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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021 file photo, Ana Paula de Santos poses for a photo inside a room that she occupies with her husband in a building that used to house a factory, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. De Santos, who worked as a maid, has been unable to work because of COVID-19 and says that she can't afford the cost of living after the Brazilian government cut off financial aid to poor families affected by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Brazil scrambles to help the poor, while they barely hang on

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has asked supermarkets to lower prices of staple foods and his economy minister suggested homeless people could live off

Africa battles new COVID-19 wave hitting faster and harder

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent's countries struggle to va

Abu Dhabi says no vaccines for tourists, changes app posting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that it will not allow tourists flying into the emirate to receive coronavirus

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, pedestrians wearing face masks pass the Bank of England in London.  The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1%. In a statement Thursday, June 24, 2021 accompanying its decision, the bank’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep borrowing rates unchanged. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Bank of England warns of rising inflation, but rates held

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1% on Thursday even though it warned that inflation pressures are rising as the British eco