Pakistan court orders man accused in journalist Daniel Pearl's death freed
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. | 28-Jan-2021 11:48

China tells Taiwan that independence ‘means war’: report
China on Thursday intensified its rhetoric directed towards Taiwan and said its independence would result in war. | 28-Jan-2021 11:16

WHO refuses to confirm coronavirus originated in China as Biden strengthens ties
The World Health Organization is refusing to confirm whether the coronavirus originated in China as President Biden strengthens his administration's ties with the entity. | 28-Jan-2021 04:04

Gordon Chang: China testing Biden with incursions against Taiwan, India: 'This is a very dangerous time'
Recent confrontational action by China toward regional rivals Taiwan and India are examples of the Communist regime in Beijing challenging the new American president, according to China expert Gordon Chang. | 27-Jan-2021 23:58

‘We owe this to them’: Auschwitz survivors get COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia got their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, an acknowledgement of past suffering and a tribute to resilience 76 years after Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. | 27-Jan-2021 23:33

Pope marking Holocaust warns another genocide possible
Pope Francis marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday by warning that warped ideologies can pave the way to another genocide. | 27-Jan-2021 21:48

Police raid Russian opposition leader Navalny’s apartment, offices
???????Moscow police launched a series of raids Wednesday on apartments and offices of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s family and associates, arresting his brother. | 27-Jan-2021 21:08

Boris Johnson effectively extends UK coronavirus lockdown after delaying school reopenings
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson effectively extended a national coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday after ruling out a return to school for most students until at least March 8. | 27-Jan-2021 17:57

Iran pushing Biden to act first, drop sanctions before reviving nuclear deal
Iran’s foreign minister is reportedly urging President Biden to make the first move toward reviving a 2015 nuclear deal "by removing all sanctions imposed since [former President Donald] Trump assumed office" -- despite lingering concerns about the Islamic Republic’s pursuit of atomic weapons. | 27-Jan-2021 17:57

US strategic bombers fly over Persian Gulf, first show of force under Biden
A pair of American B-52 bombers on Wednesday flew another 36-hour round-trip mission over the Persian Gulf from Louisiana in the latest show of force against Iran, the U.S. military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. | 27-Jan-2021 14:46

Mexican TV host under fire after going to Florida to get COVID vaccine
A popular Mexican TV host is under fire after traveling to Florida just to get the coveted COVID-19 vaccine, which most Americans have not received. | 27-Jan-2021 14:04

California couple’s slaying in Mexico leads to arrest, authorities say
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the slayings of an elderly California couple whose bodies were found at the bottom of a water well about two hours south of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report. | 27-Jan-2021 07:59

Low on virus cases, deaths, Taiwan quarantines 5,000 after COVID-19 hospital cluster
Health authorities in Taiwan are quarantining 5,000 people while looking for the source of two new coronavirus cases linked to a hospital. | 26-Jan-2021 22:15

Casino CEO and wife pose as motel workers, travel to remote Canadian territory for COVID-19 vaccine
A 55-year-old Canadian casino CEO resigned after he and his 32-year-old wife were nabbed for misleading authorities by traveling to a remote territory near Canada and posing as motel workers in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine. | 26-Jan-2021 20:35

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over violence against women: 'An evil that has caused too much damage'
Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency this week over violence against women -- a move activists are hoping will help stem the tide of gender-based killings on the island, which average to at least one a week, reports say. | 26-Jan-2021 20:01

Mexico horror: Many of 19 bodies found shot, burned may have been Guatemalan migrants, relatives say
Most of the 19 bodies found shot and burned in a northern Mexico border state may have been Guatemalan migrants from a small group that began heading toward the U.S. earlier this month, relatives said. | 26-Jan-2021 19:32

Iran executes another wrestler despite US, international outcry, reports say
Iran has executed another decorated wrestler this week despite international outcry and condemnation from the U.S. State Department, according to reports. | 26-Jan-2021 16:33

US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions
The U.S. military is exploring the possibility of using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military said Tuesday. | 26-Jan-2021 14:15

11 Chinese miners rescued after 14 days trapped in gold mine after explosion
Almost a dozen survivors were rescued, having survived on liquid food sent through a makeshift shaft. | 25-Jan-2021 16:31

EU weighs response to Navalny arrest, protest crackdown
The EU will consider further actions having already sanctioned a number of Russian officials in October. | 25-Jan-2021 15:55

China pushes fringe theories on COVID-19 pandemic origins, vaccines
Some worry that when the state pushes fringe theories, it encourages poor public health policy by fostering skepticism about the virus. | 25-Jan-2021 14:07

Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. | 25-Jan-2021 11:27

Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace days after Biden takes office
China ratcheted up activity in Taiwan airspace on Sunday by flying 15 fighter jets between mainland Taiwan and the Pratas Islands in the South China Sea, a report said. | 25-Jan-2021 07:14

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking
A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman supported the protests and accused Russian officials of suppressing the demonstrations. | 25-Jan-2021 03:58

Serial killer invited to get COVID vaccine before elderly ignites outrage
As the United Kingdom battles a coronavirus surge linked to a more contagious variant, one of the country’s most infamous serial killers is set to be vaccinated before millions of Britain’s vulnerable elderly and essential workers on the frontlines, according to reports. | 24-Jan-2021 23:36

Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15
Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the captured crew. | 24-Jan-2021 19:58

Chilean authorities spread false tsunami warning, apologize for causing panic
Chilean authorities have apologized for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning, according to reports. | 24-Jan-2021 17:10

New Zealand reports first community coronavirus case in two months
New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading in the community. | 24-Jan-2021 15:30

Rioting youths in Dutch village torch virus testing center
Rioting youths protesting on the first night of a Dutch curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility and threw fireworks at police in a Dutch fishing village. | 24-Jan-2021 14:27

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic
A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport center to a virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days. | 24-Jan-2021 01:53

Thousands arrested at Russia protests, including opposition leader Navalny's wife
The protesters have demanded Navalny's freedom after Russian authorities arrested him upon his return to the country. | 23-Jan-2021 21:26

Russia arrests 2,100 protesters calling for Navalny's release
Protests erupted in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 2,100 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsius (minus-58 Fahrenheit). | 23-Jan-2021 13:57

Russia welcomes Biden's proposal to extend nuclear arms control treaty
The Kremlin on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks. | 22-Jan-2021 14:25

Germany cautious to end latest COVID-19 lockdown due to risk of more contagious variant
Amid its latest COVID-19 lockdown and a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, Germany is hesitant to ease restrictions because of the risk posed by a more contagious variant. | 22-Jan-2021 00:06

To avoid next surge of deaths, EU summit plans for spread of coronavirus variants across Europe
Worried about a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths in the coming months, European Union leaders assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday. | 22-Jan-2021 00:00

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead
Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant militant attacks. | 21-Jan-2021 21:02

Baghdad rocked by suicide bombs; at least 6 dead
Twin suicide bombings hit Iraq’s capital Thursday killing at least six people and wounding at least 25 others, three police officials and State TV said. | 21-Jan-2021 09:53

EU ready for new US leadership under Biden: 'After four long years, Europe has a friend in the White House'
After four years of Donald Trump’s America First politics blending nationalism and populism, top officials in Europe are ready for a renewed American globalist leadership necessitating multilateral cooperation as Joe Biden took over as president of the world’s largest democracy on Wednesday. | 21-Jan-2021 01:51

Mexico calls on Biden to fix immigration status of Mexican nationals
Incoming U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden should quickly fulfill campaign promises to launch an immigration plan, including giving dual nationality to Mexicans working in the United States, Mexico’s president said on Wednesday. | 20-Jan-2021 23:01

World leaders react to Biden’s inauguration: 'A great day for democracy'
Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday drew congratulations from many leaders around the world. | 20-Jan-2021 19:45

Madrid blast kills 2, destroys building; cause linked to gas leak, mayor says
A loud explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has partially destroyed a residential building in the center of Spain's capital on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring at least two more, according to officials. | 20-Jan-2021 16:46

China says Sec. Pompeo is 'doomsday clown’ following allegations of genocide in Xinjiang
China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper.” | 20-Jan-2021 16:43

Guatemala buses more migrants back to Honduras; small groups press on toward Mexico
A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. | 20-Jan-2021 15:02

Macron calls on Biden for greater US military involvement
French President Emmanuel Macron hoped on Tuesday that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will show a greater military commitment to fight against Islamic extremists in several theaters of conflict and especially in the Middle East. | 20-Jan-2021 03:26

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic
A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a pandemic sooner. | 20-Jan-2021 00:49

Georgia student jailed in Cayman Islands for violating COVID restrictions says 'I deserved it'
The Georgia student who was jailed for just over a month in the Cayman Islands for knowingly violating coronavirus restrictions said "I deserved it," according to media reports. | 19-Jan-2021 22:14

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