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Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would a
Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and chur
Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

URK, Netherlands — Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons,

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas Gwangwa

JOHANNESBURG — Tributes are pouring in for South Africa's Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83.

Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

ANKARA, Turkey — Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the captured crew.

Dutch arrest alleged Canadian drug baron on Interpol warrant

AMSTERDAM — A suspected Canadian drug baron has been arrested in the Netherlands on an Interpol warrant, according to Dutch and Australian police.
Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

BEIJING — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls.
Portugal chooses a president amid a severe pandemic surge

Portugal chooses a president amid a severe pandemic surge

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal held a presidential election Sunday, with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favoured to earn a second five-year term as a devastating COVID-19 surge grips the European Union nation.
UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

LONDON — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000.

Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party

DENPASAR, Indonesia — A Russian social media celebrity was being deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions.
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