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India's coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind US

India's coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind US

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in.
US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

BEIJING — The United Nations is not doing enough to investigate reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against members of Muslim minority groups, the U.S. envoy for women’s issues said Thursday.
S. Korea's top court upholds 17-year jail term on ex-leader

S. Korea's top court upholds 17-year jail term on ex-leader

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon.
Typhoon, landslides leave 19 dead, 64 missing in Vietnam

Typhoon, landslides leave 19 dead, 64 missing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 15 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures were higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S.
At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mis
Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters.
Asia Today: Virus arrives in Marshall Islands with 2 cases

Asia Today: Virus arrives in Marshall Islands with 2 cases

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive.
FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S.
Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

WASHINGTON — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.