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Twitter, Facebook temporarily muzzle Trump after DC violence

All it took for social-media giants Twitter and Facebook to even temporarily bar President Donald Trump from addressing their vast audiences was a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled...
Jan. 7, 2021

Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's missing people

CAIRO (AP) — A rights group Thursday urged Libya's U.N.-backed government to investigate the fate of hundreds of people missing from a key town near the capital, Tripoli. Dozens of...
Jan. 7, 2021

Israeli army: Paralyzed Palestinian shot in self-defense

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that an internal investigation found soldiers had acted in self-defense during an incident last week in the occupied West Bank in which...
Jan. 7, 2021

South Africa buys 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says it will import 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to inoculate the country's health workers. This is South Africa’s first announcement of the...
Jan. 7, 2021

South Africa says it will import 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to inoculate its health workers.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says it will import 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to inoculate its health workers.
Jan. 7, 2021

Ethiopian army official confirms Eritrean troops in Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian military official has confirmed the presence of security forces from neighboring Eritrea in the deadly conflict in his country’s northern Tigray region, contradicting...
Jan. 7, 2021

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

BAGHDAD (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last...
Jan. 7, 2021

World reaction to the storming of the US Capitol

Reaction from around the world to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump: ___ “A fundamental rule of democracy is that, after elections, there are...
Jan. 7, 2021

Iraq court issues arrest warrant against Trump for murder

BAGHDAD (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last...
Jan. 7, 2021

2 convicted of defamation in blow to China's #MeToo movement

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a potential blow to the #MeToo movement in China, a young man and woman were convicted of defaming a prominent Chinese journalist for publishing an...
Jan. 7, 2021

Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks in Afghanistan left at least 23 civilians and security forces dead, officials said Thursday, even as Afghan negotiators were in Qatar to resume talks with...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo area

TOKYO — Japan has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby areas as coronavirus cases continue to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital...
Jan. 7, 2021

Wong questioned, US lawyer released in Hong Kong crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on a new charge under the national security law on Thursday while an American rights lawyer who...
Jan. 7, 2021

World shares up on stimulus hopes as Congress OKs Biden win

Global shares rose Thursday after Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral college victory following unprecedented chaos when supporters of President Donald Trump ran rampant through the U.S. Capitol. The formal...
Jan. 7, 2021

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon began a 25-day nationwide lockdown Thursday to limit the spread of the coronavirus as infections hit a new record in the tiny Mediterranean nation and patients...
Jan. 7, 2021

Hong Kongers call US violence a setback for democracy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents from across the political spectrum condemned mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, 18 months after protesters stormed their own legislature to demand greater...
Jan. 7, 2021

From 'beautiful' to 'disgraceful': World reacts to US mob

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the global outrage at the storming of the U.S. Capitol building by angry supporters of President Donald Trump was a persistent strain of glee from those...
Jan. 7, 2021

Japan declares emergency for Tokyo area as cases spike

TOKYO (AP) — Japan declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby areas Thursday as coronavirus cases continued to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Trump promises 'orderly transition' on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:55 a.m. President Donald Trump now says there “will be...
Jan. 7, 2021

Trump says 'there will be an orderly transition' after Congress concludes electoral vote count certifying Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says 'there will be an orderly transition' after Congress concludes electoral vote count certifying Biden victory.
Jan. 7, 2021

Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo area over virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic for Tokyo and three nearby areas as cases continued to surge, hitting a daily record of...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Congress validates Biden's presidential victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:41 a.m. Congress has formally validated Joe Biden’s presidential election...
Jan. 7, 2021

Congress formally OKs Biden's Electoral College triumph, trouncing GOP objections after pro-Trump mob assaults Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress formally OKs Biden's Electoral College triumph, trouncing GOP objections after pro-Trump mob assaults Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021

Officials: Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 11

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate attacks in southern Afghanistan left at least 11 civilians and security forces dead, officials said Thursday, even as Afghan negotiators were in Qatar to resume...
Jan. 7, 2021

Japan's prime minister declares state of emergency for Tokyo, three nearby areas over coronavirus spike

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister declares state of emergency for Tokyo, three nearby areas over coronavirus spike.
Jan. 7, 2021

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