In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Shi Zhengli works with other researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. On Dec. 30, 2019, Wuhan health officials issued an internal notice warning of an unusual pneumonia, which leaked on social media. That evening, Shi, famous for having traced the SARS virus to a bat cave, was alerted to the new disease, according to an interview with Scientific American. Shi took the first train from a conference in Shanghai back to Wuhan.

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO


Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years
A file photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes
A person stands in an aisle of a converted field hospital at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. With dramatically increased community transmissions of coronavirus, Cape Town has become the center of the outbreak in South Africa and the continent.

WHO to temporarily stop study of malaria drug
A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

White House bans travel to the US from Brazil
President Donald Trump speaks during a

Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India
Red tape blocks off some seats in an attempt to promote social distancing at a movie theater which reopened on May 22, in Kyoto, western Japan, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Japan has lifted the coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and the two neighboring prefectures of Kyoto and Hyogo while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and the northernmost island of Hokkaido.

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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties.

Mayor: Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed


Nations reopen yet struggle to define 'a new normal'
Etihad making first known flight between UAE and Israel
Global worries as infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India
Europe reopens widely, seeks to salvage summer vacations
In this May 17, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, medical workers wait to be disinfected as they line up to submit the COVID-19 samples for nucleic acid test at the center for disease control and prevention in Fengman District of Jilin City in northeastern China's Jilin Province. Authorities have tightened restrictions in parts of Jilin province in response to a local cluster.

China to provide $2 billion to help with virus pandemic


Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers
UN forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2 percent
New clusters pop up; Europe debates summer tourist season
As countries restart, WHO warns about lack of virus tracing

Italian woman returns home after 18-month African kidnapping

Mother's Day this year means getting creative from afar

EU forecasts 'recession of historic proportions' this year

Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums


DHS report: China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies


South Korea: Kim did not have surgery amid lingering rumors


St. Croix County Fair postpones 2020 event due to COVID-19
Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected
Minneapolis experiencing cyberattacks amid civil unrest

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in northwestern Wisconsin


Tornado, large hail in west-central, southern Minnesota

Distillery gives away food and sets up fund for damaged businesses

Experts, activists speak on the calls for change as peaceful protest continues

South Minneapolis business owners plan their next move after fires and looting