Brazilian Senate committee to accuse Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for covid negligence
(Michael Dantas/AFP/Getty Images)
A lawmaker who is leading the probe has accused Bolsonaro and other officials of making deliberate decisions that allowed the coronavirus to spread, resulting in unnecessary deaths.
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Edita Gruberova, dazzling operatic soprano, dies at 74
Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.
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Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,’ dies at 90
He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’
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Top German tabloid Bild removes leading editor over abuse-of-power allegations
Bild is owned by media company Axel Springer, which recently bought Politico.
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North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile from a submarine, South says
Tuesday’s test, detected by Seoul and Tokyo, was the latest in a series conducted by Pyongyang in recent weeks.
By Michelle Ye Hee Lee
Czech police investigate hospitalized president’s inner circle in latest twist to deepening constitutional crisis
A Senate report accuses the president's entourage of concealing his condition since he was hospitalized.
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Russia to host international talks with Taliban as Putin looks for gains in U.S. absence
Wednesday’s planned gathering is a test for Russia’s effort to boost its regional influence but keep the Taliban at a distance.
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Haitian gang that kidnapped 17 from missionary group seeks $1 million ransom per person, justice minister says
The 16 Americans and one Canadian national with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries organization were kidnapped Saturday by 400 Mawozo, a street gang notorious for violent mass kidnappings and a history of targeting religious figures and churches.
By Widlore Mérancourt, Adela Suliman and Amanda Coletta
Norway revises account of deadly attack: No bow and arrow, and doubts over terrorism
Police now say “illness” is the likely motive after calling it an apparent “terrorist act.”
By Ellen Francis
In secret vaccine contracts with governments, Pfizer took hard line in push for profit, report says
With control over one of the world’s most-sought products comes great power.
By Adam Taylor
Trapped by lava: Drone company will try to rescue stranded dogs on La Palma
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Who is 400 Mawozo, the Haitian gang accused of kidnapping American missionaries?
For Haitians rich and poor, gang violence and kidnappings for ransom have become a tragically common facet of life.
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Victims of a 1981 mass cooking-oil poisoning occupy Madrid museum, threaten suicide
“Toxic oil syndrome” killed hundreds and left thousands with chronic conditions, many of which are severe.
By Sammy Westfall
India’s floods force couple to sail to their wedding in a giant cooking pot
"My father swam to the temple and my mother, grandmother and sisters used another pot," the groom said.
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Asia & Pacific
Afghanistan’s war is over, but the Taliban faces a new hurdle: Enforcing the law — and protecting Afghans from ISIS
Transforming a village-based guerrilla insurgency into a national security force that can secure urban areas is proving challenging.
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Chinese police say he killed two people in a land dispute. On the Internet, he was seen as another victim.
Ou Jinzhong's situation drew widespread sympathy, with many seeing him as having suffered from local government neglect until he was apparently pushed over the edge.
By Amy Cheng
Australian territory leader slams Ted Cruz for vaccine mandate criticism: ‘You know nothing about us’
Michael Gunner, chief minister of the Northern Territory, took to Twitter to set Cruz straight on “a few facts” after the senator from Texas lamented the territory's vaccine mandate as “Covid tyranny.”
By Rachel Pannett
Middle East
Israeli diver finds 900-year-old sword, said to be Crusader knight’s weapon, on Mediterranean seabed
A resident came across the roughly four-foot-long weapon while scuba diving Saturday off the Carmel coast in northern Israel.
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Stripped naked, beaten, forced to shout ‘Viva Fidel!’: Inside Cuba’s crackdown on dissent
The crackdown hangs over Cubans as a major test of dissent looms: a Nov. 15 protest called by actors, artists and dissidents, backed by Cuban exiles but banned by the Cuban state.
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How Germany’s far-right gained, even as it lost
The far-right AfD fared worse than its shock surge in 2017. But that doesn't mean it's a waning force.
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Brazil senators readying call for Bolsonaro criminal charges
Brazilian senators are discussing details of an investigative committee’s final report that will call for President Jair Bolsonaro to be indicted on criminal charges for bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and producing the world’s second-highest death toll
By DÉbora Álvares and Diane Jeantet | AP18 minutes ago
N Korea confirms missile test designed for submarine launch
North Korea says it has tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years that it says will bolster its military’s underwater operational capability
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung | AP1 hour ago
Ex-soldiers protest in Guatemala to get civil war payment
Former soldiers who are demanding a war-time bonus  for serving in Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war have burst onto the grounds of the country’s congress building and set several vehicles afire
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Police answering 4-year-old's call confirm his toys are cool
An emergency call made by a 4-year-old New Zealand boy asking for police to come over and check out his toys prompted a real-life callout and confirmation from an officer that the toys were, indeed, pretty cool
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Mexico’s government says it is leading a transition to more renewable energy, even though President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed restricting private wind and solar projects
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