Top Headlines for September 21, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • K-Pop Group BTS Addresses the U.N.

    The seven members of the Korean pop group BTS used their speech to promote coronavirus vaccines and laud young people for their resiliency in the face of the pandemic and climate change.
  • New Zealand Eases Virus Restrictions in Auckland

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand ended nearly five weeks of the highest level of lockdown in Auckland, the country's most populous city, but reminded residents many restrictions would remain in place.
  • Erin O'Toole, Trudeau's Main Rival, Casts His Vote

    Mr. O'Toole, who became the leader of Canada's Conservative Party just over a year ago and began his campaign for prime minister with little name recognition, cast his ballot as Canadians headed to the polls in a snap election on Monday.
  • U.S. to Require International Travelers Be Fully Vaccinated

    The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said strict protocols would be put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the Biden administration prepared to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers in November.
  • Gunman Kills at Least Six in Shooting at a Russian University

    Officials said an 18-year-old law student killed at least six people and wounded more than a dozen others in a shooting at Perm State University. The shooter was wounded and detained by a traffic officer.
  • Migrants Deported From Texas Encampment Land in Haiti

    The first of thousands of Haitian migrants expected to be deported from a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas, landed in Port-au-Prince. Haitian officials have urged the U.S. to stop the flights because the country in crisis cannot handle the mass return of homeless deportees.
  • Rally to Support Jan. 6 Rioters Draws Few Participants

    The police and reporters far outnumbered attendees at the 'Justice for J6' rally in Washington, with fewer than 100 people gathering in support of those accused of storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • French Ambassador to Australia Leaves Embassy

    Jean-Pierre Thebault, France's ambassador to Australia, called the submarine deal between the United States, Britain and Australia 'a huge mistake' as he left the French Embassy in Canberra, Australia, after being recalled to France.
  • Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murder

    Durst, the onetime heir to a Manhattan real estate empire, was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing a close confidante more than 20 years ago. He faces the possibility of a life sentence.
  • Inspiration4 Crew Peeks at Earth From Capsule

    The space travelers shared their view of the planet through the capsule's dome, which features a single piece of glass with a viewing area of more than 2,000 square inches.
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