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 2022-01-20 13:31 

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Pakistani police: Bomb in city of Lahore kills 2, wounds 26...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bombing struck a crowded bazar Thursday in Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, killing at least two people and wounding 26, police and rescue officials said. A newly formed separatist group from southwester...

 2022-01-20 13:04 

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German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Thursday that the country's diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination. In a statement mark...

 2022-01-20 12:58 

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Thailand loosens entry restrictions as omicron worries ease...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus decline, officials said Thursday. The country's tourism-dominated economy was dev...

 2022-01-20 12:55 

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US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body...

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig's kidneys into a brain-dead man &md...

 2022-01-20 12:54 

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UK lawmaker says Johnson critics face government 'blackmail'...

LONDON (AP) — A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservatives accused the government on Thursday of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the party's internal rifts deepened. William Wragg, a Tory member of Parliament,...

 2022-01-20 12:53 

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American Airlines reports $931 million fourth-quarter loss...

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic. First-quarter revenue is expected to be down about 20% to 22% compared with the f...

 2022-01-20 12:52 

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Medvedev withstands Kyrgios, crowd to advance in Australia...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev faced a hostile crowd and a full array of Nick Kyrgios' outbursts and tricks, and still remained calm for long enough to reach the third round at the Australian Open. The 115th-ranked Kyrgios worked up...

 2022-01-20 12:04 

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Democrats' elections bill offered voting changes and more...

The sweeping elections bill that has collapsed in the Senate was about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have created national automatic voter registration, allowed all voters to cast ballots by mail and weakened voter ID ...

 2022-01-20 11:53 

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EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies...

LONDON (AP) — Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday. The 27-nation bloc has gained a rep...

 2022-01-20 11:52 

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The Latest: Medvedev foils Kyrgios, crowd at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Daniil Medvedev has overcome Nick Kyrgios and all his tricks and the constant noise of a boisterous crowd to advance to the thi...

 2022-01-20 11:33 

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Prosecutor: Norway mass killer still 'a very dangerous man'...

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A prosecutor in Norway said Thursday that a far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 still is "a very dangerous man" and therefore a poor candidate for release after 10 years in prison, as Norwegian law permits. O...

 2022-01-20 11:32 

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Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb went off in a crowded bazar in Pakistan's second largest city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 26 others, police and rescue officials said. Abid Khan, a senior police officia...

 2022-01-20 11:32 

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Judges didn't consider 'wisdom' of deporting Novak Djokovic...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three Australian Federal Court judges on Thursday revealed their reasons for backing a government order to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic, explaining they did not consider the "merits or wisdom of the decision."...

 2022-01-20 11:31 

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Top US, European diplomats hold talks on Ukraine crisis...

BERLIN (AP) — Top American and European diplomats are meeting in Berlin on Thursday as the allies seek to project a united front to Russia over concerns that it may be planning an invasion of Ukraine. Russia has massed an estimated 100,000 troops ne...

 2022-01-20 10:54 

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Germany expects COVID-19 cases to peak in mid-February...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister expects the number of coronavirus infections in the country to keep rising for several weeks before peaking next month. Karl Lauterbach told German public broadcaster ZDF late Wednesday that "the wave ...

 2022-01-20 10:53 

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Emirates to again fly Boeing 777 to US as 5G rollout slowed...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in America could interfere with airplane technolo...

 2022-01-20 10:52 

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The Latest: Andy Murray out in 2nd round at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Andy Murray is out of the Australian Open two days after posting his first win at the season-opening tennis Grand Slam tournamen...

 2022-01-20 10:19 

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Taiwan's first 'Belgian Corner' debuts in Taichung...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The National Library of Public Information (NLPI, ) unveiled its newly-established "Belgian Corner" in cooperation with Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI, ) on Jan. 19 to jointly promote cultural and educational ...

 2022-01-20 10:05 

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German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies...

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany's best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died "suddenly and unexpectedly" Wednesday in California, w...

 2022-01-20 10:05 

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Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal on Thursday to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced. The Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines will be produced by German manufacturer...

 2022-01-20 10:04 

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Russia accuses West of plotting 'provocations' in Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia accused the West on Thursday of plotting "provocations4; in Ukraine even as it blames Moscow of planning aggressive military action in the neighboring country. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged ...

 2022-01-20 09:59 

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North Korea slams US, hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider restarting "all temporally-suspended activities" it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration, i...

 2022-01-20 09:32 

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UK police arrest 2 men over Texas synagogue hostage-taking...

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas. Counter Terrorism Police North West said one man was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, central England, and another in the cit...

 2022-01-20 09:32 

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Report on sexual abuse in key German diocese to be released...

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on the Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse by clergy and others in Germany's Munich archdiocese, which was once led by retired Pope Benedict XVI, is set to be released Thursday. The archdiocese comm...

 2022-01-20 09:32 

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World stocks mixed after China rate cuts, Japan export gain...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday after China cut interest rates and President Joe Biden said "we're not there yet" on lowering punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. London and Tokyo gained while Shanghai and Frankfurt declin...

 2022-01-20 09:31 

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Cut off by volcano, Tongans relieved as contact restored...

BANGKOK (AP) — As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerging from beneath the depth...

 2022-01-20 08:59 

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Austrian parliament to vote on universal vaccine mandate...

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's parliament is due to vote Thursday on introducing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults, the first of its kind in Europe. The mandate drawn up by the government would apply to all residents of Austria age 18 and over, wit...

 2022-01-20 08:52 

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The Latest: Tsitsipas reaches 3rd round at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6:50 p.m. No. 4-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 win ove...

 2022-01-20 08:45 

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Vaccination records needed to enter these 12 places in Taiwan!...

The CECC announced on Thursday that starting from Jan. 21, those heading to eight major industries will need to show their COVID-19 vaccination records....

 2022-01-20 08:33 

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Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military...

At some of the world's most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China's military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum i...

 2022-01-20 08:33 

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Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: accepting the virus...

MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtua...

 2022-01-20 08:32 

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EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader...

LONDON (AP) — Some Conservative lawmakers in Britain are talking about ousting their leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been tarnished by allegations that he and his staff held lockdown-breaching parties during the coronavirus pandemic. I...

 2022-01-20 08:32 

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Amazon plans a clothing store for a Southern California mall...

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online behemoth and a fresh challenge for already struggling traditional retailers. Amazon said Thursday that the store, whi...

 2022-01-20 08:31 

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EXPLAINER: What does it mean for COVID-19 to be endemic?...

Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating COVID-19 as an "endemic" disease, but the World Health Organization and other officials have warned that the world is nowhere close to declaring th...

 2022-01-20 07:54 

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Japan's imports hit record highs on surging energy prices...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports and imports both reached record highs in December, largely because of surging oil prices and a weaker yen, the government said Thursday. Japan's imports last month surged 41% from the same month a year earlier. E...

 2022-01-20 07:53 

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Video review added for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers...

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF will institute video review during the final two windows of World Cup qualifying starting next week. The governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean was criticized by U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter in S...

 2022-01-20 06:58 

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Indonesian student becomes millionaire overnight selling a thousand NFT selfies...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — An Indonesian student recently made headlines after taking a selfie a day for nearly five years and selling them as NFTs (Non-Fungible Token) on OpenSea, raking in around US$1 million (NT$30 million). Ghozali Ghozalo explai...

 2022-01-20 06:54 

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Pacers roll past Lakers in 4th quarter for skid-stopping win...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 and the Indiana Pacers increased the pressure on Lakers coach Frank Vogel with a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Domantas...

 2022-01-20 06:53 

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Mathews scores 23, Rockets rally past scuffling Jazz 116-111...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to send the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 victory over the scuffling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Jae'sean Tate chipped in with 18 points and Eric Gordon scored ...

 2022-01-20 06:53 

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Lebanon's poorest scavenge through trash to survive...

BEIRUT (AP) — In the dark streets of a Beirut now often without electricity, sometimes the only light that shines is from headlamps worn by scavengers, searching through garbage for scrap to sell. Even trash has become a commodity fought over in Leb...

 2022-01-20 06:53 

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Jokic has 49, triple-double as Nuggets edge Clippers in OT...

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 49 points, 14 rebounds and fed Aaron Gordon for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime for his 10th assist, giving the Denver Nuggets a 130-128 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday nigh...

 2022-01-20 06:53 

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Healthy Titans RB Henry will see banged-up Bengals D-line...

CINCINNATI (AP) — If Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry returns for the playoffs Saturday, he'll be running into a Cincinnati Bengals defensive line that is already banged up. The Bengals had been relatively healthy until last week in t...

 2022-01-20 06:52 

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Joseph hits winner, Pistons rally late to stun Kings 133-131...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cory Joseph made a 14-foot jumper with 25.9 seconds remaining to cap a game-ending 11-0 run that rallied the Detroit Pistons past the Sacramento Kings 133-131 on Wednesday night. Saddiq Bey had 30 points and seven rebounds ...

 2022-01-20 06:46 

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First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived Thursday after the Pacific nation's main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. New Zealand and Australia e...

 2022-01-20 06:32 

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New Zealand says it won't use lockdowns when omicron spreads...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is among the few remaining countries to have avoided any outbreaks of the omicron variant — but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday an outbreak was inevitable and the nation would tighten rest...

 2022-01-20 06:32 

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New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico...

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico's social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruct...

 2022-01-20 06:31 

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Francouz gets 2nd shutout in Avalanche's 2-0 win over Ducks...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pavel Francouz made 34 saves for his second career shutout, Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche earned a point in their 10th straight game, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Wednesday night. Franco...

 2022-01-20 06:16 

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Thirty-seven new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reported 13 new local COVID-19 cases and 24 imported infections on Thursday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 18,041. The local infections include 5 men and 8 women, aged...

 2022-01-20 06:14 

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| 29-year-old Taiwan entrepreneur ready to cash in with home....

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 2022-01-20 06:05 

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Gov. Parson calls for higher teacher pay, child care access...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson in his State of the State address Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions of dollars to boost child care services and teacher wages as the state battles the latest COVID-...

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