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Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

MANILA, Philippines — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said.
Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli army

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory — An 18-year-old Palestinian died early Sunday after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute.
Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON — In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometres ), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank.
Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and driving up its death toll, the country’s health minister gave a rare speech criticizing his own government’s refusal to enf
New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

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

MIAMI — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.
Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics but whose leadership was also marred by corruption convictions, died on Sunday.
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
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.