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Naga girls wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walk at dusk in Kohima, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1stJapan’s health ministry says coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE -  In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a cyclist rides past a sign in support of making marijuana legal in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders have voted on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 in favor of legalizing euthanasia in a binding referendum. But in preliminary results they were rejecting a measure to legalize marijuana. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuanaNew Zealanders have voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia in a binding referendum
The Associated Press6 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pose for a photo before a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Pompeo is wrapping up an anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch. (Bui Lam Khanh/VNA via AP)
Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in VietnamU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a five-nation anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Macron: 'We Will Give In to Nothing'At the site of the latest terrorist attack in France, President Emmanuel Macron insisted the nation will stand its ground. Three people were killed Thursday in knife attacks that began in a Catholic church in Nice. Police said the suspect, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot by officers but survived....
Newser11 hours ago
IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off SenegalThe International Organization for Migration says a recent migrant shipwreck off the coast of Senegal is now believed to be the deadliest so far this year
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Indian police detain an activist of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) protesting against India's new land laws that allows any Indian citizen to buy land in the disputed region in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Until last year, Indians were not allowed to buy property in the region. But in August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government scrapped the disputed region’s special status, annulled its separate constitution, split the region into two federal territories. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
3 politicians from India's ruling party killed in Kashmir Assailants have shot and killed three politicians from India’s ruling party in Kashmir
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Forensic police officers inspect the scene of a knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. It was the third attack in two months in France amid a growing furor in the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were re-published by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Eric Gaillard/Pool via AP)
Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violenceCharlie Hebdo has been threatened, firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but the satirical French newspaper won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism
The Associated Press13 hours ago
People, most of them pensioners, carry a big old Belarusian national flag during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have started a general strike, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after more than two months of mass protests triggered by a disputed election. (AP Photo)
Belarus shuts its borders, Lukashenko reshuffles officialsAuthorities in Belarus have shut the' borders with several neighbors for most travelers amid the government’s efforts to end 2 1/2 months of protests demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Soldiers stand guard near the site where mass graves were found in Salvatierra, Guanajuato state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A Mexican search group said Wednesday it has found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in the north-central state of Guanajuato, and that more could still be excavated. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
Searchers find 59 bodies in Mexico mass graves, dig for moreSearch teams continue excavating a site in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato where in the past week they have found 59 bodies in clandestine graves
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Police officers work at the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
A timeline of extremist attacks in France in recent yearsThe attack in Nice on Thursday follows a spate of Islamic extremist violence in France in recent years
The Associated Press15 hours ago
From a High-Rise Window, a 'Heavenly Rain of Bank Notes'Commuters in China got an unexpected windfall earlier this month, though not everyone leaves this story with a happy ending. Police in Chongqing, located in the southwestern part of the country, said that traffic was brought to a halt on Oct. 17 when a man on the 30th floor of...
Newser16 hours ago
A person receives a package of homemade arepas or corn flour patties from Andres Burgos, a 55-year-old publicist, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  Burgos started handing out Venezuela’s beloved corn flour patties from the seat of his bicycle to needy children, adults and the elderly. His efforts have grown steadily after family, friends and small-business owners learned about them on social media and asked if they could pitch in. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Ad exec feeds downtrodden Venezuelans from his bicycle seatVenezuela’s crushing economic crisis left advertising executive Andrés Burgos practically out of work and increasingly alone as relatives fled seeking a brighter future abroad
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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