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Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

ISTANBUL — Turkey withdrew early Saturday from a landmark European treaty protecting women from violence that it was the first country to sign 10 years ago and which bears the name of its largest city.
Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

ATLANTA — Two Atlanta area massage businesses where a gunman waged a deadly assault this week had been repeatedly targeted in police prostitution investigations over the years, raising questions about the mayor's earlier comments that the spas operat
Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumours : spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months.
Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage

Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage

TOKYO — A strong earthquake struck Saturday off northern Japan, shaking buildings even in Tokyo and triggering a tsunami advisory for a part of the northern coast. No major damage was reported, but several people had minor injuries. The U.S.

'Speak out:' Biden, Harris decry racism during Atlanta visit

ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of
Bus crash in central Sri Lanka kills 14 people, injures 31

Bus crash in central Sri Lanka kills 14 people, injures 31

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A passenger bus plunged off a road in central Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring more than 30.
Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

ISTANBUL — Twitter has announced it will establish a legal entity in Turkey in order to continue operating in the country, which passed a controversial social media law last year.

Police: 1 dead, 5 wounded in Dallas nightclub shooting

DALLAS — Someone opened fire at a Dallas nightclub early Saturday, killing one person and wounding five others, authorities said. The shooting happened during a fight between two groups inside Pryme Night Club, police said in a statement.
India, US to expand military engagement, defence ties

India, US to expand military engagement, defence ties

NEW DELHI — Top defence officials from India and the United States pledged Saturday to expand their military engagement, underscoring the strengthening defence ties between two countries concerned over China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific re
US, China wrap up testy 1st face-to-face talks under Biden

US, China wrap up testy 1st face-to-face talks under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Top U.S.