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Philippine province cancels award for China Communications' $10 billion airport project

A Philippine province has canceled its award of a $10 billion airport deal south of the capital, among the biggest projects involving a Chinese firm under President Rodrigo Duterte who has pursued war...

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to unveil rule book for beating pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Remember the word: Playbook. This is the rule book that the IOC and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes...

Rate of guns seized at airport checkpoints jumped in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security screeners confiscated guns at airport checkpoints at a record pace last year although the total number of guns dropped along with the steep plunge in travelers because of th...

The Latest: China offers flight refunds to curb travel

BEIJING — Chinese airlines are offering refunded tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country's northeast. The offer Tuesday from the government’s aviation authorit...

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe's pandemic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be ...

Nepal team that scaled K2 receive hero's welcome back home

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A team of 10 Nepalese climbers who became the first to scale the world’s second-highest peak during the harsh winter season received a hero’s welcome on return home to Nepal on...

'THIS IS ME': Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — These suspects weren't exactly in hiding. “THIS IS ME,” one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descendin...

Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has made its first known appearance in the United States in a person who recently returned to Minnesota after traveling to Brazil, state h...

Austria stops man trying to smuggle in 74 chameleons

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities stopped a man at Vienna airport as he tried to smuggle 74 protected chameleons from Africa into the country. They said in a statement Friday that a...

COVID: Serbia turns to China for vaccine relief

Hundreds of elderly Serbs patiently wait outside one of Belgrade's vaccination centers, set up in a vacant trade fair hall near the Sava River. Sometimes, they have to wait for hours before they&r...

Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday extradited a woman wanted on 74 charges of child sex abuse in Australia, following a six-year legal battle that had strained relations between the two go...

CityLand Education (Vietnam) Announces Partnership with VET by EHL

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 25 January 2021 - Cityland Education (Vietnam) has signed with EHL Advisory Services to become a VET by EHL Licensed Center to train service-minded hospit...

Greek socialist ex-minister Valyrakis, 77, found dead at sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Sifis Valyrakis, a former minister and resistance fighter against Greece’s 1967-74 military dictatorship who twice made daring escapes, was found dead at sea Sunday night. He was...

Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

Dutch police said on Saturday they had arrested the alleged leader of an Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2021. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24,...