WORLD VIEW: US & UK Probing Texas Synagogue Siege, N. Korea with 4th Missile Launch, Funding for Historic Black Churches, More

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Jan. 17, 2022

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  •  U.S. and British authorities continue investigating the weekend standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with an armed British national dead and a rabbi crediting past security training for getting him and three members of his congregation out safely.
  • Novak Djokovic is heading home to Serbia after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title.
  • North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused diplomacy with the United States.
  • A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the U.S. has received a $20 million donation to help congregations, including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people in Mayfield, Kentucky, last month.

Andrew Meldrum, Africa News Editor

The Associated Press

The Rundown

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — U.S. and British authorities Monday continued an investigation into the weekend standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with an armed British national dead and a rabbi crediting past security training for getting him and…Read More

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic arrived early Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player’s hopes of defending his Australian Open title. …Read More

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired at least one projectile into the sea on Monday, South Korea’s military said, in a fourth weapons launch this month as it demonstrates its military might amid pandemic border closures and paused diplomacy…Read More

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $20 million donation that will go to help congregations including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people …Read More

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