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Forecasters: Hurricane Epsilon should sideswipe Bermuda

MIAMI — Hurricane Epsilon's maximum sustained winds dropped slightly as it moved northwest over the Atlantic Ocean on a path that should sideswipe Bermuda on Thursday.

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and conservative Catholics.
EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS — The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign.

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AP-AS-CHINA-US-MEDIA China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression' BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has demanded Washington stop ‘political oppression’ of Chinese media after more were required to register as foreign missions but gave
Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff’s
Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

MOSCOW — A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

BANGKOK — Thailand’s government on Thursday cancelled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool massive student-led protests seeking democracy reforms.
US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump.
Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

SUNRISE, Fla. — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.