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Iran sets new record for virus infections amid holiday surge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran shattered its daily record for new coronavirus infections Wednesday for the second consecutive day, with recorded cases soaring to 20,954.

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, center, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League, first leg, quarterfinal soccer match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

City gives De Bruyne new deal, reveals EPL’s highest payroll

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City now has the Premier League’s largest-ever wage bill, and it is set to keep on growing.

FILE - In this March 25, 2021, file photo, the celebration cauldron is seen lit on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The governor of Osaka prefecture said on Thursday that he wants to cancel the Olympic torch relay legs going through Osaka later this month. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Tokyo Olympic torch relay taken off streets of Osaka

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases.

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Strasbourg chief Rabbi Harold Abraham Weill looks at vandalized tombs in the Jewish cemetery of Westhoffen, west of the city of Strasbourg, eastern France. Coronavirus lockdowns in 2020 shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry in an annual report Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic