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In echo of Mao era, China’s schools in book-cleansing drive

By Huizhong Wu BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books...

Fears at Nile’s convergence in Sudan that new dam will sap river’s strength

By Zohra Bensemra and Aidan Lewis KHARTOUM - At an open-air, riverbank factory where the Blue Nile and White Nile meet in Sudan, Mohamed Ahmed...

U.S. envoy says U.N. vote on Russia bid to cut Syria aid access is ‘good versus evil’

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft urged her Security Council counterparts on Wednesday to oppose a Russian...

Protests over economy in Israel may turn violent, opposition leader says

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV - Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said on Thursday protests over the economic slowdown could soon turn violent as restrictions...

Advisor’s killing deepens Iraqi leader’s face-off with militias

By John Davison BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi talked tough after the killing of a high-profile analyst and government advisor, pledging to hunt...

Australian PM suspends extradition treaty, extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced measures to assist Hong Kong citizens start a new life in Australia,...

‘It’s a very emotional time’: Hong Kongers pack memories for new life overseas

By Carol Mang Natalie Thomas HONG KONG/LONDON - When college graduate Wong, 23, leaves Hong Kong to escape Beijing's new national security law, it will...

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Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

By Linda Sieg and Ami Miyazaki TOKYO - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must...

Federal Reserve’s $3 trillion virus rescue inflates market bubbles

By Kate Duguid The Federal Reserve's $3 trillion bid to stave off an economic crisis in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak is fueling excesses...

Judge seeks clarity on the scope of Trump’s clemency order for Roger Stone

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON - The federal judge who presided over Roger Stone's criminal case ordered the government on Monday to explain the scope...

Brazil’s offshore oil workers chilled by coronavirus outbreaks

By Gram Slattery RIO DE JANEIRO - On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras...

U.S. consumers more secure about jobs but earnings expectations drop

By Jonnelle Marte U.S. consumers are more optimistic that the worst of the economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is behind them, but are...