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Fleeing coup, Myanmar police refugees in India seek asylum

Fleeing coup, Myanmar police refugees in India seek asylum

MIZORAM, India — Myanmar police officers who fled to India after they said they defied orders to shoot people protesting their country's military coup are urging India's government not to send them back and to grant them asylum on humanitarian ground
Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion

Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
Man arrested after taking daughter into zoo elephant habitat

Man arrested after taking daughter into zoo elephant habitat

SAN DIEGO — A father has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he carried his 2-year-old daughter into the elephant habitat at the San Diego Zoo to take a photograph with the animals.
Republic of Congo candidate hospitalized with COVID-19

Republic of Congo candidate hospitalized with COVID-19

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo — The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday's election into doubt on the
Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

ISTANBUL — Turkey withdrew early Saturday from a landmark European treaty protecting women from violence that it was the first country to sign 10 years ago and which bears the name of its largest city.
Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

ATLANTA — Two Atlanta area massage businesses where a gunman waged a deadly assault this week had been repeatedly targeted in police prostitution investigations over the years, raising questions about the mayor's earlier comments that the spas operat
Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumours : spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months.
Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage

Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage

TOKYO — A strong earthquake struck Saturday off northern Japan, shaking buildings even in Tokyo and triggering a tsunami advisory for a part of the northern coast. No major damage was reported, but several people had minor injuries. The U.S.

'Speak out:' Biden, Harris decry racism during Atlanta visit

ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of
Bus crash in central Sri Lanka kills 14 people, injures 31

Bus crash in central Sri Lanka kills 14 people, injures 31

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring more than 30.