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Thousands line up for tests amid Thailand virus outbreak

Thousands line up for tests amid Thailand virus outbreak

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Thousands of people lined up for coronavirus tests in a province near Bangkok on Sunday, as Thai authorities scrambled to contain an outbreak of the virus that has infected nearly 700 people.
Dutch ban UK flights, fearing the new coronavirus variant

Dutch ban UK flights, fearing the new coronavirus variant

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands is banning flights from the U.K. for at least the rest of the year in an attempt to make sure that a new strain of coronavirus that is sweeping across southern England does not reach its shores.
CFP semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas

CFP semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas

The College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled to be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 1 is relocating to the Dallas Cowboys' stadium in Texas, a move prompted by California's ban on spectators at sporting events during the pandemic.

Humane Society gets 250 guinea pigs from overwhelmed owner

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Humane Society in Portland has taken in 250 guinea pigs from an overwhelmed pet owner.
Israeli PM joins world leaders getting COVID-19 vaccine

Israeli PM joins world leaders getting COVID-19 vaccine

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was vaccinated against the coronavirus on live television Saturday, becoming the first Israeli and one of the world's leaders to be inoculated.
Mississippi former Gov. Winter dies; pushed education reform

Mississippi former Gov. Winter dies; pushed education reform

JACKSON, Miss. — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education in one of the poorest states in the U.S. and to improve race relations across the nation, has died. He was 97.
Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise

Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise

SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41.

Documentary on U of Illinois missing scholar now available

URBANA, Ill. — A documentary about a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago is now playing in virtual theatres .
Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

KABUL — Five rockets were fired at a major U.S. base in Afghanistan on Saturday, but there were no casualties, NATO and provincial officials said.
Hospital fire kills 9 COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

Hospital fire kills 9 COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A fire broke out Saturday at an intensive care unit treating COVID-19 patients in southern Turkey after an oxygen cylinder exploded, killing nine people, the health minister said.