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British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, t
Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and wounding nine others, a local doctor said.
Democrat to replace Hastings in vacant Florida US House seat

Democrat to replace Hastings in vacant Florida US House seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health care CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday, boosting the Democrats’ slim majority in the House.
Biden on voting rights passage: 'I'm tired of being quiet!'

Biden on voting rights passage: 'I'm tired of being quiet!'

ATLANTA (AP) — Pounding his fist for emphasis, President Joe Biden challenged senators on Tuesday to “stand against voter suppression,” urging them to change Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation that Republicans are blocking from d
Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.
Pope slips out of Vatican to visit record shop, gets CD

Pope slips out of Vatican to visit record shop, gets CD

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis grew up listening to the opera on the radio, is a fan of Argentine tango and thinks Mozart “lifts you to God.
Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger

Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic held a practice session on Tuesday, a day after he left immigration detention, focusing on defending his Australian Open title even while he still faces the prospect of deportation because he’s not vaccinate
Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will agree to drop pending perjury charges against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell if her sex trafficking case goes to sentencing later this year, prosecutors said.
European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

WASHINGTON (AP) — European Parliament President David Sassoli has died at a hospital in Italy, his spokesman said in a tweet Tuesday. No details were offered in the tweet by spokesman Roberto Cuillo beyond Sassoli's death at 1:15 a.m.
China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million

China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million

BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people. It wasn't clear how long the lockdown of Anyang city, home to 5.