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Pope visits Holocaust survivor in Rome home to thank her

ROME — Pope Francis on Saturday visited with a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.

Customs inspectors find cocaine-coated corn flakes in Ohio

CINCINNATI — Customs authorities in Ohio say they intercepted a shipment of cereal earlier this month with a special frosting — cocaine. U.S.
Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal

Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal

MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Saturday rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal of his prison sentence, even as the country faced an order from a top European rights court to free the Kremlin’s most prominent foe.
Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

WASHINGTON — Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden's plate.
Thailand's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

BANGKOK — Thailand’s prime minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Saturday amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of COVID-19 vaccines, abused human rights and fostered corruption.
With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

PARIS — The 518-year-old Mona Lisa has seen many things in her life on a wall, but rarely this: Almost four months with no Louvre visitors.
Hand-holding but no hugs: UK OKs some nursing home visits

Hand-holding but no hugs: UK OKs some nursing home visits

LONDON — The British government announced a small step out of the nation's lockdown on Saturday — allowing nursing home residents to have a single friend or family member visit them indoors.

2 dead after Air Force trainer jet crashes in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two Air Force pilots were killed Friday when a trainer jet crashed near an Alabama airport, the military branch confirmed.
UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N.
Afghan police: 3 separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound 2

Afghan police: 3 separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound 2

KABUL — Three sticky bomb attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded two others, a police official said, amid a surge in violence in the war-torn country.