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  • EXPLAINER: Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages?

    Facebook announced Thursday that it is removing all remaining Myanmar military and military-controlled pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns.
  • Bahrain: crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran nuclear talks

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain’s crown prince spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Thursday about the return to nuclear talks with Iran, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported, as the U.S. administration tries to revive the tattered 2015 nuclear accord.
  • Italy honours slain ambassador, bodyguard and prays for Congo

    ROME - Italy paid tribute Thursday to its ambassador to Congo and his bodyguard who were killed in an attack on a U.N. convoy, honouring them with a state funeral and prayers for peace in Congo and all nations “torn by war and violence.”
  • AP News in Brief at 6:05 a.m. EST

    Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus
  • India introduces new rules to regulate online content

    NEW DELHI - India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it.
  • German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

    BERLIN - Hundreds of German police officers conducted co-ordinated raids early Thursday in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg in the investigation of an organization banned over allegations of Islamic extremism.
  • EU court urged to rule against Hungary's asylum policy

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The advocate general for European Union's highest court on Thursday urged the court to rule that Hungary violated the bloc's laws on asylum when it passed legislation narrowing the possibilities for asylum-seekers to receive international protection.
  • Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq

    BAGHDAD - Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia's royal palace in the kingdom's capital last month were launched from inside Iraq, a senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and a U.S. official said.
  • EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout

    BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are gathering Thursday to try to inject new energy into the bloc’s lagging coronavirus vaccination efforts as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt.
  • GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

    WASHINGTON - Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.

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