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Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

TOKYO — Japan’s space agency said its helicopter search team retrieved a capsule carrying asteroid samples after it successfully landed in a remote area in southern Australia as planned.
Ex-NFL player Burfict arrested in Vegas on battery charge

Ex-NFL player Burfict arrested in Vegas on battery charge

LAS VEGAS — Former NFL player Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 received the most severe punishment in league history for an on-field infraction, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, according to court records.
Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff.
Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centres

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centres

MOSCOW — The city of Moscow opening 70 vaccination facilities where thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups had signed up to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort.

Cargo ship attacked off Yemen under unclear circumstances

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A cargo ship travelling past Yemen in the Gulf of Aden came under attack in unclear circumstances, maritime authorities said Saturday.
Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.
UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The U.N.
Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his blue and fluorescent yellow ski getup and the sun overhea
Romania: Election expected to usher in 'European' generation

Romania: Election expected to usher in 'European' generation

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanians will vote Sunday in a legislative election expected to restore some measure of stability in a country with one of the European Union's highest emigration rates, and bring to power a generation that came of age in a time
At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

BEIJING — China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest. One miner was found alive following the disaster Friday in the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing, the report said.