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Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations.
Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

BERLIN — The German defence minister says she wants to help bring some Afghan employees of her country's military to Germany as it prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by over a dozen aftershocks, state TV reported. At least five people were injured, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

INDIANAPOLIS — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.
Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s junta on Saturday released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, including at least three political detainees, and the military leader behind the February coup confirmed he would attend a reg
The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone.
Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic announced Saturday that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014.
Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

JOHANNESBURG — Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city. No injuries or casualties have been reported.
China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

BEIJING — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of stoking division.
Harry, William seen chatting together after royal funeral

Harry, William seen chatting together after royal funeral

LONDON — A year after they last saw one another, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry put their fraught relationship aside as they said farewell to their grandfather at his funeral on Saturday.