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Major Hurricane Epsilon: Tropical storm warning for Bermuda

MIAMI — Epsilon rapidly gained major hurricane strength on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to skirt east of Bermuda in the coming day, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

LONDON — Four years after Donald Trump’s election reframed how many nations interacted with the United States, the way that the world’s foremost superpower moves forward after its presidential election stands to impact many geopolitical pressure poin
Officer may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

Officer may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

JERUSALEM — Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City earlier this year.
Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism

Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism

ROME — Pope Francis is back to his mask-less old ways a day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service. The about-face came despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe.
Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday rejected the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus being developed by a Chinese company and tested in a state governed by a political rival, p
Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet republic Georgia

Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet republic Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia — Police in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia said 43 people were freed after an armed assailant took them hostage in a bank Wednesday, an announcement that came shortly after local media reported the gunman escaped and remained at lar
Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic response

Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic response

BOGOTA — Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord.
Macron says beheaded teacher was victim of stupidity, hate

Macron says beheaded teacher was victim of stupidity, hate

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron promised Wednesday that France will not renounce freedoms taught by a schoolteacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last week after showing caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class.
Coronavirus spreads in Nagorno-Karabakh amid heavy fighting

Coronavirus spreads in Nagorno-Karabakh amid heavy fighting

People who are sick with the coronavirus pack into chilly basements alongside the healthy to hide from artillery fire. The local health minister who tested positive keeps working, despite a fever and pneumonia.
Armenian PM sees no way to settle conflict through diplomacy

Armenian PM sees no way to settle conflict through diplomacy

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia's prime minister said Wednesday that Azerbaijan's aggressive stance in the 25-day fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves no room for diplomacy, and urged citizens to sign up as military volunteers to protect their country.