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Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens By Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:11 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, […]

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico has posted new highs for the pandemic, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths related to COVID-19 recorded in the previous 24 hours ByThe Associated Press January 22, 2021, 2:38 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the […]

Albania expels Russian diplomat, citing lockdown breaches

Albania has expelled a Russian diplomat for not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules ByThe Associated Press January 21, 2021, 7:08 PM • 2 min read TIRANA, Albania — Albania on Thursday expelled a Russian diplomat for allegedly not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules. An Albanian foreign ministry statement declared Alexey Krivosheev “person non […]

World leaders laud US return to climate fight under Biden

World leaders have breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press January 21, 2021, 1:37 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN […]

Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq

Piles of plush carpets line the floors of a shopping center in northern Iraq hosting traders from neighboring Iran By RASHID YAHYA and SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press January 21, 2021, 7:53 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DOHUK, Iraq — Piles of plush carpets line the floors of a […]

Report: Witness implicates Mexico’s army in abduction of 43

A Mexican newspaper has published details of new testimony by a  cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the disappearance of 43 college students in a 2014 incident that continues to haunt Mexico ByThe Associated Press January 21, 2021, 1:31 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY […]

After vote, Greece to double reach of western coastal waters

Lawmakers in Greece have approved legislation to extend the country’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2021, 7:31 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATHENS, Greece — Lawmakers in Greece Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend the country’s […]

6 suspected militants killed in Russia’s Chechnya

Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader says that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011 suicide attack at a Moscow airport ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:13 PM • 2 min read MOSCOW — Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader said Wednesday that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a […]

Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

A tiny, lush-green Indian village surrounded by rice paddy fields is beaming with joy hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office and becomes the U.S. vice president By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI Associated Press January 20, 2021, 6:15 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy By CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:15 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]