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Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S.
3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral.
Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

LOS ANGELES — Forget the high-performance sports cars, the luxury Rolls-Royces and all those other classic automobiles in which Jerry Seinfeld ushers his fellow comics to the diner on television’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Cher in Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

Cher in Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

ISLAMABAD — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and act

Sweden requires more info to reopen 1994 ferry disaster case

STOCKHOLM — Swedish authorities said Friday they need more information before deciding whether to reopen the case of a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic that killed 852 people, in one of Europe's deadliest peacetime disasters at sea.

Indonesian police move transgender celebrity to private cell

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug cas
Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia

Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert arrived back in Australia on Friday and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison.
Brazilians mourn death of Argentinian archrival Maradona

Brazilians mourn death of Argentinian archrival Maradona

SAO PAULO — Brazil and Argentina are long rivals for soccer supremacy in South America, and Brazilians naturally think of their own Pelé as the best footballer in history.
Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

CARACAS, Venezuela — Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges by a judge Thursday and immediately sentenced to prison, dashing hopes of a quick release that would send them home to their fa

EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

BRUSSELS — Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. The European Union parliament on Thursday approved a mini trade deal with the United States, which includes the elimination of customs duties on U.S.
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