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South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico.  Tunzi, a 26-year-old gender violence activist, said she was forced to abandon her studies for a year because of her family's economic difficulties, but her modeling work allowed her to continue her education
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theftMexico has recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a bookstore
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures after addressing a members' rally at Bangor University, while on the General Election campaign trail in Bangor, Wales, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
650 House seats, 3 days to go: the UK election in numbersThe numbers say a lot about Britain's most unusual election
The Associated Press4 hours ago
U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internetA United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Italy investigates Maltese prof implicated in Russia probeProsecutors in Sicily are investigating suspected embezzlement by a mysterious Maltese academic linked to the U
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Russia Can't Compete in the Next 2 OlympicsThe official sports world is unanimous: Russia cheats. And as a result, the nation cannot compete in next year's summer Olympics in Japan. In fact, Russia is banned from international sporting events for the next four years, a span that includes the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2022...
Newser6 hours ago
US Lied and Lied About Afghan War: Bombshell ReportThe Washington Post is out with a damning picture of the 18-years-and-counting Afghanistan war, and it's based on the government's own interviews with key players in the conflict. The upshot: US officials have lied to the public repeatedly since the war began in 2001, "making rosy pronouncements they knew to...
Newser6 hours ago
Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a news conference at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
Too much of a Greta thing? Activist urges focus on othersCelebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists
The Associated Press7 hours ago
2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bombTurkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Nairobi governor Mike Gideon Mbuvi appears with other suspects accused of corruption, at the Mililani law court in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption. He denied the charges Monday, including embezzlement and money laundering. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graftThe flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption
The Associated Press8 hours ago
2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Peter Handke speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremonyKosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, left, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland's new young female prime minister breaks the moldFinland’s next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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