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Jordan king, prince appear together for 1st time since rift

JERUSALEM — Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half brother Prince Hamzah made their first joint public appearance Sunday since a palace feud last week.
Armed man fired shots, barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room

Armed man fired shots, barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room

HONOLULU — An armed man barricaded himself inside a hotel room at a resort in Honolulu and fired shots through the door, a police official said. No one was hurt in the gunfire late Saturday at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu police Capt.

John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92

BERLIN — The American author John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling book “Megatrends” was published in dozens of countries, has died. He was 92.
Bouquet-bearing public honours Philip, ignoring COVID warning

Bouquet-bearing public honours Philip, ignoring COVID warning

LONDON — British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this time of COVID-19, but they keep coming.

Benin's president seeks re-election after violent protests

COTONOU, Benin — Benin's voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not.
Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases.
Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

N'DJAMENA, Chad — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote.
'Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site

'Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, the latest incident to strike the site amid negotiations over the ta
Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

BEIJING — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
'Rocks,' 'Nomadland' lead race for COVID-curbed BAFTA awards

'Rocks,' 'Nomadland' lead race for COVID-curbed BAFTA awards

LONDON — British teen drama “Rocks” and American gig-economy Western “Nomadland” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, which are being handed out Sunday during a pandemic-curbed ceremony.