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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tears.
Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon.
Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military.

Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march

RALEIGH, N.C. — Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an “unlawful assembly.
Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

KENOSHA, Wis. — Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured. Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt.
Refugees win rare victory in landmark Serbia pushback ruling

Refugees win rare victory in landmark Serbia pushback ruling

BELGRADE, Serbia — Hamid Ahmadi still can feel the cold of the February night when Serbian police left him and two dozen other refugees in a forest.
Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

BERLIN — Germany paid tribute on Sunday to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country argues about how to get a grip on another rise in infections.
US, China agree to co-operate on climate crisis with urgency

US, China agree to co-operate on climate crisis with urgency

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to co-operate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the i
Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defence

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defence

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts.
After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

NEW YORK — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S.