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MINNEAPOLIS - Years of dialogue about police and criminal justice reforms in Minneapolis had improved the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement, activists say — before the police killing this week of George Floyd,...

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El Salvador, one of the world’s homicide hot spots, reported something highly unusual early in the coronavirus pandemic — four murder-free days. Neighboring countries Guatemala and Honduras also have seen homicides plunge. For nations that have...

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JERUSALEM - The Holy Land churches revered as the sites of Jesus' birth and death reopened to worshippers and tourists on Tuesday as Palestinian and church authorities eased coronavirus restrictions. Amid lingering pandemic concerns, Bethlehem's...

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ROME - Churches across Italy prepared to reopen Monday with new rules at the end of a more than 2-month lockdown due to Covid-19. Pope Francis celebrated his last streaming morning mass to mark the centenary of the birth of Saint John Paul II....

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NAIROBI - Kenyan authorities last week locked down the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh because of a jump in confirmed coronavirus infections. As a result of the restriction of movement in and out of the area, aimed at slowing the spread of the...

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ABUJA - Nigerian activists are marking six years since Boko Haram militants abducted 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok and kept 112 in captivity. This year, a live broadcast by the Bring Back Our Girls movement is helping to mark the...

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Officials with the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) say a resurgence of locusts – which devastated crops in parts of Africa earlier this year – is beginning to hit rural parts of East Africa. Early this year, one of the biggest locust...

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The United States became the world leader in coronavirus deaths Saturday, a grim indicator of the country’s status as the global epicenter of the pandemic. As of Saturday afternoon, the U.S. had recorded about 519,400 COVID-19 cases and 20,071...

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Chadian army officials report military forces have killed about 1,000 Boko Haram extremists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad. In a video statement released late Thursday, Army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa said the eight-day operation...

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The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen for five years declared a two-week cease-fire starting Thursday in response to United Nations calls for peace as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. After making his...

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