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Disease experts concerned over Pope’s visit to Iraq

Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there, a fragile health...

Hong Kong detains 47 pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong police on Sunday detained 47 pro-democracy activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city’s national security law, in the...

18 protestors killed in Myanmar as clashes worsen

Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power,...

Police in Myanmar not giving protestors chance to regroup

Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to...

Myanmar violence continues as police cracks down on protestors

Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country’s second-largest city on Friday, injuring at least three people, two of whom were...

US House expected to pass $1.9-trillion Covid stimulus package

The US House of Representatives is expected to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion coronavirus stimulus package on Saturday, just hours after the Senate parliamentarian...

More Americans identify selves as LGBT

A growing number of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates. The survey found that 5.6 percent...

Myanmar junta’s supporters attack pro-Suu Kyi protestors

Supporters of Myanmar’s junta attacked protesters demanding the end to the military government that took power in a coup, using slingshots, iron rods and...

Number of Americans seeking unemployment still high at 730k

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous...

China appeals for revived international trade with US

China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication Wednesday when tariff war talks might resume or...