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Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people.
S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon.
India's coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind US

India's coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind US

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in.
US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

BEIJING — The United Nations is not doing enough to investigate reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against members of Muslim minority groups, the U.S. envoy for women’s issues said Thursday.

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures were higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S.
At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mis
FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S.
Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

WASHINGTON — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.
Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day.
ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt.