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As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

In Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, seriously ill coronavirus patients at an infectious disease hospital lie in crowded wards with little space between beds

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Otters are taking over Singapore

Today, to the chagrin of some and the joy of others, the island is home to more than 10 families of the carnivorous mammals.

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UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state

The U_N_ special envoy for Myanmar is warning that February’s military coup has led to armed conflict and if power isn’t returned to the people in…

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Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case

Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case

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China’s Evergrande dodges default, for now, with 11th-hour payment

But the giant developer’s troubles present risks to the Chinese economy and the threat of financial contagion.

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If Bolsonaro is potentially guilty of pandemic crimes, is Trump, too?

To be sure, assigning political blame — and criminal culpability — for the ravages of a viral pandemic is a murky exercise in its own right.

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Gang boss in Haiti threatens to kill abducted missionaries

The boss of a notorious Haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group last weekend is warning that the hostages will be…

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Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music

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Researchers date earliest known Viking settlement in North America to 1021

In the 1960s, scientists uncovered the earliest known North American Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Prosecutors say man charged with killing U.K. lawmaker considered himself affiliated with ISIS

Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old man from London, had been charged with murder and preparing acts of terrorism, the Crown Prosecution Service announced before his court…

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Greece to shelter Afghan human rights workers, families

Greece has agreed to shelter a group of 35 Afghan human rights workers and their families following a short stay in neighboring North Macedonia

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World’s biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” has been sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) at a Paris auction house

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Egypt: Man to face trial for live-streamed theft of phone

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered a man to face trial who appeared to steal a journalist’s phone while it was livestreaming in the country’s capital of Cairo

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At least 16 killed, others missing after east Congo attack

At least 16 people were killed and several others kidnapped by rebels in Congo’s east, as violence continues to rise in the region

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Southern African states send delegation to troubled Eswatini

Southern African nations have sent envoys to the tiny kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, to engage with King Mswati III about the political and…

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Bernini’s dazzling chapel even brighter after restoration

A chapel in a Rome church that is home to a Baroque sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been made even more dazzling after restoration

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3rd day of Ethiopian airstrikes in capital of Tigray region

An Ethiopian government spokesman says the military has struck a target near the capital of the country’s Tigray region

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Israel poised to welcome foreign tourists back to country

Israeli leaders have recommended reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists beginning on Nov. 1

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UN experts to Pakistan: Release man charged with blasphemy

Human rights experts working with the United Nations have asked Pakistan to quickly release a Christian man who was detained two years ago on alleged blasphemy…

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Erdogan slams envoy call for jailed philanthropist’s release

Turkish media reports say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the ambassadors of 10 countries over their call for the release of a jailed philanthropist, calling…

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A robot is displaying art at the pyramids. Egypt detained it over spying fears, its maker says.

The robot, that goes by Ai-Da, will showcase artwork at an exhibition at the Giza pyramids opening Thursday.

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Australian police offer reward after 4-year-old disappears

Australian police have posted a $750,000 reward for information about a 4-year-old girl who officials suspect was snatched from a tent at a remote coastal location…

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Rebel attack kills 6 national guards in Niger’s west region

Six members of Niger’s national guard have been killed and several others were injured and are missing after an armed attack on a convoy in the…

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Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years

Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of U.S. war in Afghanistan.

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Thousands rally in Sudan’s capital to demand civilian rule

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum demanding a fully civilian government

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South Korea successfully launches its first rocket, fails to place test satellite

The nation’s space plans include launching satellites for communication, surveillance, navigation and lunar probes.

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Syria executes 24 people over last year’s deadly wildfires

Syria’s Justice Ministry says authorities have executed 24 people after charging them with igniting deadly wildfires last year

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NATO weighs Afghan lessons of waging major ops abroad

NATO defense ministers are weighing what lessons to draw from the military mission in Afghanistan, including whether to even undertake major operations outside Europe and North…

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Nigerian separatist leader pleads not guilty to terrorism

A Nigerian separatist leader accused of instigating violence in country’s southeast has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and treason charges in a court in the capital,…

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Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India

Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday

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2 foreigners killed in shootout in Mexico’s Tulum resort

Two foreigners were killed and three wounded in a shooting in the Mexican Caribbean resort town of Tulum

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Libya conference hopes to salvage planned December elections

Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving the country’s thorniest issues ahead of general elections in December

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Moscow prepares for the return to lockdown as covid cases — and deaths — soar

Government officials previously said they wouldn’t return to a lockdown. Russia’s death toll of more than 225,000 is by far Europe’s highest.

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Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy

Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine have surged to all-time highs amid a laggard pace of vaccination, which is one of the lowest in Europe

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UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker’s murder

British authorities say a man has been charged in the stabbing of a Conservative lawmaker who was killed as he met constituents at a church hall…

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Gang leader reportedly threatens to kill kidnapped American missionaries if demands not met

The head of 400 Mawozo, a street gang notorious for violent mass abductions, did not outline the demands or provide a deadline.

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German gas station attendant assaulted by customer over mask

Police say a gas station attendant in Germany has been punched and kicked by a customer after an argument over the latter’s failure to wear a…

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Greenpeace chief warns of ‘greenwashing’ at UN climate talks

The head of environmental group Greenpeace has warned against efforts by countries and corporations to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet at the upcoming U.N….

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Austin at NATO to discuss China and Afghanistan, as defense ministers reimagine the alliance’s goals

The two day meeting of NATO’s defense ministers is the first in-person encounter since the pandemic — and the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Moscow tightens restrictions as infections, deaths soar

Authorities in Moscow have announced plans to shut restaurants and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month as Russia registered the highest daily numbers…

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Pakistani police: 3 Afghans from IS group killed near border

Pakistani counter-terrorism forces say they have killed three Afghan militants who belonged to the Islamic State group during a raid on a hideout near the country’s…

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Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise

Iran has kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense

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Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

Australia and Britain are defending their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race

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UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state

The U_N_ special envoy for Myanmar is warning that the country is already facing “an internal armed conflict” and if power isn’t returned to the people…

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Queen Elizabeth II discharged from hospital after overnight stay, Buckingham Palace says

Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch canceled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly” accepting medical advice to rest for the next few days.

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43 countries criticize China at UN for repression of Uyghurs

More than 40 mainly Western countries are criticizing China for the reported torture and repression of Uyghurs and other religious and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang

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Palace: queen spent night in hospital after scrapping trip

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest

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Poland’s democratic backsliding divides the E.U. as the bloc mulls blocking billions in budget funds

With Poland flouting E.U. rules and court orders, the integrity of the 27-nation bloc and its liberal values is under threat.

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Blinken seeks to reaffirm US-Colombia strategic ties in trip

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in his first official visit to South America, is seeking to reaffirm the strategic ties between his country and Colombia…

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100s more archaeological sites found on Mexico train route

Mexican experts say they have detected the ruins of almost 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites on just one-sixth of the route of the president’s…

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Jamaica arrests Colombian as suspect in Haiti assassination

A police superintendent in Jamaica has told The Associated Press that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7…

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30 Nigerian students freed after 4 months in captivity

At least 30 students abducted in northwest Nigeria have regained their freedom, a government official has announced four months after the students were seized in June…