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Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated.
Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Wednesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rubble for more victims.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

WASHINGTON — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office.
India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

NEW DELHI — India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing coun

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.
Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office

Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office

JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group said Tuesday that the government approved nearly 2,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements a day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout

Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel's Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly courting their support as he seeks reelection in the country'

Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrest

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions.

Fire, blast at ammunition warehouse in western Libya kills 3

CAIRO — A fire, followed by an explosion at an ammunition warehouse at a naval academy in western Libya killed three people, including two officers, a Libyan spokesman said Wednesday.