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Military police officers carry a bag filled with money left behind by armed bank robbers in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, on Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank. Video broadcast on the Globo television network showed hooded men...
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz.

JERUSALEM (AP): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner said on Tuesday he would vote in favour of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and...

BEIJING (AP): A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced. The Chang’e 5 probe “successfully landed” at its planned site, state TV and news agencies...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – who sometimes has embraced the label ‘Trump of the Tropics’ — said Sunday he’ll wait a little longer before recognising the US election victory of Joe Biden. Speaking to reporters while...

KABUL (AP): At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded...

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP): Balkissa Barro has been waiting for months to go back to school, but, now that she has, the 10-year-old fears classes might once again stop. Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region have to...

BRUSSELS (AP): The European Union (EU) said yesterday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. Its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is heading to London for ever-more pressing weekend...

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand yesterday signed a $200-million deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, in collaboration with Oxford University. It is expected to be delivered in mid-2021...

NAIROBI (AP): Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region yesterday but said he was willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there during his meeting with three African...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death...
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