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As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

PARIS — U.S.
Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be 'tip of the iceberg'

Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be 'tip of the iceberg'

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan — The only thing the survivors can agree on is that hundreds of people were slaughtered in a single Ethiopian town.
Islamic State group hits Afghan capital, airport; 1 dead

Islamic State group hits Afghan capital, airport; 1 dead

KABUL — The Islamic State group on Saturday attacked the Afghan capital with a barrage of mortar shells, killing at least one civilian and wounding a second, according to the Interior Ministry, amid a countrywide spike in violence.
Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. The president’s office issued a statement on Nov.
As he rails on election, Trump largely mum on toll of virus

As he rails on election, Trump largely mum on toll of virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been highlighting lots of really big numbers this week: New highs for the stock market. The 100-plus House members backing a lawsuit challenging his election loss.
Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The global chemical weapons watchdog criticized Syria for failing to declare a chemical weapons production facility and respond to 18 other issues, while Russia accused the watchdog of conducting a “political crusade” against its
Flamethrower drone incinerates wasp nests in China

Flamethrower drone incinerates wasp nests in China

BEIJING — A drone has been converted into a flying flamethrower in central China in a fiery campaign to eradicate more than 100 wasp nests.

Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

HONG KONG — Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old Hong Kong media tycoon and advocate for democracy, was denied bail Saturday after being charged the previous day under the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's new national security law.
Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea has reported 950 new coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the greater capital area.
Supreme Court rejects Republican attack on Biden victory

Supreme Court rejects Republican attack on Biden victory

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest cou