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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.
Thailand decrees state of emergency to control coronavirus

Thailand decrees state of emergency to control coronavirus

BANGKOK — Thailand's prime minister says his government has agreed to declare a state of emergency to implement stricter measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.
In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home

In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home

NEW YORK — With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes Monday at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to cont