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  • Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

    BANGKOK - The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway military leaders inured to global condemnation.
  • Train derails killing 1, injuring 40 in southern Pakistan

    MULTAN, Pakistan - Eight cars of a Lahore bound train derailed in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing at least one passenger and injuring 40 others, officials said.
  • Pope visits Iraq's war-ravaged north on last day of tour

    IRBIL, Iraq - Pope Francis arrived in northern Iraq on Sunday, where he planned to pray in the ruins of churches damaged or destroyed by Islamic State extremists and celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of the first-ever papal visit to the country.
  • USDA official makes quick transition back to Sumner farm

    SUMNER, Neb. - Greg Ibach’s three-plus years as U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs in Washington, D.C., ended at 11:59 a.m. Jan 20.
  • Chinese exports surge as global demand recovers from virus

    BEIJING - China’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Bloody Sunday memorial to honour late civil rights giants

    SELMA, Ala. - The commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honour four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
  • 'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid

    WASHINGTON - Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package.
  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

    Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
  • Another ex-aide calls Cuomo's office conduct inappropriate

    NEW YORK - Another woman who worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo is describing conduct she felt was inappropriate for the workplace.
  • S Korea, US scale back drills over virus, N Korea diplomacy

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - The South Korean and U.S. militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy focusing on North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said Sunday.

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