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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.

At least 14 civilians killed by booby traps in Egypt’s Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt — More than a dozen civilians, including women and children, were killed in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai Peninsula over the past two weeks from explosive devices laid down in their homes by militants, security and medical officials
Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of peaceful demonstrations over police abuses and
India's festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge

India's festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge

NEW DELHI — Just weeks after India fully opened up from a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting new coronavirus infections by near half, a Hindu festival season is raising fears that a fresh surge could spoil the hard-won gain
Ukraine's local elections test leader and his young party

Ukraine's local elections test leader and his young party

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainians were voting Sunday in local elections that are considered a test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian who took office last year vowing to bring peace, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening econo
UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N.
Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers.