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Witnesses say 20 are killed in an airstrike in central Mali

BAMAKO, Mali — At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party, witnesses said Tuesday.
Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and 'Sheena' star, dead at 65

Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and 'Sheena' star, dead at 65

NEW YORK — Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and appeared in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.
Trump administration scales back wild bird protections

Trump administration scales back wild bird protections

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Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S.

Top French political expert accused of incestuous sex abuse

PARIS — The prosecutor for Paris opened an investigation Tuesday into accusations of incestuous sexual abuse involving a prominent French political expert, Olivier Duhamel.
Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

BERLIN — The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country's lockdown by three weeks until Jan.
UK hospitals stagger as new virus variant takes huge toll

UK hospitals stagger as new virus variant takes huge toll

LONDON — Britain is facing a long, bleak winter as cold, wet weather and a more contagious variant of the coronavirus put unprecedented strain on the nation's hospitals and force record numbers of patients to wait 12 hours or more, sometimes on ambul
WHO 'disappointed' at Chinese delays letting experts in

WHO 'disappointed' at Chinese delays letting experts in

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven't finalized the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19.

Massachusetts lawmaker wants to name official state dinosaur

BOSTON — A Massachusetts state lawmaker is asking for the public's help to select an official state dinosaur. State Rep. Jack Lewis tweeted Monday that he plans on filing the legislation on Jan.
US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

WASHINGTON — American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to weather the pandemic better than the battered services sector.