belarus vote

MINSK, Belarus — A protester died amid clashes between police and thousands of people gathered for a second straight night Monday in Belarus after official results from weekend elections — dismissed by the opposition as a sham — gave an overwhelming
Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon.

Pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who terrorized opponents with his trademark “splash,” has died.

French publisher's jarring memoir to be released in English

NEW YORK — An English-language edition of “Le Consentement,” a French publisher's jarring memoir about her abusive relationship as a teenager with a prominent writer in his 50s, will come out next year.
Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the state.
Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. The Spanish actor announced his positive test in a post Monday on Instagram.
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