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Police shooting sets off fiery protests in southern Chile

The shooting of a street juggler has set off protests over alleged police violence in southern Chile, where several buildings were set ablaze and an officer held in custody for investigations ByThe Associated Press February 7, 2021, 2:11 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTIAGO, Chile — The shooting […]

Reports: Military stages coup in Myanmar, Suu Kyi detained

Reports says a military coup is taking place in Myanmar and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained under house arrest ByThe Associated Press February 1, 2021, 2:13 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — A military coup was taking place in Myanmar early Monday […]

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels ByThe Associated Press January 23, 2021, 8:48 AM • 1 min read DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its […]

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 […]

US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

The United States ambassador to Uganda says the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s presidential election on Thursday By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press January 13, 2021, 8:34 AM • 3 min read KAMPALA, Uganda — The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense […]

Netanyahu reelection hopes hinge on vaccination campaign

JERUSALEM — For media-obsessed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the coronavirus vaccine has arrived just in time. With elections approaching in March, Netanyahu has placed his world-leading vaccination drive at the center of his reelection campaign — launching an aggressive media blitz portraying him as almost singlehandedly leading the country out of the pandemic. He appears […]

China is increasing pressure on Alibaba with an antimonopoly probe

China’s market regulator has launched an anti-monopoly investigation into e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and has stepped up official efforts to tighten control over the country’s fast-growing technology industries ByThe Associated Press December 24, 2020, 2:02 am • • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSend this article via email BEIJING – Chinese regulators on […]

Vice-champion of Miss France through anti-Semitic abuse

The French interior minister has led a high profile condemnation of anti-Semitic abuse against the runner-up in French-born Miss France 2021 By THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press December 21, 2020, 9:58 a.m. • • 2 min read PARIS – France’s interior minister has spearheaded a high-profile condemnation of anti-Semitic abuse against Miss runner-up France 2021, which […]

Boko Haram claims to have kidnapped students in northern Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria – Rebels from the Boko Haram The extremist group took responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of boys from a school in the northern Nigerian state of Katsina last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the area. More than 330 […]