Coronavirus stay-at-home directives multiply in major U.S. states

New Jersey’s governor was expected on Saturday to follow four other states – California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut – demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus infections. The sweeping state-by-state public health restrictions, unprecedented in breadth and scope, added …

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ISIS in Nigeria beheads 11 Christians on Christmas

  Members of the Islamic State executed 11 Christians in Nigeria, according to a video released by ISIS’ “news agency” Amaq. The 56-second video of the killings was released on December 26, and, according to the BBC, shows one captive being shot dead, while 10 others are beheaded. According to …

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North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

  The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected …

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Official results show Kais Saied won Tunisian presidential election

ais Saied won Sunday’s presidential election in Tunisia, taking 72.71% of votes, the electoral commission said in a televised statement on Monday, giving its own official preliminary results. Saied’s opponent Nabil Karoui conceded defeat earlier on Monday and the electoral commission said turnout was 55% of the vote.

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Fierce typhoon paralyses Tokyo, causing floods, damage across Japan

ne of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralyzed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers and threatened widespread damage. A 50-year-old man was killed near Tokyo early on Saturday in a car overturned …

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Turkish-led forces advance into Syrian border town, fighting rages

urkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, …

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