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Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

WASHINGTON — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to
Bloody Sunday memorial honours late civil rights giants

Bloody Sunday memorial honours late civil rights giants

SELMA, Ala. — The commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans is honouring four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep.
Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

WASHINGTON — The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police is beginning a search for a permanent police chief, a person familiar with the matter said, as the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol continues.
Myanmar crisis heightens with police raids and strike call

Myanmar crisis heightens with police raids and strike call

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar careened deeper into crisis, as police occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting last month’s military seizure of power, while a coalition of labour unions called a
Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd's death

Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS — Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death.
Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq — Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland, whi
British-Iranian woman ends 5-year sentence, but not free yet

British-Iranian woman ends 5-year sentence, but not free yet

TEHRAN, Iran — A British-Iranian woman held in an Iranian prison for five years on widely refuted spying charges ended her sentence on Sunday, her lawyer said, although she faces a new trial and cannot yet return home to London.
Hotly anticipated Meghan and Harry interview to air at last

Hotly anticipated Meghan and Harry interview to air at last

LOS ANGELES — The time has finally come for audiences to hear Meghan and Harry describe the backstory and effects of their tumultuous split from royal life.
Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II highlighted the importance of staying in touch with friends and families during the coronavirus pandemic in a message broadcast on Sunday.
Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public

Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public

BERLIN — Swiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.