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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for an immediate halt to fighting in Yemen on Wednesday, saying that only a lasting cease-fire and political settlement can end the six-year conflict in the Arab world's poorest nation and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

People stand on a rock close to a stranded ship, wrecked on the Malecon of Carupano, Sucre state, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A man stands close to a ship, wrecked on the shore of the Malecon of Carupano, Sucre state, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Men exercise at sunset on the Malecon of Carupano, Sucre state, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A worshipper wearing a face mask holds a candle during religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A worshipper wearing a face mask holds a candle during religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A nun wearing a face mask holds a candle during religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A worshipper holds a candle during religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A worshipper holds a candle and a rosary during religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

Worshippers that were unable to get in hold candles in the street behind a barrier while following the religious ceremonies from outside the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A group of worshippers holds candles while keeping social distancing from others during a candlelit vigil at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A couple sits in a circle marked on the ground to help people keep social distancing during a candlelit vigil at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried past worshippers holding candles in a procession at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried past worshippers holding candles in a procession at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

Nurses march with torches to demand increases in their salary, professional recognition, and better working conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Victor R.Caivano)

Nurses march with torches to demand increases in their salary, professional recognition, and better working conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Victor R.Caivano)

Nurses march with torches to demand increases in their salary, professional recognition, and better working conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Victor R.Caivano)

Nurses march with torches to demand increases in their salary, professional recognition, and better working conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Victor R.Caivano)

Cardinal Tolentino Mendonca, center, leads the ceremonies when the statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried in a candlelit procession at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

The ballet of the National Opera performs during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

A ballerina of the National Opera performs during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Ballerinas of the National Opera performs during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

The ballet of the National Opera performs during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

The ballet of the National Opera performs during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Ballerinas of the National Opera perform during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Ballerinas of the National Opera perform during the avant premiere staging of the 1870 comic ballet Coppelia originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Bucharest opera, along with theaters are restarting performances with spectators as Romania is relaxing its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Worshippers arrive for prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, south west London, on the final day of Ramadan, before the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, which mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr for the second year in a row under Covid-19 restrictions. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Worshippers observe social distancing during the Isha evening prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, south west London, on the final day of Ramadan, before the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations which mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr for the second year in a row under Covid-19 restrictions. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Worshippers observe social distancing during the Isha evening prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, south west London, on the final day of Ramadan, before the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations which mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr for the second year in a row under Covid-19 restrictions. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities in Brazil's most populous state on Wednesday said they have mobilized to try to convince the Chinese government to authorize the export of raw material to make millions of COVID-19 vaccines needed amid a sudden shortage.

A pilgrim holds a statue of Our Lady of Fatima while waiting for the start of the religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A worshipper wearing a face mask waits for the start of the religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A pilgrim wearing a face mask carries a cross on a staff at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A dog roams among worshippers taking their places in circles marked on the ground to help people keep social distancing while waiting for the start of the religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

Worshippers take their places in circles marked on the ground to help people keep social distancing while waiting for the start of the religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

A student wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus checks her cell phone before taking online classes at the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Students wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus take online classes with cell phones loaned to them by the teachers of the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A parent is reflected on a classroom window as a teacher gives an online class from the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Students arrive to take online classes with computers loaned to them by the teachers of the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A teacher gives an online class from the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A student attends an online class with a cell phone loaned to him by the teachers of the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Students wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus take online classes with cell phones loaned to them by the teachers of the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Students wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus take online classes with computers loaned to them by the teachers of the Gualberto Villarroel school in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The school's teachers and some parents are providing the devices to students who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or a cell phone to attend classes online. The school itself provides the internet signal. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A sign holder with the number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in Brazil sits on a desk during a Brazilian Senate commission inquiry investigating the government’s management of the pandemic, in Brasilia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

A woman wearing a mask to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, hugs her dog in a park during a lockdown, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Turkey's daily COVID-19 infections have dropped to levels last seen in mid-March as the country nears two weeks in its strictest restrictions. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

A rosary rests against the skirt of a pilgrim at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

People wearing face masks light candles at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)

An umbrella is left to reserve a place in one of the circles marked on the ground to help people keep social distancing during the religious ceremonies at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the shrine has limited to 7,500 the number of worshippers that can be present during this year's May 12 and 13 celebrations usually attended by hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)