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 2021-09-16 06:03 

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Attacks on Eritrean Refugees in Tigray are War Crimes, Watchdog Says...

Eritrean refugees caught up in the months-long war in Ethiopia have suffered abuses including executions and rape that amount to "clear war crimes," Human Rights Watch said Thursday.A new report from the U.S.-based rights watchdog details the role...

 2021-09-16 05:38 

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Why North Korea Launched Its Latest Missiles from a Train...

North Korea said the ballistic missiles it launched Wednesday were fired from a train, the first time the nuclear-armed country has tested a railway-based launch system.Wednesday';s launch is North Korea's second in less than a week, as it increase...

 2021-09-16 05:02 

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India Approves $3.5 Billion Plan to Boost Clean Fuel Vehicles...

India's Cabinet on Wednesday approved an incentive plan for the automobile sector aimed at boosting production of electric and hydrogen fuel-powered vehicles and promoting the manufacture of drones.The government will give about $3.5 billion in incent...

 2021-09-16 04:29 

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House Democrats Seek Major Tax Hike on Wealthy, Businesses...

House Democrats this week have proposed a bill that would sharply raise taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations while slashing taxes paid by lower-income citizens. On balance, the proposal would raise an estimated $900 billion in additional revenue ov...

 2021-09-16 04:29 

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What's Next for the US in Afghanistan?...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered to Congress this week an unwavering defense of the Biden administration's exit from Afghanistan, in which he outlined the administration's priorities for the country going forward....

 2021-09-16 03:56 

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France Says Head of Islamic State in Sahara Has Been Killed...

France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eight years fighting extremis...

 2021-09-16 03:37 

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Haiti PM, a Suspect in Assassination of President Moise, Replaces Justice Minister...

Fresh turmoil hit Haiti's government on Wednesday as Prime Minister Ariel Henry replaced his justice minister and a senior official stepped down, saying he could not serve a premier under suspicion in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.Amid ...

 2021-09-16 03:20 

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Israel Comes to Halt for Solemn Day of Yom Kippur...

Israeli life came to a standstill Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sundown.Stores, businesses, public transportation and broadcasting shuts down in Israel for this h...

 2021-09-16 03:05 

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China Targets Canada Goose, Maker of Posh Parkas...

Canada Goose, the Canadian maker of parkas it claims are designed to keep wearers toasty warm in the...

 2021-09-16 03:04 

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US Backs Lithuania in Row With China Over Taiwan...

The United States is backing Lithuania in the face of what American officials describe as China's "coercive behavior" after Vilnius recently became the first European country since 2003 to allow Taiwan to open a representative office.On Wednes...

 2021-09-16 02:21 

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US Appeals Court Won't Stop Protests Outside Michigan Synagogue...

Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrictions in Ann Arbor....

 2021-09-16 01:37 

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Tesla Builds 1st Store on Tribal Land, Dodges State Car Laws...

Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process.The white-walled, silver-lettered Tes...

 2021-09-16 01:28 

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US, UK to Help Australian Submarines Go Nuclear...

The United States and Britain will help Australia develop a nuclear-powered submarine fleet, U.S....

 2021-09-16 00:35 

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China Imposes Local Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Surge...

China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province, with a dozen of them closed ...

 2021-09-16 00:05 

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Largest US Colleges Push Student Vaccines With Mandates, Prizes...

As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the U.S. are not mandating that students be vaccinated, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.Approaches on enforcement vary widel...

 2021-09-15 23:19 

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SpaceX Set for Launch of First All-Civilian Crew Bound for Orbit...

The latest in a recent line of billionaire space enthusiasts prepared for liftoff Wednesday along with three other private citizens aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, aiming to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth's orbit.The quartet of am...

 2021-09-15 22:57 

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Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer's Murder Verdict Reversed in Australian Woman's Death...

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in 2017, saying the charge doesn't fit the circumstances in the case. Mohamed Noor was con...

 2021-09-15 22:23 

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UN Withdraws Gabon Peacekeepers in Central African Republic...

The United Nations is withdrawing 450 Gabonese peacekeepers from its mission in Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, Gabon's government said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 22:20 

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California Grove of Giant Sequoias Threatened by Wildfire...

One of California's most famous groves of giant sequoias is threatened by a small but intense wildfire burning in Sequoia National Park, officials said Wednesday. The roughly 7,000-acre KNP fire complex is burning about a mile away from the Giant Fore...

 2021-09-15 22:05 

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India Reportedly Close to Resuming Exports of COVID Vaccine...

Amid increasing global pressure, India says it is closely examining the resumption of COVID-19 vaccine exports to the world, particularly Africa, which is badly in need....

 2021-09-15 22:05 

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White House Plans New System for Foreign Travel, Contact Tracing Rules...

The United States is developing a...

 2021-09-15 22:02 

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US States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way...

The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country Wednesday about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is pr...

 2021-09-15 21:29 

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California Governor Newsom Beats Back Recall Challenge...

California voters have rejected a move to unseat their governor in a recall election, a rarely used provision of direct democracy in some 20 U.S. states.As the ballot count continued Wednesday, nearly two-thirds of voters had rejected the recall effort, a...

 2021-09-15 21:23 

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White House Defends Top General Who Voiced Trump Concerns...

The White House on Wednesday defended the top U.S. military commander, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley, against calls for his resignation following disclosures in a new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. According...

 2021-09-15 20:50 

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Germany Vows 'No Repeat' of 2015 Refugee Influx as Election Looms...

Campaigning to elect a new German leader this month is being clouded by concerns that the country will face a new influx of refugees — this time those fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan. In 2015, more than 1 million migrants, many of them Syrians e...

 2021-09-15 20:29 

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US Envoy, Taliban Blame Ghani for Scuttling Peaceful Transfer of Power Plan...

The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan says he secured a last-minute deal with the Taliban in mid-August to keep the insurgents outside Kabul while they negotiated a political transition. But, he says, President Ashraf Ghani's decision to flee the count...

 2021-09-15 19:10 

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2 Women of Color to Face Off in Boston Mayoral Race...

A preliminary runoff election in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston has narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color, ensuring the city's next elected mayor will be someone other than a white man for the first time in about 200 yea...

 2021-09-15 18:20 

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Pope Francis: Bishops Should Show 'Compassion' to Politicians Who Support Abortion...

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops should minister to politicians who support abortion rights, such as U.S. President Joe Biden, with "compassion and tenderness," not condemnation.The pontiff, returning to Rome from Slovakia, warned...

 2021-09-15 17:51 

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UK Prime Minister Johnson Demotes Foreign Secretary in Cabinet Reshuffle...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demoted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to justice secretary and deputy prime minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle seen by some as an attempt to refocus on rebuilding an economy still reeling from COVID-...

 2021-09-15 17:28 

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UN Rights Chief Calls for Moratorium on Artificial Intelligence Systems...

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is calling for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems, which she says pose a serious risk to human rights. The High Commissioner's report, which will be submi...

 2021-09-15 17:17 

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Tanzania's Female President Appoints Woman as Defense Minister...

Tanzania's first female president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, this week named a woman as defense minister — the latest in a number of appointments of women to top government posts.The appointment came as part of the second Cabinet reshuffle Hassan has...

 2021-09-15 16:43 

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Slow Moving Tropical Depression Nicholas Dumping Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast...

Tropical Depression Nicholas continued to dump large amounts of rain across the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the rain is likely to continue for days as the storm is moving slowly. Galveston, Texas, has already seen 35 centi...

 2021-09-15 16:38 

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Biden Meets With Business Leaders to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations for Workers...

U.S. President Joe Biden meets Wednesday with corporate executives to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations for workers as infections in the U.S. surge among the unvaccinated. Biden said Thursday the Labor Department was planning to impose a vaccine requirement o...

 2021-09-15 16:21 

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Clash With Militants Kills 7 Soldiers in Pakistan...

Pakistan military officials on Wednesday said at least seven soldiers were killed in a gunfight with militants in a remote district bordering Afghanistan. An army statement said security forces, acting on intelligence, raided a suspected terrorist hideout...

 2021-09-15 16:12 

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Olympic Gymnast Maroney Says FBI Betrayed Her after She Reported Sexual Abuse...

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney on Wednesday told U.S....

 2021-09-15 16:04 

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African Leaders Discuss Ways to Minimize Impact of Climate Change...

High-level African officials met virtually this week to discuss the challenges Africa faces in trying to manage a growing population amid climate change. The conference was aimed at identifying ways African governments can manage these pressures to minimi...

 2021-09-15 15:43 

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Census: Relief Programs Staved Off Hardship in COVID Crash...

Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last year, even as the official poverty rate increased slightly, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure rose 1 perce...

 2021-09-15 14:43 

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EU President Calls on Member Countries to Develop Defense Capabilities Without US Support...

The European Union's chief executive called on member nations to develop its defense capabilities without U.S....

 2021-09-15 14:11 

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UK Court to Ensure Sexual Assault Papers Can Be Served on Prince Andrew...

London's High Court said on Wednesday it would take steps if necessary to serve papers on Britain's Prince Andrew in a U.S. lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago. The prince, Queen Elizabeth's se...

 2021-09-15 13:54 

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Report Points to Success in Global Campaign Against Cluster Bombs...

Authors of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2021 report say great progress toward the elimination of these lethal weapons has been made since the Cluster Ban Treaty came into force in 2010.The Monitor finds there has been no new use of cluster munitions by an...

 2021-09-15 13:35 

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Polish Media Furious Over Belarus Border Ban...

Dozens of Polish news outlets have expressed anger over a media ban at the border with Belarus, part of a state of emergency imposed by Warsaw following an influx of migrants. Thousands of migrants — mainly from the Middle East — have crossed ...

 2021-09-15 13:32 

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Hong Kong Security Chief Demands List of Press Group Members...

Hong Kong's security chief called on Wednesday for the city's main press association to disclose to the public who its members work for and how many of them are students, a day after he accused the group of infiltrating schools. The comments by Se...

 2021-09-15 13:09 

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Haiti's Chief Prosecutor Dismissed After Alleging Prime Minister Played Role in Moise Assassination...

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has fired and replaced the chief public prosecutor who was seeking charges against him as a suspect in the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise.Prosecutor Ben-Ford Claude had sent a letter to a judge Tuesday, al...

 2021-09-15 12:57 

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China, US Tug-of-War Tightens as Both Try to Cement Friendships around Asia...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's Asia tour this month following visits to the same region by two U.S. officials will intensify a superpower tug-of-war. Analysts say smaller countries can get a bounty of assistance from both China and the United Stat...

 2021-09-15 11:12 

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EU Pledges 200 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Low-Income Nations...

The European Union is pledging to donate 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries by mid-2022. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the pledge Wednesday in Strasbourg, France during her annual State of the European...

 2021-09-15 10:05 

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Central Vietnam Faces Strictest Lockdown to Date...

As the delta variant of COVID-19 has surged through Vietnam over the past two months, the country's central provinces have endured the strictest lockdown measures to date. As of Tuesday, the country had recorded 624,547 confirmed cases and 15,660 deat...

 2021-09-15 09:44 

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US Justice Department Files Emergency Motion Against Texas Restrictive Abortion Law...

The U.S....

 2021-09-15 09:33 

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Nine Hong Kong Activists Sentenced for Taking Part in Banned Vigil...

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to several months in jail for taking part in an unauthorized candlelight vigil in observance of the brutal 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on student protesters. The nine defendants include such figure...

 2021-09-15 08:42 

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Exiled Physician Fighting for a Better Myanmar...

A minister of Myanmar's shadow government says the United Nations has an "obligation" to recognize what the people want ahead of the 76th General Assembly that began Tuesday in New York. Myanmar has been in turmoil since February's militar...

 2021-09-15 05:08 

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California Voters Reject Attempt to Remove Gov Newsom in Recall Election...

Voters in the western U.S....

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