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Fire, blast at ammunition warehouse in western Libya kills 3

CAIRO — A fire, followed by an explosion at an ammunition warehouse at a naval academy in western Libya killed three people, including two officers, a Libyan spokesman said Wednesday.
Popular Thai politician charged with defaming monarchy

Popular Thai politician charged with defaming monarchy

BANGKOK — Thai officials on Wednesday filed criminal charges against a popular former politician, accusing him of defaming the monarchy by broadcasting criticism of government efforts to secure supplies of coronavirus vaccines.

Man detained for throwing snowballs at Berlin US consulate

BERLIN — Police say a 26-year-old was detained in Berlin twice after throwing snowballs and other projectiles at the American consulate and scuffling with security personnel while yelling slogans against outgoing President Donald Trump.
Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

GENEVA — A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N.
Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security

Biden's nominees promise fresh approach on national security

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration’s approach on the world stage, saying Tuesday they would keep partisan politics out of intelligence agencies, rest
American who enthused Bali was queer-friendly being deported

American who enthused Bali was queer-friendly being deported

DENPASAR, Indonesia — An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali over her viral tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for foreigners to live.
Attorneys: Ex-governor charged in wrong county over Flint

Attorneys: Ex-governor charged in wrong county over Flint

LANSING, Mich. — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are striking back, telling prosecutors Tuesday that the Flint water case should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's farewell falsehoods

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's farewell falsehoods

On his way out, President Donald Trump claimed credit for things he didn't do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the pandemic and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country.
Mexico reports new one-day record of 1,584 COVID-19 deaths

Mexico reports new one-day record of 1,584 COVID-19 deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico reported its highest daily death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,584 deaths confirmed Tuesday. There was also a near-record one-day rise in new virus cases of 18,894. Mexico has seen almost 1.
Capitol rioters hold out long-shot hope for a Trump pardon

Capitol rioters hold out long-shot hope for a Trump pardon

In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full pardon.