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Exit polls point to first place for Bulgarian leader's party

Exit polls point to first place for Bulgarian leader's party

The centre -right GERB party led by Bulgaria's longtime prime minister appeared the likely winner of Sunday's parliamentary elections, with several exit polls pointing to it finishing first in a fractured political landscape.
Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

VATICAN CITY — Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.
Jordan's king sends tough message on dissent in royal family

Jordan's king sends tough message on dissent in royal family

JERUSALEM — Jordanian authorities said Sunday they foiled a “malicious plot” by a former crown prince to destabilize the kingdom with foreign support, contradicting the senior royal's claims that he was being punished for speaking out against corrupt
Capitol attack raises questions of security vs public access

Capitol attack raises questions of security vs public access

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are trying to balance openness with safety after Friday’s attack within steps of the Capitol, a challenge for Congress, nearly three months after a mob stormed the seat of American democracy, to “make it as secure as it needs t
Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

LONDON — Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for calm after officers were attacked with petrol bombs and cars were set on fire during a second night of unrest.
Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays

Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays

PARIS — The French city of Lyon's main stadium opened as a mass vaccination centre during Easter weekend, and thousands spent the holiday lining up for injections at hippodromes, velodromes or other sites as France tried to speed up shots amid a new
Indonesia boat collision kills 2 fishermen, 15 missing

Indonesia boat collision kills 2 fishermen, 15 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat killed at least two fishermen and left 15 missing off Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said Sunday.
Indonesia landslides, floods kill 41 people; dozens missing

Indonesia landslides, floods kill 41 people; dozens missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands, the country's disaster relief agency said Sunday. More than two dozen others were still missing.
Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch 'Easter egg strike'

Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch 'Easter egg strike'

YANGON, Myanmar — Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar, adept at finding themes to tie together protests nationwide, took to the streets holding painted eggs in a nod to the Easter holiday on Sunday.

12 dead, 4 missing after fishing boat sinks in eastern China

BEIJING — A Chinese fishing boat capsized and sank early Sunday off the coast of the eastern Zhejiang province, killing at least 12 people and leaving four missing, according to state media reports.