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Covid: Fauci warns of 'surge in cases' post Thanksgiving
Millions of people are returning home following the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image
A fake image posted by a Chinese government official depicts an Australian soldier murdering a child.
Indonesia: Thousands flee poisonous gas after volcano erupts
Authorities have warned people against poisonous gas after Indonesia's Ile Lewotolok volcano erupted.
White Island volcano: NZ officials charge 13 parties over tragedy
Some 22 people died when the volcano suddenly erupted last December with tourists on it.
Black Lives Matter founders: We fought to change history and we won
The founders of the Black Lives Matter movement tell the BBC's 100 Women season they are optimistic.
Japan's tennis champion Naomi Osaka inspires manga character
The three-time Grand Slam champion's character will appear in an issue of a magazine next month.
English Covid cases 'fall by 30% over lockdown'
There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.
Six die in Sri Lanka prison riot over Covid panic
Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka's prisons as the number of virus cases surge.
Diego Maradona: Police raid house and clinic of doctor
Authorities are trying to establish if there was negligence in the treatment of the Argentine star.
UK mercenaries investigated over Sri Lanka war crimes
The investigation by the Met is looking into activities in the civil war in Sri Lanka in the 1980s.
Huawei ban from UK 5G network brought forward
The cut-off date of September for the installation of new equipment is earlier than expected.
Joe Biden: President-elect fractures foot while playing with dog
The president-elect will probably have to wear a medical boot for several weeks, his doctor says.
Japan's crown prince 'approves' daughter's wedding
Princess Mako had postponed her marriage to Kei Komuro after reports of his mother's money troubles.
Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers
Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.
Coronavirus: How do you vaccinate 7.7 billion people?
Five challenges of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine to billions of people.
Utah monolith: Has the mysterious metal object disappeared?
Utah officials and images on social media suggest the shiny desert structure has been taken down.
Cher and the rescue of a lonely elephant in Pakistan
Singer Cher was one of those who campaigned for a better life for Kavaan the elephant who is now heading to a new home.
Pogues' Shane MacGowan to be subtitled in new film
Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan will document The Pogues singer's life.
'Fireball' dazzles in the sky in Japan
The meteor was seen descending towards earth for a few seconds, before emitting a powerful light.
Sausages to the car in drive-thru Christmas market
Nearly all of the country's famous markets have been cancelled due to lockdown measures meant to stem the virus in Germany.
The man who became Darth Vader - in body at least
Dave Prowse's career spanned 50 years, but it was his role as Darth Vader in Star Wars that brought him global fame.
'Stop celebrity boxing, someone will get really hurt'
Boxers are quick to question how former NBA basketball player Nate Robinson was allowed to be knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul.
Khachaturyan sisters: A murder trial that shocked Russia
The case of the three Khachaturyan sisters accused of killing their father sent shockwaves through Russia.
In pictures: Hurricanes leave Hondurans homeless and destitute
Hurricanes Eta and Iota left more than 150,000 people in Honduras homeless and many lost everything.
Italy's Calabria has two pandemics: Covid and the mafia
Calabria was not hit by the first wave of the pandemic but its fragile health system is buckling now.
A 70-year-old photographic mystery
Collector William Fagan finds 70-year-old photographs in a camera.
Stubble burning: Why it continues to smother north India
The toxic fumes from stubble burning affects hundreds of millions - but curbs to stop it keep failing.
Viewpoint: Why Kenya's giant fig tree won over a president
The campaign to save a 100-year-old tree shows cultural fears can make politicians listen in Kenya.
The tech allowing thousands of students to sit exams at home
Machine learning is helping firms across many industries more quickly solve difficult challenges.
The 'Robin Hood' policemen who stole from the Nazis
How did 16 policemen come to be deported from the British Isles to Nazi-occupied Europe?
Leroy Logan: Who is the Met Police officer in Steve McQueen's Red, White and Blue?
Star Wars' John Boyega is set to star in the true story of a black police officer in 1980s London.
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: What does it mean for the east Africa region?
BBC correspondents across the east Africa region explain the impact for Ethiopia and its neighbours.
Serbia coronavirus: The Church losing its leaders to the pandemic
Few organisations have taken a bigger hit from coronavirus than the Serbian Orthodox Church
Edinson Cavani: Man Utd forward's Instagram post to be looked into by FA
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani deletes a social media post which contained a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts.
Jimenez conscious after head injury but football told to 'wake up' after Luiz plays on
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is conscious in hospital and speaking after an accidental clash of heads during his side's win at Arsenal.
Practice squad receiver Hinton fills in at quarterback in Broncos defeat
The Denver Broncos lose 31-3 to the New Orleans Saints as practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton is called up to fill in at quarterback.
Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Diop dies at 42
Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who played for Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham, dies aged 42.

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Wisconsin recount affirms  Biden’s victory over Trump
The completion of the recount — which the Trump campaign had requested — added to a pileup of defeats for the president as he continues to attack President-elect Joe Biden’s national victory, claiming without evidence that widespread fraud tainted the results.
Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
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Left’s breakout stars fight to shape Democratic agenda
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In first post-election TV interview, Trump renews baseless claims of fraud
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Inside a hospital as the coronavirus surges: Where will all the patients go?
As the coronavirus outbreak’s third wave surges, an open bed is “a gift” at a Wisconsin hospital where patients can’t believe other people still don’t take covid-19 seriously.
Bracing for a surge on top of a surge, top health experts urge Americans to take restrictive measures
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The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughing
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New York City reopening schools for special-education students and younger grades
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Team Biden has to show that foreign policy elites got the message
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The GOP: A party that cannot change
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What changes after covid-19? I’m betting on everything.
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Trump pushes an unprecedented and unjust wave of executions
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Marco Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction
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Is religious freedom a liberal or conservative value?
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What you need to know about the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines
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Mall Santas brave the pandemic with plexiglass barriers, sanitation elves and snow-globe bubbles
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Your favorite fall TV shows look normal. Making them in a pandemic is anything but.
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The best things to do — virtually and in person — while social distancing in the D.C. area
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Where the whales are: Discovering marine mammals from shore along the Pacific Coast
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Pro tip from the Greenbrier’s interior designer: Embrace color and shun beige
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Homemade drones power Turkey’s bid for influence
Drones helped shift Libya’s civil war in Turkey’s favor and aided Azerbaijan, Ankara’s ally, in prevailing over Armenian forces.
These brutal police dog attacks were captured on video. Now some cities are curtailing K-9 use.
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A mysterious metal monolith was found in the Utah desert. Now it has vanished.
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English actor and weightlifter who embodied Darth Vader dies at 85
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Trump and race: How the president’s rhetoric and policies divided us
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As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.
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20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump’s quest to overturn the election
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He’s reported on music’s legends. Now Peter Guralnick is letting himself slip into the story.
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The 10th president’s last surviving grandson: A bridge to the nation’s complicated past
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With Fox’s Maria Bartiromo as his first post-election interviewer, Trump found a sympathetic ear and few questions
Over 45 minutes, the opinion host did not press the president for evidence of his claims of election fraud.
Biden injures foot while playing with his dog, will probably need walking boot
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Republicans voice support for Trump’s election challenges
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The election is over, but the challenges aren’t quite
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Assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist raises stakes for Biden
Both in Washington and Tehran, the room for maneuver may be shrinking.
Authorities in Buenos Aires search home and office of Diego Maradona’s doctor
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Japan, S. Korea see surge in suicides among young women
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Fact or fiction? British culture minister says ‘The Crown’ should be clear.
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What it’s like to teach children in deep-red Trump country about the election — and its results
“I still get the kid that wants to know if it’s true that 100,000 dead people voted in Michigan,” says Greg Cruey, a social studies teacher in West Virginia.
Mass vaccinations against covid-19 will be ‘mind-blowing’ challenge for Alabama and other poor, rural states
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Climate change is often hidden in the way we are shown temperature data
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Entrepreneur who made Zappos an online retail giant dies at 46
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As Virginia Democrats rein themselves in, some see lost opportunities
Because of the pandemic, the state’s House and Senate will strictly limit the number of bills that can be introduced for the General Assembly session that begins Jan. 13.
Wilton Gregory becomes first Black American cardinal
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After telling more than 800 athletes and coaches to quarantine, a county halts youth sports
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This might be the oldest house in D.C., but it came from New England
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D.C. deserves a chief who touts transparency. So does Pr. William County.
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PM Update: Heavy rain overnight. Gusty showers and storms possible Monday afternoon.
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Four ways to bring self-care to your holiday dining
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Find the spirit of the holidays — virtually or in real life — with this day-by-day guide to the most festive events
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Uber-luxury apartment building opens in Southwest Washington
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Mortgage rates unchanged heading into Thanksgiving holiday
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What not to say to your neighbor when approaching them about buying their home
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The pandemic generates tons of discarded PPE. This entrepreneur is turning them into bricks.
Binish Desai has already made more than 40,000 bricks for projects including homes and factories, and is gearing up to produce 15,000 a day.
A Trump donor’s company got a 3 percent federal loan. It sells title loans at a 350 percent annual rate.
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Amazon’s cloud-computing outage on Wednesday was triggered by effort to boost system’s capacity
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Many scientists believe that DNA holds the cure for disease. That poses a problem for some Native Americans.
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What Plato — and Anthony Fauci — can teach us about mask mandates
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How to keep your sadness from turning into depression
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Pandemic raises difficult issues about limits of tests for covid-19, other diseases
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Mike Tyson fought for the first time in 15 years. So much had changed.
In the newest phase of his boxing career, the former undisputed heavyweight champion finds purpose in helping others.
Aaron Rodgers continues to thrive. Mitchell Trubisky? Not so much.
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Tyreek Hill and Derrick Henry deliver monster performances
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Tom Brady rallies the Bucs, but Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill show why Chiefs are NFL’s best
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San Francisco 49ers could be forced to relocate as pandemic ravages NFL
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Stray kitten turns solo bike trip into an adventure for two
Cyclist Dean Nicholson found a kitten as he traveled across Europe. He brought her along for the ride.
Some think watching holiday movies feels sad this year. Others started in March.
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As bats head for hibernation, plan for a habitat upgrade
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Carolyn Hax: Husband? Check. Job? Check. Something else? . . .
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Ask Amy: Woman wants to get out of her own way
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Miss Manners: Do the right thing, even though neighbor is in the wrong
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A White stylist had no idea how to handle my Black hair. Here’s what that experience taught me.
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Just one educational session about menstrual hygiene can make a difference for young women, new study shows
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These women are secretly relieved to be off the hook for the holidays this year
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Netflix paid tribute to working moms who hide their bumps. For some, it just showed how broken the system is.   
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The 10 best books of the year
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50 notable works of fiction 
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50 notable works of nonfiction
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Timothy Leary’s former lover makes a fascinating tour guide in ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’
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Affectionate, straightforward yet unrevealing, ‘Zappa’ documentary makes the case for its subject’s brilliance
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Transformed by crisis, arts criticism may never be the same. And that’s a good thing.
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Which books make the best gifts? Authors weigh in.
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‘The Thirty Names of Night’ is a poetic portrait of a trans man’s search for a rare bird — and his own identity
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The forgotten female chess star who beat men 90 years before ‘Queen’s Gambit’
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We’re tired of cooking, too. These easy, thrifty egg dishes are the break we need.
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This aromatic butternut squash and pear soup is a nourishing salve for chilly days
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Millennials are into wine, but the industry hasn’t figured that out yet
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At $18, this punchy, energetic malbec wants to be your wine of the moment
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Holiday parades and light shows are going virtual or drive-through. Here’s how to experience them.
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For Black tour guides in Savannah, the historical is personal
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Thanksgiving eve was the busiest air travel day of the pandemic, despite health warnings
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Poll suggests Gingrich benefits from Cain exit
New poll results released on Monday showed former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich on top of the GOP field and benefiting from the exit of Herman Cain from the presidential campaign.
Egyptian new PM completes cabinet line-up
Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri has completed the line-up of the new cabinet, state TV reported Monday. Ganzouri led the Egyptian gov't under the Mubarak regime from Jan. 1996 to Oct. 1999.
Senior British official rules out military intervention in Syria
The most senior security policy adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron told a committee of the Houses of Parliament on Monday that it was highly unlikely that there would be any British military intervention in Syria.
Obama presses Congress to OK payroll tax cut extension
Obama Monday urged Republican lawmakers in Congress to join Democrats and approve the extension of payroll tax cuts next year to revive the U.S. economy.
Abbas says ready to present Palestinian visions on status issues
Abbas announced Monday that the Palestinians are ready to present their visions concerning all the permanent status issues to end the conflict with Israel.
Sarkozy, Merkel agree on new EU treaty to stem debt crisis
Europe's powerhouses France and Germany agreed Monday on a series of reforms aimed at changing the European Union (EU) treaty to impose tough control of eurozone budgets.
Russia's ruling party to win Duma majority: CEC
Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Monday that the ruling United Russia party won 49.54 percent of the votes after 95.71 percent of the ballots were counted.
Syria responds "positively" to AL protocol, proposes minor amendments
Syria has responded positively to the Arab League (AL) protocol on an observer mission, but proposed "minor amendments" to the plan, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
Pakistan wants solid outcome of Bonn Conference: FM spokesman
Pakistan said on Monday that it wants solid outcome of Bonn Conference on the future of Afghanistan to promote peace and reconciliation in the war- shattered country.
Irish PM gets tougher on budget
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Sunday called for tougher measures for next year's budget, reminding the public that the country is running a deficit of 16 billion euros (21.46 billion U.S. dollars).
Russia's ruling party leading in parliamentary elections
The ruling United Russia party headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took the lead in Sunday's State Duma elections, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Monday.
Occupy D.C. protesters arrested
Police on Sunday nabbed several "Occupy D.C." protesters in the U.S. capital for refusing to dismantle a wooden structure erected overnight.
U.S. Republican candidates go after Cain's supporters
U.S. Republican candidates who aspire to become the party's presidential nominee on Sunday courted supporters of Herman Cain, the Atlanta businessman who dropped out of the race just a day before, making him a potential "king maker."
Italian cabinet approves emergency reform plan
Italian government on Sunday passed emergency reform measures for boosting economic growth and saving the eurozone from split.
PKK top member arrested in Istanbul: deputy PM
The deputy prime minister said the fact that the PKK was receiving support from foreign countries made the fight against the PKK difficult,adding,"we need foreign support and measures that will cut the terrorist organization's sources in order to succeed in our fight.
Failing EU summit to exacerbate debt crisis: Rehn
Speaking to Finnish Broadcasting Company, Rehn said only a few days left for a solution to be agreed on how to solve the debt crisis, and failure to find a consensus would only exacerbate the situation.
Philippine gov't, MILF to resume formal peace talks in Malaysia: official
The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume in Malaysia the formal peace negotiation which has been stalled for about four months, a senior government official said Sunday.
United Russia retains pared majority in parliamentary vote
The ruling United Russia party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin led in Sunday's State Duma elections, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Monday.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition wins 40% of votes in first round of legislative polls
The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, won 40 percent of votes among party candidate lists in the first stage of the People 's Assembly polls.
Syria condemns UNHRC resolution as "politically motivated," faces new AL sanctions
The Arab League (AL) on Saturday approved new sanctions against high-ranking Syrian officials following a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)'s resolution Friday.

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