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Myanmar: Police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

Police fired rubber bullets and detained protesters at anti-coup rallies in Yangon and other cities across Myanmar on Saturday. The country has been shaken by a wave of protests against the military,...

Italy: Pope, others hail health workers on COVID anniversary

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis and Italy’s president on Saturday marked a newly established annual day to honor doctors, nurses and other health care workers, exactly one year after the nation’s first known...

A quirky Presidents Day sale: Washington's hair, JFK sweater

BOSTON (AP) — It's almost Presidents Day, and now there's a chance to own a quirky piece of White House history. Locks of George and Martha Washington's hair, Andrew Johnson's order ...

Analysis: A race war evident long before the Capitol siege

A war rages on in America, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump or the assault on the Capitol. It started with slavery and never ended, through lynchings and voter suppression, the ...

Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab states on Thursday launched new restrictions over fears of the coronavirus resurging across their countries. With populations including ...

Australia marks national day with protests, calming words

SYDNEY (AP) — Government leaders marked a socially distanced Australia Day with calming words Tuesday as protesters denounced celebrations of a day some dub “Invasion Day” because of historical wrongs...

Stolen but not silent: Indigenous Australians protest national celebrations

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As Australia prepares for its national day of festivities on Jan. 26, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney. Australia Day marks t...

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to receive the coronavirus vaccine on a Southern California grape farm. Th...

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days out from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were joining Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects on Monday as a militar...

INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden's event will be very different

WASHINGTON (AP) — Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence, the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Wednesday promises to be one of the most unusual in ...

Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban most abortions in the state and it seems much more likely to pass this time thanks to conservative gains in t...

The Latest: Biden committee to join National Day of Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia Senate runoffs and President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s ina...

Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

Georgia pastor and Trump adviser tests positive for COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The leader of a north Georgia megachurch who has been a spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Jentezen Franklin, the s...

New Taipei to hold New Year’s Eve fireworks show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ring the new year, the New Taipei City Government will hold a 10-minute fireworks display in Bali District starting at 8:21 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020. The city’s H...