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UN chief warns China, U.S. to avoid new Cold War

Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their 'completely dysfunctional' relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest of the planet.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during an interview, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

U.S. officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said as they defended a response that included immediately deporting migrants and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town.

A little girl with teary eyes is carried by a woman who was deported from the U.S. border with Mexico at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)

ISIS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly roadside bombs targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, raising the specter of wider conflict between the country's new Taliban rulers and their long-time rivals.

Taliban fighters sit on the back of a pickup truck as they stop on a hillside in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)