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Tens of thousands evacuated amid Indonesia floods

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia's Borneo island, officials said Sunday.
Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

CAIRO — Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.
Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

WASHINGTON — In taking charge of a Pentagon battered by leadership churn, the Biden administration will look to one holdover as a source of military continuity: Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

BERLIN — The Austrian government is extending the country's lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants.

Violent youth protests hit Tunisia amid economic turmoil

TUNIS, Tunisia — Police used tear gas to disperse violent protests led by disgruntled youths in several Tunisian cities overnight, including in the capital of Tunis and in the seaside city of Sousse.

Report: Images show latest 'attack' on Ethiopia refugee camp

NAIROBI, Kenya — New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest “intentional attack” by fighters. The report by the U.
Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

BEIJING — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd.
In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down over corruption charges against him.
Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

WASHINGTON — Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice-president will take her oath of office from the first
Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

BELGRADE, Serbia — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy t