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European Union official says Nord Stream pipeline damage was likely
European Union official says Nord Stream pipeline damage was likely "a deliberate act" as nations ramp up energy security

North Korea test launches missiles on eve of Vice President Kamala Harris trip to Seoul
North Korea test launches missiles on eve of Vice President Kamala Harris trip to Seoul

Japan accuses Russia of blindfolding diplomat and pinning him down over spying allegations:
Japan accuses Russia of blindfolding diplomat and pinning him down over spying allegations: "Unbelievable acts"

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister of Saudi Arabia
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister of Saudi Arabia

Zelenskyy slams Russia's
Zelenskyy slams Russia's "sham" referenda and calls for funding and security guarantees to defend Ukraine

Pro-Moscow officials say occupied areas have voted to join Russia in referendums dismissed as illegitimate by the West
Pro-Moscow officials say occupied areas have voted to join Russia in referendums dismissed as illegitimate by the West

Teacher accused of killing low-caste student over misspelling a word on an exam in India
Teacher accused of killing low-caste student over misspelling a word on an exam in India

Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos
Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos


"She was tortured": Mahsa Amini's family speaks out amid Iran protests

British pound slides to an all-time low against the dollar. Here's the impact.
British pound slides to an all-time low against the dollar. Here's the impact.

Biden to host France's Macron for state visit Dec. 1
Biden to host France's Macron for state visit Dec. 1

Putin grants Russian citizenship to former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden
Putin grants Russian citizenship to former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden

Man shoots Russian military recruiter at close range amid fear of Ukraine call-up
Man shoots Russian military recruiter at close range amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Kamala Harris in Japan amid protests over state funeral for slain ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Kamala Harris in Japan amid protests over state funeral for slain ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Sullivan says Putin's moves show Russia is
Sullivan says Putin's moves show Russia is "struggling badly" in Ukraine

Roger Federer loses doubles match with Rafael Nadal, the last of his tennis career
Roger Federer loses doubles match with Rafael Nadal, the last of his tennis career

At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria
At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

U.K. slashes taxes, hoping to spur growth. Critics worry about debt.
U.K. slashes taxes, hoping to spur growth. Critics worry about debt.

Russia school shooting by gunman with converted pistols and a shirt with
Russia school shooting by gunman with converted pistols and a shirt with "Nazi symbols" leaves at least 13 dead

Italy votes in its most right-wing government since World War II, as Giorgia Meloni sparks fears of fascism
Italy votes in its most right-wing government since World War II, as Giorgia Meloni sparks fears of fascism

Interview with Iran's president called off after Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear head scarf
Interview with Iran's president called off after Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear head scarf

Blinken calls out Russia for
Blinken calls out Russia for "sham referenda" to annex parts of Ukraine and "reckless nuclear threats"

At least 17 killed as anti-government protests spread in Iran
At least 17 killed as anti-government protests spread in Iran

Prisoners of war return to UK, Russia following swap deal
Prisoners of war return to UK, Russia following swap deal


"More people than ever" are surviving cancer in the U.S., study shows, as research and treatment see "unprecedented progress"

Strong quake jolts Mexico days after powerful temblor killed at least two
Strong quake jolts Mexico days after powerful temblor killed at least two


"Russia wants war": Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for peace and war crimes tribunal in speech to United Nations

Biden denounces Russia at U.N., says Putin
Biden denounces Russia at U.N., says Putin "shamelessly violated" charter

2 American veterans captured in Ukraine released, their families say
2 American veterans captured in Ukraine released, their families say

Despite tensions, NASA astronaut joins Russian cosmonauts for flight to space station
Despite tensions, NASA astronaut joins Russian cosmonauts for flight to space station

U.S. to restart immigrant visa processing in Cuba in 2023 to discourage illegal migration
U.S. to restart immigrant visa processing in Cuba in 2023 to discourage illegal migration

Deadly protests spread, demonstrators burn hijabs in Iran after 22-year-old woman dies in custody of
Deadly protests spread, demonstrators burn hijabs in Iran after 22-year-old woman dies in custody of "morality police"

Young woman's death after arrest by Iran's
Young woman's death after arrest by Iran's "morality police" sparks deadly protests, rare criticism from officials

Latvia says it will not welcome Russians fleeing mobilisation
Latvia says it will not welcome Russians fleeing mobilisation

Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine
Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine

Germany's Flick admits mistakes in Bayern exit
Germany's Flick admits mistakes in Bayern exit

Chinese man killed Nigerian ex-girlfriend for rejecting him
Chinese man killed Nigerian ex-girlfriend for rejecting him

Tensions rise over Leicester violence as India and Pakistan wade into ‘dark episode’
Tensions rise over Leicester violence as India and Pakistan wade into ‘dark episode’

Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian reservists and hints using nuclear weapons still possible
Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian reservists and hints using nuclear weapons still possible

Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 4 storm, heads toward Bermuda after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands
Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 4 storm, heads toward Bermuda after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands

China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian
China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian "zero COVID" policy

Former world surfing champion Kalani David, 24, dies while practicing in Costa Rica
Former world surfing champion Kalani David, 24, dies while practicing in Costa Rica

Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.'s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly
Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.'s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly

American hostage freed in prisoner swap for high-ranking Taliban official
American hostage freed in prisoner swap for high-ranking Taliban official

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake kills 1 in Taiwan, toppling 3-story building and derailing train
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake kills 1 in Taiwan, toppling 3-story building and derailing train

Mexico arrests retired general and 3 other Army members in case of 43 missing students
Mexico arrests retired general and 3 other Army members in case of 43 missing students

Iranian president orders probe after 22-year-old woman reportedly dies in custody of
Iranian president orders probe after 22-year-old woman reportedly dies in custody of "morality police"

Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia
Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia

Ukraine troops focus on Donbas ‘de-occupation’ from Russia
Ukraine troops focus on Donbas ‘de-occupation’ from Russia

Entire family, including a young child, among hundreds of victims found in newly-discovered mass grave in Ukraine
Entire family, including a young child, among hundreds of victims found in newly-discovered mass grave in Ukraine

Floods kill at least 10 in Italy as dozens are rescued from rooftops and trees:
Floods kill at least 10 in Italy as dozens are rescued from rooftops and trees: "It was a tsunami"

UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after state funeral
UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after state funeral

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries
Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries

Prosecutors Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Who Called 911
Prosecutors Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Who Called 911

Putin tells Modi he wants Ukraine war to end as soon as possible
Putin tells Modi he wants Ukraine war to end as soon as possible

EU legislators say Hungary is no longer a ‘full democracy’
EU legislators say Hungary is no longer a ‘full democracy’

Evidence of atrocities and anger over betrayal as Ukraine towns emerge from Russian occupation
Evidence of atrocities and anger over betrayal as Ukraine towns emerge from Russian occupation

U.S. to send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine
U.S. to send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine

Mass grave found in recaptured city in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
Mass grave found in recaptured city in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says

Putin acknowledges China's
Putin acknowledges China's "concerns" over war with Ukraine

U.S. sets up $3.5 billion fund to aid Afghanistan using frozen bank reserves
U.S. sets up $3.5 billion fund to aid Afghanistan using frozen bank reserves

At least 9 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Guatemala concert:
At least 9 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Guatemala concert: "People couldn't move"

6 men arrested for allegedly raping and killing teenage sisters in India
6 men arrested for allegedly raping and killing teenage sisters in India

Klopp mocks Boehly plan for Premier League all-star game
Klopp mocks Boehly plan for Premier League all-star game

Potter frustrated as Salzburg hold Chelsea
Potter frustrated as Salzburg hold Chelsea

Russia says longer-range U.S. missiles for Kyiv would cross red line
Russia says longer-range U.S. missiles for Kyiv would cross red line

Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Roger Federer announces he will retire from competitive tennis
Roger Federer announces he will retire from competitive tennis

Ukraine dam hit by Russian missiles in Zelenskyy’s hometown
Ukraine dam hit by Russian missiles in Zelenskyy’s hometown

People are ‘robbing’ banks in Lebanon – to take their own money
People are ‘robbing’ banks in Lebanon – to take their own money

Woman with toy gun breaks into Beirut bank to take $13,000 in locked savings, says she needs money for sister's cancer treatment
Woman with toy gun breaks into Beirut bank to take $13,000 in locked savings, says she needs money for sister's cancer treatment

Woman
Woman "hiding" in South Korea arrested after children's bodies found in suitcases in New Zealand

World Health Organization says COVID deaths are at lowest point since March 2020:
World Health Organization says COVID deaths are at lowest point since March 2020: "The end is in sight"

Biden speaks with King Charles III, offers condolences for queen's death
Biden speaks with King Charles III, offers condolences for queen's death

UK backs Ukraine’s claim it downed Iran-made drone used by Russia
UK backs Ukraine’s claim it downed Iran-made drone used by Russia

Grief and questions after UK police kill a Black man
Grief and questions after UK police kill a Black man

Queen Elizabeth II moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state
Queen Elizabeth II moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state

Eiffel Tower to plunge into early darkness every night amid Europe's looming energy crisis
Eiffel Tower to plunge into early darkness every night amid Europe's looming energy crisis

Elias Theodorou, former UFC fighter, dies of colon cancer at age 34
Elias Theodorou, former UFC fighter, dies of colon cancer at age 34

Armenia and Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash, spurring fears of broader hostilities
Armenia and Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash, spurring fears of broader hostilities

Russia's Vladimir Putin faces rare criticism at home as Ukraine's troops reclaim ground
Russia's Vladimir Putin faces rare criticism at home as Ukraine's troops reclaim ground

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at London's Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at London's Buckingham Palace

Ukraine's foreign minister slams Germany's decision not to send tanks as Kyiv pushes to oust Russia
Ukraine's foreign minister slams Germany's decision not to send tanks as Kyiv pushes to oust Russia

Nigerian separatist leader challenges terrorism charges, court reserves ruling
Nigerian separatist leader challenges terrorism charges, court reserves ruling

Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space
Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space

Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India
Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India

Study shows possible link between fake sweeteners and heart disease, diabetes
Study shows possible link between fake sweeteners and heart disease, diabetes

Seoul says N. Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes
Seoul says N. Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes

Armenia, Russia agree ‘joint steps to stabilise’ border
Armenia, Russia agree ‘joint steps to stabilise’ border

Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents
Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents

King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II's coffin through Edinburgh
King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II's coffin through Edinburgh

Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot at Los Angeles restaurant
Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot at Los Angeles restaurant

CDC warns about enterovirus in kids — and the risk of rare paralysis that can follow
CDC warns about enterovirus in kids — and the risk of rare paralysis that can follow

Alabama may use untried execution method, nitrogen hypoxia, on man convicted in 1999 triple killing
Alabama may use untried execution method, nitrogen hypoxia, on man convicted in 1999 triple killing

Princes Harry and Andrew not allowed to wear military uniform at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
Princes Harry and Andrew not allowed to wear military uniform at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

The public in the U.K. will be able to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state. Here's how.
The public in the U.K. will be able to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state. Here's how.

Ukraine troops ‘outnumbered Russia’s 8 times’ in counterattack
Ukraine troops ‘outnumbered Russia’s 8 times’ in counterattack

Putin ally Kadyrov criticises Russian army after Ukraine setback
Putin ally Kadyrov criticises Russian army after Ukraine setback

Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks
Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque
India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque

Mossad chief: Iran nuclear deal won’t halt Israeli ‘operations’
Mossad chief: Iran nuclear deal won’t halt Israeli ‘operations’

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, killing at least 3
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, killing at least 3

Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster
Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Ukrainian ambassador vows military will
Ukrainian ambassador vows military will "liberate all Ukraine" amid counteroffensive

Russian troops retreat as Ukrainian counteroffensive makes rapid progress
Russian troops retreat as Ukrainian counteroffensive makes rapid progress

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive
Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive

5 dead after New Zealand boat flips after possible collision with whale
5 dead after New Zealand boat flips after possible collision with whale

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral – the first U.K. state funeral in more than half a century – will be a bank holiday, King Charles proclaims
Queen Elizabeth II's funeral – the first U.K. state funeral in more than half a century – will be a bank holiday, King Charles proclaims

William and Kate are the new Prince and Princess of Wales
William and Kate are the new Prince and Princess of Wales

King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony
King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony

King Charles III, in his first address, pledges
King Charles III, in his first address, pledges "lifelong service" and thanks his "darling mama"

This year's blistering summer in Europe was the hottest on record
This year's blistering summer in Europe was the hottest on record

7 things you might not know about the late Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch
7 things you might not know about the late Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors "concerned" over her health

Blinken announces $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Europe during unscheduled visit to Kyiv
Blinken announces $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Europe during unscheduled visit to Kyiv

China extends COVID lockdown of megacity Chengdu indefinitely
China extends COVID lockdown of megacity Chengdu indefinitely

Fighting rages near Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine
Fighting rages near Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine

Memphis shooting spree leaves four people dead, three wounded
Memphis shooting spree leaves four people dead, three wounded

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors "concerned" over her health

Canada stabbing spree suspect dies in custody
Canada stabbing spree suspect dies in custody

Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership
Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership

Seized Trump documents showed foreign nation’s nuclear capability
Seized Trump documents showed foreign nation’s nuclear capability

Putin says ‘impossible’ to isolate Russia, hails strong Asia ties
Putin says ‘impossible’ to isolate Russia, hails strong Asia ties

Gulf nations demand Netflix remove ‘offensive’ content
Gulf nations demand Netflix remove ‘offensive’ content

After record floods, now Pakistan has to worry about economy
After record floods, now Pakistan has to worry about economy

China agrees to pay for Russian gas in roubles and yuan: Gazprom
China agrees to pay for Russian gas in roubles and yuan: Gazprom

Former Trump Adviser faces indictment, will turn himself in, sources say
Former Trump Adviser faces indictment, will turn himself in, sources say

California Independent System Operator issues emergency alert as record heat wave puts strain on state's electrical grid
California Independent System Operator issues emergency alert as record heat wave puts strain on state's electrical grid

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't plan on running for president again
Hillary Clinton says she doesn't plan on running for president again

COVID-19 vaccine likely to become an annual shot like the flu vaccine, Fauci says
COVID-19 vaccine likely to become an annual shot like the flu vaccine, Fauci says

U.N. watchdog says nuclear accident must be avoided in Ukraine:
U.N. watchdog says nuclear accident must be avoided in Ukraine: "We are playing with fire"

India and China first to authorize inhaled COVID vaccines
India and China first to authorize inhaled COVID vaccines

Huge Typhoon Hinnamnor slams into South Korea, leaving at least 3 dead and others missing in submerged buildings
Huge Typhoon Hinnamnor slams into South Korea, leaving at least 3 dead and others missing in submerged buildings

Queen appoints Liz Truss as UK’s prime minister
Queen appoints Liz Truss as UK’s prime minister

Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England
Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England

U.S. says Russia buying weapons for Ukraine war from North Korea amid
U.S. says Russia buying weapons for Ukraine war from North Korea amid "severe supply shortages"

Major Chinese city enforcing strict COVID lockdown despite powerful earthquake
Major Chinese city enforcing strict COVID lockdown despite powerful earthquake

Fears mount as fighting continues near nuclear power plant in Ukraine
Fears mount as fighting continues near nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Euro drops to 20-year low, falling below a dollar
Euro drops to 20-year low, falling below a dollar

Nice terror attack trial starts in France: 8 face justice, accused of helping truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel
Nice terror attack trial starts in France: 8 face justice, accused of helping truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

China accuses U.S. of cyberattacks on university that allegedly does military research
China accuses U.S. of cyberattacks on university that allegedly does military research

Private jet with prominent German businessman and 3 others on board crashes into Baltic Sea with
Private jet with prominent German businessman and 3 others on board crashes into Baltic Sea with "no explanation at all"

Truce in Ethiopia's war with Tigray rebels brought little relief. Now it seems to be falling apart.
Truce in Ethiopia's war with Tigray rebels brought little relief. Now it seems to be falling apart.

One suspect found dead, one still on the run after killed 10 in Canada stabbings:
One suspect found dead, one still on the run after killed 10 in Canada stabbings: "No one in this town is ever going to sleep again"

Israeli army acknowledges
Israeli army acknowledges "high probability" soldier killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Iran sentences 2 LGBTQ rights activists to death for
Iran sentences 2 LGBTQ rights activists to death for "spreading corruption on earth," rights groups say

Referees' body to cooperate with Premier League review of VAR
Referees' body to cooperate with Premier League review of VAR

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Ruto’s win in presidential election
Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Ruto’s win in presidential election

Russians bid farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Vladimir Putin
Russians bid farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Vladimir Putin

Mystery respiratory illness kills two health care workers and patient at clinic, sickens six others in Argentina
Mystery respiratory illness kills two health care workers and patient at clinic, sickens six others in Argentina

5 Palestinians executed in Gaza on charges of murder, espionage for Israel
5 Palestinians executed in Gaza on charges of murder, espionage for Israel

10 dead, 15 hospitalized in Canada mass stabbing attacks, police say
10 dead, 15 hospitalized in Canada mass stabbing attacks, police say

China earthquake kills more than 20 in southwest region with many under COVID lockdown
China earthquake kills more than 20 in southwest region with many under COVID lockdown

Eight die climbing Eurasia's tallest active volcano as icy winds delay rescue of four others
Eight die climbing Eurasia's tallest active volcano as icy winds delay rescue of four others

Liz Truss chosen to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and U.K. Prime Minister
Liz Truss chosen to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and U.K. Prime Minister

Liz Truss chosen to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and U.K. Prime Minister

Liz Truss chosen to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and U.K. Prime Minister
Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss appears on BBC's Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show presented by Laura Kuenssberg in London, Britain, September 4, 2022 | JEFF OVERS/BBC/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Members of Britain's Conservative Party selected Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson as the party's leader on Monday, meaning Truss will take over as the U.K. Prime Minister on Tuesday. The former foreign secretary will officially begin her new job after Johnson visits Queen Elizabeth II to formally resign.

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Eight die climbing Eurasia's tallest active volcano as icy winds delay rescue of four others

Eight die climbing Eurasia's tallest active volcano as icy winds delay rescue of four others

The number of people who died in an accident while climbing Eurasia's tallest active volcano has risen to eight, Russian authorities said Monday.

A helicopter with a rescue team was on the way to the site of the accident, emergency officials said.

Russian media initially reported on Saturday that five climbers died while trying to ascend to the top of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula. The accident occurred about 500 meters below the 4,750-meter (15,884-foot) summit, the reports cited the prosecutor's office of the Kamchatka region as saying.

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China earthquake kills more than 20 in southwest region with many under COVID lockdown

China earthquake kills more than 20 in southwest region with many under COVID lockdown
Photo shows the aftermath of a 6.6-magnitude earthquake in Hailuogou, in China's southwestern Sichuan province, on September 5, 2022 | STR/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

At least 21 people were killed when a strong earthquake struck southwestern China on Monday, state media reported, as violent tremors in a remote region damaged homes and left some areas without electricity. The Magnitude 6.6 quake hit around 26 miles southeast of the city of Kangding in Sichuan province at a depth of about six miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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10 dead, 15 hospitalized in Canada mass stabbing attacks, police say

10 dead, 15 hospitalized in Canada mass stabbing attacks, police say
Two men suspected in a series of stabbing attacks in the Candian province of Saskatchewan | ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

Canadian police searched across the expansive province of Saskatchewan for two suspects believed to have stabbed 10 people to death in an Indigenous community and a nearby town in one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's history.

The suspects also injured 15 people in the series of knife attacks that led the James Smith Cree Nation to declare a state of emergency and badly shook residents of the nearby village of Weldon.

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5 Palestinians executed in Gaza on charges of murder, espionage for Israel

5 Palestinians executed in Gaza on charges of murder, espionage for Israel

Gaza's Hamas authorities Sunday executed five Palestinian men convicted in separate cases of murder and alleged collaboration with Israel.

The Interior Ministry said the executions meant "to achieve public deterrence and security," but rights groups in the past have questioned fair-trial standards in the military and civilian courts of the Islamic militant group.

Two of the men, both members of the Palestinian security forces, were killed by firing squad, and the other three were hanged at dawn at a security site in Gaza City.

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Mystery respiratory illness kills two health care workers and patient at clinic, sickens six others in Argentina

Mystery respiratory illness kills two health care workers and patient at clinic, sickens six others in Argentina

A third person has died this week in Argentina from a type of pneumonia of unknown origin, with the fatalities thus far limited to a single clinic, health authorities said Thursday.

Nine people in northwestern Tucuman province have come down with a mysterious respiratory illness, including eight medical staff at the private clinic, Tucuman health minister Luis Medina Ruiz told reporters.

Three people — two health care workers and now also a patient at the clinic — have died since Monday.

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Russians bid farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Vladimir Putin

Russians bid farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Vladimir Putin
Memorial service personnel carry the coffin of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during his funeral at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, Russia September 3, 2022 | POOL / REUTERS

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who launched drastic reforms that helped end the Cold War and precipitated the breakup of the Soviet Union, was buried Saturday after a farewell ceremony attended by thousands of mourners but snubbed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Ruto’s win in presidential election

The verdict was delivered by Martha Koome, chair of the seven-member Supreme Court on Monday.

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Ruto’s win in presidential election
Kenya's former Deputy President William Ruto reacts after being declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya August 15, 2022 [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters]

Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the victory of former Deputy President William Ruto in the August 9 presidential election, after ruling on a number of petitions brought by his closest challenger Raila Odinga.

The unanimous verdict was delivered on Monday by Martha Koome, the chair of the seven-member court.

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Referees' body to cooperate with Premier League review of VAR

Referees' body to cooperate with Premier League review of VAR

The organisation representing English football's top-flight referees effectively conceded Sunday that the VAR decisions to disallow West Ham and Newcastle goals this weekend were wrong as it promised to "fully co-operate" with a Premier League review of the incidents.

The Professional Game Match Officials' (PGMOL) Board took the unusual step of "acknowledging" the specific controversies in a statement issued Sunday.

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Iran sentences 2 LGBTQ rights activists to death for "spreading corruption on earth," rights groups say

Iran sentences 2 LGBTQ rights activists to death for spreading corruption on earth, rights groups say
Women demonstrate against Iran's treatment of LGBTQ individuals during the Christopher Street Day (CSD) pride parade in Berlin, Germany, June 19, 2010 | JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GETTY

A court in Iran has sentenced to death two gay rights activists on charges of promoting homosexuality, campaigners said Monday, urging pressure from the international community to stop the implementation of the verdicts.

The two women, Zahra Sedighi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Chubdar, 24, were sentenced to death by the court in the northwestern town of Urmia, the Hengaw Kurdish rights organization said.

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Israeli army acknowledges "high probability" soldier killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Israeli army acknowledges
An undated photo released by the Al Jazeera network shows journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. She was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early on May 11, 2022 | AL JAZEERA VIA AP

The Israeli military on Monday announced the long-awaited results of its investigation into the deadly shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying there was a "high probability" an Israeli soldier had mistakenly killed her during a raid in the occupied West Bank last May.

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One suspect found dead, one still on the run after killed 10 in Canada stabbings: "No one in this town is ever going to sleep again"

One suspect found dead, one still on the run after killed 10 in Canada stabbings: No one in this town is ever going to sleep again
Damien Sanderson, left, and Myles Sanderson. Authorities identified the pair as suspects in a series of stabbings in two communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that left multiple people dead and others wounded on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 | ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE VIA AP

Canadian authorities said Monday that one of the two men suspected of stabbing to death 10 people in an Indigenous community and a nearby town in Saskatchewan has been found dead, and the other is still being sought. Police had charged both suspects with murder and other counts as the massive manhunt following one of the nation's deadliest mass killings entered its second...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 11:32am
 
Truce in Ethiopia's war with Tigray rebels brought little relief. Now it seems to be falling apart.

Truce in Ethiopia's war with Tigray rebels brought little relief. Now it seems to be falling apart.
Ethiopian government soldiers ride in a truck on a road near Agula, north of Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, May 8, 2021 | BEN CURTIS/AP

For five months, a fragile peace agreement has allowed desperately needed humanitarian relief to trickle into Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region. But the year-long war that tore apart the northern part of the country in 2021 appears to have returned, once again putting the lives of millions of people at risk.

Reports of fighting emerged again near the end of August in the town of Kobo, in southern Tigray. The independence-minded rebels of the Tigray province and the Ethiopian government forces blamed...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:00pm
 
Private jet with prominent German businessman and 3 others on board crashes into Baltic Sea with "no explanation at all"

Private jet with prominent German businessman and 3 others on board crashes into Baltic Sea with no explanation at all
German businessman Karl-Peter Griesemann, a leading supporter of the Cologne Carnival, is seen here in a carnival costume in 2004 | PETER BISCHOFF/GETTY IMAGES

A private jet carrying four people that was due to land in Germany but which continued to fly across Europe as air traffic controllers tried unsuccessfully to make contact crashed Sunday into the Baltic Sea off Latvia, authorities said.

Karl-Peter Griesemann, a prominent German businessman, was aboard the plane with three others, a spokesperson for Quick Air, an air charter company based in Cologne, told Reuters. Local newspaper Express reported that Griesemann was the pilot and that he was with his...More



 

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China accuses U.S. of cyberattacks on university that allegedly does military research

China accuses U.S. of cyberattacks on university that allegedly does military research
A photo taken on Sept. 5, 2022 shows the campus of Northwestern Polytechnical University in the Beilin district of Xi 'an, in China's Shaanxi province | CFOTO/FUTURE PUBLISHING VIA GETTY IMAGES

China on Monday accused Washington of breaking into computers at a university that U.S. officials say does military research, adding to complaints by both governments of rampant online spying against each other.

Northwestern Polytechnical University reported computer break-ins in June, the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center announced. It said the center, working with a commercial security provider, Qihoo 360 Technology Co., traced the attacks to the National Security Agency...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:28pm
 
Nice terror attack trial starts in France: 8 face justice, accused of helping truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

Nice terror attack trial starts in France: 8 face justice, accused of helping truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

It was July 14, 2016 — Bastille Day in France. Some 30,000 people were on the seafront Promenade des Anglais in Nice that night to watch the traditional fireworks to mark the national holiday.

The road along the French Riviera promenade was closed to traffic for the evening. Suddenly, a truck appeared on the road and started plowing through the crowd, driving at 56 miles per hour. The driver swerved several times, deliberately, to hit a maximum number of pedestrians as people fled in terror.

The truck mounted the sidewalk at several points to avoid police roadblocks that had been designed to keep vehicles away during the festivities.

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:39pm
 
Euro drops to 20-year low, falling below a dollar

Euro drops to 20-year low, falling below a dollar

The euro hit a 20-year low Monday after Russia said it would shut off its main gas pipeline to Europe over what it described as maintenance issues.

The European Union currency dropped as much as 7% to 98.8 cents, reaching its lowest level since 2002. The euro was worth $1.19 when it launched on January 1, 1999, and peaked at $1.60 in 2008. Its record low came in October 2020 when it fell to 83 cents, as COVID-19 was slamming the global economy

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:43pm
 
Fears mount as fighting continues near nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Fears mount as fighting continues near nuclear power plant in Ukraine


Officials in Europe are accusing Russia of weaponizing fuel after it cut off a major pipeline, saying the oil supply won't be turned back on until sanctions over its war in Ukraine are lifted. This comes as fighting threatens Europe's largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

Fire is exactly the word you don't want to hear at a nuclear energy plant. But that's what happened at Zaporizhzhia amid sustained shelling.

Ukraine's energy body, Energoatum, said it deliberately took the plant off the grid so that the fire could be extinguished.

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:46pm
 
Major Chinese city enforcing strict COVID lockdown despite powerful earthquake

Major Chinese city enforcing strict COVID lockdown despite powerful earthquake
Rescue workers set up tents at a shelter following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Moxi town, Luding county, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China, on September 5, 2022 | CHINA DAILY VIA REUTERS

Authorities in Chengdu in southwestern China have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city's population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65 people in outlying areas.

Footage circulating online Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked lobby doors following Monday's 6.8 magnitude quake centered in the...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:54pm
 
U.S. says Russia buying weapons for Ukraine war from North Korea amid "severe supply shortages"

U.S. says Russia buying weapons for Ukraine war from North Korea amid severe supply shortages
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok, April 25, 2019 | ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP/GETTY

The Russian Ministry of Defense is in the process of purchasing millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing fight in Ukraine, according to a newly downgraded U.S. intelligence finding. A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence determination, said Monday that the fact Russia is turning to the isolated state of North Korea demonstrates that "the Russian...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 12:59pm
 
Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England

Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England
Manchester United's Harry Maguire waves to his team supporters after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Brentford and Manchester United at the Gtech Community Stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Manchester United lost 0-4 .(AP Photo/Ian Walton)

Harry Maguire has been dropped by Manchester United despite being its club captain and the most expensive defender in soccer history.

The big question now: How will that affect his place in England's team ahead of the World Cup?

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Tue, September 06, 2022 1:29pm
 
Queen appoints Liz Truss as UK’s prime minister

Truss is asked by the British monarch to form a new government a day after the Conservative Party picked her as a leader.

Queen appoints Liz Truss as UK’s prime minister
Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral | [Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP]

Liz Truss became Britain’s next prime minister after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who asked her to form a new government.

Truss, 47, took office on Tuesday in the carefully choreographed ceremony with the monarch a day after the ruling Conservative Party announced that Truss was elected as its leader.

“The Queen received in Audience The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new Administration,” a Buckingham Palace statement said.

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Tue, September 06, 2022 3:40pm
 
Huge Typhoon Hinnamnor slams into South Korea, leaving at least 3 dead and others missing in submerged buildings

Huge Typhoon Hinnamnor slams into South Korea, leaving at least 3 dead and others missing in submerged buildings
A Member of South Korea's Marine Corps 1st Division looks at a civilian vehicle submerged by floodwater in the southern city of Pohang, September 6, 2022, after Typhoon Hinnamnor brought huge rainfall to many southern parts of South Korea | REPUBLIC OF KOREA MINISTRY OF DEFENSE/HANDOUT

One of the most powerful storms South Korea has seen in years started lashing southern parts of the country before dawn on Tuesday. By the early evening, Typhoon Hinnamnor had claimed at least three lives, left eight people missing and forced around 4,600 to flee their homes. The typhoon dumped a devastating three feet of rain in some regions, causing floods that left at least 160...More



 

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Tue, September 06, 2022 5:19pm
 
India and China first to authorize inhaled COVID vaccines

India and China first to authorize inhaled COVID vaccines
The world's first aerosolized COVID-19 vaccine (Ad5-nCoV) is on display at the CanSino Biologics (CanSinoBIO) booth during the 5th Hainan International Health Industry Expo at Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center on November 12, 2021 in Haikou, Hainan Province of China. The inhaled vaccine was approved in September 2022 for use as a booster | CHEN YUANCAI/VCG/GETTY

India and China have cleared a new approach in COVID-19 vaccination — two needle-free options, one a squirt in the nose and the other inhaled through the mouth.

Regulators in India authorized Bharat Biotech's nasal version on Tuesday as an option for people who haven't yet been vaccinated.

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Tue, September 06, 2022 5:43pm
 
U.N. watchdog says nuclear accident must be avoided in Ukraine: "We are playing with fire"

U.N. watchdog says nuclear accident must be avoided in Ukraine: We are playing with fire
Members of the U.N. Security Council attend a meeting on the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine at the United Nations Headquarters on Sept. 6, 2022 in New York City | GETTY IMAGES

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief told world leaders at the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that Ukrainian technicians who are operating the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant are "under constant high stress and pressure, especially with the limited staff available."

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made clear that the situation could "lead to increased human error with implications for nuclear safety."

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Wed, September 07, 2022 12:06pm
 
COVID-19 vaccine likely to become an annual shot like the flu vaccine, Fauci says

COVID-19 vaccine likely to become an annual shot like the flu vaccine, Fauci says

The COVID-19 vaccine is likely to become an annual shot that gets updated each year like the flu vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a White House press briefing on the coronavirus response Tuesday.

"In the absence of a dramatically different variant, we likely are moving towards a path with a vaccination cadence similar to that of the annual influenza vaccine, with annual updated COVID-19 shots matched to the currently circulating strains for most of the population," said Fauci, who serves as President Biden's chief medical adviser and the head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 12:09pm
 
Hillary Clinton says she doesn't plan on running for president again

Hillary Clinton says she doesn't plan on running for president again

In a wide-ranging interview with CBS News, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she does not plan on running for president again after losing to former president Trump in 2016. But Clinton said she plans to do "everything I can" to ensure future presidents defend democratic principles.

When asked by "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell if she'd ever consider another presidential bid, Clinton replied "No, no."

"But I'm gonna do everything I can to make sure that we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions," she added.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 12:19pm
 
California Independent System Operator issues emergency alert as record heat wave puts strain on state's electrical grid

California Independent System Operator issues emergency alert as record heat wave puts strain on state's electrical grid

A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply and threatened power shortages that could prompt blackouts while people were desperately trying to stay cool.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the entity that oversees the state's electrical grid, upgraded its Energy Emergency Alert level from 2 to 3, making power outages possible. It had earlier warned there could be "rotating power outages" Tuesday evening.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 12:24pm
 
Former Trump Adviser faces indictment, will turn himself in, sources say

Steve Bannon faces New York state indictment, will turn himself in, sources say

Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump's advisers, faces an indictment on state charges in New York and will turn himself in, two sources close to Bannon confirmed to CBS News late Tuesday night.

The details of the charges were not immediately clear. The New York District Attorney's Office declined to comment late Tuesday.

The news of Bannon's upcoming indictment was first reported by The Washington Post, which said Bannon will turn himself in on Thursday.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 12:29pm
 
China agrees to pay for Russian gas in roubles and yuan: Gazprom

Russia is pushing to reduce reliance on the US dollar and boost economic ties with China amid Western sanctions.

China agrees to pay for Russian gas in roubles and yuan: Gazprom
The energy giant said gas from the under-developed Kovykta field will start flowing through the Power of Siberia pipeline 'before the end of the year', allowing for the 'increase [in] the volume of gas deliveries to China in 2023' | [File: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg]

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom says it has signed an agreement with China to start payments for gas supplies to China in yuan and roubles instead of US dollars, in a sign of warming relations between Beijing and Moscow, which is under Western sanctions.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 2:39pm
 
After record floods, now Pakistan has to worry about economy

The rain has destroyed vast hectares of crops, including cotton, a key source of employment and forex for the nation.

After record floods, now Pakistan has to worry about economy
Almost 80 percent of the crops in Pakistan's Sindh province were destroyed [File: Stringer/Reuters]

Tanveer Aziz Kingrani was planning to spend August preparing for his term examinations at the University of Sindh. Instead, the 23-year-old aspiring physicist has been camping out in a tent with 18 family members for the past week after his village was completely submerged in floods.

A resident of Haji Manik Khan village, 20km (12 miles) from Dadu city in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, Kingrani and his family are among the 33 million people who have been forced to leave their houses due to...More



 

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Wed, September 07, 2022 2:47pm
 
Gulf nations demand Netflix remove ‘offensive’ content

A GCC committee said the unspecified content ‘violates Islamic and societal values and principles’.

Gulf nations demand Netflix remove ‘offensive’ content
Netflix is popular across the Middle East and North Africa, but local streaming services are trying to eat into its market share | [File: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters]

Gulf Arab countries have demanded that the streaming service Netflix remove “offensive content”, citing unspecified material that “violates Islamic and societal values and principals”.

A special committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional organisation that includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman, made the request in a statement on Tuesday.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 2:53pm
 
Putin says ‘impossible’ to isolate Russia, hails strong Asia ties

Putin says ‘impossible’ to isolate Russia, hails strong Asia ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia | [Sergei Bobylev/The Associated Press]

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Western sanctions imposed on his country following the invasion of Ukraine a “threat to the entire world” while saying efforts to isolate Russia were in vain amid a pivot towards Asia.

Putin made the comments during a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, shortly before it was announced that the Russian leader would meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, next week in Uzbekistan.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 3:16pm
 
Seized Trump documents showed foreign nation’s nuclear capability

More than 11,000 government documents and photographs were seized when the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate last month.

Seized Trump documents showed foreign nation’s nuclear capability
The Washington Post says some of the documents seized detailed the defence capabilities of a foreign power | [File: Jim Bourg/Reuters]

A document describing a foreign government’s military defences, including its nuclear capabilities, was found in the FBI’s search last month of former US President Donald Trump’s Florida home, according to a report in the Washington Post.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 3:39pm
 
Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership

Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership
Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel leaves after the Champions League group E soccer match between Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Thomas Tuchel has been fired by Chelsea only one month into the season. The decision by Chelsea’s new ownership comes a day after the team lost to Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in its first group match in the Champions League. Chelsea has lost two of its first six games in the Premier League. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Chelsea's new American owners are proving to be just as ruthless as the man they replaced.

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Wed, September 07, 2022 3:57pm
 
Canada stabbing spree suspect dies in custody

Myles Sanderson died after he was arrested by police for the deaths of 10 people in Saskatchewan stabbing spree.

Canada stabbing spree suspect dies in custody
Myles Sanderson was arrested after a highway pursuit in which his truck was forced off the road [Lars Hagberg/AFP]

Myles Sanderson, the second suspect in a deadly stabbing spree in Canada, has died after his car was run off the road, according to police.

The four-day manhunt had worsened grief and fear in the remote communities where 10 people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured last weekend.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the province of Saskatchewan said that Sanderson had been found near Rosthern, a town about 130km (80 miles) from the attacks in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors "concerned" over her health

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

"Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

The announcement came after the 96-year-old monarch pulled out of a virtual event on Wednesday and was advised to rest by doctors.

A day before that, she met the U.K.'s new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral.

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Memphis shooting spree leaves four people dead, three wounded

Officials said it was a ‘mobile mass shooting’ that took place at eight crime scenes, while the suspect recorded his actions on Facebook.

Memphis shooting spree leaves four people dead, three wounded
Memphis police officers work at one of multiple crime scenes they believe were committed by a man driving around shooting in Memphis, Tennessee [Reuters]

A suspected attacker has been arrested after he killed four people and wounded three others firing at multiple locations in Memphis, United States.

Local reports said the shooting spree started as early as 12:56pm (17:56 GMT) on Wednesday and continued till late evening. Those wounded were taken to hospital.

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Thu, September 08, 2022 1:39pm
 
Fighting rages near Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine

An official says the besieged Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility may be closed as residents near the plant are urged to evacuate for their own safety.

Fighting rages near Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine
A Russian soldier guards the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in southeastern Ukraine [AP]

Heavy fighting erupted in areas near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine after Kyiv warned it might have to shut down the plant to avoid a radiation disaster.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in its daily update on Thursday that some villages near the plant were bombed over the past 24 hours by “tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery”.

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China extends COVID lockdown of megacity Chengdu indefinitely

China extends coronavirus lockdown of megacity Chengdu indefinitely, with no end in sight to strict
A food deliveryman delivers food to residents confined at home on September 3, 2022 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Residents in Chengdu are required to stay home in an effort to curb further expansion of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the city | YUAN KEJIA/VCG/GETTY

It's all starting to feel very familiar: A few COVID-19 cases pop up, local government officials announce a lockdown scheduled to last a few days, then more cases emerge — not many, but more — and the lockdown is extended for another few days. And then, as the people of Shanghai learned earlier this year, the restrictions are made indefinite.

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Thu, September 08, 2022 3:45pm
 
Blinken announces $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Europe during unscheduled visit to Kyiv

Blinken announces $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Europe during unscheduled visit to Kyiv

Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unscheduled visit to Kyiv on Thursday as the Biden administration announced major new military aid worth more than $2 billion for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.

In meetings with senior Ukrainian officials, Blinken said the Biden administration had notified Congress of its intent to provide $2 billion in long-term Foreign Military Financing to Ukraine and 18 of its neighbors, including NATO members and regional security partners, that are "most potentially at risk for future Russian aggression."

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Thu, September 08, 2022 4:08pm
 
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors "concerned" over her health

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision at Scotland residence as doctors

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

"Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

All the queen's children, as well as her grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, travelled to Balmoral to be with her, British media reported.

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Thu, September 08, 2022 6:03pm
 
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known, has died at the age of 96. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the queen died Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her official residence in Scotland.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," the palace said in a statement, referring to the new monarch, Elizabeth's eldest son, now known as King Charles III, and his wife Camilla.

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7 things you might not know about the late Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch

7 things you might not know about the late Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch

As the United Kingdom, and its Commonwealth nations and the world mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II after her record 70 years on the throne, here are seven things you may not have known about the British monarch.

1. Longest reign in British history
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history on September 9, 2015, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. (She had the second-longest reign in world history, behind only France's King Louis XIV, who gained his title at the age of just 4 years old, in 1643.)

2. Presidential meetings
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This year's blistering summer in Europe was the hottest on record

This year's blistering summer in Europe was the hottest on record

Europe has been plagued for months by extreme heat, drought and wildfires, with many cities experiencing unprecedented temperatures and conditions. A new report from Copernicus, Europe's climate observation service, found that this summer was the hottest ever recorded.

Recorded temperatures from June through August were 0.4 degrees Celsius warmer than 2021. August was particularly brutal, with average temperatures 0.8 degrees Celsius hotter than 2018, the service said, also the hottest on record. Eastern Europe suffered the worst, though southwest parts of the continent also had "well above average" temperatures.

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King Charles III, in his first address, pledges "lifelong service" and thanks his "darling mama"

King Charles III, in his first address, pledges
King Charles III delivers an address on Sept. 9, 2022, one day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. CBS NEWS

King Charles III delivered his first address as king to the British people on Friday following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. The queen was the only monarch most Britons ever knew, and her passing marked the end of an era that spanned seven decades.

"I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow," King Charles said in his address. "Throughout her life, Her Majesty the Queen, my beloved mother, was an inspiration, an example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family could owe to their mother."

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King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony

King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony
From left, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, former prime ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, Theresa May and John Major ahead of the Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace, London, September 10, 2022, where King Charles III is formally proclaimed monarch. KIRSTY O'CONNOR/AP

King Charles III, the world's newest monarch, was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning in a constitutional ceremony that dates back hundreds of years. Almost 700 members of the current Accession Council, the oldest functioning part of Britain's government, were called to convene...More



 

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William and Kate are the new Prince and Princess of Wales

William and Kate are the new Prince and Princess of Wales

With King Charles III's ascension to the throne comes new roles for others in the royal family. In his first address as Britain's new monarch on Friday, the king said that his eldest son and heir to the throne, William, will now be known as the Prince of Wales.

This title, while traditionally given to the heir, is not automatic when the lineup to the throne moves forward.

Prince William also received the title of Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, a title that belonged to Charles for decades preceding the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday and entitles him to millions of dollars a year.

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Queen Elizabeth II's funeral – the first U.K. state funeral in more than half a century – will be a bank holiday, King Charles proclaims

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral – the first U.K. state funeral in more than half a century – will be a bank holiday, King Charles proclaims

In one of his first proclamations as Britain's new monarch, King Charles III has approved that the day of his mother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be a bank, or public, holiday. The palace announced later Saturday that the funeral will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.

During the second part of his ceremony with the Accession Council on Saturday morning, Charles was asked if he would like to approve two drafts of proclamations "appointing the day of Her Late Majesty's state funeral as a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland ... and Scotland."

He responded, "approved."

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5 dead after New Zealand boat flips after possible collision with whale

5 dead after New Zealand boat flips after possible collision with whale

Five people died Saturday in New Zealand after the small charter boat they were aboard capsized, authorities say, in what may have been a collision with a whale. Another six people aboard the boat were rescued.

Police said the 8.5-meter (28-foot) boat overturned near the South Island town of Kaikōura. Police said they were continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

Kaikōura Police Sergeant Matt Boyce described it as a devastating and unprecedented event.

"Our thoughts are with everyone involved, including the victims and their families, their local communities, and emergency services personnel," Boyce said.

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Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive

Russia pulls back troops in Kharkiv after Ukraine counteroffensive

Russia's Defense Ministry announced Saturday that it's pulling back troops from two areas in Ukraine's eastern Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made significant advances in the past week.

The news came after days of apparent advances by Ukraine south of Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, in what could become the biggest battlefield success for Ukrainian forces since they thwarted a Russian attempt to seize the capital of Kyiv at the start of the nearly seven-month war.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Saturday that troops would be regrouped from the Balakliya and Izyum areas to Ukraine's tern Donetsk region. Izyum was a major base for Russian forces in...More



 

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Queen Elizabeth II's funeral cortege as it proceeded down the Royal Mile towards Holyroodhouse on Sept. 11, 2022, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.

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Russian troops retreat as Ukrainian counteroffensive makes rapid progress

Russian troops retreat as Ukrainian counteroffensive makes rapid progress
Humanitarian aid is distributed to citizens after the Ukrainian army liberated the town of Balakliya in the southeastern Kharkiv oblast on Sept. 11, 2022. METIN AKTAS/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

As the war in Ukraine marked 200 days on Sunday, the country has reclaimed broad swaths of the south and east in a long-anticipated counteroffensive that has dealt a heavy blow to Russia.

The counterattack began in the final days of August and at first focused on the southern region of Kherson, which was swept by Russian forces in the opening days of the invasion. But just as Moscow redirected attention and troops there, Ukraine launched another, highly effective offensive in the northeast, near...More



 

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Ukrainian ambassador vows military will "liberate all Ukraine" amid counteroffensive

Ukrainian ambassador vows military will

Oksana Markarova, Ukraine's ambassador to the United States, pledged Sunday that Ukraine's military will liberate all of the country from Russia as its armed forces continue its counteroffensive in the east to reclaim Russian-held territory.

"We always have to keep in mind that Russia still can do a lot of damage. But we don't have any other choice, we will advance," Markarova said in an interview on "Face the Nation." "As we said before, we will not surrender. And we will liberate all Ukraine, because this is what we have to do not only to restore our territorial integrity, but to save all of our people who are under occupation."

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Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Europe's largest nuclear plant said plans are underway to shut down its only remaining operational reactor, as ongoing fighting in Ukraine continues to stoke fears of a potentially catastrophic radiation accident.

The stability of Zaporizhzhia, a Russian-controlled nuclear plant in southern Ukraine that is also one of the largest atomic power stations in the world, has been a source of international concern for weeks. Shelling in the plant's vicinity has repeatedly cut transmission lines that connect it to the surrounding power grid and provide the electricity necessary to run systems that cool the reactors. Jeopardizing the plant's cooling systems increases risks of a...More



 

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, killing at least 3

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, killing at least 3
A large crack is seen in a highway near the town of Kainantu following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. RENAGI RAVU / AP

At least three people are dead after a powerful earthquake hit a remote part of Papua New Guinea Sunday morning, authorities say. Others were injured and infrastructure damaged in the magnitude 7.6 jolt that was felt across the Pacific country.

The three people died in a landslide in the gold-mining town of Wau, said Morobe Provincial Disaster Director Charley Masange. Other people had been injured from falling structures or debris, and there was damage to some health centers, homes, rural roads and highways, Masange told The...More



 

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Mossad chief: Iran nuclear deal won’t halt Israeli ‘operations’

While Israel has never admitted to any attacks, it has been accused of engaging in a shadow war with Iran for years.

Mossad chief: Iran nuclear deal won’t halt Israeli ‘operations’
While Israel has never admitted to any attacks against Iran, it has been accused of engaging in a shadow war for years [File: Ammar Awad/Reuters]

The head of Israel’s spy agency Mossad said the revival of a nuclear deal with world powers will not give Iran “immunity” from Israeli operations.

Israel has long opposed the 2015 nuclear deal, saying it did not go far enough to halt Iran’s nuclear programme and does not address what it sees as hostile Iranian military activity across the Middle East.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 3:16pm
 
India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque

Varanasi court rejects Muslim organisation’s plea challenging request by some Hindu women to pray at 17th-century Gyanvapi Mosque.

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque
An aerial view of Gyanvapi Mosque, left, and Kashi Vishwanath temple on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi [File: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP]

A court in India’s northern town of Varanasi has rejected a Muslim organisation’s plea challenging a request by some Hindu worshippers to hold daily prayers at a 17th-century mosque.

A group of Hindu women had moved the court earlier this year, seeking its permission to pray at a shrine inside the Gyanvapi Mosque.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 3:25pm
 
Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks

TPLF says it expects a ‘credible’ peace process with ‘mutually acceptable’ mediators to negotiate with the government.

Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks
Tigray People's Liberation Front leader Debretsion Gebremichael earlier this month proposed a truce with four conditions including 'unfettered humanitarian access' and the restoration of essential services in Tigray [File: Eduardo Soteras/AFP]

Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels say they are ready to take part in peace talks led by the African Union (AU), removing an obstacle to potential negotiations with the government to end almost two years of fighting.

The announcement was made amid a flurry of international diplomacy after fighting flared last month for the first time in months in northern Ethiopia, torpedoing a humanitarian truce.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 3:38pm
 
Putin ally Kadyrov criticises Russian army after Ukraine setback

In a Telegram message, Chechen leader and Putin ally dismisses the loss of Izyum, but concedes the campaign is not going to plan.

Putin ally Kadyrov criticises Russian army after Ukraine setback
'It’s clear that mistakes were made. I think [the defence ministry] will draw a few conclusions,' Ramzan Kadyrov said in a Telegram voice message [File: Chingis Kondarov/Reuters]

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has criticised the Russian army’s performance after the loss over the weekend of Izyum, a critical supply hub in Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv province.

In an 11-minute-long voice message posted to the Telegram messaging app on Saturday, he conceded the campaign was not going to plan.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 3:49pm
 
Ukraine troops ‘outnumbered Russia’s 8 times’ in counterattack

Russian-installed official admits serious lack of battlefield readiness during Kyiv’s surprise offensive in the Kharkiv region.

Ukraine troops ‘outnumbered Russia’s 8 times’ in counterattack
Russian army vehicles move through the Kharkiv region last week [Russian Defence Ministry via EPA-EFE]

Ukrainian forces outnumbered Russian troops by eight times during the rapid Ukrainian counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region, a Russian-installed official said.

Vitaly Ganchev said Ukrainian soldiers captured previously Russian-held settlements in the region’s north, breaking through to the border with Russia, and “about 5,000” civilians had been evacuated to Russia.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 5:24pm
 
The public in the U.K. will be able to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state. Here's how.

The public in the U.K. will be able to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state. Here's how.
Royal guards carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at the start of the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles' Cathedral on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland | JON SUPER / GETTY IMAGES

Britain is mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, who will be remembered with a series of events leading up to her funeral next week. For part of the 10-day period, the queen will lie in state. Here's how the public will be able to pay their respects at her coffin.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 6:04pm
 
Princes Harry and Andrew not allowed to wear military uniform at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Princes Harry and Andrew not allowed to wear military uniform at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Only working members of the British royal family will be allowed to wear military uniform during the state funeral and processions for the late Queen Elizabeth II, veteran royal correspondent and CBS News contributor Roya Nikkhah reported Monday.

The decision by the newly ascended King Charles III means his youngest son, Prince Harry, will have to wear a suit despite his 10 years of military service. Harry and his wife, Meghan, surrendered many of their titles in 2021 after stepping back as senior members of the royal family.

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Mon, September 12, 2022 6:15pm
 
Alabama may use untried execution method, nitrogen hypoxia, on man convicted in 1999 triple killing

Alabama may use untried execution method, nitrogen hypoxia, on man convicted in 1999 triple killing
Officials escort murder suspect Alan Eugene Miller away from the Pelham City Jail in Ala., on Aug. 5, 1999.
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Alabama could be ready to use a new, untried execution method called nitrogen hypoxia to carry out a death sentence later this month, a state attorney told a federal judge Monday.

James Houts, a deputy state attorney general, told U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker Jr. that it is "very likely" the method will be available for the execution of Alan Eugene Miller, which is currently set for Sept. 22 by lethal injection.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 11:57am
 
CDC warns about enterovirus in kids — and the risk of rare paralysis that can follow

CDC warns about enterovirus in kids — and the risk of rare paralysis that can follow


After virtually disappearing for several years amid measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now urging doctors to be vigilant for a renewed wave of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68 — a viral infection in children that can cause a rare kind of paralysis.

In July and August, the CDC says hospitals detected an increase in infections caused by enterovirus D68. The number is now the biggest seen since 2018, when the agency tracked the last wave of summer and fall infections caused by the virus.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 12:01pm
 
Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot at Los Angeles restaurant

PnB Rock fatally shot at Roscoe's Chicken 'n Waffles in South Los Angeles
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Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot while dining at a Roscoe's Chicken 'n Waffles in South Los Angeles on Monday.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the shooting happened at about 1:20 p.m. at the restaurant located on W. Manchester Avenue. They believe it was an attempted robbery of Philadelphia-based rapper PnB Rock, born Rakim Hasheem Allen.

Allen was taken to a hospital following the shooting, where he was later pronounced dead. He was 30 years old. He leaves two daughters behind.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 12:12pm
 
King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II's coffin through Edinburgh

King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II's coffin through Edinburgh
Members of the public gather to watch the procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St, Giles Cathedral, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, on September 12, 2022. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The United Kingdom continued its official period of mourning Monday, exactly one week before the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

King Charles III in Parliament
First, the two houses of the British Parliament came together in London's Westminster Hall for members to express their condolences directly to the new monarch, King Charles III, and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, on their personal loss.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 12:21pm
 
Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents

Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday urged a federal judge to continue to block Justice Department investigators from reviewing more than 100 sensitive documents seized by the FBI during its search at Mar-a-Lago, the latest in the legal back-and-forth between the former president's legal team and federal prosecutors.

In a 21-page response to a Justice Department request asking the court to lift part of an order blocking the use of the documents for investigative purposes, Trump's lawyers called the federal probe into his handling of sensitive records "unprecedented and misguided," and said there is "no indication any purported 'classified records' were disclosed to...More



 

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Tue, September 13, 2022 12:39pm
 
Armenia, Russia agree ‘joint steps to stabilise’ border

Armenia, Russia agree ‘joint steps to stabilise’ border
An ethnic Armenian soldier looks through binoculars near the village of Taghavard in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on January 11, 2021 [File: Artem Mikryukov/ Reuters]

Azerbaijan reports losses among its troops after large-scale border clashes with Armenia.

Armenia and Russia have agreed on joint steps to stabilise the situation along Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan after deadly overnight clashes, officials in Yerevan said.

Armenia’s defence minister Suren Papikyan said he spoke with his counterpart Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday and they both “agreed to take necessary steps to stabilise the situation”.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 1:13pm
 
Seoul says N. Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes

Seoul says N. Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes
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Tue, September 13, 2022 3:36pm
 
Study shows possible link between fake sweeteners and heart disease, diabetes

Study shows possible link between fake sweeteners and heart disease, diabetes
A study recently published in the medical journal BMJ may have found a connection between artificial sweeteners and heart disease, as well as diabetes. (Photo Credit: Adobe Stock)

Naturally sweet fruit is the ideal substitute for foods high in sugar, according to Dr. Katie Page, an associate professor of medicine at USC.

Fake sweeteners might not be a suitable substitute for sugar and could even have harmful effects on a person’s health.

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Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India

Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of the revamped Central Vista Avenue at the India Gate in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Modi urged the country to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename Rajpath, a boulevard that was once called Kingsway after King George V, Modi called it a "symbol of slavery" under the British Raj. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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Tue, September 13, 2022 5:02pm
 
Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space

Jeff Bezos rocket malfunctions on trip to space
New Shepard rocket - annotated image

The New Shepard rocket and capsule system developed by US billionaire Jeff Bezos has had to abort a mission mid-flight over the Texas desert.

The rocket experienced what appeared to be a propulsion failure about one minute after leaving the launch pad.

A motor pushed the capsule clear, enabling it to make a soft return to the ground with the aid of parachutes.

New Shepard regularly carries people, but on this occasion the only payload was a batch of zero-G experiments.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 5:13pm
 
Nigerian separatist leader challenges terrorism charges, court reserves ruling

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu seen at the Federal high court Abuja, Nigeria
FILE PHOTO: Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu seen at the Federal high court Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria's Court of Appeal on Tuesday reserved judgment after separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu sought to have charges of terrorism and broadcasting falsehoods against him dropped, his lawyers said.

Kanu, a British citizen, is in jail awaiting trial and denies the charges against him. His lawyers told the court that the charges lacked merit and Kanu should be acquitted.

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Tue, September 13, 2022 5:41pm
 
Ukraine's foreign minister slams Germany's decision not to send tanks as Kyiv pushes to oust Russia

Ukraine's foreign minister slams Germany's decision not to send tanks as Kyiv pushes to oust Russia
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba hit back at Germany in a fiery message on Twitter Tuesday after Berlin refused to provide Kyiv with military vehicles earlier in the week.



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Tue, September 13, 2022 6:04pm
 
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at London's Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at London's Buckingham Palace
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the Royal Hearse at Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 13, 2022, where it will rest in the Palace's Bow Room overnight. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived back at Buckingham Palace, the Associated Press reported. Earlier Tuesday, the late monarch left Scotland for the final time.

A military C-17 Globemaster carrying the queen's remains touched down Tuesday evening at RAF Northolt, an air force base in the west of London, about an hour after it left Edinburgh, Scotland, the Associated Press reported. The State Hearse carrying the coffin made its way through the rainy streets of London, where crowds of mourners lined...More



 

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Wed, September 14, 2022 2:47pm
 
Russia's Vladimir Putin faces rare criticism at home as Ukraine's troops reclaim ground

Russia's Vladimir Putin faces rare criticism at home as Ukraine's troops reclaim ground
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via a video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, September 9, 2022. GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/AFP/GETTY

The Ukrainian forces' dramatic advances on the battlefield, which have seen them claw back a huge swath of ground from Russia's invading troops in the south and east of the country, are starting to cause some public anger inside Russia. Ukraine's troops have recaptured an estimated 2,000 square miles of territory in recent days.

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vows to keep pushing the counterattack until his country reclaims all of its territory, Russia's Vladimir Putin is facing some rare criticism at...More



 

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Wed, September 14, 2022 3:24pm
 
Armenia and Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash, spurring fears of broader hostilities

Armenia and Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash, spurring fears of broader hostilities
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Fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan has killed about 100 troops as attacks on both sides Tuesday fed fears of broader hostilities breaking out between the longtime adversaries.

Armenia said at least 49 of its soldiers were killed; Azerbaijan said it lost 50.

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Wed, September 14, 2022 3:39pm
 
Elias Theodorou, former UFC fighter, dies of colon cancer at age 34

Elias Theodorou, former UFC fighter, dies of colon cancer at age 34
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Former UFC fighter and cannabis advocate Elias Theodorou has died of cancer at the age of 34. Theodorou died on Sunday surrounded by his family and loved ones "after a hard-fought fight with colon cancer that metastasized," according to a statement posted on his website and social media accounts on Monday.

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Wed, September 14, 2022 3:52pm
 
Eiffel Tower to plunge into early darkness every night amid Europe's looming energy crisis

Eiffel Tower to plunge into early darkness every night amid Europe's looming energy crisis
The lights of the Eiffel Tower are turned off in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022 in Paris, France. The city announced plans to turn the lights off overnight this fall and winter to save energy. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

Every night, the Eiffel Tower lights up Paris' night sky, mesmerizing the hundreds who gather to see the more than 1,000-foot tower glisten in the moonlight. But the worst energy crisis since the '70s has hit amid the continent's hottest summer on record — and now, the iconic monument is going dark early.

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Wed, September 14, 2022 3:58pm
 
Queen Elizabeth II moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state

Queen Elizabeth II moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state
The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II makes its way along The Mall during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England. LEON NEAL / GETTY IMAGES

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was processed through central London on Wednesday from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the late monarch will lie in state for four days until her funeral on Monday.

Members of the public will be able to visit the queen's coffin at Westminster Hall to pay their respects. Crowds had already gathered early Wednesday morning to view the procession, and a line had begun to form of people waiting to file past the queen's coffin. The doors of the ancient hall on the bank of...More



 

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Wed, September 14, 2022 5:37pm
 
Grief and questions after UK police kill a Black man

Grief and questions after UK police kill Chris Kaba, a Black man
Black Lives Matter protesters observe one minute of silence in front of New Scotland Yard building in central London demanding justice for 24 year old Chris Kaba, who was shot dead by the police last week, London, UK, September 10 [Maja Smiejkowska/Reuters]

Public figures have joined calls for justice after police shot through the windscreen of the car Kaba, 24, was driving.

The police killing of a Black man – 24-year-old father and aspiring rapper Chris Kaba – has reignited a national conversation about racism within the British police force and stirred fears among the country’s Black communities.

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Wed, September 14, 2022 6:01pm
 
UK backs Ukraine’s claim it downed Iran-made drone used by Russia

Iranian government has not commented on allegations, but it has previously said it will not help either side in the war.

UK backs Ukraine’s claim it downed Iran-made drone used by Russia
This undated photograph released by the Ukrainian military's Strategic Communications Directorate shows the wreckage of what Kyiv has described as an Iranian Shahed drone downed near Kupiansk, Ukraine [Ukrainian military's Strategic Communications Directorate via AP]

The United Kingdom’s defence ministry has backed a Ukrainian claim that Ukraine’s forces likely shot down an Iranian-made drone that was used by Russia in its offensive against its neighbouring country.

In its latest military intelligence update on Wednesday, the ministry said it was “highly likely” that Russia has deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by Iran...More



 

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Wed, September 14, 2022 6:14pm
 
Biden speaks with King Charles III, offers condolences for queen's death

Biden speaks with King Charles III, offers condolences for queen's death

President Biden on Wednesday spoke with King Charles III, the White House said, in the first call between the two since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week.

The president expressed his condolences to the new monarch in the call, according to a summary released by the White House, and "conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the king."

"The president recalled fondly the Queen's kindness and hospitality, including when she hosted him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle last June," the White House said. "He also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring...More



 

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Thu, September 15, 2022 11:46am
 
World Health Organization says COVID deaths are at lowest point since March 2020: "The end is in sight"

World Health Organization says COVID deaths are at lowest point since March 2020: The end is in sight



The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest reported in the pandemic since March 2020, marking what could be a turning point in the years-long global outbreak.



At a press briefing in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world has never been in a better position to stop COVID-19.



"We are not there yet, but the end is in sight," he said, comparing the effort to that made by a marathon runner nearing the finish line. "Now is the worst time to stop running," he said. "Now is the time to run harder and make sure we cross the line and...More



 

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Thu, September 15, 2022 12:10pm
 
Woman "hiding" in South Korea arrested after children's bodies found in suitcases in New Zealand

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A woman, believed to be the mother of two children whose remains were found in suitcases in New Zealand last month, is transported to prosecutors' office, in Ulsan, South Korea, September 15, 2022. YONHAP NEWS AGENCY / REUTERS

A woman was arrested in South Korea on Thursday on two murder charges from New Zealand, where the bodies of two long-dead children were found last month in abandoned suitcases, authorities said.

Authorities didn't immediately say if the 42-year-old suspect was the dead children's mother. New Zealand police had earlier told their South Korean counterparts that the mother might be living in South...More



 

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Thu, September 15, 2022 12:49pm
 
Woman with toy gun breaks into Beirut bank to take $13,000 in locked savings, says she needs money for sister's cancer treatment

Woman with toy gun breaks into Beirut bank to take $13,000 in locked savings, says she needs money for sister's cancer treatment
A woman, who was identified as Sally Hafez, is seen carrying what appeared to be a gun at a Blom Bank branch in Beirut, in this screengrab taken from Al Jadeed footage, Lebanon September 14, 2022. AL JADEED/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS TV

A woman accompanied by activists and brandishing what she said was a toy pistol broke into a Beirut bank branch on Wednesday, taking $13,000 from her locked savings.

Sali Hafez told the local Al-Jadeed TV that she needed the money to fund her sister's cancer treatment. She said she had repeatedly visited the bank to ask for her money and was told she could...More



 

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Thu, September 15, 2022 12:59pm
 
People are ‘robbing’ banks in Lebanon – to take their own money

Lebanon is suffering from a worsening economic crisis since 2019, plunging three-quarters of its population below poverty.

The glass facade of a bank in the Lebanese capital Beirut is broken, after a woman stormed it demanding access to her sister's deposits to allegedly pay for her hospital fees
The glass facade of a bank in the Lebanese capital Beirut is broken, after a woman stormed it demanding access to her sister's deposits to allegedly pay for her hospital fees, on September 14, 2022 [Anwar Amro/AFP]

Bank heists in Lebanon have become a growing trend – but these armed “robbers” storming into banks are not stealing anyone else’s money. They are just demanding access to their own savings.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 3:07pm
 
Ukraine dam hit by Russian missiles in Zelenskyy’s hometown

The strikes hit Karachunov reservoir dam in central Ukraine, flooding more than 100 homes, officials say.

Ukraine dam hit by Russian missiles in Zelenskyy’s hometown
The dam's hydraulic structure was damaged by a Russian missile strike in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says a reservoir dam has been hit by Russian air raids in his hometown as officials urge residents in the area to evacuate.

Kryvyi Rih, the largest city in central Ukraine with an estimated pre-war population of 650,000, was hit by eight cruise missiles on Wednesday, officials said.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 3:24pm
 
Roger Federer announces he will retire from competitive tennis

Roger Federer announces he will retire from competitive tennis

Tennis legend Roger Federer announced on Thursday that he will retire from the sport after next week's Laver Cup in London. In a letter he posted on social media, the 41-year-old decided it was time to step away from the ATP Tour, the world's top tier for men's tennis, citing challenges "in the form of injuries and surgeries."

"I've worked hard to to return to full competitive form," he said. "But I also know my body's capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear."

"Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career," he added.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 4:02pm
 
Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

As leaders meet in Uzbekistan, the eight-member regional body is poised to add Iran to its ranks.

Iran signs memorandum to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 15, 2022. [Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik/Pool via Reuters]

Iran has signed a Memorandum of Obligations to become a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a central Asian security body, the Iranian foreign minister said.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 4:09pm
 
Russia says longer-range U.S. missiles for Kyiv would cross red line

Russia says longer-range U.S. missiles for Kyiv would cross red line
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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that if the United States decided to supply Kyiv with longer-range missiles, it would cross a "red line" and become "a party to the conflict".

In a briefing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova added that Russia "reserves the right to defend its territory".

Washington has openly supplied Ukraine with advanced GMLRS rockets, fired from HIMARS launchers, that can hit targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 5:25pm
 
Potter frustrated as Salzburg hold Chelsea

Potter frustrated as Salzburg hold Chelsea

Graham Potter admitted Chelsea have to "improve the little details" after Red Bull Salzburg spoiled his first match in charge with a late equaliser in Wednesday's 1-1 draw in the Champions League.

Potter was on course for a winning debut when Raheem Sterling put Chelsea ahead early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

But the former Brighton boss, who replaced Thomas Tuchel last week, had to settle for a point as Noah Okafor punished sloppy defending to equalise in the closing stages.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 5:31pm
 
Klopp mocks Boehly plan for Premier League all-star game

Klopp mocks Boehly plan for Premier League all-star game

Jurgen Klopp has poured scorn on the idea of a US-style all-star Premier League game floated by new Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly, asking whether the Harlem Globetrotters will be also be involved.

Blues' new co-owner Boehly, who also has stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and LA Lakers basketball team, told a New York conference he has already floated the idea with Premier League counterparts.

Both Major League Baseball and basketball's NBA have all-star exhibition games featuring the best players from the different leagues and conferences.

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Thu, September 15, 2022 5:37pm
 
6 men arrested for allegedly raping and killing teenage sisters in India

6 men arrested for allegedly raping and killing teenage sisters in India
A crime scene tape cordons off a tree where the bodies of two teenage girls were found hanging after they were allegedly raped, in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh state in India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. / AP

Six men were arrested Thursday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping and killing two teenage girls whose bodies were found hanging from a tree a day earlier.

The 15- and 17-year-old girls belonged to the Dalit community, the lowest rung of India's rigid caste hierarchy, and were found hanging from a tree in a sugarcane field near their house in Lakhimpur Kheri district, police said.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 1:54pm
 
At least 9 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Guatemala concert: "People couldn't move"

At least 9 dead, 20 injured in stampede at Guatemala concert: People couldn't move
Firefighters and police stand next to the bodies of people who died in a stampede during an outdoor concert in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, early Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. GUSTAVO RODAS / AP

A stampede that broke out during a concert in Guatemala killed nine people and injured at least 20 more on Thursday morning, emergency crews said. The outdoor event took place in Quetzaltenango, about 125 miles west of the capital Guatemala City, as the country celebrated its Independence Day.

The concert was sponsored by a beer maker and held on a field often used for such events. While the Guatemalan rock band Bohemia Suburbana closed the show, some concertgoers were crushed as some tried to leave as...More



 

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Fri, September 16, 2022 2:01pm
 
U.S. sets up $3.5 billion fund to aid Afghanistan using frozen bank reserves

U.S. sets up $3.5 billion fund to aid Afghanistan using frozen bank reserves
People wait to receive free bread distributed as part of the Save Afghans From Hunger campaign in front of a bakery in Kabul, Afghanistan, on January 18, 2022. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Amid growing concerns of a major humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan this coming winter, the U.S. State Department and Treasury Department have, along with international partners, set up a fund in Switzerland to disburse some of the $3.5 billion of Afghan central bank reserves that were frozen after the American military withdrawal and Taliban takeover one year ago.

The so-called Afghan Fund is an account at the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 2:19pm
 
Putin acknowledges China's "concerns" over war with Ukraine

Putin acknowledges China's
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. ALEXANDR DEMYANCHUK, SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday for his "balanced" approach to the Ukrainian crisis and blasted Washington's "ugly" policies at a meeting that followed a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield. Speaking at the start of talks with Xi in Uzbekistan, Putin also acknowledged unspecified "concerns" by China about Ukraine.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 2:24pm
 
Mass grave found in recaptured city in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says

Mass grave found in recaptured city in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
Oleg Kotenko, the Commissioner for Issues of Missing Persons under Special Circumstances, looks at the unidentified graves of civilians and Ukrainian soldiers in the recently retaken area of Izium, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. EVGENIY MALOLETKA / AP

Ukrainian authorities found a mass burial site near a recaptured northeastern city previously occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday night.

"A mass grave of people was found in Izium in the Kharkiv region. The necessary procedures have already begun there. More information — clear, verifiable information — should be available tomorrow," Zelenskyy said in his nightly televised address.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 2:39pm
 
U.S. to send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine

U.S. to send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine
A warehouse used by Russian forces as a vehicle hangar that was later hit by Ukrainian forces on Sept. 15, 2022, in Balakliia, Kharkiv Oblast, in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces withdrew from Balakliia. METIN AKTAS/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES

The Biden administration announced Thursday it will send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine, as the U.S. rushes more weapons to fuel Kyiv's counteroffensive that has reclaimed large stretches of the embattled country and forced Russian troops to retreat.

The White House said it was the 21st time that the Defense Department has pulled weapons and other equipment off the shelves to deliver to Ukraine.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 2:45pm
 
Evidence of atrocities and anger over betrayal as Ukraine towns emerge from Russian occupation

Evidence of atrocities and anger over betrayal as Ukraine towns emerge from Russian occupation
Oleg Kotenko, the Commissioner for Issues of Missing Persons under Special Circumstances, looks at the unidentified graves of civilians and Ukrainian soldiers in the recently retaken area of Izyum, Ukraine, September 15, 2022. EVGENIY MALOLETKA/AP

The head of the NATO alliance cautioned Friday that while the stunning counteroffensive by Ukraine's forces, which has seen them claw back a huge swath of ground previously occupied by Russian troops, is "extremely encouraging," it is "not the beginning of the end of the war."

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's partners "need to be prepared for the long haul," as Ukraine's forces push their gains and Russia shows no...More



 

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Fri, September 16, 2022 4:24pm
 
EU legislators say Hungary is no longer a ‘full democracy’

Hungary is furious after MEPs voted 433 in favour and 123 against a resolution declaring the country in breach of EU norms.

EU legislators say Hungary is no longer a ‘full democracy’
The vote was the latest in a series of showdowns between the European Union's institutions and Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government in Budapest [File: Johanna Geron/Reuters]

Hungary has reacted furiously to a vote in the European Parliament that declared that the country was no longer a “full democracy” and that the European Union needed to act.

Their response on Thursday came after MEPs voted 433 in favour, 123 against, in favour of the resolution.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 5:20pm
 
Putin tells Modi he wants Ukraine war to end as soon as possible

Russia’s Putin tells India’s PM he understood New Delhi’s concerns over the conflict in Ukraine after Modi urged diplomacy.

Putin tells Modi he wants Ukraine war to end as soon as possible
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan [Alexander Demyanchuk/Sputnik via Reuters]

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told India’s Narendra Modi that he understood New Delhi’s concerns about the conflict in Ukraine and wanted it to end “as soon as possible”, according to a readout of a bilateral meeting published by the Kremlin.

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Fri, September 16, 2022 5:37pm
 
Prosecutors Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Who Called 911

Prosecutors in Colorado Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Who Called 911
body camera footage of the police responding to the 911 call by Christian Glass after he got into a car crash. (Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office via The New York Times)

Authorities in Colorado said this week that they were investigating a fatal shooting in June by a sheriff’s deputy of a disturbed 22-year-old Boulder man who had called 911 when his SUV became stuck on a mountain road at night.

In a statement Tuesday, Heidi McCollum, the Clear Creek County district attorney, said that her office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were reviewing the...More



 

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Fri, September 16, 2022 6:10pm
 
Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries
The facilities of the oil refinery on the industrial site of PCK-Raffinerie GmbH, jointly owned by Rosneft, are illuminated in the evening in Schwedt, Germany, on May 4, 2022. The German government says it is taking control of Russian oil giant Rosneft's subsidiary in Germany, citing the need to ensure continued operations at three oil refineries in the country. PATRICK PLEUL/DPA VIA AP

Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday.

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Mon, September 19, 2022 5:35pm
 
UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after state funeral

Thousands line the streets of London as the United Kingdom pays last respects to the late queen before her burial in Windsor.

UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after state funeral
Britain's King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla stand in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during her state funeral [Dominic Lipinski/pool/AFP]

Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest after a state funeral attended by world leaders and a final journey through the streets of London.

Monday’s funeral comes 11 days after the longest-serving monarch in British history died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8.

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Mon, September 19, 2022 7:41pm
 
Floods kill at least 10 in Italy as dozens are rescued from rooftops and trees: "It was a tsunami"

Floods kill at least 10 in Italy as dozens are rescued from rooftops and trees: It was a tsunami
This picture released by Italian firefighters shows an aerial view of the Senigallia area after floods hit the Marche region in central-east Italy, Sept. 16, 2022. ITALIAN FIREFIGHTERS - VIGILI DEL FUOCO VIA AP

Floodwaters triggered by heavy rainfall swept through several towns in a hilly region of central Italy early Friday, leaving 10 people dead and at least four missing, authorities said. Dozens of survivors scrambled onto rooftops or up trees to await rescue.

"It wasn't a water bomb, it was a tsunami," Riccardo Pasqualini, the mayor of Barbara, told Italian state radio of the sudden downpour Thursday evening that devastated his town in the Marche region, near the Adriatic...More



 

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Tue, September 20, 2022 2:00pm
 
Entire family, including a young child, among hundreds of victims found in newly-discovered mass grave in Ukraine

Entire family, including a young child, among hundreds of victims found in newly-discovered mass grave in Ukraine

Izyum, Ukraine, is one of many towns that for months was controlled by Russian forces that relentlessly shelled the area and its people. The town was just recently liberated by Ukraine, and it was discovered that so many people were killed so quickly that hundreds were buried in shallow mass graves – including at least one entire family.

CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta visited the site on Friday, where she learned that the makeshift cemetery included those who were killed by shelling. Others buried had been executed, including some, according to Reuters, who were buried still with rope...More



 

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Tue, September 20, 2022 2:08pm
 
Ukraine troops focus on Donbas ‘de-occupation’ from Russia

Ukraine troops are advancing along the strategic Oskil River, threatening Russian forces in the Donbas – Moscow’s prized territory.

Ukraine troops focus on Donbas ‘de-occupation’ from Russia
Russian soldiers fire a Msta-B 152.4mm howitzer from their position at an undisclosed location in Ukraine [Russian Defence Ministry via AP]

Ukraine’s military said its troops crossed the strategic Oskil River and is preparing an assault on Russia’s occupation forces in the eastern Donbas – the region Moscow has promised to conquer.

Crossing the Oskil River is another important milestone in Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region. The river flows south into the Siversky Donets, which snakes through the Donbas, the main focus of Russia’s invasion.

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Tue, September 20, 2022 2:16pm
 
Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia

The Chinese currency is popular like never before because of the ‘toxicity’ of the dollar and euro for Russians, say experts.

Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia
Russian banks have been moving to expand their yuan offerings [File: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters]

The Chinese yuan is rapidly gaining popularity in Russia amid Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.

Trading on the Moscow Exchange, the currency has risen more than 50 fold this year, jumping from 0.5 percent of the total transactions in January to 26 percent in August.

It is increasingly used in Russia’s international trade settlements and several of its largest companies have started issuing yuan-denominated bonds in a bid to raise capital.

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Tue, September 20, 2022 2:33pm
 
Iranian president orders probe after 22-year-old woman reportedly dies in custody of "morality police"

Iranian president orders probe after 22-year-old woman reportedly dies in custody of morality police
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Iran's president has ordered an investigation in the case of a young woman who slipped into a coma while in custody in Tehran and died, state media reported on Friday. The police have said she suffered a heart attack.

According to the state-run IRNA news agency, President Ebrahim Raisi asked Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi to "investigate the cause of the incident with urgency and special attention."

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Tue, September 20, 2022 3:32pm
 
Mexico arrests retired general and 3 other Army members in case of 43 missing students

Mexico arrests retired general and 3 other Army members in case of 43 missing studentsA person rides past a wall with pictures of some of the 43 students who disappeared from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College after former attorney general Jesus Murillo was arrested on charges of forced disappearance, torture and obstruction of justice in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students, on Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City, Mexico August 19, 2022. HENRY ROMERO / REUTERS

Mexican authorities have arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for their alleged connection to the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, the government announced Thursday.

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Tue, September 20, 2022 3:40pm
 
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake kills 1 in Taiwan, toppling 3-story building and derailing train

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake kills 1 in Taiwan, toppling 3-story building and derailing train
In this photo provided by Hualien City Government, firefighters are seen at a collapsed building during a rescue operation following an earthquake in Yuli township, Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. HUALIEN CITY GOVERNMENT VIA AP

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks.

One person died and nine people had minor injuries, Taiwan's Emergency Operations Center said.

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Tue, September 20, 2022 5:59pm
 
American hostage freed in prisoner swap for high-ranking Taliban official

American Mark Frerichs freed in prisoner swap for high-ranking Taliban official
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An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years by the Taliban has been released, President Biden said Monday, as a Taliban drug lord jailed by the United States was also freed and returned to Kabul.

Mark Frerichs, a Navy veteran who'd spent more than a decade in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, was abducted in Kabul in January 2020 and was believed to have been held since then by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

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Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.'s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly

Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.'s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly

United Nations officials had hoped that this year's General Assembly in New York — the first annual gathering held by the nearly 200 nations of the global body since the coronavirus pandemic struck — would take a broad focus on the many crises facing humanity right now. But with the war in Ukraine threatening to add a nuclear disaster to that long list, it's hard to imagine the UNGA having much attention to spare on the other burning issues.

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Former world surfing champion Kalani David, 24, dies while practicing in Costa Rica

Former world surfing champion Kalani David, 24, dies while practicing in Costa Rica
Kalani David of Hawaii advances to the quarterfinals of the Pipe Invitational, the trials of the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, after winning Heat 3 of Round 1 at Pipeline on December 9, 2019, in Oahu, Hawaii. ED SLOANE/WSL VIA GETTY IMAGES

Former world junior surfing champion Kalani David died this weekend on a Costa Rican beach after suffering a seizure while in the sea practicing the sport in which he excelled, friends and authorities said. He was 24 years old.

Kalani David Feeney Barrientos, known internationally only by his first names, was born in Hawaii to a Costa Rican mother and had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a congenital heart disease that can cause paralysis and...More



 

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China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian "zero COVID" policy

China quarantine bus crashes, killing dozens and prompting fresh outcry over draconian zero COVID policy
City officials in Guiyang, the capital of China's Guizhou province, bow as they apologize at a news conference and observe a moment of silence for the victims of a bus crash that killed more than two dozen city residents who were being transported to a COVID quarantine center, September 19, 2022. CGTN/REUTERS

A nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in southwest China this week has set off a storm of anger online over the harshness of the country's strict COVID-19 policies. The initial police report did not say who the passengers were and where they were going, but it later emerged they were headed to a quarantine location outside their city of Guiyang, the capital of...More



 

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14 young sperm whales found dead, beached on an Australian island

14 young sperm whales found dead, beached on an Australian island
One of 14 dead sperm whales lies washed up on a beach at King Island, north of Tasmania, Australia, September 20, 2022. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT TASMANIA/AP

Australian wildlife authorities are investigating the deaths of 14 young sperm whales that were found beached on an island off of the southeast coast, officials said Tuesday. The whales were discovered Monday afternoon on King Island, part of the state of Tasmania in the Bass Strait between Melbourne and Tasmania's northern coast, the state Department of Natural Resources and Environment said in a statement.

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Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 4 storm, heads toward Bermuda after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands

Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 4 storm, heads toward Bermuda after pummeling Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands
People wait in line at a gas station in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico for fuel for generators on Sept. 20, 2022, after Hurricane Fiona left widespread power outages on the island. JOSE JIMENEZ / GETTY IMAGES

Hurricane Fiona intensified into a powerful Category 4 early Wednesday as it headed in Bermuda's direction after lashing the Turks and Caicos Islands Tuesday. Fiona was packing sustained winds of 130 mph.

It's expected to approach Bermuda late Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The U.S. State Department issued an advisory Tuesday night telling U.S. citizens to "reconsider travel" to Bermuda.

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Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian reservists and hints using nuclear weapons still possible

Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian reservists and hints using nuclear weapons still possible
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an address announcing a partial mobilization of Russian reservists in the course of Russia-Ukraine military conflict in this still image taken from video released on Sept. 21, 2022. RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE VIA REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia, in a measure that appeared to be an admission that Moscow's war against Ukraine isn't going according to plan after nearly seven months of fighting and amid recent battlefield losses for the Kremlin's forces.

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Tensions rise over Leicester violence as India and Pakistan wade into ‘dark episode’

Tensions rise over Leicester violence as India and Pakistan wade into ‘dark episode’
India and Pakistan have now intervened in the tensions between Hindus and Muslims in Leicester

The governments of India and Pakistan have demanded immediate action by British authorities to tackle ongoing disorder between Hindus and Muslims in Leicester.

A series of increasingly violent clashes between youths from the two communities recently has resulted in 25 police officers being injured and has led to 47 arrests.

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Chinese man killed Nigerian ex-girlfriend for rejecting him

Chinese man killed Nigerian ex-girlfriend for rejecting him

A Chinese man made headlines in Nigeria after being arrested for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Geng Quanrong, 47, reportedly confessed to killing Ummukulsum “Ummita” Buhari in her shared home in Janbulo quarters, Kano state on Friday night.

Local reports point to heartbreak as the motive behind the crime. Buhari allegedly broke her promise to marry Geng and wed another man instead, who later divorced her.

Buhari’s mother, who was at home with her two younger sisters, witnessed the crime.

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Germany's Flick admits mistakes in Bayern exit

Germany's Flick admits mistakes in Bayern exit

Germany coach Hansi Flick admitted on Tuesday he had made mistakes in his controversial exit from Bayern Munich, saying: "I sometimes ask myself -- 'Why did it come to this?'"

Flick was talking from the Germany training camp ahead of Nations League clashes with Hungary and England.

He left Bayern in June 2021 amid rumours he had fallen out with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, despite being one of the most successful coaches in Bayern's illustrious history.

"I do think that I'd do one or two things differently now," Flick told newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine

Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine
President of Senegal Macky Sall addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

African Union chairperson Macky Sall said Tuesday that Africa “does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War,” alluding to the pressure mounting on the continent's leaders to choose sides over the war in Ukraine.

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Wed, September 21, 2022 1:37pm
 
Latvia says it will not welcome Russians fleeing mobilisation

Latvia and Finland say they are unlikely to accommodate Russians fleeing to avoid partial mobilisation.

Latvia says it will not welcome Russians fleeing mobilisation
Other nations including the US, Netherlands and the UK condemned the move calling for the world to take Putin's words 'seriously' [File: Juan Barreto/AFP]

Some Western nations have suggested they will not provide asylum or refuge to people fleeing Russia after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of reservists.

In a televised address on Wednesday, Putin, after speaking about Moscow’s nuclear weapons, warned Western countries that Russia will use all the means at its disposal to protect its territory, saying “this not a bluff”.

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Young woman's death after arrest by Iran's "morality police" sparks deadly protests, rare criticism from officials

Young woman's death after arrest by Iran's morality police sparks deadly protests, rare criticism from officials
Exiled Iranians of the National Council of Resistance of Iran gather in front of the embassy of Iran in Berlin, Germany, September 20, 2022 after the death of an Iranian woman held by the country's "morality police." The opposition group is also known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq and widely referred to in the West as the MEK. MICHAEL SOHN/AP

Three people have been killed during protests in Iran's Kurdistan province over the death of a young woman after she was arrested by "morality police," the region's governor said Tuesday.

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Deadly protests spread, demonstrators burn hijabs in Iran after 22-year-old woman dies in custody of "morality police"

Deadly protests spread, demonstrators burn hijabs in Iran after 22-year-old woman dies in custody of morality police
In this Sept. 19, 2022 photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, women run away from anti-riot police during a protest of the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country's conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran, Iran.
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Protests have spread across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini after the young woman was arrested by morality police, with at least eight people killed in a crackdown, according to a combined toll.

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U.S. to restart immigrant visa processing in Cuba in 2023 to discourage illegal migration

U.S. to restart immigrant visa processing in Cuba in 2023 to discourage illegal migration
People queue at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on May 3, 2022. YAMIL LAGE/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Biden administration will fully resume immigrant visa processing at the American embassy in Havana in early 2023 as part of an effort to discourage illegal immigration from Cuba, which has seen record numbers of its citizens flee to the U.S.-Mexico border over the past year, officials announced Wednesday.

When the policy change takes effect, Cubans sponsored by their U.S.-based relatives will no longer need to travel to Guyana for interviews with U.S. consular officers, one of the required steps in the immigrant visa process. Instead, all Cubans applying for visas to come to the U.S....More



 

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Thu, September 22, 2022 2:57pm
 
Despite tensions, NASA astronaut joins Russian cosmonauts for flight to space station

Despite tensions, NASA astronaut joins Russian cosmonauts for flight to space station
Soyuz flight engineer Dmitry Petelin, left, commander Sergey Prokopyev, center, and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio wave farewell to family, friends and supporters before suiting up and heading to the launch for blastoff on a flight to the International Space Station. NASA TV

Despite severely strained U.S.-Russian foreign relations, an American astronaut joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan and rocketed into orbit Wednesday on a two-orbit flight to the International Space Station.

With commander Sergey Prokopyev at the controls, flanked on the left by co-pilot Dmitry Petelin and on the right by NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, the Soyuz 2.1a rocket roared to life at...More



 

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2 American veterans captured in Ukraine released, their families say

2 American veterans captured in Ukraine released, their families say
U.S. military veterans Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh and Alexander Drueke left their homes in Alabama to serve with Ukraine's army on the battlefield. They were reportedly captured by Russian forces during fighting in eastern Ukraine in June 2022.

Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces have been released after about three months in captivity, relatives said Wednesday.

Alex Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, went missing in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine near the Russian border June 9. Both had traveled to Ukraine on their own and became friends because both are from Alabama.

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Thu, September 22, 2022 3:15pm
 
Biden denounces Russia at U.N., says Putin "shamelessly violated" charter

Biden denounces Russia at U.N., says Putin shamelessly violated charter
President Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept. 21, 2022. MANDEL NGAN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

President Biden denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, telling world leaders that the very basis of the organization's charter is under assault.

"As we meet today, the U.N. charter's very basis of a stable and just, rule-based order is under attack by those who wish to tear it down or distort it for their own political advantage," Mr. Biden said in his second address to the assembly as president. "And the United Nations' charter was...More



 

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Thu, September 22, 2022 3:27pm
 
"Russia wants war": Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for peace and war crimes tribunal in speech to United Nations


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen on screen as he remotely addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on Sept. 21, 2022. ANGELA WEISS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Speaking in English to the 193-nation United Nations General Assembly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a pre-recorded message to a standing ovation, with the exception of the Russian delegation and a handful of other countries, in the Hall filled with world leaders and his own wife, first lady Olena Zelenska.

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Thu, September 22, 2022 3:34pm
 
Strong quake jolts Mexico days after powerful temblor killed at least two

Strong quake jolts Mexico days after powerful temblor killed at least two
People are seen on street in Mexico City after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake early on Sept. 22, 2022. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation's capital. Residents huddled in streets as seismic alarms blared.

The temblor hit shortly after 1 a.m., just three days after a 7.6-magnitude quake shook western and central Mexico, killing two.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday's quake, like Monday's, was centered in the western state of Michoacan near the Pacific coast. The epicenter was about 29 miles south-southwest of...More



 

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"More people than ever" are surviving cancer in the U.S., study shows, as research and treatment see "unprecedented progress"

More people than ever are surviving cancer in the U.S., study shows, as research and treatment see unprecedented progress

Cancer has long been one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. But according to new research, the last decade has seen "unprecedented progress" – and now, more people than ever before in the nation are surviving the disease.

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the country, killing an estimated 602,350 people in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the annual report from the American Association for Cancer Research found that the U.S. cancer death rate has declined by 32% from 1991 to 2019 – a decrease that the group says saved 3.5 million lives.

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Thu, September 22, 2022 4:09pm
 
Prisoners of war return to UK, Russia following swap deal

Five British nationals reunited with their families in London as Moscow welcomes back 55 freed troops.

Prisoners of war return to UK, Russia following swap deal


Five British prisoners of war have returned to the United Kingdom as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, while 55 of Moscow’s own troops re-entered Russia following the deal.

The five Britons – Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner, Dylan Healy, John Harding and Andrew Hill – were reunited with their families after landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday.

Presidium Network, a non-profit organisation that does relief work in Ukraine, including helping with evacuations, said it was pleased the men had been safely brought home.

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Thu, September 22, 2022 5:00pm
 
At least 17 killed as anti-government protests spread in Iran

At least 17 killed as anti-government protests spread in Iran
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Iran's state-run media acknowledged on Thursday that at least 17 people have been killed in anti-government protests which have spread across the country. The unrest was sparked by the death of a woman detained by the country's so-called "morality police," apparently for not covering her hair as required by Iran's strict Islamic laws.

One charity operating in Iran put the death toll higher, at 31, but CBS News could not verify the figure.

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Blinken calls out Russia for "sham referenda" to annex parts of Ukraine and "reckless nuclear threats"

Blinken calls out Russia for sham referenda to annex parts of Ukraine and reckless nuclear threats

At a meeting intended to be a face-to-face confrontation between top diplomats from the United States, Russia and Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a tough message to Russia and world powers that "reckless nuclear threats must stop immediately."

His remarks echoed the speech President Biden delivered to the U.N. on Wednesday, in which Mr. Biden accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of "making irresponsible threats to use nuclear weapons." Just hours earlier, Putin ordered the partial mobilization of hundreds of thousands of additional Russian troops and suggested the possible use of nuclear weapons.

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Interview with Iran's president called off after Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear head scarf

Interview with Iran's president called off after Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear head scarf

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi failed to show up to his first ever interview on U.S. soil after CNN's Christiane Amanpour "politely declined" his demand to wear a head scarf, the reporter said in a Twitter thread Thursday.

"After weeks of planning and eight hours of setting up translation equipment, lights and cameras, we were ready. But no sign of President Raisi," Amanpour explained. "40 minutes after the interview had been due to start, an aide came over. The president, he said, was suggesting I wear a head scarf, because it's the holy months of Muharram and Safar."

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Italy votes in its most right-wing government since World War II, as Giorgia Meloni sparks fears of fascism

Italy votes in its most right-wing government since World War II, as Giorgia Meloni sparks fears of fascism
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) gestures during a press conference at the party electoral headquarters overnight, on September 25, 2022 in Rome, Italy. ANTONIO MASIELLO/GETTY

Italians have voted in the country's most right-wing government since World War II. Giorgia Meloni is the leader of the Brothers of Italy party, and after the weekend vote she's set form a coalition government and become Italy's first female prime minister.

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Russia school shooting by gunman with converted pistols and a shirt with "Nazi symbols" leaves at least 13 dead

Russia school shooting by gunman with converted pistols and a shirt with


At least 13 people were killed and 23 more wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire inside a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, about 600 miles east of Moscow, according to Russian law enforcement.

The gunman entered School No. 88, which teaches children from elementary age up to high school, armed with two "traumatic" pistols — non-lethal firearms often used by law enforcement — which had been converted to fire live ammunition. The weapons were obtained illegally, according to the regional office of the National Guard.

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U.K. slashes taxes, hoping to spur growth. Critics worry about debt.

U.K. slashes taxes, hoping to spur growth. Critics worry about debt.

Britain's new government on Friday announced a sweeping plan of tax cuts it said would be funded by borrowing and revenues generated by anticipated growth, as part of contentious moves to combat the cost-of-living crisis and bolster a faltering economy.

But Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng offered few details on the cost of the program and its impact on the government's own targets for reducing deficits and borrowing. The government's two-pronged approach offers short-term help for homes and businesses struggling with soaring energy costs while betting that lower taxes and reduced red tape will spur economic growth and increase tax revenues in coming...More



 

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At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria's coast, Syria's health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean.

Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern times, has become a launchpad for illegal migration, with its own citizens joining Syrian and Palestinian refugees clamoring to leave their homeland.

Around 150 people, mostly Lebanese and Syrians, were on board the small boat that went down Thursday off the Syrian city of Tartus.

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Roger Federer loses doubles match with Rafael Nadal, the last of his tennis career

Roger Federer loses doubles match with Rafael Nadal, the last of his tennis career
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after playing his final game a doubles with Spain's Rafael Nadal of Team Europe in the 2022 Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London, early on Sept. 24, 2022. GLYN KIRK/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport.

Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles and a statesman's role. He wrapped up his days as a professional player with a loss in doubles alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal for Team Europe in the Laver Cup against...More



 

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Sullivan says Putin's moves show Russia is "struggling badly" in Ukraine

Sullivan says Putin's moves show Russia is

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent call-up of reservists into the military and referenda being carried out in occupied regions of Ukraine do not signal growing strength, but rather that the Russians are "struggling badly" in their ongoing war.

"What Putin has done is not exactly a sign of strength or confidence, frankly, it's a sign that they're struggling badly on the Russian side," Sullivan said in an interview with "Face the Nation." "And we're going to help the Ukrainians be able to take advantage of the gains they've made, and to continue to push back against the Russian forces that are brutally occupying portions of their...More



 

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Kamala Harris in Japan amid protests over state funeral for slain ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kamala Harris in Japan amid protests over state funeral for slain ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Vice President Kamala Harris and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands prior to the Japan-USA bilateral meeting at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo, Japan, September 26, 2022, ahead of the state funeral for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. DAVID MAREUIL/POOL/AFP/GETTY

Vice President Kamala Harris touched down in Japan on Monday for a visit to Asia that will see her meet officials in Tokyo and then South Korea later this week. First up was a several-day visit to Tokyo for the memorial service honoring Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Man shoots Russian military recruiter at close range amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Man shoots Russian military recruiter at close range amid fear of Ukraine call-up:
An Orthodox priest conducts a service for reservists drafted during partial mobilisation, before their departure for military bases, in the city of Bataysk in the Rostov region, Russia September 26, 2022. SERGEY PIVOVAROV / REUTERS

A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine.

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Putin grants Russian citizenship to former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden

Putin grants Russian citizenship to former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday.

Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals listed by the decree as being granted Russian citizenship. The decree was published on an official government website.

Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs.

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Biden to host France's Macron for state visit Dec. 1

Biden to host France's Macron for state visit Dec. 1

President Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a state visit on Dec. 1, the White House announced, in what will be the first state visit for Mr. Biden since assuming the presidency.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that during the visit, Mr. Biden and Macron will discuss the "continued close partnership" between the United States and France, as well as "shared global challenges and areas of bilateral interest." Among the areas where the two nations have worked together is on the the ongoing war in Ukraine, she said.

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Tue, September 27, 2022 3:10pm
 
British pound slides to an all-time low against the dollar. Here's the impact.

British pound slides to an all-time low against the dollar. Here's the impact.

The pound is taking a pounding.

The British currency has plunged, sliding against the U.S. dollar to touch an all-time low. It's a sign of the alarm in financial markets over new Prime Minister Liz Truss' emergency budget measures unveiled last week aimed at jump-starting the ailing economy.

Investors are spooked by a sweeping package of tax cuts likely to cost tens of billions of pounds in extra government borrowing and amounts to a risky gamble to stave off a looming recession. Truss believes that tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, will encourage households to sock away more money, but that could result in lower consumer spending, which could hurt the U.K. economy, analysts noted....More



 

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Tue, September 27, 2022 3:23pm
 
"She was tortured": Mahsa Amini's family speaks out amid Iran protests

She was tortured Mahsa Amini's family speaks out amid Iran protests

The family of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in the custody of Iran's morality police, is speaking out as the anti-government protests sparked by her death grow louder.

As the country awaits a final coroner's report, Amini's father said she was beaten by the morality police, the enforcers of Iran's strict dress code. Amini's head covering was reportedly too loose when she was taken into custody.

Her cousin, Erfan Mortezaei, who lives in self-exile in Iraq, believes she was tortured.

"She was tortured, according to eyewitnesses," he claimed. "She was tortured in the van after her arrest, then tortured at the police station for half an hour, then hit on her head and she collapsed."...More



 

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Tue, September 27, 2022 3:41pm
 
Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos

Thousands are fleeing the country to avoid the call to fight in Ukraine after Moscow announced the first mobilisation since World War II.

Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos
Drone footage shows long queues of vehicles on the way out of Russia on its border with Georgia [The Insider/Handout via Reuters]

The Kremlin says no decision has been taken on whether to seal Russia’s borders to stop an exodus of military-aged men fleeing the country after days of chaotic scenes during partial mobilisation for its war in Ukraine.

Asked on Monday about the prospect of the border being shut, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “I don’t know anything about this. At the moment, no decisions have been taken on...More



 

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Tue, September 27, 2022 5:54pm
 
Teacher accused of killing low-caste student over misspelling a word on an exam in India

Teacher accused of killing low-caste student over misspelling a word on an exam in India

Indian police are searching for a teacher accused of beating a low-caste student to death over a spelling mistake, officers said Tuesday, after suppressing violent protests triggered by the incident.

Nikhil Dohre was struck with a rod and kicked until he fell unconscious by his high school teacher earlier this month after misspelling the word "social" on an exam, according to a police complaint by his father.

"The teacher hails from the upper caste," the boy's uncle, Rishi Kumar, told Reuters.

The 15-year-old died from his injuries on Monday at a hospital in northern Uttar Pradesh state, and the accused has fled the area.

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Wed, September 28, 2022 3:15pm
 
Pro-Moscow officials say occupied areas have voted to join Russia in referendums dismissed as illegitimate by the West

Pro-Moscow officials say occupied areas have voted to join Russia in referendums dismissed as illegitimate by the West
People cast their votes in controversial referendums in Donetsk, Ukraine on September 27, 2022. STRINGER/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Kremlin paved the way Tuesday to annex part of Ukraine and escalate the war by claiming that residents of a large swath of occupied Ukraine overwhelmingly supported joining with Russia in stage-managed referendums that the U.S. and its Western allies have dismissed as illegitimate.

Pro-Moscow officials said all four occupied regions of Ukraine voted to join Russia. According to Russia-installed election officials, 93% of the ballots cast in the Zaporizhzhia region supported annexation, as did 87% in the Kherson...More



 

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Wed, September 28, 2022 3:40pm
 
Zelenskyy slams Russia's "sham" referenda and calls for funding and security guarantees to defend Ukraine

Zelenskyy slams Russia's sham referenda and calls for funding and security guarantees to defend Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke live by video conference on Tuesday to world powers at the U.N. Security Council, slamming the illegitimate votes that Russia is forcing on citizens in occupied Ukraine. His speech came as Moscow-backed officials declared that all four regions voted in favor of joining Russia.

"In front of the eyes of the whole world, Russia is conducting this so-called sham referenda on the occupied territory of Ukraine," Zelenskyy said. "People are forced to fill out some papers while being threatened by submachine guns."

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Wed, September 28, 2022 3:54pm
 
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister of Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018.
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday named his powerful son and heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as prime minister, a position previously held by the king.

The White House this weekend sent three presidential advisers to meet with the crown prince, who had been formally serving as defense minister but has been the country's de facto leader for years. Bin Salman's younger brother, Prince Khalid bin Salman, who had served as deputy minister of defense, was named defense minister on Tuesday.

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Wed, September 28, 2022 4:05pm
 
Japan accuses Russia of blindfolding diplomat and pinning him down over spying allegations: "Unbelievable acts"

Japan accuses Russia of blindfolding diplomat and pinning him down over spying allegations: Unbelievable acts
Motoki Tatsunori, an official of the Japanese Consulate-General in Vladivostok, is seen in the departures area at the Vladivostok International Airport near Vladivostok, Russia on September 28, 2022. On September 26, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained Tatsunori. VITALIY ANKOV / SPUTNIK VIA AP

Japan on Tuesday demanded Russia apologize for detaining a diplomat over alleged espionage, denying the charge and accusing Moscow of blindfolding and pinning the man down in "unbelievable acts."

The Japanese diplomat based in the eastern city of Vladivostok was deemed "persona non grata over illegal intelligence activities", top government spokesman...More



 

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Wed, September 28, 2022 4:13pm
 
North Korea test launches missiles on eve of Vice President Kamala Harris trip to Seoul

North Korea test launches missiles on eve of Vice President Kamala Harris trip to Seoul

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, its neighbors said, a day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea.

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean missiles lifted off 10 minutes apart on Wednesday afternoon from its capital region and flew toward the waters off its east coast.

Japanese Vice Defense Minister Toshiro Ino said Japan's military also detected the launches and that the weapons flew in an irregular trajectory.

Ino said that "North Korea's repeated missile firings amid (Russia's) invasion of Ukraine is impermissible." The South Korean Joint Chiefs of...More



 

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Wed, September 28, 2022 4:23pm
 
European Union official says Nord Stream pipeline damage was likely "a deliberate act" as nations ramp up energy security

European Union official says Nord Stream pipeline damage was likely Gas leaking at Nord Stream 2, as seen from a Danish F-16 interceptor over Bornholm, Denmark, on September 27, 2022. DANISH DEFENCE/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

European companies are ramping up security around pipelines and energy prices are climbing again as the suspected sabotage of two pipelines that deliver natural gas from Russia underscored the vulnerability of Europe's energy infrastructure and prompted the EU to warn of possible retaliation.

Some European officials and energy experts have said Russia is likely to blame for any sabotage — it directly benefits from higher energy prices and economic anxiety across Europe — although others...More



 

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