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Seattle firefighter Bill Dennis reaches in to take a sample from a passenger in a car at a free COVID testing site Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Seattle. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 casesThe United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, chairs a meeting with the medical staff of the Rene Dubos hospital center, in Pontoise, outside Paris, Friday Oct. 23, 2020. French Prime Minister Jean Castex said Thursday a vast extension of the nightly curfew that is intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus, saying "the second wave is here." The curfew imposed in eight regions of France last week, including Paris and its suburbs, is being extended to 38 more regions and Polynesia, (Photo by Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
France surpasses 1 million confirmed virus cases amid spikeFrench health authorities say France has recorded over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach that number of known infections
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Angelo Albanesi, left, and Pier Giorgio De Simone wait for their civil union to be registered by a municipality officer during a ceremony in Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill. Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at the Rome Film Festival. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impactThe world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal
The Associated Press5 hours ago
One Baby Name Is Surging in Different CountriesIf you've been noticing a bunch of Liams running around, and you're not a current resident of Ireland, you're not the only one. Liam was the top name for baby boys in the US this year, and the Guardian reports that more than 20,000 babies here were given that...
Newser5 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows a stolen 15th century Chinese Ming Dynasty vase that was recovered by the Metropolitan Police during a Specialist Crime operation. The police said Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, that the vase, which is valued at 2.5 million pounds, is thought to have been stolen from a Swiss collection in June 2019 by a London-based organized crime gang. Two men have been arrested in connection with the theft. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 millionBritish police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in Switzerland last year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Greenpeace: Fukushima Water Has a Lurking DangerAlmost a decade after an earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, Japan is still grappling with the aftermath of the triple disaster—and with the question of what to do with more than a million metric tons of radioactive water. The government...
Newser6 hours ago
President Donald Trump talks on a phone call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, applaud in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing IsraelPresident Donald Trump says Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so in the run-up to Election Day
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 file photo, Turkey's research vessel, Oruc Reis anchored off the coast of Antalya on the Mediterranean, Turkey. Greece accused neighbor Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday Oct. 12, 2020, after Turkey announced its survey vessel, the Oruc Reis, would be dispatched for a new research mission in disputed waters. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel war gamesNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on each other’s national holidays, in a further sign of easing of tensions between the two NATO allies and historic rivals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Tanzania confirms 1st attack by Mozambique-based extremistsFor the first time, Tanzania’s government has acknowledged an attack inside the country by Islamic extremists based in neighboring Mozambique
The Associated Press6 hours ago
German official questions Syria deportation haltGermany’s top security official is calling for a review of the country’s block on all deportations to Syria after a young Syrian who had recently been released from prison was arrested as a suspect in a fatal stabbing that prosecutors suspect had an Islamic extremist motive
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this undated image, a migrant man alleging he was brutalized and summarily expelled back to Bosnia by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the European Union-member country, poses for photographs taken by medical staff documenting his injuries in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. The Danish Refugee Council's officials told The Associated Press Friday that dozens of migrants interviewed by the organization's staff in Bosnia over the past 10 days reported "horrifying" experiences with Croatian police, including "savage beatings and even sexual abuse." (AP Photo)
Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrantsDanish aid workers stationed in the Balkans have collected testimonies from dozens of migrants alleging they were brutalized by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the country, then summarily expelled
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People take refuge in a bomb shelter in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh continued Thursday with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading blame for new attacks, hostilities that raised the threat of Turkey and Russia being drawn into the conflict. (AP Photo)
Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages as US hosts talksHeavy fighting is raging over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan have traveled to Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries’ decades-long conflict
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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