• Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will.

    Updated: 11:30 am

  • Facing IS, last embattled Sikhs, Hindus leave Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels. With growing threats from the local Islamic State affiliate, many are choosing to leave the country of their birth to escape the insecurity and a once-thriving community of as many as 250,000 members now counts fewer than 700.

  • UN failures on coronavirus underscore the need for reforms

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The coronavirus that has claimed nearly 1 million lives has underscored the failure of the United Nations to bring countries together to defeat it, prompting renewed calls to reform the world body so that it can meet challenges far different — and more daunting — than those it faced at its birth.

    Updated: 11:04 am

  • Prince Charles warns virus may devastate students’ futures

    LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories and politicians debated whether young people should be allowed to go home for Christmas.

    Updated: 11:02 am

  • Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful

    PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence.

  • Swiss reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for EU citizens

    GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland on Sunday strongly defeated a nationalist party’s proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country.

  • Universities to treat water in Navajo communities

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental science students at Navajo Technical University are often asked by their professors about how they want to give back to their Navajo Nation communities.

  • Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes

    A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home.

    Updated: 9:54 am

  • Armenia says it shot down 2 Azerbaijani copters in dispute

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting erupted anew Sunday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and a top territorial official said 16 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, while Azerbaijan’s president said his military has suffered losses.

    Updated: 9:25 am

  • Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

    The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive.

    Updated: 9:20 am