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Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19.

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

SAN DIEGO — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors.
China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

BEIJING — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S. computer chips and other high-tech components, hampering Beijing’s industrial ambitions.
Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

PHILADELPHIA — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr.
Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

CHICAGO — The mother of a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is among those slated to testify Friday during a hearing in Illinois to decide if her son should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homic
Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan's military on Friday in a historic celebration with their peers.
Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 226,000 Americans.
Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all retreated.
New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize recreational marijuana use.
Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

NICE, France — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Qur’an attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a natio
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