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Congress opens new session as virus, Biden's win dominate

Congress opens new session as virus, Biden's win dominate

WASHINGTON — Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges.
IS gunmen kill 11 minority Shiite coal miners in SW Pakistan

IS gunmen kill 11 minority Shiite coal miners in SW Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen opened fire on a group of minority Shiite Hazara coal miners after abducting them, killing 11 in southwestern Baluchistan province early Sunday, a Pakistani official said.
Rally in Baghdad marks 1 year since Iran general's killing

Rally in Baghdad marks 1 year since Iran general's killing

BAGHDAD — Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S.
Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

DHARMSALA, India — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile braved the rain and cold Sunday in India’s northern city of Dharmsala, where the exiled government is based, and voted for their new political leader as the current officeholder’s five-year term nears
Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

SYDNEY, Australia — More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states.

Two French soldiers killed during mission in Mali

PARIS — The French presidency announced that two French soldiers were killed Saturday in Mali when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, five days after three others died in similar circumstances.
FBI: Nashville bomber sent material to 'acquaintances'

FBI: Nashville bomber sent material to 'acquaintances'

Before he blew himself up in a Christmas Day attack that devastated blocks of downtown Nashville, Anthony Warner sent materials about his views to people he knew, federal investigators said Saturday.
3rd body found after landslide in Norway; 7 still missing

3rd body found after landslide in Norway; 7 still missing

HELSINKI — Rescue teams searching for survivors four days after a landslide carried away homes in a Norwegian village found no signs of life Saturday amid the ruined buildings and debris.
More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and certify Pr
Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, died Saturday. He was 70.
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