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Today in History

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2020. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. On this date:...

Tigray women who fled a conflict in the Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait to receive aid at Village 8, the transit centre near the Lugdi border crossing, eastern Sudan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Ethiopia's military is warning civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital that there will be

With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt

Nov. 24, 2020 3:46 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Alarm spiraled Tuesday over Ethiopia's imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region and its population of half a million people, while the U.N. Security Council met for the first time on the three-week-old conflict amid warnings that food in the region is running...

Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

Nov. 24, 2020 1:57 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia released new results Tuesday claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective, and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines by some of its Western competitors. According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which bankrolled the development of...

African National Congress secretary general Ace Magashule appears for a bail hearing inside the magistrates court in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Magashule is charged in connection with the looting of $13.8 million when he was premier of the Free State province from 2009 until 2018. (AP Photo)

South African ruling party official charged with corruption

Nov. 13, 2020 9:57 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A top official of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, has been charged with 21 counts of fraud and corruption, a significant step in President Cyril Ramaphosa's drive against graft in the country. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was charged and released on...

Shoppers wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19, enter a shopping Mall in Johannesburg, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. In an address to the nation, Wednesday Nov. 11, 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that people must continue wearing masks, as well as taking other precautions in a bid to prevent a second surge of the pandemic as experienced in other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South Africa reopens to foreign travelers amid virus creep

Nov. 12, 2020 1:28 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In an effort to revive its tourism industry, South Africa has opened up international travel to visitors from all countries, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. South Africa will now admit foreign visitors providing they produce negative COVID-19 test results, Ramaphosa said in a...

South Africa to arrest ruling party leader for corruption

Nov. 10, 2020 2:47 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities are set to arrest on corruption charges Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress party, as the government intensifies its fight against graft. An arrest warrant has been issued for Magashule in connection with the looting of the...

Members of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters are attacked while protesting outside the Brackenfell High School, near Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has called for restraint following clashes at an anti-racism protest outside a school in Cape Town. Members of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters protested in front of the Brackenfell High School over allegations that a graduation event was attended only by white pupils. (AP Photo)

Blacks and whites clash at South African school incident

Nov. 10, 2020 8:43 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has called for restraint Tuesday following clashes at an anti-racism protest outside a school in Cape Town. Members of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters protested in front of the Brackenfell High School over allegations that a...

Bucs activate Antonio Brown from reserve/suspended list

Nov. 3, 2020 7:38 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Brown has been activated from the reserve/suspended list and is set to practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time on Wednesday. The Bucs signed the former Pittsburgh, Oakland and New England receiver last week and expect him to make his debut with his team when the...

Giants cornerback Ryan Lewis inactive game against Bucs

Nov. 2, 2020 7:33 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants starting cornerback Ryan Lewis is inactive for Monday night's game against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lewis, who started the last three games, was added to the injury report late Saturday with a hamstring injury. He was listed as doubtful. The...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up the trophy on the podium after winning the Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. (Miguel Medina, Pool via AP)

Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for 93rd F1 win

Nov. 1, 2020 10:08 AM EST

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton overcame a sluggish start to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday for a record-extending 93rd Formula One victory. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds and rushed over to celebrate with the team's engineers and...