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Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese headed to polling stations early Sunday to elect a new parliament against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the voting could bring meaningful change. A new crop of candidates from the 2019 protest movement are running against …

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New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state’s north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday in a …

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Nigeria: Student’s brutal killing triggers protest, curfew

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities ordered a curfew in a northwestern state where hundreds protested Saturday to demand the release of suspects in the brutal killing of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal imposed a 24-hour curfew “with immediate effect” as the …

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Police arrest man accused of striking woman, dragging body

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected in a fatal hit-in-run in central California in which the victim’s body was dragged more than 8 miles (13 kilometers) was in critical condition after jumping from a three-story house while deputies tried to arrest him, authorities said. Fresno Police Lt. Brian Valles …

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‘Reprehensible’: Oz condemns GOP opponent’s tweet on Islam

‘Reprehensible’: Oz condemns GOP opponent’s tweet on Islam

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. After spending much of the campaign steering clear of fellow Republican Senate contender Kathy Barnette, Oz on Saturday said she was out …

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North Korea reports 15 more COVID-19 suspected deaths

North Korea reports 15 more COVID-19 suspected deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. After maintaining a widely …

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At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman opened fire with a rifle Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities called a “hate crime and racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others before being taken in custody, law enforcement officials said. The suspect was …

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Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

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MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key West and soon lost power, the FAA said in …

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Police in North Macedonia to deport 44 migrants to Greece

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SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said Saturday they have detained a group of 44 Pakistani migrants and will return them to neighboring Greece from where they are believed to have entered. Police spokeswoman Suzana Pranik said the migrants were discovered late Friday in a southern region …

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