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Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised
Ethiopia declares victory as military takes Tigray capital

Ethiopia declares victory as military takes Tigray capital

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia's military has gained “full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday, and the prime minister said the taking of Mekele marked the “completion” of an offensive that started nearly four
Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

Police block Warsaw march against abortion ruling, force use

WARSAW, Poland — Police blocked protesters from marching in Poland's capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence.
UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

LONDON — The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.
French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

PARIS — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

BOSTON — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.
Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Saturday, the fastest spread of infections the country has seen since the early days of the pandemic.
Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

WASHINGTON — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Clashes with cleric's supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD — Supporters of a firebrand Iraqi cleric shot dead five people on Saturday, according to medical officials, in overnight clashes with anti-government protesters in southern Iraq.
UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.