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Afghan officials say car bomber kills prosecutor, bodyguard

KABUL — A suicide car bombing killed the Afghan intelligence directorate’s chief prosecutor Saturday, an official said, amid an increase in violence in the war-ravaged country.
Mississippi history group honours scholars, flag commission

Mississippi history group honours scholars, flag commission

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Historical Society is honouring several scholars and groups, including a commission that designed a new state that voters adopted in November. The society presented awards during its annual meeting Friday.
Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after a U.N.
Indian farmers mark 100th day of protests with road blockade

Indian farmers mark 100th day of protests with road blockade

NEW DELHI — Thousands of Indian farmers blocked a massive expressway on the edges of New Delhi on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws that they say will devastate their income.
Protesters say out with Cyprus' 'Satanic' Eurovision entry

Protesters say out with Cyprus' 'Satanic' Eurovision entry

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held up wooden crosses and sang Church hymns outside of Cyprus' state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry for the Eurovision song contest — titl
Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

CAMEROON, Cameroon — An attempt to get U.N.
Hong Kong court puts off release of pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong court puts off release of pro-democracy activists

HONG KONG — A group of 11 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists accused of subversion will stay in jail for at least another five days while judges consider whether to release them on bail, a court said Saturday.
Sydney's LGBTQI Mardi Gras goes ahead - with restrictions

Sydney's LGBTQI Mardi Gras goes ahead - with restrictions

SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s annual iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras went ahead on Saturday, only in a different format due to coronavirus restrictions.

6 Ukrainians die, dozens injured in bus crash in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — A bus carrying dozens of Ukrainian citizens rolled off an embankment into a ditch in Poland, killing six people and injuring 41, Polish media reported on Saturday.
Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia's hopes

Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia's hopes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long proclaimed itself “Almost Heaven,” a nod to a song and soaring mountaintop vistas. Now some joke the state name-checked in “Take Me Home, Country Roads” could take things up a notch as Democratic U.S.