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  • Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

    MOSCOW - Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.”
  • Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

    PARIS - Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.
  • Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

    ROME - Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice.
  • Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

    NEW YORK - Viji Devadas hasn't heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation.
  • Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

    BOSTON - As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community.
  • Israeli frankincense farmer cashes in on rare honey

    ALMOG, Palestinian Territory - An Israeli farmer has cashed in by making exotic honey from a rare tree that produces frankincense — the resin once worth its weight in gold and venerated in the Bible. But the farm's location in a far-flung West Bank settlement has left a bitter taste in at least one investor's mouth.
  • Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners

    CHICAGO - A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants.
  • Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

    DETROIT - Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.

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