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Gunmen kill Islamic cleric, his son, student in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A trio of gunmen shot and killed a religious cleric, his teenage son and a student on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, police said, amid a rise in militant attacks.
'Not a good idea:' Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

'Not a good idea:' Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

VATICAN CITY — Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there, a fragile health care system and the unavoidable likelihood that Iraqis will crowd to see
Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

HYDERABAD, India — A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said, bringing focus on a practice that continues in some Indian states despite a decades-old ban.
Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges

Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges

Hong Kong police on Sunday detained 47 pro-democracy activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city's national security law, in the largest mass charge against the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's opposition camp since the
Philippines receives COVID-19 vaccine after delays

Philippines receives COVID-19 vaccine after delays

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the hard-hit reg
Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr.
Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

LAGOS, Nigeria — Students, teachers and relatives abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed. The students, teachers and family members were abducted Feb. 17 by gunmen from the Government Science College Kagara.
WWII plane fly-past honours Captain Tom Moore at funeral

WWII plane fly-past honours Captain Tom Moore at funeral

LONDON — Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honour of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyar
Borsalino looks ahead with cool bucket hats, baseball caps

Borsalino looks ahead with cool bucket hats, baseball caps

MILAN — The fedora Humphrey Bogart wore in “Casablanca” may have secured Borsalino’s place in fashion and cinematic history, but it will be something like the cow-print bucket hat that will help ensure its future.
Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.