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A man in a protective suit takes a sample for a corona virus test from an older woman in Rathmannsdorf, Germany, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The inhabitants of the community of Rathmannsdorf in the federal state Saxonia tested for the corona virus. The Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Social Cohesion (SMS) wants to use this campaign to gain knowledge about the spread of the virus in five selected districts. (Daniel Schaefer/dpa via AP)
Germany readies vaccine centers amid security concerns Officials in Germany say they are taking the potential for attacks on mass vaccination centers into consideration as they set up sites to be used once European Union regulators approve the first coronavirus vaccines
The Associated Press6 hours ago
America's Spy Chief Slammed China. China Now RespondsIn an "exceedingly rare" accusation on Thursday, the US director of national intelligence called China "the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II." China is now responding to John Ratcliffe's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal , and it isn't...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows asteroid Ryugu taken by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The Japanese space agency said Friday they are all set for the spacecraft′s final approach to Earth this weekend to deliver a capsule containing valuable samples of a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system. (JAXA via AP, File)
Japan spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samplesJapanese space agency officials say their Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its intended trajectory as it approaches Earth to deliver a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, listens to medics as he visits a transfusiology center in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Andrei Stasevich/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
UN rights chief laments worsening situation in BelarusThe United Nations’ human rights chief is lamenting a deteriorating situation in Belarus and says that reported beatings of protesters by security forces may in some cases amount to torture
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A child is treated for severe malnutrition at a center set up by the United Nations World Food Programme and Action Against Hunger, in the village of Beraketa, in the far south of Madagascar, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. As a consequence of three straight years of drought, along with historic neglect by the government of the remote region as well as the COVID-19 pandemic,1.5 million people are in need of emergency food assistance, according to the U.N. World Food Program.(AP Photo/Laetitia Bezain)
In southern Madagascar, 'nothing to feed our children'“It’s the hunger that killed him,” the grieving mother says
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Tigray refugee child carries a baby after they arrive 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)
Thousands killed in Ethiopia's conflict, Tigray side assertsA senior official with the fugitive leadership of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region says several thousand combatants have been killed in a month of fighting, although claims remain difficult to verify in the conflict between Ethiopian and regional forces
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Dr. William Sterett, right, with Vail-Summit Orthopedics talks with Sheika Gramshammer in the new Vail-Summit Orthopedics room on the opening of the new facility, in the new East Wing of Vail Health Hospital, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Vail, Colo. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP)
The Latest: Kansas Gov: Grocery workers in line for vaccineGov. Laura Kelly says Kansas considers meatpacking plant workers and grocery store employees essential workers, putting them in the second phase for possible vaccinations
The Associated Press11 hours ago
An employee works with a dry ice container at the Pfizer Manufacturing plant in Puurs, Belgium, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. British officials on Wednesday authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fastU.K. regulators are going on the offensive to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Explosion at South Africa oil refinery, 7 hospitalizedAn early-morning explosion at an oil refinery in the South African coastal city of Durban has caused a large fire and sent plumes of black smoke into the air
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Belgium: Designate 1 Bathroom User This ChristmasWith Belgium having more coronavirus-related deaths per capita than any nation in the world, Christmas there is not just a celebration but an issue. The nation already is under a four-person limit for gatherings, the Washington Post reports, and they must be held outdoors. Those rules will hold for the...
Newser14 hours ago
Staff Carol Wong slices fish cake at Dignity Kitchen in Hong Kong on Nov. 17, 2020. Located smack in the middle of Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, Dignity Kitchen offers an array of mouthwatering Singaporean fare. But what sets Dignity Kitchen apart from other restaurants in the city is that it is a social enterprise, almost entirely staffed by employees with physical or mental disabilities. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
One Good Thing: Hong Kong restaurant trains the disabledLocated smack in the middle of Hong Kong’s bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, Dignity Kitchen offers an array of mouthwatering Singaporean fare
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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