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Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

MOSCOW — Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.
Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

JERUSALEM — A settlement watchdog group said Sunday Israel is moving ahead with new construction of hundreds of homes in a strategic east Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from the West Bank.
Fire damages historic mosque on Istanbul's Bosporus Strait

Fire damages historic mosque on Istanbul's Bosporus Strait

ISTANBUL — A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul caught on fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters put out the blaze, working from both land and sea.
ASEAN, China, other partners sign world's biggest trade pact

ASEAN, China, other partners sign world's biggest trade pact

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.
Moldova's presidential runoff sees big Russia-West divide

Moldova's presidential runoff sees big Russia-West divide

CHISINAU, Moldova — Mouldovans returned to the polls Sunday for a presidential runoff, facing a stark choice between the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent and his popular challenger, a pro-Western former World Bank economist.

Israeli military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said it struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after militants fired two rockets from the Palestinian territory.
Asia Today: India reports 41,100 new coronavirus cases

Asia Today: India reports 41,100 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI — India has reported 41,100 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the country’s overall tally since the pandemic began to 8.79 million.
Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a "betrayal" of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital of their future state, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound,
Mexico reaches 1 million virus cases, nears 100,000 deaths

Mexico reaches 1 million virus cases, nears 100,000 deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico on Saturday topped 1 million registered coronavirus cases and nearly 100,000 test-confirmed deaths, though officials agree the number is probably much higher.

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

WASHINGTON — Five American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula included one who left behind a wife pregnant with their daughter.