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Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday.
Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

MADRID — Activist Greta Thunberg accused the business and political leaders of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's “climate emergency.

PBS, Netflix, MSNBC among 2020 duPont-Columbia award winners

NEW YORK — Groundbreaking reporting on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexican border, the growth of America's white supremacist movement and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be honoured at the 2020 Alfred I.
The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear.

Atwood, Nesbit among those honoured by Center for Fiction

NEW YORK — The art of invention itself was a special guest as the Center for Fiction honoured Margaret Atwood and Hulu, literary agent Lynn Nesbit and debut author De'Shawn Charles Winslow.
6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said.
AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force
Stormy Daniels' lawyers argue for timely lawyer-fee payments

Stormy Daniels' lawyers argue for timely lawyer-fee payments

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A judge should grant attorney fees to lawyers who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Ohio's capital city before competing claims on Daniels' $450,000 settlement are dealt with, including a claim by President
Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international s
Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two day