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Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

BANGKOK — Thailand’s government on Thursday cancelled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms.
EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign.

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AP-AS-CHINA-US-MEDIA China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression' BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has demanded Washington stop ‘political oppression’ of Chinese media after more were required to register as foreign missions but gave
Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff’s
Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

MOSCOW — A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

SUNRISE, Fla. — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.
The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centred on a garment factory.
In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out

In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out

PHILADELPHIA — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job on Wednesday as he made his first in-person campaign pitch for his form
Remains found in search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

Remains found in search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

OKLAHOMA CITY — At least 10 bodies were found Wednesday in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Oklahoma’s state archaeologist said.