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China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spying

BEIJING — China’s government on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Chinese hackers, not Russia, might be behind a cyber espionage campaign against the United States.
New strain of COVID-19 is driving South Africa's resurgence

New strain of COVID-19 is driving South Africa's resurgence

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has announced that a new variant of the COVID-19 virus is driving the country's current resurgence of the disease, which is seeing higher numbers of confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines

Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines

NEW YORK — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospita
EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS — With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain on Sunday — leaving both without a trade agreement that would dull the cutting edge

Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

MADISON, Wis. — Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87.

Germany brings home 3 women, 12 kids from camps in Syria

BERLIN — Germany has organized the return of three women and 12 children from camps in northeastern Syria for humanitarian reasons, its foreign minister reported Sunday.
Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis.
Asia Today: Outbreak grows in Sydney’s beach suburbs

Asia Today: Outbreak grows in Sydney’s beach suburbs

SYDNEY, Australia — The outbreak in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs has grown to 70 cases with an additional 30 in the last 24 hours, and authorities say they may never be able to trace the source.

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Gunmen in Nigeria abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state Saturday night, but the pupils were quickly rescued by security forces after a fierce gun battle, police announced Sunday.
Official: Large car bomb kills 9 in Afghan capital

Official: Large car bomb kills 9 in Afghan capital

KABUL — A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.