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Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A vehicle carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana on Thursday, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuring scores of people, police said.
Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe.
Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe.

Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor who's investigating possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation.
19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone.

US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor charged last year with hiding work he did for the Chinese government, saying it “could no longer meet its burden of proof at
Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb went off in a crowded bazar in Pakistan's second largest city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 26 others, police and rescue officials said.
Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, em
Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster