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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

GHAZNI, Afghanistan — At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said.
North Korea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight virus

North Korea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight virus

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea is further toughening restrictions on entering seawaters as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, state media said Sunday, two days after South Korea said the North had banned sea fishing.
Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

ANKARA, Turkey — When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Tur
Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected

Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian officials say a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus in a rare case of local infection, and Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed concern that the woman believed to be the source had travelled
Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity

Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, joined by the church’s newest cardinals in Mass on Sunday, warned against mediocrity as well as seeking out “godfathers” to promote one's own career. Eleven of the 13 new cardinals sat near the central altar of St.
Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

NEW DELHI — Protesting farmers on Sunday rejected the Indian government's offer to hold immediate talks if they ended their blockade of key highways they've held as they seek the scrapping of legislation they say could devastate crop prices.
Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised
Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

WARSAW, Poland — Police blocked protesters from marching in Poland's capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence.
UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

LONDON — The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.
French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

PARIS — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly