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2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.
South Korea put on high alert, Italy battles virus outbreak

South Korea put on high alert, Italy battles virus outbreak

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak, while a contin
Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine people were killed in eastern Turkey by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

NEW YORK — Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in a statement on social media. She was 70.
Raf Simons joining Prada in full creative collaboration

Raf Simons joining Prada in full creative collaboration

MILAN — Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons — two of the fashion world's biggest creative names — will collaborate on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021 going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday at a press conference on the sidelines
Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

MILAN — After Giorgio Armani’s last-minute decision to show his latest collection in an empty theatre due to concerns about the new virus, the rest of Milan's runway shows scheduled for Sunday are to go ahead as planned, fashion officials confirmed.
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively wen
South Sudan's rivals form unity government meant to end war

South Sudan's rivals form unity government meant to end war

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.
Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China.
Report finds Catholic charity founder sexually abused women

Report finds Catholic charity founder sexually abused women

PARIS — A respected Canadian Catholic figure who helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over half a century sexually abused at least six women, a report produced for his French-based charity has found.