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Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

Grim find: Bodies of virus victims in Spanish nursing homes

MADRID — Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday.
Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' wins Folio Prize

Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' wins Folio Prize

LONDON — Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli’s novel “Lost Children Archive” won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, a creator of French hero Asterix, dies at 92

PARIS — Albert Uderzo, one of the two creators of the beloved comic book character Asterix, who captured the spirit of the Gauls of yore and grew a reputation worldwide, died on Tuesday. He was 92.
India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a “total lockdown” in the country of 1.
New home sales drop 4.4% in February

New home sales drop 4.4% in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales fell 4.4% in February with bigger declines expected in coming months as the coronavirus puts a major crimp on home sales.

Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

MADRID — This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while American lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to blunt the outbreak's economic da
African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

PARIS — Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday with the coronavirus, according to his music publisher. He was 86.
Excerpts from Woody Allen memoir 'Apropos of Nothing'

Excerpts from Woody Allen memoir 'Apropos of Nothing'

NEW YORK — Excerpts from Woody Allen's new memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,” which was released Monday after a delay because the original publisher backed out of releasing the book. ___ THE BOOK'S DEDICATION: “For Soon-Yi, the best.
Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

WASHINGTON — Top congressional and White House officials emerged from grueling negotiations at the Capitol over the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package saying they expected to reach a deal Tuesday.
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside.
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