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Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

Balmain celebrates diversity and twists classicism in Paris

PARIS — Usher unleashed a photographer's battle at Balmain on Friday, as he appeared at Paris Fashion Week alongside towering model Cindy Bruna.
Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread to a region with some of the world's weakest health systems.
Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's locked-down city of Wuhan, anxious to see they have started a new day virus-free.
White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it the latest evidence of his incompetence and warning that the crisis may only deepen as a result.
'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

LOS ANGELES — A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer," who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON — The National Symphony Orchestra cancelled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic.
The prince and the pop star work on charity single in London

The prince and the pop star work on charity single in London

LONDON — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen.
US consumer spending slowed in January while incomes jumped

US consumer spending slowed in January while incomes jumped

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back on their spending in January, even as their incomes surged, a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus arose. The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending increased 0.
Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes set to close out their worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008.
Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus

Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus

TOKYO — Japan's northern island of Hokkaido declared a state of emergency on Friday over the rapid spread of the new virus there. Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki said the emergency will continue until mid-March.