Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming increasingly skeptical about how much U.S.
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Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBTQ2S+ rights, safety

KYIV, UKRAINE -- Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBT community.
Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading "Fight for right!" Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, including the legalization of civil partnerships for LGBT people and the creation of laws against LGBT hate crimes.
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B.C. wildfire crews pack up camps as fierce season cools

A hint of autumn cold clings to the air in this Vernon wildfire camp, a welcome change from the throat-choking smoke that hundreds of firefighters endured over summer.
"You're catching us at the back end of what was a very busy time here," Stefan Hood, logistics section chief with the B.C.
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A rise in natural gas prices will likely have many of us paying more for our home heating bills this winter.
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Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN -- Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said.
Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometres south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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Boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government.
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Gunmen release 10 Nigerian students after collecting ransom

LAGOS, NIGERIA -- Gunmen in northern Nigeria have released 10 more students after a ransom was paid, but 21 others remain in captivity despite a pledge to release them all, officials said Sunday.
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Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule

LOS ANGELES -- Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.
That includes Netflix's drama "The Crown" and Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso.
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Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

HONG KONG -- Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty.
The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers in the city's legislature during elections in December, as well as elect the Hong Kong leader during polls in March next year.
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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.
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It was a time of celebration and relief in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on Wednesday morning, as the community that borders southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario marked the opening of a new water treatment facility and the end of nearly 24 years without clean running water.
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U.S. accelerating removal of Haitian migrants at border with Mexico

Thousands of primarily Haitian migrants remained camped under a bridge in southern Texas on Saturday, as hundreds more headed toward the border, a day after U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 of them to immigration processing stations.
The Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday that U.S.
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