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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 8:15 p.m. EST

February 13, 2021 GMT

Yoshiro Mori has resigned as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after sexist comments made last week in which he said women “talk too much.”


Funeral home staff are under pressure in many places, but the burden is especially intense in Britain, where more than 115,000 people with the virus have died

The U.N.’s top human rights body has passed a consensus resolution urging military leaders in Myanmar to immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian government leaders detained after a military coup

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted the Italian president’s bid to form a new government, announcing a Cabinet of experts mixed with political operatives, at once seeking to assure financial markets and tame a potentially unruly coalition


The United Nations is sounding the alarm over projections that more than 2 million Yemeni children under age 5 are facing starvation this year

A senior Ethiopian official says rape has occurred “conclusively and without a doubt” in the country’s embattled Tigray region

Chinese state TV included dancers in blackface depicting Africans in a holiday gala for the second time in three years, prompting criticism online, as Asia welcomed the Year of the Ox with subdued festivities amid travel curbs to contain renewed coronavirus outbreaks

Myanmar’s coup leader has used the country’s Union Day holiday to call on people to work with the military if they want democracy, a request likely to be met with derision by protesters who are pushing for the release from detention of their country’s elected leaders

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ripped into the performance of his Cabinet and fired a senior economic official he appointed a month ago, saying they’d failed to come up with new ideas to salvage an economy in decay

 More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan on Friday as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities -- war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide