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BBC: Egyptian woman arrested for baking ‘indecent’ cakes

A woman in Egypt was briefly detained after being accused of baking "indecent" cakes, local media say.

BBC: Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-vehicle pile-up

A huge snowstorm has struck a highway in Japan, causing a 130-vehicle pile-up, killing one person and injuring 10.

BBC: Italy PM Conte wins crucial Senate vote to stay in power

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial vote to stay in power - days after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled...

VOA: COVID-19 Threat Will Likely Keep Border Closed in 2021, Australia Says

SYDNEY - Australia has said it could keep its external borders closed for the rest of 2021 because of the coronavirus. 28,721...

BBC: Thai woman jailed for record 43 years for criticising monarchy

A Thai woman has been jailed for 43 years for criticising the royal family, the country's harshest ever sentence for insulting the...

VOA: Undeterred by US Sanctions, China Expected to Continue Development in Disputed Asian Sea

TAIPEI - U.S. curbs against Chinese officials and companies suspected of helping Beijing extend its reach in a disputed, resource-rich Asian sea...

AP: UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

LONDON (AP) — Trucks owned by U.K. shellfish firms descended on Britain’s Parliament Monday to protest the Brexit-related red tape they claim...

VOA: Death Toll from Indonesia Earthquake Rises to at Least 84

At least 84 people are now confirmed dead from a powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last week.

CNN: Israel isn’t a democracy, it’s an ‘apartheid regime,’ rights group says

(CNN)Uganda's internet shutdown has been described as a "textbook case of pre-meditated, pre-election internet blackout," as connectivity was restored after incumbent President...

AP: Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing...

CNN: Israel isn’t a democracy, it’s an ‘apartheid regime,’ rights group says

Jerusalem (CNN)Israel is no longer a democracy but an "apartheid regime" devoted to cementing the supremacy of Jews over Palestinians, the country's...

VOA: Heir to South Korea’s Samsung Conglomerate Receives 2nd Prison Sentence

Lee Jae-yong, the chairman of Samsung Electronics and heir to the family-run conglomerate, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in...

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[Urbana] Winter is Here – Fun Ways to Celebrate the Season With Your Dog

What do you do when there is snow outside and your dog needs exercise? Canine15.com offers some suggestions. There are lots of...

[Champaign] PSA: COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Champaign County. Visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to learn about how the vaccine...

[Champaign] Restaurant Week 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our local restaurants need your support more than ever. In order to safely support our restaurants this winter,...

[Illinois] KRANNERT CENTER PRESENTES SCOTT SILVEN’S THE JOURNEY

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