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Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 6 inmates dead, 35 injured

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 6 inmates dead, 35 injured

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital, officials said Monday. Two guards were critically injured, they said.

Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

BAMAKO, Mali — The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.
Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

BANGKOK — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation's monarchy.
Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady

Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic.
Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

MAIDGURI, Nigeria — Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen in Nigeria as they were harvesting crops in the country's northern state of Borno, officials said.

Plan to boost big Swiss firms' liability fails in referendum

GENEVA — A proposal that could have stiffened penalties against companies based in Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment abroad failed in a Swiss referendum on Sunday.
Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

TEHRAN, Iran — An opinion piece published Sunday by a hard-line Iranian newspaper urged Iran to attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of the scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in th
Hungarian official retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler

Hungarian official retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler

BUDAPEST, Hungary — After facing strong condemnation, a Hungarian commissioner on Sunday begrudgingly retracted an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hi
Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M

Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M

NEW YORK — Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures' animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” had one of the best opening weekends of the pandemic, grossing $14.