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Azerbaijan, Armenia no closer to ending clashes after 4 days

Azerbaijan, Armenia no closer to ending clashes after 4 days

YEREVAN, Armenia — Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, with statements from both sides indicating that the flare-up of a decades-old c
Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn human rights abuses in China

Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn human rights abuses in China

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Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage

Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage

NEW DELHI — The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system sparked outrage across the country on Wednesday, with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying in the streets.
European report finds waning of democracy in Poland, Hungary

European report finds waning of democracy in Poland, Hungary

BRUSSELS — Democratic standards are facing “important challenges” in some European Union countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland, where the judicial systems are under threat, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday in its first report on a
As Brazil's wetlands burned, government did little to help

As Brazil's wetlands burned, government did little to help

PORTO JOFRE, Brazil — After hours navigating Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands in search of jaguars earlier this month, Daniel Moura beached his boat to survey the fire damage. In every direction, he saw only devastation.
World reacts with surprise, worry to 1st Biden-Trump debate

World reacts with surprise, worry to 1st Biden-Trump debate

GENEVA — Head-scratching perplexity about U.S. democracy in Australia and Denmark. Disdain for “chaos” and “insults” between America's presidential contenders in a Chinese Communist Party tabloid.
Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday.
Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

BOSTON — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
Judge approves $800M payout plan for Vegas shooting victims

Judge approves $800M payout plan for Vegas shooting victims

LAS VEGAS — A court on Wednesday approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S.
Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities.