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Biden feels heat on emissions goal as climate summit nears

Biden feels heat on emissions goal as climate summit nears

WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday with 40 world leaders, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on
AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre can now begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a senior defence official told The Associated Press on Monday, months after a plan to inoculate them was scuttled over outrage that many America
Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C.
India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases.
Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smouldering

Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smouldering

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain, burning the university's historic library and forcing the evacuation of some neig
Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

MOSCOW — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death, his lawyer said Monday.
NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.
Albanian man with knife wounds 5 at mosque in Tirana

Albanian man with knife wounds 5 at mosque in Tirana

TIRANA, Albania — An Albanian man with a knife attacked and wounded five people Monday at a mosque in the capital, police said, as investigators tried to determine a motive for the attack.
Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

TOKYO — Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day.
Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation.