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Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists ambushed a convoy in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, killing at least 30 civilians along with 17 soldiers and volunteer defense fighters, the government said.
Taliban violently disperse rare protest, killing 1 person

Taliban violently disperse rare protest, killing 1 person

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban violently broke up a protest in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person as they quashed a rare public show of dissent.
Death toll from Haiti's weekend earthquake rises to 1,941

Death toll from Haiti's weekend earthquake rises to 1,941

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustrati
Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to his office, who said the Republican is in good health and experiencing no symptoms.
NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse

NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is blaming a failure of Afghan leadership for the swift collapse of the country’s armed forces but says the alliance must also uncover flaws in its military training effort.
Taliban announces 'amnesty,' urges women to join government

Taliban announces 'amnesty,' urges women to join government

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as despera
Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.
Two Holocaust researchers, including Ottawa professor, win libel case on appeal in Poland

Two Holocaust researchers, including Ottawa professor, win libel case on appeal in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars - one of them an Ottawa professor - in a case that has been closely watched because it was expected to serve as a precedent for research
Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrol capital

Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrol capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Afghans rushed into Kabul’s main airport Monday, some so desperate to escape the Taliban that they held onto a military jet as it took off and plunged to their deaths. At least seven people died in the chaos, U.
Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000

Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — A hospital in southwestern Haiti, where a powerful earthquake flattened homes, shops and other buildings over the weekend, was so overwhelmed with patients that many had to lie in patios, corridors, verandas and hallways.