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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 file photo, an Italian army medical staff member, wearing a protective suit, works at a quick coronavirus testing area which was set up to ease the pressure on hospital emergency wards, following the surge of COVID-19 case numbers, in Milan, Italy. Italy recorded a pandemic-high 993 deaths in the last 24-hours, topping the previous high during the deadly peak in March of 969. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Italians told to celebrate Christmas at home to fight virusItaly has recorded pandemic-high daily death toll, providing a grim backdrop for Premier Giuseppe Conte’s cheerless announcement of restrictions for the Christmas holidays that will make it difficult for extended families to celebrate together as is customary
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A woman wearing a face mask takes a photo on her phone in Covent Garden, London, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Q&A: Britain's OK of COVID-19 vaccine sparks speedy debateBritain’s announcement that it has become the first Western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine has sparked debate about whether officials emphasized speed over safety
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Nation's Spy Chief Just Unloaded on ChinaThe nation's top intelligence official just unloaded on China in unusual fashion. "The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II," writes director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe in a Wall Street Journal op-ed....
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Emirati singer Walid Aljasim, left, and an unidentified companion pose for a photo with the flag of the United Arab Emirates during their visit in Jerusalem, next to the Western Wall the holiest site where Jews can pray, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threatThe Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks
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He Was Taking Off on Suicide Mission When the War EndedHe's a 93-year-old former fighter pilot for Japan, but Kazuo Odachi has one more highly unusual entry on his military resume. He was a kamikaze pilot and thus not supposed to survive World War II. But as the New York Times explains, Odachi did indeed survive and has begun telling...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, the advertising label of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, shines at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria. OPEC and allied countries including Russia agreed Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels a day from January and said they would meet monthly to decide further output levels, gingerly adding more crude to a global economy still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
OPEC, Russia to nudge up oil output after hit from pandemicOPEC and a group of allied countries including Russia have agreed to increase their oil production by 500,000 barrels per day from January
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'Adolf Hitler' Elected in LandslideThe people of Oshana, Namibia, have spoken, electing a regional councilman by the name of Adolf Hitler. His full name is Adolf Hitler Uunona—he's named in election materials as Adolf H. Uunona—and like his namesake, he's no stranger to politics, having served as a councilman for at least...
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Look Who Turned Up in Australian Christmas TreeOn one side of the world, an adorable owl emerged from the Rockefeller Christmas tree. On the other side, a cute, curious koala emerged from a fake tree to startle an Australian family. Amanda McCormick was in shock after finding the koala in the living room of her home in...
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A Tigray refugee woman walks up a hill after arriving on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Ethiopian forces on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 blocked people from the country's embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest crossing point for refugees, Sudanese forces said. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopian forces said to block refugees from entering SudanSudanese forces say Ethiopian forces have blocked people fleeing Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest border crossing point for refugees
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a screen shows the landed Chang'e-5 spacecraft and a moon surface picture, below, taken by camera aboard Chang'e-5 spacecraft during its landing process, at Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced. (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)
Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off from moonChina's space agency says its spacecraft has lifted off from the moon with a load of lunar rocks
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook said Thursday Dec. 3, 2020, it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformationFacebook says it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation
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Prosecutors: No Proof Mom Imprisoned Her SonAn elderly mother suspected of keeping her 40-something son imprisoned in their Stockholm apartment for nearly 30 years had insisted to authorities that wasn't true. Now, she's been released from custody after Swedish prosecutors decided Wednesday to drop the case against her, saying they don't have enough evidence that her...
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