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A Nepalese man waits for his turn to perform rituals as traditional drums are seen hanging on the wall during Gunla festival at Swayembhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Autumn is the festival season in predominantly Hindu Nepal, where religion, celebrations and rituals are big parts of lives, but people this year will have to scale down their rituals within their homes. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
As virus curbs Nepal's festivals, devotees fear gods' angerThe revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo provided by the United Nations, U Kyaw Tint Swe, Chairman of the Delegation of Myanmar, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (Rick Bajornas/UN Photo via AP)
Myanmar says militants hampering return of Rohingya refugeesA top Myanmar official is accusing a militant group and its supporters of hampering the repatriation of over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in 2017 and are now in camps in Bangladesh
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Chinese Kindergarten Teacher to Die for Her School CrimeA former kindergarten teacher in China "should be punished severely in accordance with the law," said a Henan province court ruling Monday, per CNN , and the punishment it doled out is the severest of all: death. Wang Yun killed one child and sickened two dozen others by adding sodium nitrite...
Newser7 hours ago
In this photo provided Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 18th meeting of Political Bureau of 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, timely and strong,” ensured it had the threat “under safe and stable control." Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'North Korea is calling on the world’s governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Major Airline Is Retiring 'Ladies and Gentlemen'Japan Airlines is bringing in a small but significant change to passenger announcements. The airline says it is going to replace the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" with "passengers" or similar gender-neutral language. The move only affects English-language announcements, since the equivalent Japanese phrase is already gender-neutral, but the move is...
Newser9 hours ago
Journalists tour the metal factory near a gas facility where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the Hezbollah group is storing missiles close to Beirut's airport in Beirut's southern neighborhood of Jnah, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Hezbollah denied the allegations and invited media outlets to immediately visit the site, where they found a small factory housing heavy machinery but no evidence of weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Israeli PM to UN: Hezbollah storing missiles in Beirut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of maintaining a “secret arms depot” in a residential neighborhood of Beirut, warning it could cause another tragic explosion in the Lebanese capital
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Tevita Uhatafe takes a step as he talks about his job and family, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Grapevine, Texas. Uhatafe was working 60 hours a week before the pandemic struck, hauling baggage and maintaining airplanes as a fleet service clerk for American Airlines at DFW Airport. With the federal funds that helped support the airline industry through the pandemic scheduled to run out, tens of thousands of airline workers like Uhatafe are facing furloughs or layoffs. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffsAbout 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheik Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the closing session of the 25th Arab Summit in Bayan Palace in Kuwait City. Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became the oil-rich nation's new ruling emir Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, state media reported, reaching the highest post in the country after decades in its security services. (AP Photo/Nasser Waggi, File)
Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emirKuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has become the oil-rich nation’s new ruling emir
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People visit St Savior in Chora church, known as Kariye in Turkish, in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Turkey on Friday formally converted former Byzantine church, St Savior in Chora, into a mosque, a month after it similarly turned Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia into a Muslim house of prayer, drawing international rebuke.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States says it is petitioning United Nations experts to coerce Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christian cultural heritage fllowing the Turkish government’s conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque
The Associated Press13 hours ago
French arrest 29 in cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadisFrench police have arrested 29 people around the country in a vast operation to break a complex scheme financing Islamist extremists in Syria via cryptocurrencies
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplantsA Swedish prosecutor has indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to be the one who made headlines in 2011 for the world’s carrying out the first synthetic trachea transplants, saying three people had the implants at Sweden’s leading hospital
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A man inspects the aftermath of a deadly Katyusha rocket attack inside his home near the international airport in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Several Iraqi civilians were killed and two severely wounded Monday after the Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport, Iraq military said. It was the first time in months an attack caused civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
US 'outraged' by rocket attack that killed women, childrenThe U.S. State Department has condemned a rocket attack that killed Iraqi civilians and called on the government to take action amid an impending diplomatic crisis between Baghdad and Washington
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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