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Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett dies after fall at 49

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett dies after fall at 49

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Leanza Cornett, who was Miss America in 1993 and later a TV host, has died from injuries suffered in a fall at her Florida home. She was 49. The Miss America pageant announced the death on its Facebook page.
Orthodox priest shot at church in France, motive unknown

Orthodox priest shot at church in France, motive unknown

LYON, France — A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, authorities said.
Death toll reaches 39 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

Death toll reaches 39 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey — Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed at least 39 people and injured more tha
Ivory Coast opposition asserts 12 dead in election violence

Ivory Coast opposition asserts 12 dead in election violence

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire — Ivory Coast's main opposition parties boycotting the presidential vote asserted Saturday that at least a dozen people had died in election day clashes as incumbent leader Alassane Ouattara sought a controversial third term.
Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

KYIV, Ukraine — Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, demonstrators keep swarming the streets of Belarusian cities to demand his resignation in the most massive and s
France church attack: Assailant's family seeks answers

France church attack: Assailant's family seeks answers

SFAX, Tunisia — A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the distraught family of the suspected Tunisian assailant asked to see video footage of w
Armenia asks Moscow for help amid Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenia asks Moscow for help amid Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia’s leader urged Russia on Saturday to consider providing security assistance to end more than a month of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, and both sides in the hostilities accused each other of breaking a mutual pledge not to
Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.
Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

MCALLEN, Texas — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter
Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

NEJAPA, El Salvador — A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defence officials said Friday.