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Lawmakers vote to close down Philippines' largest TV network

Lawmakers vote to close down Philippines' largest TV network

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage.
Seoul mayor's death prompts sympathy, questions of his acts

Seoul mayor's death prompts sympathy, questions of his acts

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded p
Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrants

Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Friday over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased.
Singaporeans vote in polls expected to return ruling party

Singaporeans vote in polls expected to return ruling party

SINGAPORE — Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans voted Friday in a general election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party to power.
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison Thursday, after balking at certain conditions of the home confinement he was granted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tropical Storm Fay threatens mid-Atlantic coast, New England

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, began to edge away from the North Carolina coast Thursday evening, its sights set on the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England. The U.S.
Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, poli
Official: Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself

Official: Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself

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Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite

Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No.
Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19

Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello revealed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation thus far to come down with the virus.