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China's communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtue...

Storm weakens after heavy rain, evacuation in southern India

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A tropical storm weakened after dumping heavy rains overnight in parts of southern India off the Bay of Bengal as more than 50,000 people evacuated to government-run camps, off...

South Korea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tight...

Tropical storm brewing in Bay of Bengal off Indian coast

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian authorities issued an alert, shut schools and canceled trains in parts of the country on Friday as rescue teams braced for a tropical storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal....

Taiwan reports 11 imported COVID cases, 29 days without local infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 3) reported 11 imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4. CECC Spokes...

South Korea tightens social distancing to fight virus wave

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is tightening recently relaxed restrictions on social gatherings as it grapples with its worst wave of the virus since the start of the pandemic. ...

South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea broke its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day on Thursday with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care syste...

Taiwan reports 8 imported COVID cases, 27 days without local infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Dec. 1) reported eight imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4. CECC ...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a C...

Judge deciding what US should pay for Texas church shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that m...

Mexico to reverse course, give COVID-19 booster shots

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and said Tuesday they are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over 6...

Greece mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for residents over 60

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents in Greece over 60 years old will have to undergo mandatory vaccinations against coronavirus or face monthly 100-euro ($114) fines beginning next year, the prime ministe...

Taiwan reports 5 imported COVID cases, 26 days without local infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 30) reported five imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4. CECC Sp...

Austin orders new review of deadly 2019 airstrike in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new review of a U.S. airstrike in Syria in March 2019 that killed dozens, including women and children, to assess the extent of civilian ...

Taiwan reports 8 imported COVID cases, 25 days without local infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 29) reported eight imported COVID-19 cases, while 25 days have passed since it reported a local infection on Nov...