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Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Iota rapidly gained strength after becoming the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday, threatening to bring dangerous winds and rains to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobbered by Category 4 Hurricane Eta.
Nearly 2 dozen arrested in Trump protests in Washington

Nearly 2 dozen arrested in Trump protests in Washington

WASHINGTON — Demonstrations over President Donald Trump's loss at the polls have resulted in charges against nearly two dozen people in Washington, including a person accused of setting off a commercial firework and four people accused in an assault
Dustin Johnson buries some major memories, wins the Masters

Dustin Johnson buries some major memories, wins the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Nothing ever comes easily for Dustin Johnson in the majors, except for slipping into that Masters green jacket. Johnson overcame a jittery start that conjured memories of past majors he failed to finish off.
Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

NAIROBI, Kenya — The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighbouring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces an
BioNTech scientist: Vaccine could halve virus transmission

BioNTech scientist: Vaccine could halve virus transmission

LONDON — One of the scientists behind the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer said Sunday that he was confident that it could halve the transmission of the virus, resulting in a “dramatic” curb of the virus’ spread.
Nobel UN food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020

Nobel UN food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N.
Bound despite Brexit: Prince Charles hails UK-Germany ties

Bound despite Brexit: Prince Charles hails UK-Germany ties

BERLIN — Prince Charles called Sunday for Britain and Germany to remember their long and close ties, reaffirmed by the nations' reconciliation after two world wars, as the U.K.
Rebel leaders who inked deal with government return to Sudan

Rebel leaders who inked deal with government return to Sudan

CAIRO — Sudan’s rebel leaders returned to the capital, Khartoum on Sunday, signalling the first major steps toward implementing a peace agreement with the government that aims to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Gen.
Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

MOSCOW — Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.
Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

JERUSALEM — A settlement watchdog group said Sunday Israel is moving ahead with new construction of hundreds of homes in a strategic east Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from the West Bank.