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Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A white Ohio police officer was fired Monday after bodycam footage showed him fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Hill — a Black man who was holding a cellphone — and failing to administer first aid for several minutes.

Each year, 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music.
US cuts military aid to El Salvador amid intense lobbying

US cuts military aid to El Salvador amid intense lobbying

MIAMI — The U.S. is slashing foreign military aid to El Salvador despite staunchly pro-American President Nayib Bukele’s intense lobbying in Washington to counter criticism he has taken his country down an authoritarian path.

Confrontation of Black teen at NYC hotel under investigation

NEW YORK — A confrontation in which a man said a woman tackled his 14-year-old Black son in a New York City hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, city prosecutors said Monday.
Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

Mexico might allow private firms to buy, distribute vaccines

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to distribute to patients who want to pay for the shots.
China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

BEIJING — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said.
Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic’s fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as touris

Arkansas sheriff: 5 found slain died in murder-suicide

ATKINS, Ark. — Five female family members found dead Christmas Day in a northwest Arkansas home died in a murder-suicide, law enforcement said Monday.
Fire damages immigrant gathering spots in southwest Missouri

Fire damages immigrant gathering spots in southwest Missouri

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Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Coronavirus restrictions that have significantly limited his public appearances. Warning signals for an economy battered by pandemic-related border closings and natural disasters. The impending departure of a U.S.