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World Surf Tour Event Suspended After Shark Attack

PERTH, Australia — A professional surfing event off Western Australia was briefly suspended Monday after a shark attack nearby.

Virus Cases Drop to Zero in China but Surge in Latin America

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday even as the outbreak surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks.

Strongest Recorded Hurricane in Americas Hits Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Americas, made landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico's Jalisco state late Friday, authorities said.

Philippines’ Duterte Offers China 3rd Telecom Carrier Slot

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China an opportunity to operate a new, third telecommunications carrier in the country, his spokesman said Monday.

Death Toll Rises to 11 in Russia Subway Blast (Video)

ST. PETERSBURG — A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city Monday, killing 11 people and wounding more than 40 in a chaotic scene that left victims sprawled on a smoky platform. Hours later, anguish and fear rose again when police found and defused a shrapnel-packed explosive device at another St. Petersburg station.

Philippines Vows to Curb Illegal Fishing Amid EU Pressure

MANILA (DPA) — The Philippines on Wednesday vowed to curb illegal fishing after the European Union warned of a possible import ban.

N. Korean Official: US More Vicious, Aggressive Under Trump

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises, saying the U.S. was becoming "more vicious and more aggressive" under his leadership than it had been under President Barack Obama.

Australian Police Charge Vatican Cardinal with Sex Offenses

SYDNEY — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
FILE - A Taiwanese Air Force F16V fighter jet takes part in night drill from the Hualien Airbase in Taiwan's southeastern Hualien county on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Photo: Johnson Lai / AP File

China’s Response to Pelosi Visit a Sign of Future Intentions

BANGKOK (AP) — China's response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was anything but subtle — dispatching warships and military aircraft to all sides of the self-governing island democracy, and firing ballistic missiles into the waters nearby.

How a Bali Drug Bust Became an Australian Obsession

SYDNEY — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and...



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