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NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms closed by the coronavirus suffered another setback Thursday, as the mayor announced he was delaying the start of in-person instruction for most

Navalny team alleges Novichok found in hotel water bottle

MOSCOW — Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that a water bottle with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he fell ill on a flight from there to Moscow la
Fed Cup changes name to honour tennis great Billie Jean King

Fed Cup changes name to honour tennis great Billie Jean King

The Fed Cup is changing its name to honour tennis great Billie Jean King, the woman whose lifelong battle for equality and social justice laid the foundation for generations that followed.
Greek minister: 5,000 move into new refugee camp on Lesbos

Greek minister: 5,000 move into new refugee camp on Lesbos

KARA TEPE, Greece — More than 5,000 asylum seekers left homeless after Greece's notoriously overcrowded Moria camp on the island of Lesbos burnt down have now been housed in a new facility, the country's migration minister said Thursday afternoon.
Bank of England eyes sub-zero rates in face of virus, Brexit

Bank of England eyes sub-zero rates in face of virus, Brexit

LONDON — The Bank of England indicated Thursday that it could cut interest rates below zero for the first time in its 326-year history as it tries to shore up a U.K. economic recovery that is facing the dual headwinds of the coronavirus and Brexit.
Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.
US home construction falls 5.1% in August after gains

US home construction falls 5.1% in August after gains

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains as home builders mounted a rebound following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.
Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

TOKYO — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office Thursday with a resolve to push forward popular reforms.
Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

BERLIN — Germany's defence minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000.
US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommu