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Government investigators wearing protective suits gather in the Yau Ma Tei area in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirusThousands of Hong Kong residents are locked down in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city
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Confusion Abounds Over Tweet Showing 'Golfing Trump'Log onto the website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an unusual photo appears on the homepage: a graphic representation of a man who appears to be Donald Trump, playing golf in a red shirt. Look more closely, however, and the image turns more ominous, with the Trump...
Newser5 hours ago
New cyclone poised to hit vulnerable central MozambiqueA cyclone is bearing down on a region of Mozambique that’s still recovering from a devastating storm two years ago
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus pushes a child in a buggy past the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, in the City of London financial district of London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, during England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. The U.K. is under an indefinite national lockdown to curb the spread of the new variant, with nonessential shops, gyms and hairdressers closed, most people working from home and schools largely offering remote learning. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadlyThe British government's chief scientific adviser says there is some evidence that a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Boris Johnson Delivers Bad News on UK VariantBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday delivered an update on the UK variant of COVID that nobody wanted to hear: In addition to being more contagious, it may be more deadly as well. In its coverage of Johnson's press conference, the BBC is quick to add this caveat: "However,...
Newser7 hours ago
Youths stand in a queue outside a clothes shop as police patrol on Ermou Street, Athens' main shopping area, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Greece's government has extended nationwide lockdown measures indefinitely but retail stores and malls reopened Monday with strict entrance limits. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece to reopen high schools but stay in lockdownAuthorities in Greece say high schools will reopen on Feb. 1 for the first time since mid-November, but that nationwide lockdown measures will remain in effect
The Associated Press8 hours ago
DCI Daniel Stoten gives a statement outside the Old Bailey, where those involved were sentenced for their part in a people-smuggling plot that ended in the deaths of 39 migrants, in London, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, aged between 15 and 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated container that had traveled by ferry from Belgium to the eastern England port of Purfleet. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
People smugglers jailed in UK for deaths of 39 in containerFour people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England have been sentenced to between 13 and 27 years in prison
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, June 22, 2018, protesters demonstrate while blocking the street outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain.  The first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims by 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s, in a report released Friday Jan. 22, 2021, but associations of victims say it falls short of identifying perpetrators or those who covered up the abuses. (AP Photo/Paul White, FILE)
In a first for Spain, Jesuits admit to decades of sex abuseThe first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims of 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a ceremony marking the start of the judicial year at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccineVenezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Lawyers Camille Haab, left, and Marc Bonnant, right, lawyer for Israeli businessman and diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz, at center, leaving the courthouse in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday Jan. 22, 2021.  Mining tycoon Steinmetz has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined dollars 56.5m after being found guilty of bribery, Friday. Steinmetz said he would appeal against the judgment. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trialA Geneva court convicted Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corruption of foreign officials and forging documents, in a trial centering on a bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in Guinea
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbsProtests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni, Wine has emerged from Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country's most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Uganda's Bobi Wine accuses president of staging vote 'coup'Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has accused the country's longtime president of staging a “coup” in last week’s election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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