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Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black US prelate

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black US prelate

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.
Poles protest abortion ban in churches and on streets

Poles protest abortion ban in churches and on streets

WARSAW, Poland — Women's rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland's already restrictive abortion law staged protests outside and inside churches Sunday, disrupting Masses and finding themselves confronted with accusations of “barbaric” be

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and will probably become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.
UK military seizes tanker that reported violent stowaways

UK military seizes tanker that reported violent stowaways

LONDON — The U.K. military seized control of an oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting Sunday it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent.
Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary elections

Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary elections

CAIRO — Egyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election, amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases.

Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near church

EMBDEN, Maine — A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine.
Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

BARCELONA, Spain — Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the country's hosp
Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

KABUL — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S.
Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate

Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate

BANGKOK — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in Thailand's capital again on Sunday, seeking to keep up pressure on the government a day before a special session of Parliament that was called to try to ease political tensions.
Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency

Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's king on Sunday rejected a proposal by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to declare a state of emergency to fight a new outbreak of the coronavirus.