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  • Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s suspected of having kept her son locked up — reportedly for 28 years — in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who heads the preliminary investigation, said the woman who was held on suspicion of […]
  • Police: Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Several people were injured Tuesday when a car drove into a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, police said. Trier police said on Twitter that the incident occurred during the afternoon and that rescue crews were on the scene. No further details were immediately available and Trier police did […]
  • Irina Antonova, head of top Moscow art museum, dies at 98

    MOSCOW (AP) — Irina Antonova, a charismatic art historian who presided over one of Russia’s top art museums for more than half a century, has died at 98. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts said Antonova, its president, died in Moscow on Monday. It said Tuesday that Antonova last week tested positive for coronavirus, […]
  • Without patients or staff, Madrid opens new $119M hospital

    MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain’s capital on Tuesday held a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients that critics say is no more than a vanity project, a building with beds not ready to receive patients and unnecessary now that the virus and hospitalizations are waning. Around 200 health […]
  • UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has been cut off from the world for nearly a month amid fighting. “Concerns are growing by the hour,” U.N. refugee spokesman Babar […]
  • Pakistan court resumes appeal hearing in Daniel Pearl murder

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday resumed the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The key suspect in Pearl’s slaying, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, was sentenced to death […]
  • 76 Franciscan nuns test positive at monastery in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Seventy-six Catholic nuns have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak at a Franciscan convent in northwestern Germany, church authorities said Tuesday. Another 85 nuns received negative test results at the monastery in Thuine, not far from the Dutch border, the convent’s Mother Superior told The Associated Press. “We are grateful that […]
  • Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope collapses; many mourning

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has long played a key role in astronomical discoveries collapsed on Tuesday, officials said. The Arecibo Observatory had been shuttered since August after an auxiliary cable snapped and caused a 100-foot gash on the reflector dish. Then a main cable broke […]
  • ‘Well-prepared’ robbers seize Brazilian city, loot bank

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dozens of criminals armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight and took control of the streets as they launched an assault against a local bank branch. Video from residents that was broadcast on the Globo television network showed hooded men dressed in black walking the streets […]
  • Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan on Tuesday completed reclaiming territory ceded by Armenia under a Russia-brokered peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the restoration of control over the areas as a “historic victory.” “We all lived with one dream and now we fulfilled it,” Aliyev […]