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China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus

BEIJING — China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the
Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people.
Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY, Australia — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.
World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM — Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism — a politically charged event that has been clouded by rival
As European Central Bank meets, eyes turn to policy review

As European Central Bank meets, eyes turn to policy review

FRANKFURT — Thursday's European Central Bank meeting offers investors the chance to hear more about President Christine Lagarde's plans for a full review of the bank's policies that could include tweaking its target for inflation and supporting proje
Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget

Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget

WASHINGTON — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the trial's previous session having lasted a fatigue-inducing 13 hours.
Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and were searching Thursday for nine missing. One body was recovered, officials said.
Democrats face risks and limits in Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats face risks and limits in Trump's impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of arguments in the landmark trial.
Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

BERLIN — No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you. State-owned Swissmint said Thursday that the 2.96-millimeter (0.
Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

BERLIN — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism.