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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes for fighter jets on visit to U.K.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes for fighter jets on visit to U.K.

MH17 probe:
MH17 probe: "Strong indications" Putin approved supply of missiles to Ukraine rebels who downed Malaysia Airlines flight

Earthquake kills family of baby born in rubble of Syria home
Earthquake kills family of baby born in rubble of Syria home

Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll tops 11,000
Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll tops 11,000

Death toll from massive Turkey-Syria earthquakes passes 5,000
Death toll from massive Turkey-Syria earthquakes passes 5,000

International soccer player Christian Atsu rescued from rubble after Turkey earthquakes
International soccer player Christian Atsu rescued from rubble after Turkey earthquakes

SpaceX launches high-power Spanish communications satellite
SpaceX launches high-power Spanish communications satellite

3 tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico after being told to stop filming in popular neighborhood
3 tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico after being told to stop filming in popular neighborhood

YouTube star allegedly strangled by her father, triggering
YouTube star allegedly strangled by her father, triggering "honor killing" protest in Iraq

Major 7.8 earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria, killing hundreds
Major 7.8 earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria, killing hundreds

Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79
Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79

22 dead in Chile, as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires
22 dead in Chile, as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires

Indian police arrest over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages
Indian police arrest over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages

American aid worker Pete Reed killed in Ukraine while helping civilians under fire, groups say
American aid worker Pete Reed killed in Ukraine while helping civilians under fire, groups say

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi freed on bail after going on hunger strike
Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi freed on bail after going on hunger strike

China says suspected spy balloon drifting over U.S. is
China says suspected spy balloon drifting over U.S. is "civilian airship" that was blown off course

Jewish settler population in West Bank hits a landmark, and under Israel's new government, it may soar
Jewish settler population in West Bank hits a landmark, and under Israel's new government, it may soar

U.S. to expand military presence in Philippines in move to counter China
U.S. to expand military presence in Philippines in move to counter China

Iran couple reportedly sentenced to decade in prison after posting dance video on Instagram
Iran couple reportedly sentenced to decade in prison after posting dance video on Instagram

Strike in U.K. sees up to half a million workers walk off jobs in biggest industrial action in over a decade
Strike in U.K. sees up to half a million workers walk off jobs in biggest industrial action in over a decade

Underwater volcano erupts in Vanuatu, triggering warnings for residents, ships and aircraft
Underwater volcano erupts in Vanuatu, triggering warnings for residents, ships and aircraft

Myanmar junta extends emergency measures as residents mark 2-year coup anniversary with silent protest
Myanmar junta extends emergency measures as residents mark 2-year coup anniversary with silent protest

Ukraine war coverage lands exiled Russia journalist Alexander Nevzorov a prison sentence
Ukraine war coverage lands exiled Russia journalist Alexander Nevzorov a prison sentence

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD, ranking it alongside heroin and cocaine
Hong Kong criminalizes CBD, ranking it alongside heroin and cocaine

Four suspects in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse transferred to U.S., authorities say
Four suspects in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse transferred to U.S., authorities say

Inexpensive drones helping Ukrainian troops keep control of Bakhmut
Inexpensive drones helping Ukrainian troops keep control of Bakhmut

Biden says U.S. won't be providing F-16s to Ukraine
Biden says U.S. won't be providing F-16s to Ukraine

Man arrested after woman and 6 young children found living illegally in Austrian wine cellar
Man arrested after woman and 6 young children found living illegally in Austrian wine cellar

Pakistan mosque bombing: Dozens dead, scores injured as suicide bomber targets police in Peshawar
Pakistan mosque bombing: Dozens dead, scores injured as suicide bomber targets police in Peshawar

Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam, tying Nadal's record for most ever
Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam, tying Nadal's record for most ever

At least 25 die in Peru when bus plunges off cliff, police say
At least 25 die in Peru when bus plunges off cliff, police say

Iranian state TV says defense factory hit in drone attack
Iranian state TV says defense factory hit in drone attack

U.K. jails right-wing extremist who helped
U.K. jails right-wing extremist who helped "inspire" U.S. mass shootings

At least 7 killed in shooting near synagogue in Jerusalem; gunman slain
At least 7 killed in shooting near synagogue in Jerusalem; gunman slain

Zelenskyy and Putin's starkly different messages on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Zelenskyy and Putin's starkly different messages on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Haitian gangs' gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for U.S., Canada to intervene
Haitian gangs' gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for U.S., Canada to intervene

Coronavirus-denying monk who called Putin a
Coronavirus-denying monk who called Putin a "traitor to the Motherland" sentenced to 7 years in Russian prison

U.S. military operation kills ISIS facilitator Bilal al-Sudani in Somalia
U.S. military operation kills ISIS facilitator Bilal al-Sudani in Somalia

U.S. labels Russia-backed Wagner Group as transnational criminal organization, imposes new sanctions
U.S. labels Russia-backed Wagner Group as transnational criminal organization, imposes new sanctions

FDA joins international investigation into contaminated cough syrups that have killed over 300 children
FDA joins international investigation into contaminated cough syrups that have killed over 300 children

Malawi cholera outbreak death toll rises above 1,000
Malawi cholera outbreak death toll rises above 1,000

Meta to Reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook, Instagram Accounts
Meta to Reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook, Instagram Accounts

London police say officers likely to face criminal prosecution every week as sexual predators rooted out
London police say officers likely to face criminal prosecution every week as sexual predators rooted out

German foreign office
German foreign office "sorry" for tweet taking a dig at Russia's African outreach with a leopard emoji

Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show U.S., Europe's
Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show U.S., Europe's "direct involvement" in the war is "growing"

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in clash during West Bank raid
Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in clash during West Bank raid

These are the tanks Ukraine will get from the U.S. and Europe
These are the tanks Ukraine will get from the U.S. and Europe

Man stabs 2 passengers to death, injures 7 others on train in Germany
Man stabs 2 passengers to death, injures 7 others on train in Germany

Police in India use force to block screening of BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Police in India use force to block screening of BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services
Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Ukraine confirms retreat from eastern town of Soledar to
Ukraine confirms retreat from eastern town of Soledar to "preserve the lives of personnel"

Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and let other European nations do the same
Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and let other European nations do the same

Biden administration has raised concerns with China about companies selling aid to Russia
Biden administration has raised concerns with China about companies selling aid to Russia

Thousands hit Israel's streets to protest
Thousands hit Israel's streets to protest "scary" new government under Benjamin Netanyahu

Pakistan blackout: Cash-strapped nation cuts power to save money, then can't turn it back on
Pakistan blackout: Cash-strapped nation cuts power to save money, then can't turn it back on

Poland to ask Germany for formal permission to supply Ukraine with Leopard main battle tanks
Poland to ask Germany for formal permission to supply Ukraine with Leopard main battle tanks

Popular Cameroon radio journalist, found dead after reported abduction
Popular Cameroon radio journalist, found dead after reported abduction

U.S. citizen jailed in Iran, Siamak Namazi, ends hunger strike, urges Biden to recognize
U.S. citizen jailed in Iran, Siamak Namazi, ends hunger strike, urges Biden to recognize "desperate" situation

Germany won't block Poland from giving Ukraine tanks, minister says
Germany won't block Poland from giving Ukraine tanks, minister says

Investigative journalist John Williams Ntwali, often critical of Rwanda's government, killed in a car accident
Investigative journalist John Williams Ntwali, often critical of Rwanda's government, killed in a car accident

AWOL Navy SEAL killed in Ukraine, official says
AWOL Navy SEAL killed in Ukraine, official says

Soccer star Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault
Soccer star Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

Gabon's foreign minister dies after suffering heart attack during cabinet meeting
Gabon's foreign minister dies after suffering heart attack during cabinet meeting

Peru police use tear gas to block protesters from marching
Peru police use tear gas to block protesters from marching

Pentagon commits another $2.5 billion in aid to Ukraine
Pentagon commits another $2.5 billion in aid to Ukraine

As U.S. and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns that losing a conventional war
As U.S. and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns that losing a conventional war "can trigger a nuclear war"

U.K.'s King Charles says property windfall should go to
U.K.'s King Charles says property windfall should go to "wider public"

Convicted drug lord
Convicted drug lord "El Chapo" sends "SOS" message to Mexico's president from U.S. prison

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to resign
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to resign

U.S. launches pilot program to allow private sponsorship of refugees from around the world
U.S. launches pilot program to allow private sponsorship of refugees from around the world

Israel's Supreme Court orders Netanyahu to remove key member of his new government over tax evasion
Israel's Supreme Court orders Netanyahu to remove key member of his new government over tax evasion

Thousands of U.K. nurses walk out as ceaseless labor strikes keep pressure on health service
Thousands of U.K. nurses walk out as ceaseless labor strikes keep pressure on health service

Iran man who decapitated teen wife and paraded her head in public gets 8-year prison sentence
Iran man who decapitated teen wife and paraded her head in public gets 8-year prison sentence

Maria Ressa, Nobel winning Philippines journalist, heralds victory for
Maria Ressa, Nobel winning Philippines journalist, heralds victory for "truth" as she's acquitted of tax evasion

Ukrainian training on Patriot missile system begins in Oklahoma
Ukrainian training on Patriot missile system begins in Oklahoma

Greta Thunberg detained by German police at coal mine protest
Greta Thunberg detained by German police at coal mine protest

Defendants reveal in court how they pulled off brazen theft of $123 million in jewels at German museum
Defendants reveal in court how they pulled off brazen theft of $123 million in jewels at German museum

Mexico ex-security head goes to trial in U.S. for taking bribes from cartel run by
Mexico ex-security head goes to trial in U.S. for taking bribes from cartel run by "El Chapo"

Afghanistan's cricket team under fire as players meet with Taliban and say
Afghanistan's cricket team under fire as players meet with Taliban and say "politics" shouldn't stop sports

Gunman dressed as lawyer kills prominent attorney inside courtroom in Pakistan
Gunman dressed as lawyer kills prominent attorney inside courtroom in Pakistan

China's population declines for first time in decades
China's population declines for first time in decades

London police apologize as serving officer admits to 49 crimes, including 24 counts of rape
London police apologize as serving officer admits to 49 crimes, including 24 counts of rape

Russian missile strike on apartment building in Ukraine's Dnipro kills dozens as battle for Bakhmut rages
Russian missile strike on apartment building in Ukraine's Dnipro kills dozens as battle for Bakhmut rages

Passenger video appears to show final harrowing moments of Nepal plane crash
Passenger video appears to show final harrowing moments of Nepal plane crash

Boy wakes from coma, his mother buried 2 weeks after helicopter collision that killed 4 in Australia
Boy wakes from coma, his mother buried 2 weeks after helicopter collision that killed 4 in Australia

Tiger escapes from farm, attacks man and kills animals in South Africa
Tiger escapes from farm, attacks man and kills animals in South Africa

Iran executes former high-ranking defense ministry official with British citizenship
Iran executes former high-ranking defense ministry official with British citizenship

Pakistan police bust organ trafficking ring after missing boy found in underground lab with his kidney removed
Pakistan police bust organ trafficking ring after missing boy found in underground lab with his kidney removed

Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to 7 sexual assault charges in London
Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to 7 sexual assault charges in London

Ukraine denies Russia's claim to have captured Soledar, says
Ukraine denies Russia's claim to have captured Soledar, says "severe" battle is ongoing

Peru's deadly protests prompt officials to close Cusco's popular tourist hub airport and trains
Peru's deadly protests prompt officials to close Cusco's popular tourist hub airport and trains

Suspect in assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe charged with murder more than six months later
Suspect in assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe charged with murder more than six months later

U.S. grants temporary protected status to thousands of Somali immigrants
U.S. grants temporary protected status to thousands of Somali immigrants

Children's deaths prompt WHO warning against Indian-made cough syrup
Children's deaths prompt WHO warning against Indian-made cough syrup

Huge deposits of rare earth elements
Huge deposits of rare earth elements

Putin ally urges Russian ex-prisoners released after fighting in Ukraine to stay sober,
Putin ally urges Russian ex-prisoners released after fighting in Ukraine to stay sober, "don't rape women"

Missing Mexican journalists appear chained hand and foot in video,
Missing Mexican journalists appear chained hand and foot in video, "paying the consequences" for their reporting

Dozens killed in protests against Peru's government as unrest continues
Dozens killed in protests against Peru's government as unrest continues

Greta Thunberg to join climate activists facing off with German police over a village sold to a coal mine
Greta Thunberg to join climate activists facing off with German police over a village sold to a coal mine

U.K. ambulance workers go on strike in the latest blow to Britain's National Health Service
U.K. ambulance workers go on strike in the latest blow to Britain's National Health Service

Russia replaces military commander in Ukraine again — after just 3 months
Russia replaces military commander in Ukraine again — after just 3 months

Suicide bomber attacks Taliban regime in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing at least 13
Suicide bomber attacks Taliban regime in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing at least 13

Stabbing attack at Paris' Gare du Nord train station leaves six wounded before suspect shot by police
Stabbing attack at Paris' Gare du Nord train station leaves six wounded before suspect shot by police

Constantine, the last king of Greece, dies at 82
Constantine, the last king of Greece, dies at 82

Climate activists clash with police as German ghost town set to be engulfed by coal mine
Climate activists clash with police as German ghost town set to be engulfed by coal mine

Romanian court denies Andrew Tate's appeal of extended detention on charges of human trafficking, rape
Romanian court denies Andrew Tate's appeal of extended detention on charges of human trafficking, rape

Prince Harry's
Prince Harry's "Spare" jumps to No. 1 on bestseller lists

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets photo of himself in Florida hospital amid calls for him to be expelled from U.S.
Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets photo of himself in Florida hospital amid calls for him to be expelled from U.S.

5 dismembered bodies found in bags near Mexican resort of Acapulco
5 dismembered bodies found in bags near Mexican resort of Acapulco

5 dismembered bodies found in bags near Mexican resort of Acapulco

5 dismembered bodies found in bags near Mexican resort of Acapulco

Prosecutors in southern Mexico said Monday they found the bodies of five men in a village north of the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco.

Prosecutors in southern Guerrero state did not give details on the killings, but local media reported the bodies had been hacked up and left in plastic bags.

And in another town just north of the resort, prosecutors said Monday that two more men had been killed. The town of Xaltianguis has been fought over by rival gangs of vigilantes, some of them believed to have drug cartel ties.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets photo of himself in Florida hospital amid calls for him to be expelled from U.S.

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets photo of himself in Florida hospital amid calls for him to be expelled from U.S.

Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted a photo of himself in a Florida hospital bed Monday after thousands of his supporters stormed his country's democratic institutions the day before – in scenes eerily similar to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Bolsonaro said he was being treated in Orlando for complications from an old stabbing, and it looks like he doesn't have plans to go anywhere anytime soon, even as some U.S. lawmakers call for him to be expelled from the country.

"The United States should not be a refuge for this authoritarian who has inspired domestic terrorism in Brazil," said Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.

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Tue, January 10, 2023 11:49pm
 
Prince Harry's "Spare" jumps to No. 1 on bestseller lists

Prince Harry's Spare jumps to No. 1 on bestseller lists

Prince Harry's memoir's title, "Spare," is a nod to his position as the backup son in the line of royal succession. The book, however, is hardly an afterthought in bookstores, with the title jumping to the top of several bestseller lists as it hit store shelves on Tuesday.

As "Spare" made its debut it ranked No. 1 on Amazon's nonfiction bestseller list, while it was also atop Barnes & Noble's top 100 sellers the same day. However, it may take a week or more to show up on the gold standard of bestseller lists, the New York Times, as its current nonfiction bestseller list is based on data from sales before December 31, which is prior to the publication date of the book.

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Tue, January 10, 2023 11:55pm
 
Romanian court denies Andrew Tate's appeal of extended detention on charges of human trafficking, rape

Romanian court denies Andrew Tate's appeal of extended detention on charges of human trafficking, rape

A Romanian court has upheld the decision to extend the detention of former kickboxer and misogynist social media influencer Andrew Tate on charges of human trafficking, rape, and being part of an organized crime group, according to The Associated Press. The judge had previously approved a request from Romanian authorities to extend his detention from 24 hours to 30 days.

Tate, who's known for promoting hate speech and misogyny online to his millions of social media followers, was detained in Romania on December 29 alongside his brother and two other suspects.

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Tue, January 10, 2023 11:59pm
 
Climate activists clash with police as German ghost town set to be engulfed by coal mine

Climate activists clash with police as German ghost town set to be engulfed by coal mine<br>
Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, January 10, 2023. MICHAEL PROBST/AP

Police clashed Tuesday with climate change activists occupying a tiny town in Germany that's set to be engulfed by a large coal mine. Several hundred activists moved into the town of Luetzerath weeks ago, after its residents moved out and energy giant RWE took ownership of all of its buildings and land. RWE has been approved to demolish the hamlet to expand a nearby mine and extract the lignite (brown coal) reserves under the town.

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Wed, January 11, 2023 12:02am
 
Constantine, the last king of Greece, dies at 82

Constantine, the last king of Greece, dies at 82
Former King Constantine of Greece and former Queen Anne Marie of Greece attend the wedding ceremony of Prince Guillaume Of Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg on Oct. 20, 2012. SEAN GALLUP / GETTY IMAGES

Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died at a private hospital in Athens, his doctors announced late Tuesday. He was 82.

Staff at the private Hygeia Hospital in Athens confirmed to The Associated Press that Constantine has died after treatment in an intensive care unit, but had no further details pending an official announcement.

When he acceded to the throne as Constantine II at the age of 23 in 1964, the youthful monarch, who had...more



 

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Wed, January 11, 2023 10:08pm
 
Stabbing attack at Paris' Gare du Nord train station leaves six wounded before suspect shot by police

Stabbing attack at Paris' Gare du Nord train station leaves six wounded before suspect shot by police
French police cordon off an area at Paris' Gare du Nord train station after a knife-wielding suspect injured six people, including a police officer, January 11, 2023. FIRAS ABDULLAH/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY

A knife attacker wounded six people in an unprovoked attack in Paris' busy Gare du Nord train station Wednesday morning before being shot by police, the French interior minister said, praising the swift intervention of police that he said had helped prevent fatalities. The knifeman attacked several people, including a police officer, with a "bladed weapon" during the morning rush hour at around 6:43 a.m., Gerald Darmanin, the interior minister, told reporters at...more



 

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Wed, January 11, 2023 10:13pm
 
Suicide bomber attacks Taliban regime in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing at least 13

Suicide bomber attacks Taliban regime in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing at least 13
A member of the Taliban security forces stands guard on a blocked road after a suicide blast near Afghanistan's foreign ministry, at the Zanbaq Square in Kabul, January 11, 2023. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/GETTY

A large explosion caused by a suicide bomber in Kabul's diplomatic district left at least 13 people dead and others injured Wednesday in the latest attack targeting Afghanistan's Taliban regime, according to a CBS News source. The blast happened at the main entrance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs just as employees were leaving for the day, and images shared on social media showing multiple people on the ground on the road in front of the building's entrance.

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Wed, January 11, 2023 10:44pm
 
Russia replaces military commander in Ukraine again — after just 3 months

Russia replaces military commander in Ukraine again — after just 3 months
Commander of Russia's military operation in Ukraine General Sergei Surovikin and Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov talk during visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Southern Military District, on December 31, 2022. MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK VIA AP

Russia has again replaced its military commander in Ukraine, putting army chief Valery Gerasimov in charge of its forces in the conflict, the defense ministry said Wednesday.

"Army General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, has been appointed Commander of the Joint Grouping of Troops (Forces)," the ministry said.

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Wed, January 11, 2023 10:49pm
 
U.K. ambulance workers go on strike in the latest blow to Britain's National Health Service

U.K. ambulance workers go on strike in the latest blow to Britain's National Health Service
The crew at Islington Ambulance station on the picket line on January 11, 2023 in London, United Kingdom. GETTY

About 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike for the second time in less than a month on Wednesday. It was the latest in a series of industrial actions across multiple sectors of the struggling British economy as key workers face pressure to increase their output right while record-inflation shrinks the purchasing power of their income.

Health officials warned that Wednesday's strike would have a worse impact than the previous ambulance worker walk-out in December, because more staff are walking out this time. They urged members of the public to call emergency...more



 

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Wed, January 11, 2023 10:55pm
 
Greta Thunberg to join climate activists facing off with German police over a village sold to a coal mine

Greta Thunberg to join climate activists facing off with German police over a village sold to a coal mine
Police cart away an environmental activist from the settlement of Luetzerath, next to the Garzweiler II open cast coal mine, January 11, 2023 near Erkelenz, Germany. ANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY

German police said their methodical operation to clear hundreds of climate change activists from a tiny town that's been sold to an energy company to dig up for coal was going according to plan on Wednesday. As Sweden's high-profile climate campaigner Greta Thunberg said she would join the demonstrators squatting in the otherwise abandoned village, Day Two of the police's effort got off to a rocky start.

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Wed, January 11, 2023 11:12pm
 
Dozens killed in protests against Peru's government as unrest continues

Dozens killed in protests against Peru's government as unrest continues
Demonstrators confront police forces as they block the way to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport during a protest on Jan. 11, 2023 in Cusco, Peru. Peru's top prosecutor office has launched an inquiry into President Dina Boluarte and key ministers over weeks of clashes that have left at least 47 people dead according to the Ombudsman's Office of Peru. MICHAEL BEDNAR / GETTY IMAGES

Protests against Peruvian President Dina Boluarte's government that have left 47 people dead since they began a month ago spread through the south of the Andean country on Wednesday with new clashes reported in the tourist city of Cusco.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 9:47pm
 
Missing Mexican journalists appear chained hand and foot in video, "paying the consequences" for their reporting

Missing Mexican journalists appear chained hand and foot in video, paying the consequences for their reporting

Media rights activists voiced concern on Wednesday for three Mexican journalists feared to have been abducted two weeks ago in an area controlled by drug traffickers. Jesus Pintor Alegre, Fernando Moreno Villegas and Alan Garcia Aguilar, who worked for the news website Escenario Calentano, disappeared on December 27 in Guerrero state.

In a video posted by unknown persons on social media, two of the missing journalists appear chained hand and foot. One the journalists says they're "paying the consequences" for their reporting in the violent southern region.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 10:14pm
 
Putin ally urges Russian ex-prisoners released after fighting in Ukraine to stay sober, "don't rape women"

Putin ally urges Russian ex-prisoners released after fighting in Ukraine to stay sober, don't rape women
Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is seen in a video aired on January 12, 2023 by Russian state media addressing a group of men identified as the first set of former prisoners released in exchange for serving in Russia's war in Ukraine. RIA NOVOSTI

The first group of Russian prisoners offered an amnesty in return for fighting in Ukraine has been released, the head of a mercenary group that employed them said in a video published on Thursday. Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, was seen in the video speaking to a group of men — some of them injured — whose faces were blurred.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 10:21pm
 
Huge deposits of rare earth elements

Huge deposits of rare earth elements crucial to enable the green transition discovered in Sweden
President and CEO of Swedish mining company LKAB Jan Mostrom (L) and Sweden's Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch attend a news conference at LKAB in Kiruna, Sweden, January 12, 2023.
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Iron-ore miner LKAB said Thursday that it has identified "significant deposits" of rare earth elements in Arctic Sweden that are essential for the manufacture of electric vehicles and wind turbines. The Swedish government-owned mining company, which mines iron ore at Kiruna, nearly 600 miles north of Stockholm, said there are more than 1 million tons of rare earth oxides.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 10:38pm
 
Children's deaths prompt WHO warning against Indian-made cough syrup

Children's deaths prompt WHO warning against Indian-made cough syrup
A man walks past the office enterance of Marion Biotech, a pharmaceutical company in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, December 29, 2022. AFP/GETTY

The World Health Organization has issued an alert warning against the use of two Indian cough syrups blamed for the deaths of at least 20 children in Uzbekistan. The WHO said the products, manufactured by India's Marion Biotech, were "substandard" and that the firm had failed to provide guarantees about their "safety and quality."

The alert issued on Wednesday came after Uzbekistan authorities said last month that at least 20 children died after consuming a syrup made by the company under the brand name Doc-1 Max.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 10:49pm
 
U.S. grants temporary protected status to thousands of Somali immigrants

U.S. grants temporary protected status to thousands of Somali immigrants

The U.S. on Thursday made more than 2,000 Somali immigrants eligible for work permits and deportation deferrals under a humanitarian program President Biden has used to extend temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from countries beset by war, violence and other crises.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he was expanding and extending the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program for Somali immigrants already living in the U.S. because of the "ongoing conflict and the continuing humanitarian crisis" in Somalia.

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Thu, January 12, 2023 10:54pm
 
Suspect in assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe charged with murder more than six months later

Suspect in assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe charged with murder more than six months later
Tetsuya Yamagami, bottom, is detained near the site of gunshots in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, on July 8, 2022. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation's most powerful and influential figures, died after being shot during a campaign speech, hospital officials said. KATSUHIKO HIRANO / THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN VIA AP

Japanese prosecutors formally charged the suspect in the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with murder, sending him to stand trial, a court said Friday.

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Peru's deadly protests prompt officials to close Cusco's popular tourist hub airport and trains

Peru's deadly protests prompt officials to close Cusco's popular tourist hub airport and trains
Relatives and friends attend the burial of 17-year-old student Jamilath Aroquipa, one of the 17 people killed during the violent attempt to take over the airport of the city of Juliaca several days earlier, at the Capilla cemetery in Juliaca, southern Peru, January 12, 2023. JUAN CARLOS CISNEROS/AFP/GETTY

Weeks-long protests that have killed dozens across Peru continued on Thursday, with escalating tensions in the Andean city Cusco prompting the government to preemptively close the tourist hub's airport. Supporters of ousted president Pedro Castillo have marched and barricaded streets around the South American country demanding new elections and the removal of current leader Dina...more



 

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Ukraine denies Russia's claim to have captured Soledar, says "severe" battle is ongoing

Ukraine denies Russia's claim to have captured Soledar, says severe battle is ongoing
This grab taken from AFP video shows a member of Ukraine's military looking away as a BM-21'Grad' MLRS 122mm rocket launcher fires on the outskirts of Soledar, Ukraine January 11, 2023. ARMAN SOLDIN/AFP/GETTY

Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday that its forces had captured the salt-mining town of Soledar, the focus of a bloody battle between Russian and Ukrainian forces for months. A Ukrainian military commander quickly rejected the claim, however, saying the "severe" battle was still raging.

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Sat, January 14, 2023 1:06am
 
Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to 7 sexual assault charges in London

Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to 7 sexual assault charges in London
Actor Kevin Spacey leaves court following the day's proceedings in a civil trial, in an Oct. 6, 2022 file photo, in New York, accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. YUKI IWAMURA/AP

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Friday to seven charges relating to alleged sexual assaults in the U.K. against one man between 2001 and 2004. Spacey, 63, appeared at Southwark Crown Court by remote video to face the charges, which included one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, three counts of indecent assault and three counts of sexual assault.

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Sat, January 14, 2023 1:11am
 
Pakistan police bust organ trafficking ring after missing boy found in underground lab with his kidney removed

Pakistan police bust organ trafficking ring after missing boy found in underground lab with his kidney removed

Police in Pakistan said Friday they busted an organ trafficking ring when a missing 14-year-old boy was found in an underground lab after having his kidney removed.

The ring was responsible for luring young, vulnerable victims with promises of lucrative jobs and large payouts before removing their organs — mainly kidneys — to sell for up to 900,000 rupees ($4,000).

"It was only after we followed the evidence and leads that we discovered that there was an organ trafficking operation behind the boy's disappearance," Rehan Anjum, a spokesman for Punjab police, told AFP on Friday.

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Sat, January 14, 2023 1:19am
 
Iran executes former high-ranking defense ministry official with British citizenship

Iran executes former high-ranking defense ministry official with British citizenship
Ali Reza Akbari speaks in a meeting to unveil the book "National Nuclear Movement" in Tehran, Iran, in this picture released on Oct. 14, 2008. DAVOUD HOSSEINI, IRNA VIA AP

Iran said Saturday it executed a former high-ranking defense ministry official and dual Iranian-British national, despite international warnings not to carry out the death sentence. The execution further escalated tensions with the West amid the nationwide anti-government protests shaking the Islamic Republic.

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Tiger escapes from farm, attacks man and kills animals in South Africa

Tiger escapes from farm, attacks man and kills animals in South Africa
A local community police group searches for a tiger that escaped from its enclosure in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan. 16, 2023. AP PHOTO/THEMBA HADEBE

Authorities in South Africa are searching for a tiger that escaped from its enclosure at a private farm near Johannesburg over the weekend, injured a man and left three animals dead.

The 39-year-old man survived the attack, however a dog and a deer were killed, and a second dog was so badly injured it had to be put down, said Gresham Mandy, who leads a community police group.

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Boy wakes from coma, his mother buried 2 weeks after helicopter collision that killed 4 in Australia

Boy wakes from coma, his mother buried 2 weeks after helicopter collision that killed 4 in Australia
The casket of Vanessa Tadros is carried during her funeral in Sydney, Jan. 16, 2023. BIANCA DE MARCHI/AP

A 10-year-old Australian boy who was critically injured two weeks ago when two helicopters collided, killing four people, had woken from a coma in a hospital and held his father's hand, a family priest said.

Nicholas Tadros remained in the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane where medical staff described his condition on Monday as "critical but stable."

His mother, Vanessa Tadros, 36, was killed when two Sea World theme park helicopters collided during joy flights on Jan. 2 at the tourist city of Gold Coast, 50 miles south of Brisbane.

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Passenger video appears to show final harrowing moments of Nepal plane crash

Passenger video appears to show final harrowing moments of Nepal plane crash
Emergency response team at the scene of the Yeti Airlines plane crash in Pokhara, Nepal, on January 16, 2023. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A cellphone video taken by a passenger on the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed in Nepal appears to show the harrowing final moments of the flight.

Indian national Sonu Jaiswal, who was traveling with three friends, seemed happy and calm as he pointed his phone camera out the plane window and around the cabin. But after a sudden jolt, the camera shot goes unsteady. Within seconds, smoke obscures the view and there's a sense of chaos as people scream and the screen fills with flames. It appears to confirm there was no indication of a warning before...more



 

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Tue, January 17, 2023 2:13am
 
Russian missile strike on apartment building in Ukraine's Dnipro kills dozens as battle for Bakhmut rages

Russian missile strike on apartment building in Ukraine's Dnipro kills dozens as battle for Bakhmut rages

It was a bloody weekend in Ukraine. After a couple weeks of relative calm in the skies, Russia's military resumed its devastating aerial assault, either firing indiscriminately into civilian areas, or deliberately targeting people's homes to spread terror.

Dozens of people were killed and many more wounded in just one brutal attack on a massive apartment building in the city of Dnipro. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the search for survivors after the Saturday missile strike went on all weekend, with at least 30 people killed and as many more missing under the vast pile of rubble.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 2:35am
 
London police apologize as serving officer admits to 49 crimes, including 24 counts of rape

London police apologize as serving officer admits to 49 crimes, including 24 counts of rape
An undated handout photo issued by the Hertfordshire Police shows serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, who on January 16, 2023 admitted multiple counts of rape and sexual assaults on a dozen women over almost two decades. HERTFORDSHIRE POLICE/AP

London's Metropolitan Police force offered a public apology on Monday after a serving officer admitted to carrying out sex attacks on a dozen women over a nearly two-decade period. Constable David Carrick, 48, has admitted to 49 offenses in total, including four counts of rape, false imprisonment and indecent assault on which he entered guilty pleas Monday.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 2:38am
 
China's population declines for first time in decades

China's population declines for first time in decades

China has announced its first population decline in decades as what has been the world's most populous nation ages and its birthrate plunges, posing new challenges for the slowing economy.

The National Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday that the country had 850,000 fewer people at the end of 2022 than the previous year. The tally includes only the population of mainland China, excluding Hong Kong and Macao as well as foreign residents.

That left a total of 1.41 billion people, with 9.56 million births against 10.41 million deaths last year, the bureau said at a briefing on Tuesday.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 9:41pm
 
Gunman dressed as lawyer kills prominent attorney inside courtroom in Pakistan

Gunman dressed as lawyer kills prominent attorney inside courtroom in Pakistan
Police officers survey the crime scene after, according to police, a gunman killed Abdul Latif Afridi, lawyer and former president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association, in Peshawar, Pakistan January 16, 2023. FAYAZ AZIZ / REUTERS

A gunman dressed in full judicial robes shot and killed a prominent attorney inside a courtroom in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, police said.

The attacker, who was arrested at the scene, had opened fire at Abdul Latif Afridi, a former president of Pakistan's lawyers union and a prominent figure in the community, fatally wounding him. The attack took place at the High Court in Peshawar.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 9:48pm
 
Afghanistan's cricket team under fire as players meet with Taliban and say "politics" shouldn't stop sports

Afghanistan's cricket team under fire as players meet with Taliban and say politics shouldn't stop sports
Afghan men play cricket in a field at the Chaman-e- Huzuri ground in Kabul, October 21, 2022. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/GETTY

For decades, Afghanistan has been portrayed to the world largely through bleak accounts of daily bombings, mass causalities, political turmoil and humanitarian crises. Perhaps its only real success story, has been cricket. The world's second-most popular sport has long been a national pastime in Afghanistan, and it has given the Afghan people, through decades of strife, a way to see their nation shine on the world stage.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 10:10pm
 
Mexico ex-security head goes to trial in U.S. for taking bribes from cartel run by "El Chapo"

Mexico ex-security head goes to trial in U.S. for taking bribes from cartel run by El Chapo
In this courtroom sketch, defense attorney Cesar de Castro, left, Mexico's former top security official, Genaro Garcia Luna, center, and a court interpreter, appear for an arraignment hearing in Brooklyn federal court in New York, Jan. 3, 2020. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS / AP

The man who was once Mexico's top security official and in charge of fighting the drug cartels goes on trial Tuesday on charges he accepted millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for helping the powerful Sinaloa Cartel move drugs and its members avoid capture.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 10:47pm
 
Defendants reveal in court how they pulled off brazen theft of $123 million in jewels at German museum

Defendants reveal in court how they pulled off brazen theft of $123 million in jewels at German museum
Defendant Rabieh R (C) covers his face as he is arrives in the courtroom of the Higher Regional Court in Dresden, eastern Germany on January 10, 2023 prior to a hearing in the trial over a jewellery heist on the Green Vault (Gruenes Gewoelbe) museum in Dresden's Royal Palace in November 2019. JENS SCHLUETER/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Three members of a notorious criminal gang confessed to stealing priceless 18th-century jewels from a German state museum at their trial in Dresden on Tuesday.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 10:56pm
 
Greta Thunberg detained by German police at coal mine protest

Greta Thunberg detained by German police at coal mine protest

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other demonstrators were detained by German police on Tuesday during a protest over a coal mine. Thunberg was near the German village of Lüetzerath, where an energy company is seeking to demolish the remains of what they say is an abandoned town to make way for the mine's expansion.

Video from Reuters shows Thunberg sitting with fellow protesters before three police officers pick her up and carry her by her arms and legs away from the sit-in. Once there, Thunberg is seen being held still by officers, at some points, she is seen laughing.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 11:02pm
 
Ukrainian training on Patriot missile system begins in Oklahoma

Ukrainian training on Patriot missile system begins in Oklahoma
FILE: 10 March 2022, Poland, Rzeszow: Three MIM-104 Patriot short-range anti-aircraft missile systems for defense against aircraft, cruise missiles and medium-range tactical ballistic missiles are located at Rzeszow Airport. CHRISTOPHE GATEAU/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

Ukrainians began training Tuesday morning in Oklahoma at Fort Sill to operate and maintain the Patriot missile defense system, a Pentagon official confirmed Tuesday morning.

About 90-100 Ukrainian troops are at Fort Sill undergoing the training, Defense Department spokesman Air Force Gen. Pat Ryder said Tuesday. Ryder told reporters at the Pentagon that the training was expected to last several months.

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Tue, January 17, 2023 11:15pm
 
Maria Ressa, Nobel winning Philippines journalist, heralds victory for "truth" as she's acquitted of tax evasion

Maria Ressa, Nobel winning Philippines journalist, heralds victory for truth as she's acquitted of tax evasion

Philippine Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa was on Wednesday acquitted of tax evasion, among a slew of charges she has long maintained are politically motivated, calling the verdict a victory for "truth". Ressa, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov in 2021, still faces three other cases, including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal that could mean nearly seven years in prison.

"Today, facts win. Truth wins," a teary-eyed and defiant Ressa told reporters outside the Manila courtroom after the ruling on four government charges that she and her online media company Rappler had dodged taxes in a 2015 bond sale to foreign...more



 

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Fri, January 20, 2023 4:21pm
 
Iran man who decapitated teen wife and paraded her head in public gets 8-year prison sentence

Iran man who decapitated teen wife and paraded her head in public gets 8-year prison sentence
A file photo shows two Iranian women walking down a street in Shiraz, Iran, covered from head to toe in traditional chador garments as required under the Islamic republic's strict interpretation of Islamic law. ISTOCK/GETTY

An Iranian man has been jailed for more than eight years after decapitating his wife and displaying her head in public in a case that shocked the country, the judiciary said Wednesday. Mona Heidari, 17, was killed in February 2022 by her husband and brother-in-law in Ahvaz, the capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Video that emerged later of her smiling husband parading her decapitated head in the street sparked an outpouring of grief and...more



 

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Fri, January 20, 2023 4:25pm
 
Thousands of U.K. nurses walk out as ceaseless labor strikes keep pressure on health service

Thousands of U.K. nurses walk out as ceaseless labor strikes keep pressure on health service
Nurses hold banners and placards as they picket during a strike over pay, outside the University College Hospital in London, January 18, 2023. ALBERTO PEZZALI/AP

Thousands of nurses in Britain walked out Wednesday in a new protest over pay, with no end in sight to a wave of strikes that has piled pressure on the U.K.'s overburdened public health system. Two 12-hour strikes on Wednesday and Thursday affect about a quarter of hospitals and clinics in England. Emergency care and cancer treatment will continue, but thousands of appointments and procedures are likely to be postponed.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 4:31pm
 
Israel's Supreme Court orders Netanyahu to remove key member of his new government over tax evasion

Israel's Supreme Court orders Netanyahu to remove key member of his new government over tax evasion
Israel's Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri (center) reacts as he sits between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Justice Minister Yariv Levin during a weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, January 8, 2023. RONEN ZVULUN/POOL/AFP/GETTY

Israel's top court ruled Wednesday that a senior member of premier Benjamin Netanyahu's newly formed government cannot serve as minister due to a recent tax evasion conviction. The decision was slammed by Prime Minister Netanyahu's coalition, which vowed to push ahead with controversial measures that would weaken the Supreme Court and its power to strike down legislation.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 4:44pm
 
U.S. launches pilot program to allow private sponsorship of refugees from around the world

U.S. launches pilot program to allow private sponsorship of refugees from around the world
An aerial view shows al-Fawwar refugee camp southwest of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on April 8, 2021.
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The State Department on Thursday announced a pilot program that will allow groups of private American citizens and permanent residents to financially sponsor the resettlement of refugees fleeing war and violence across the world.

The Biden administration initiative, called Welcome Corps, could pave the way for a seismic shift in U.S. refugee policy, as most refugees brought to the U.S. for the past decades have been resettled by nine nonprofit organizations that receive federal funding.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 5:12pm
 
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to resign

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to resign
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation at the War Memorial Centre on Jan. 19, 2023, in Napier, New Zealand. GETTY IMAGES

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whose empathetic handling of the nation's worst mass-shooting and health-driven response to the coronavirus pandemic led her to become an international icon, but who faced mounting criticism at home, said Thursday she was leaving office.

Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters in Napier that Feb. 7 will be her last day as prime minister.

"I am entering now my sixth year in office, and for each of those years, I have given my absolute all," she said.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 5:18pm
 
Convicted drug lord "El Chapo" sends "SOS" message to Mexico's president from U.S. prison

Convicted drug lord El Chapo sends SOS message to Mexico's president from U.S. prison
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is pictured on Jan. 19, 2017. DEA VIA AP

Mexico's president said Wednesday that he would consider a request by convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to return from the United States to complete his sentence on humanitarian grounds. The message from El Chapo was described as an "SOS" by one of his attorneys.

The Sinaloa cartel founder has appealed to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for help due to alleged "psychological torment" that Guzman says he is suffering in a U.S. prison.

"We're going to review it (the plea)," Lopez Obrador told reporters.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 5:22pm
 
U.K.'s King Charles says property windfall should go to "wider public"

U.K.'s King Charles says property windfall should go to wider public
King Charles III visits local hardship support groups and tours new facilities on January 12, 2023, in Aboyne, Scotland. GETTY

King Charles III says he would like a potential $1 billion bump in profits from off-shore wind farms owned by the Crown Estate to be used for the "wider public good," rather than to help fund the royal family.

The Crown Estate — essentially the property collectively owned by the royal family — is an independently-run business, the profits from which go to Britain's treasury. But the amount of money it generates is used to determine the amount granted to the royal household from public funds, in what's known as the Sovereign Grant. Currently, the royals get back 25% of...more



 

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Fri, January 20, 2023 5:47pm
 
As U.S. and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns that losing a conventional war "can trigger a nuclear war"

As U.S. and allies arm Ukraine, Russia warns that losing a conventional war can trigger a nuclear war
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Orthodox Easter mass led by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at the Christ The Saviour Cathedral on April 24, 2022, in Moscow. GETTY

As the United States prepares to announce a new shipment of military hardware for Ukraine and Kyiv pushes its Western partners for modern battle tanks and other heavy weapons, Moscow responded Thursday with a familiar battery of threats. Once again, Russia alluded to its nuclear arsenal in a bid to dissuade the U.S. and its NATO allies from helping Ukraine resist the full-scale invasion President Vladimir Putin launched almost 11 months ago.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 5:56pm
 
Pentagon commits another $2.5 billion in aid to Ukraine

Pentagon commits another $2.5 billion in aid to Ukraine
A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle sits at the Tactical Operation Center as the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team participates in Operation Steel Eagle on March 31, 2022 in Fort Carson, Colorado. MICHAEL CIAGLO / GETTY IMAGES

The Pentagon on Thursday released its latest aid package for Ukraine valued at $2.5 billion. The package has more armored vehicles – including for the first time, Stryker vehicles – and additional air defense missiles and thousands of rounds of artillery.

The announcement comes as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in Germany for the eighth meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, a gathering of more than 50 countries' defense ministers to discuss what capabilities to provide to Ukraine....more



 

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Fri, January 20, 2023 10:08pm
 
Peru police use tear gas to block protesters from marching

Peru police use tear gas to block protesters from marching
Demonstrators block a highway with mock coffins carrying the names of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte and congresspeople in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. JOSE SOTOMAYOR / AP

Police fired tear gas to try to subdue thousands of protesters who poured into the Peruvian capital Thursday, many from remote Andean regions, calling for the ouster of President Dina Boluarte and the return to power of her predecessor, whose removal last month launched deadly unrest and cast the nation into political chaos.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 10:13pm
 
Gabon's foreign minister dies after suffering heart attack during cabinet meeting

Gabon's foreign minister dies after suffering heart attack during cabinet meeting
Michael Moussa Adamo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon, attends a U.N. Security Council ministerial debate over international peace and security, conflict and food security at U.N. headquarters in New York, May 19, 2022. ANDREA RENAULT/AFP/GETTY

Gabon's foreign minister Michael Moussa Adamo died Friday after suffering a heart attack during a cabinet meeting, the government and a presidential source said. Moussa Adamo, 62, an ally of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, suffered a heart attack and died "despite efforts by specialists" to revive him, the government said in a brief statement.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 10:37pm
 
Soccer star Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

Soccer star Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault
Dani Alves of Pumas UNAM football team during the Pumas vs FC Juarez Liga MX Apertura 2023 match at the University Olympic Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. ISMAEL ROSAS/ EYEPIX GROUP/FUTURE PUBLISHING VIA GETTY IMAGES

Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Spain.

The alleged act took place on Dec. 31 at a night club in Barcelona, police told The Associated Press.

Alves was taken into custody after he answered a police summons. He will appear before a judge, who will decide on the charges. State prosecutors have asked for him to be jailed without bail, the prosecutors' office said.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 10:48pm
 
AWOL Navy SEAL killed in Ukraine, official says

AWOL Navy SEAL Daniel Swift killed in Ukraine, official says

A Navy SEAL who's been AWOL since 2019 was killed in Ukraine this week, a Navy official confirmed to CBS News on Friday. Daniel W. Swift was killed in Ukraine on Wednesday, the official said.

Swift's Navy bio shows he was a SEAL who has been in active deserter status since March 11, 2019. The official did not know when or why Swift went to Ukraine.

Swift was a special warfare operator 1st Class who enlisted in the Navy in 2005.

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Fri, January 20, 2023 10:51pm
 
Investigative journalist John Williams Ntwali, often critical of Rwanda's government, killed in a car accident

Investigative journalist John Williams Ntwali, often critical of Rwanda's government, killed in a car accident

John Williams Ntwali, one of Rwanda's few journalists who published stories critical of the government, has died.

Ntwali was the sole fatality in a car accident in Kigali on Wednesday, police spokesman John Bosco Kabera told Reuters. The driver of the other vehicle has been arrested and "the accident file is being processed for onward transmission to prosecution," Kabera said.

Numerous human rights organizations called for an independent investigation into his death, as numerous journalists, advocates, and critics of President Paul Kagame and his ruling party have mysteriously disappeared, been found dead, or been jailed.

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Sun, January 22, 2023 3:36pm
 
Germany won't block Poland from giving Ukraine tanks, minister says

Germany won't block Poland from giving Ukraine tanks, minister says


The German government will not object if Poland decides to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's top diplomat said Sunday, indicating movement on supplying weapons that Kyiv has described as essential to its ability to fend off an intensified Russian offensive.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told French TV channel LCI that Poland has not formally asked for Berlin's approval to share some of its German-made Leopards but added "if we were asked, we would not stand in the way."

German officials "know how important these tanks are" and "this is why we are discussing this now with our partners," Baerbock said in interview clips posted by LCI.

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Mon, January 23, 2023 4:47pm
 
U.S. citizen jailed in Iran, Siamak Namazi, ends hunger strike, urges Biden to recognize "desperate" situation

U.S. citizen jailed in Iran, Siamak Namazi, ends hunger strike, urges Biden to recognize desperate situation
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A U.S.-Iranian dual national imprisoned in Tehran ended a seven-day hunger strike on Monday, saying he had lost 10 pounds but felt strengthened in his resolve to fight for the release of U.S. prisoners. Siamak Namazi, who has been detained since October 2015, said his strike marked the seventh anniversary of Washington's decision to exclude him from a prisoner release that saw five other Americans freed after the inking of a historic denuclearization deal with Iran.

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Mon, January 23, 2023 4:54pm
 
Popular Cameroon radio journalist, found dead after reported abduction

Martinez Zogo, popular Cameroon radio journalist, found dead after reported abduction
Cameroon journalist Martinez Zogo's photo is displayed as fellow journalists pay their last respect to him after he was found dead after an abduction, in Yaounde, Cameroon January 23, 2023. AMINDEH BLAISE ATABONG / REUTERS

A popular Cameroon radio journalist who had been missing following what a media rights group called an abduction has been found dead, his employer and police said on Sunday.

Martinez Zogo was managing director of Yaounde-based private radio station Amplitude FM and the star host of a popular daily program, Embouteillage (Gridlock).

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Mon, January 23, 2023 5:03pm
 
Poland to ask Germany for formal permission to supply Ukraine with Leopard main battle tanks

Poland to ask Germany for formal permission to supply Ukraine with Leopard main battle tanks
A Leopard 2 tank is pictured during a demonstration event held for the media by the German Bundeswehr in Munster near Hannover, Germany, September 28, 2011. MICHAEL SOHN/AP

Poland will ask the German government for permission to supply German-made Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Monday, seemingly pushing his country closer to granting a long-standing wish from Ukraine's political and military leaders. As the manufacturing nation, Germany must give its approval for the export of Leopard tanks to third countries.

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Mon, January 23, 2023 5:11pm
 
Pakistan blackout: Cash-strapped nation cuts power to save money, then can't turn it back on

Pakistan blackout: Cash-strapped nation cuts power to save money, then can't turn it back on
A vendor uses a backup light at his stall in a market during a national-wide power outage, in Islamabad, Pakistan, January 23, 2023. ANJUM NAVEED/AP

Hospitals, schools, factories and tens of millions of homes across Pakistan were left without power Monday after the country's electricity grid suffered a nationwide outage. The huge blackout, right as parts of the country struggle through a harsh winter, was blamed by the country's federal energy minister Khurram Dastgir-Khan on a surge that knocked out the network.

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Mon, January 23, 2023 5:19pm
 
Thousands hit Israel's streets to protest "scary" new government under Benjamin Netanyahu

Thousands hit Israel's streets to protest

About 100,000 Israelis took to the streets on Saturday for the third week of demonstrations against the country's new far-right, ultra-religious government.

To secure his sixth term as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has formed a coalition with extremist political parties that support the introduction of more severe anti-Palestinian legislation, including banning the Palestinian flag in public spaces and expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank that are illegal under international law. Some coalition members also support amendments to Israeli laws that protect the rights of women, LGBTQ people and other minority groups.

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Tue, January 24, 2023 6:25pm
 
Biden administration has raised concerns with China about companies selling aid to Russia

Biden administration has raised concerns with China about companies selling aid to Russia

The Biden administration has raised concerns with the Chinese government about Chinese companies selling non-lethal military aid to Russia for Moscow's use in Ukraine, CBS News has confirmed.

Chinese companies are providing non-lethal military assistance and economic support that stops short of wholesale sanctions evasion, sources familiar with the situation tell CBS News. U.S. officials view this as a significantly scaled-down version of the Chinese government's initial plan when the war in Ukraine started, which was to sell lethal weapons systems for Russia's use on the battlefield. Bloomberg was first to report that that U.S. raised such concerns with the Chinese.

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Wed, January 25, 2023 5:51pm
 
Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and let other European nations do the same

Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and let other European nations do the same

Germany will send Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine and approve re-export of the same kind of tanks from partner countries, according to a statement issued Wednesday.

"This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability. We are acting in a closely coordinated and concerted manner internationally," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in Berlin.

Germany said it would initially provide 14 Leopard 2 tanks from its military stocks, with the goal of establishing two battalions, and provide ammunition and logistics. It said training for Ukrainian troops would begin soon in Germany, and that other European partners would be...more



 

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Wed, January 25, 2023 6:00pm
 
Ukraine confirms retreat from eastern town of Soledar to "preserve the lives of personnel"

Ukraine confirms retreat from eastern town of Soledar to preserve the lives of personnel

Ukrainian forces have conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern region of the Donbas, an official confirmed Wednesday, in what amounts to a rare but modest battlefield triumph for the Kremlin after a series of setbacks in its invasion that began almost 11 months ago. The Ukrainian army retreated from the salt-mining town of Soledar to "preserve the lives of the personnel," Serhii Cherevatyi, a spokesperson for Ukraine's forces in the east, told The Associated Press.

The soldiers pulled back to previously prepared defensive positions, he said.

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Wed, January 25, 2023 6:09pm
 
Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Microsoft said it's investigating problems with its online services on Wednesday, including its Teams messaging platform and Outlook email system, after users around the world reported outages.

In a status update, the tech company reported "service degradation" for a number of its Microsoft 365 services.

Thousands of users reported problems with Teams, Outlook, the Azure cloud computing service and XBox Live online gaming service early Wednesday on the Downdetector website, which tracks outage reports. By later in the morning, it showed the number of reports had dropped considerably.

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Wed, January 25, 2023 6:12pm
 
Police in India use force to block screening of BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Police in India use force to block screening of BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Police in plain clothes detain a Students Federation of India activist outside Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2023. MANISH SWARUP/AP

Police in riot gear blocked students from entering a university in India's capital Wednesday to stop a scheduled screening of a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has been banned in the country. At least four people were reportedly detained by police, including officers in plain clothes, at Jamia Milia Islamia University.

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Wed, January 25, 2023 6:19pm
 
Man stabs 2 passengers to death, injures 7 others on train in Germany

Man stabs 2 passengers to death, injures 7 others on train in Germany
Forensics staff are on duty on a platform at a regional train, with police officers standing opposite after two people were killed and several injured in a knife attack on a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg, on January 25, 2023, in Schleswig-Holstein, Brokstedt, Germany JONAS WALZBERG/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

A man fatally stabbed two people and injured seven others on a train in northern Germany on Wednesday before being arrested, police said. Germany's Federal Police force said the man used a knife to attack several passengers shortly before a regional train traveling from Kiel to Hamburg arrived at the Brokstedt station.

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Thu, January 26, 2023 4:16pm
 
These are the tanks Ukraine will get from the U.S. and Europe

These are the tanks Ukraine will get from the U.S. and Europe
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President Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 top-of-the-line M-1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, delivering on a key request from Kyiv that will provide a major boost to Ukrainian firepower over the coming months.

"Today, I'm announcing that the United States will be sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of one Ukrainian battalion," Mr. Biden said at the White House, flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The security package is worth roughly $400...more



 

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Thu, January 26, 2023 4:28pm
 
Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in clash during West Bank raid

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in clash during West Bank raid
People mourn during a funeral of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin on Jan. 19, 2023. NIDAL ESHTAYEH / XINHUA VIA GETTY IMAGES

Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians, including a 60-year-old woman, and wounded several others during a raid in a flashpoint area of the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in years in the territory.

The violence occurred during what Palestinian health officials described as a fierce operation in broad daylight in the Jenin refugee camp, a militant stronghold of the West Bank that's been a focus of nearly a year of Israeli arrest raids. The conflict spiked this month, with...more



 

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Thu, January 26, 2023 5:10pm
 
Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show U.S., Europe's "direct involvement" in the war is "growing"

Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show U.S., Europe's
Ukrainian troops ride a Soviet-era T-80 tank not far from Lyman, in the eastern Donetsk region, January 24, 2023, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/GETTY

Russia launched a wave of new missile and drone attacks against Ukraine Thursday, killing at least 11 people, including one in the capital Kyiv, according to emergency officials, and targeting the country's already-battered energy infrastructure. The strikes forced officials to switch off the electricity in a couple regions to cope with reduced capacity.

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Thu, January 26, 2023 5:29pm
 
German foreign office "sorry" for tweet taking a dig at Russia's African outreach with a leopard emoji

German foreign office sorry for tweet taking a dig at Russia's African outreach with a leopard emoji
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor (not seen) during his official visit in Pretoria, South Africa, January 23, 2023. IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY

A German foreign ministry quip about leopards and an African tour by Russia's top diplomat has sparked a cool response on the continent, ranging from bewilderment to accusations of insensitivity. On Wednesday, Germany said it would deliver 14 of its top-of-the-line Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, bolstering support for the country in its fight against the Russian invasion along with the U.S., which promised 31 M1 Abrams tanks.

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Thu, January 26, 2023 5:32pm
 
London police say officers likely to face criminal prosecution every week as sexual predators rooted out

London police say officers likely to face criminal prosecution every week as sexual predators rooted out
A person helps place 1,071 rotten apples outside New Scotland Yard, reflecting the number of Metropolitan Police officers who have been, or are currently, under investigation for allegations of domestic abuse or violence against women and girls, January 20, 2023. AARON CHOWN/PA IMAGES/GETTY

The head of London's embattled Metropolitan Police has said two or three officers from the force will likely end up in courts to face charges every week as department tries to win back public confidence by rooting out criminals in its own ranks. The Met has been scandalized by a series of high-profile cases of serving officers violently sexually assaulting and even murdering...more



 

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Thu, January 26, 2023 5:38pm
 
Meta to Reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook, Instagram Accounts

Meta to Reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook, Instagram Accounts

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced on Wednesday that it will restore former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. This comes more than two years after both accounts were suspended following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

"We will be ending the suspension of Mr. Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks," Meta said in a recent blog post. The company also noted that it has put "new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses."

Meta explained that the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol immediately led to the indefinite suspension of Trump on both social platforms. At The same time, Trump was also kicked off of Twitter. Trump's Twitter account, however, was reinstated in November after Elon Musk became the...more



 

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Fri, January 27, 2023 11:13pm
 
Malawi cholera outbreak death toll rises above 1,000

Malawi cholera outbreak death toll rises above 1,000
Health workers treat cholera patients at the Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe central Malawi on Jan. 11, 2023. THOKO CHIKONDI / AP

Malawi's cholera outbreak has claimed more than 1,000 lives, according to the country's health minister, who warned that some cultural beliefs and hostility toward health workers were slowing efforts to curb infections.

Cholera had killed 1,002 people as of Tuesday, while 1,115 people were hospitalized from the outbreak that started in March 2022, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said. It's the country's worst outbreak of the waterborne illness in two decades.

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Fri, January 27, 2023 11:52pm
 
FDA joins international investigation into contaminated cough syrups that have killed over 300 children

FDA joins international investigation into contaminated cough syrups that have killed over 300 children

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that they are partnering with the World Health Organization and other international partners to investigate the source of contaminated cough syrups that have killed more than 300 children in Asia and Africa.

The international reports of contaminated products were announced by the WHO on Oct. 5, 2022. Over-the-counter cough syrups sold in several countries were found to be tainted with diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which are toxic to humans. According to Reuters, most of the children who died were under 5 years old and the cause of death was acute kidney injury.

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Fri, January 27, 2023 11:57pm
 
U.S. labels Russia-backed Wagner Group as transnational criminal organization, imposes new sanctions

U.S. labels Russia-backed Wagner Group as transnational criminal organization, imposes new sanctions
Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin attends the funeral of Dmitry Menshikov, a fighter who died in Ukraine, at a cemetery outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. AP PHOTO, FILE

The U.S. targeted the Russia-backed Wagner Group in a new round of sanctions on Thursday, labeling the mercenary group a transnational criminal organization and accusing it of atrocities in Ukraine and around the world.

The Treasury Department said it sanctioned eight individuals and 16 entities, many with ties to the Wagner Group. The organization is a private military contractor led by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has also been...more



 

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Fri, January 27, 2023 11:59pm
 
U.S. military operation kills ISIS facilitator Bilal al-Sudani in Somalia

U.S. military operation kills ISIS facilitator Bilal al-Sudani in Somalia
The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. PATRICK SEMANSKY / AP

The U.S. military killed ISIS operator and facilitator Bilal al-Sudani and 10 of his ISIS associates in a raid Wednesday night in Somalia, senior administration officials said Thursday. There were no casualties among civilians or U.S. service members during the operation, the officials said.

Officials described al-Sudani as a key operator and facilitator for ISIS' global network because of his funding to sustain ISIS branches in Africa and around the world, including in Afghanistan.

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:06am
 
Coronavirus-denying monk who called Putin a "traitor to the Motherland" sentenced to 7 years in Russian prison

Coronavirus-denying monk who called Putin a traitor to the Motherland sentenced to 7 years in Russian prison
Nikolai Romanov, a monk known as Father Sergiy until he was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church, baptizes those present in the hall from behind a glass cage during his trial in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO / AP

A former Russian Orthodox monk, who denied that the coronavirus existed and defied the Kremlin, was handed a seven-year prison sentence Friday.

Nikolai Romanov, 67, who was known as Father Sergiy until his excommunication by the Russian Orthodox Church, urged his followers to disobey the Russian government's lockdown measures and spread conspiracy theories about a global plot to control the masses.

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:13am
 
Haitian gangs' gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for U.S., Canada to intervene

Haitian gangs' gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for U.S., Canada to intervene
Demonstrators break into the Toussaint Louverture International Airport to protest the recent killings of six police officers by armed gangs, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 26, 2023. RICHARD PIERRIN/AFP/GETTY

Outraged rebel police officers paralyzed Port-au-Prince on Thursday, roaring through the streets on motorcycles in protest of a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs. More than a hundred protesters blocked roads, shot guns into the air, and broke through gates in the capital's airport and the prime minister's house, with tensions escalating throughout the day.

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:16am
 
Zelenskyy and Putin's starkly different messages on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Zelenskyy urges world to battle hatred as Putin wields lies on
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Indifference kills. That was Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy's message to the world Friday as Ukraine's first ever Jewish head of state marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"Today, as always, Ukraine honours the memory of millions of victims of the Holocaust. We know and remember that indifference kills along with hatred. Indifference and...more



 

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:20am
 
At least 7 killed in shooting near synagogue in Jerusalem; gunman slain

At least 7 killed in shooting near synagogue in Jerusalem; gunman slain
Israeli emergency service personnel and security forces stand near a covered body at the site of a reported attack in a settler neighbourhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 27, 2023. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A gunman opened fire Friday night near a synagogue in east Jerusalem, killing at least seven people and wounding several before he was shot and killed, Israeli police and medics said.

The shooting in the Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov followed a deadly raid by the Israeli military Thursday in the occupied West Bank that killed nine Palestinians, with a 10th killed later north of Jerusalem.

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:33am
 
U.K. jails right-wing extremist who helped "inspire" U.S. mass shootings

U.K. jails right-wing extremist who helped inspire U.S. mass shootings
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A 19-year-old British man whose extreme right-wing videos helped "inspire" two recent U.S. shootings, according to police, was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison by a U.K. court. Daniel Harris was convicted of encouraging terrorism.

He had been previously found guilty of six terrorism offenses in November of 2022, following a slew of online posts on the World Truth Videos platform spewing racist rhetoric and issuing calls for the death of minorities.

Harris was also convicted of the possession of a 3D printer with the intent to make his own gun.

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Sat, January 28, 2023 12:35am
 
Iranian state TV says defense factory hit in drone attack

Iranian state TV says defense factory hit in drone attack

Drones attacked an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, the state-run IRNA news agency reported early Sunday.

It carried a Defense Ministry statement saying the attack occurred late Saturday and caused minor damage to a rooftop. The report said three drones were shot down by Iranian air defenses.

The ministry did not say who was suspected of carrying out the attack.

Separately, Iran's state TV said a fire broke out at an oil refinery in an industrial zone near the northwestern city of Tabriz. It said the cause was not yet known, as it showed footage of firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze.

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Mon, January 30, 2023 4:05pm
 
At least 25 die in Peru when bus plunges off cliff, police say

At least 25 die in Peru when bus plunges off cliff, police say
View of the remains after a bus plunged off a cliff in outside of Lima, Peru. ERNESTA BENAVIDES VIA GETTY IMAGES

At least 25 people died Saturday when a bus carrying 60 passengers plunged over a cliff in northwestern Peru, police said.

The bus, belonging to the Qorianka Tours company, had departed from Lima and was en route to Tumbes, on the border with Ecuador, when for unknown reasons it left the road near the town of Organos, according to police.

Police said an unknown number of injured passengers were transported to hospitals in El Alto and Mancora, popular resorts some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north of Lima.

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Mon, January 30, 2023 4:11pm
 
Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam, tying Nadal's record for most ever

Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam, tying Nadal's record for most ever
Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 29, 2023. CLIVE BRUNSKILL/GETTY IMAGES

Novak Djokovic found this trip to Australia far less complicated, and far more successful, than that of a year ago.

Unable to enter his best event in 2022 after being deported from the country because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19, Djokovic accomplished all he could have wanted in his return: He resumed his winning ways at Melbourne Park and made it back to the top of tennis.

Only briefly challenged in the final on Sunday night, Djokovic was simply better at the most crucial moments and beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) for a...more



 

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Mon, January 30, 2023 4:19pm
 
Pakistan mosque bombing: Dozens dead, scores injured as suicide bomber targets police in Peshawar

Pakistan mosque bombing: Dozens dead, scores injured as suicide bomber targets police in Peshawar
Workers transport a victim of a suicide bombing upon arrival at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 30, 2023. MUHAMMAD SAJJAD/AP

A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque packed with Pakistani police in the northwest city of Peshawar, killing more than 30 people and wounding scores more, officials said. The bomber detonated a suicide vest as worshipers — including many police and other security forces — were praying inside.

CBS News' Maria Usman said at least 32 people were killed and 147 injured, according to a spokesman at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. There was fear the death toll could still rise, as many of those...more



 

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Mon, January 30, 2023 4:26pm
 
Blinken in Israel to meet Netanyahu's new hard-line government amid spiraling violence with Palestinians

Blinken in Israel to meet Netanyahu's new hard-line government amid spiraling violence with Palestinians
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a statement upon his arrival at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, January 30, 2023. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AP

Israel and the occupied West Bank were rocked by violence over the weekend, including an attack in East Jerusalem that saw a Palestinian gunman open fire on a Jewish settlement in the disputed part of the holy city, killing seven people. The latest bloodshed came after weeks of mounting tension between Israel and the Palestinians — and just hours before U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Jerusalem to meet members of Israel's new far-right government.

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Mon, January 30, 2023 5:21pm
 
Man arrested after woman and 6 young children found living illegally in Austrian wine cellar

Man arrested after woman and 6 young children found living illegally in Austrian wine cellar

Austrian police said Monday they arrested a 54-year-old man after he attacked two social workers with pepper spray when they found him living illegally in a private wine cellar in northeastern Austria with a woman and six young children.

Police in the Austrian province of Lower Austria were still trying to determine the identity of six children, who were from 7 months to 5 years old.

Neighbors in Obritz, a small town near the Czech border, alerted local authorities last week that there was a family living illegally in a local wine cellar.

"Residents sometimes heard children's voices in the basement," the town's vice-mayor, Erich Greil, told the Austrian broadcaster ORF. "As...more



 

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Mon, January 30, 2023 5:36pm
 
Biden says U.S. won't be providing F-16s to Ukraine

Biden says U.S. won't be providing F-16s to Ukraine

President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. won't be providing F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, appearing to reject a key request from the country as it fends off Russian aggression.

Kyiv has made it clear it would like to have fighter jets such as the F-16s, a hope renewed by the U.S. announcing last week the approval of the transfer of M1 Abrams fighter tanks. Yuriy Sak, an adviser to Ukraine's defense minister, told CNBC last week, "We will get F-16s."

But Mr. Biden threw cold water on that idea Monday. Asked on the White House South Lawn if the U.S. would provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, he said, "No."

U.S. officials had previously appeared open to the possibility.

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Tue, January 31, 2023 5:15pm
 
Inexpensive drones helping Ukrainian troops keep control of Bakhmut

Inexpensive drones helping Ukrainian troops keep control of Bakhmut

Once home to 70,000 people, nearly a year of war has left Bakhmut a hollowed out shell. The sound of artillery is constant, and the Ukrainian city has been decimated and deserted, barring a few people trying to eke out some kind of living.

Khartia battalion commander Seva Kozhemyako is among Ukraine's forces trying to prevent Russia from seizing Bakhmut. In underground hi-tech command centers, his soldiers — some of whom are former gamers and IT workers — use inexpensive drones to stream live video from the frontline, revealing it in astounding detail.

The drones show dead Russian soldiers and shattered backyards, where Russian troops have been seen crawling for cover.

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Tue, January 31, 2023 5:28pm
 
Four suspects in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse transferred to U.S., authorities say

Four suspects in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse transferred to U.S., authorities say
Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise sit on the floor handcuffed after being detained, at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. JEAN MARC HERVé ABéLARD / AP

Four suspects believed to have been involved in the July 7, 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have been transferred to the United States from Haiti, federal authorities said Tuesday. Two of the suspects were among the first to be arrested in connection with the slaying.

The defendants, James Solages, 37, Joseph Vincent, 57, Alejandro Riveria Garcia, 44, and Christian Sanon, 54, are currently being held in U.S....more



 

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Wed, February 01, 2023 4:25pm
 
Hong Kong criminalizes CBD, ranking it alongside heroin and cocaine

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD, ranking it alongside heroin and cocaine
An employee adds drops of water-soluble CBD, or cannabidiol, to a glass of coffee at the Found café in Hong Kong, September 13, 2020. VINCENT YU/AP

A new law criminalizing the possession, consumption and selling of cannabidiol (CBD) came into effect Wednesday in Hong Kong, placing the substance on par with heroin in terms of legal classification. CBD, a non-psychoactive derivative of the cannabis plant, is touted by its users as reducing pain, stress, anxiety and inflammation.

Hong Kong authorities, however, have said those claims "lack authoritative scientific proof" and have justified their ban by arguing the products could be converted into the intoxicating compound THC, which was already...more



 

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Wed, February 01, 2023 4:53pm
 
Ukraine war coverage lands exiled Russia journalist Alexander Nevzorov a prison sentence

Ukraine war coverage lands exiled Russia journalist Alexander Nevzorov a prison sentence
Veteran Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov speaks in St. Petersburg, Russia, in a February 24, 2012 file photo. SERGEI KONKOV/AP

A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced in absentia veteran journalist Alexander Nevzorov to eight years in prison for spreading "false information" about Moscow's war in Ukraine. The verdict is the latest in a series of high-profile rulings under new legislation that opponents of the Kremlin say was designed to criminalize criticism of the conflict.

Nevzorov, 64, came under pressure from authorities for alleging that Russian forces deliberately shelled a maternity hospital in Mariupol, a port city in southern Ukraine that was captured by...more



 

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Wed, February 01, 2023 5:00pm
 
Myanmar junta extends emergency measures as residents mark 2-year coup anniversary with silent protest

Myanmar junta extends emergency measures as residents mark 2-year coup anniversary with silent protest
An almost empty street is pictured near Sule Pagoda during a "silent strike" to protest and mark the second anniversary of the coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 1, 2023. STR/AFP VIA GETTY

Streets emptied and shops closed in protest across Myanmar on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi's government, with the junta extending a state of emergency and delaying new elections. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military's power grab and bloody crackdown on dissent, which has sparked fighting across the country and tanked the economy.

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Wed, February 01, 2023 5:11pm
 
Underwater volcano erupts in Vanuatu, triggering warnings for residents, ships and aircraft

Underwater volcano erupts in Vanuatu, triggering warnings for residents, ships and aircraft

Vanuatu's East Epi underwater volcano erupted Wednesday, hurtling ash into the sky and leading authorities to warn ships and aircraft to avoid the area.

"We are telling locals to watch out for any strong explosions as the eruptions are still ongoing," senior volcano officer Ricardo William, at the meteorology and geo-hazards department, told AFP.

The department posted images of the eruption on Facebook as well as a map showing a 10-kilometer "danger zone" around the submerged volcano.

The volcano lies 68 kilometers north of the capital Port Vila.

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Wed, February 01, 2023 5:17pm
 
Strike in U.K. sees up to half a million workers walk off jobs in biggest industrial action in over a decade

Strike in U.K. sees up to half a million workers walk off jobs in biggest industrial action in over a decade
Education workers rally in London during a day of strikes across the U.K., February 1, 2023. GETTY

An estimated half a million workers across multiple sectors in the U.K. went on strike Wednesday in the biggest industrial action Great Britain has seen in more than a decade. The strikers included teachers, civil servants, train and bus drivers, border officials and university staff demanding better pay and working conditions amid soaring inflation and energy prices — difficult circumstances that an IMF forecast suggests may have been exacerbated by Brexit.

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Thu, February 02, 2023 4:30pm
 
Iran couple reportedly sentenced to decade in prison after posting dance video on Instagram

Iran couple reportedly sentenced to decade in prison after posting dance video on Instagram


A young couple have been sentenced by an Iranian court to more than a decade in prison each after posting a video of themselves dancing in front of a major Tehran landmark, according to a U.S.-based human rights group and Britain's BBC News.

The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said Iranian security forces "violently" arrested Astiyazh Haghighi, 21, and her fiancé Amir Ahmadi, 22, at their home in Tehran on Nov. 1, 2022, soon after they published a video on social media showing them dancing in a city square with the Azadi (Freedom) Monument in the background.

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Thu, February 02, 2023 4:35pm
 
U.S. to expand military presence in Philippines in move to counter China

U.S. to expand military presence in Philippines in move to counter China
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin walks past military guards at a military camp on in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 2, 2023. ROLEX DELAPENA-POOL/GETTY IMAGES

The United States and the Philippines announced an expansion of America's military presence in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday, with U.S. forces granted access to four more military camps, effectively giving Washington new ground to ramp up deterrence against China.

The agreement between the longtime allies was made public during the visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who has led efforts to strengthen America's security alliances in Asia in the face of China's increasing assertiveness toward Taiwan and...more



 

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Thu, February 02, 2023 5:11pm
 
Jewish settler population in West Bank hits a landmark, and under Israel's new government, it may soar

Jewish settler population in West Bank hits a landmark, and under Israel's new government, it may soar
A general view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat, January 30, 2023. MAHMOUD ILLEAN/AP

Israel's West Bank settler population now makes up more than half a million people, a pro-settler group said Thursday, crossing a major threshold. Settler leaders predicted even faster population growth under Israel's new ultranationalist government.

The report, by WestBankJewishPopulationStats.com and based on official figures, showed the settler population grew to 502,991 as of Jan. 1, rising more than 2.5% in 12 months and nearly 16% over the last five years.

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Thu, February 02, 2023 5:20pm
 
China says suspected spy balloon drifting over U.S. is "civilian airship" that was blown off course

China says suspected spy balloon drifting over U.S. is civilian airship that was blown off course
A balloon flies in the sky over Billings, Montana, on February 1, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media. CHASE DOAK VIA REUTERS

China acknowledged Friday that a high-altitude balloon spotted this week over Montana does in fact belong to Beijing, but it referred to the airship as a civilian device "used for scientific research such as meteorology." A senior defense official told CBS News on Thursday that the Defense Department was "confident" that it was, in fact, a Chinese surveillance balloon.

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Fri, February 03, 2023 5:35pm
 
Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was released on bail Friday, two days after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment last summer, his supporters said.

Panahi was arrested last July and later ordered to serve six years on charges of propagandizing against the government, a sentence dating back to 2011 that had never been enforced.

He is among a number of Iranian artists, sports figures and other celebrities who have been detained after speaking out against the theocracy. Such arrests have become more frequent since nationwide protests broke out in September over the death of a young woman in police custody.

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Mon, February 06, 2023 4:24pm
 
American aid worker Pete Reed killed in Ukraine while helping civilians under fire, groups say

American aid worker Pete Reed killed in Ukraine while helping civilians under fire, groups say
Pete Reed assists wounded in Mosul, Iraq. GLOBAL RESPONSE MEDICINE

Humanitarian worker and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Pete Reed was killed while aiding civilians in Bakhmut, Ukraine, on Thursday, according to his family and two medical aid groups he worked with. Reed, who served two deployments as a Marine rifleman in Afghanistan, founded the nonprofit Global Response Medicine in 2017.

In a statement, the organization said, "Pete was the bedrock of GRM, serving as Board President for 4 years. In January, Pete stepped away from GRM to work with Global Outreach Doctors on their Ukraine mission and was killed while rendering aid."

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Mon, February 06, 2023 4:30pm
 
Indian police arrest over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages

Indian police arrest over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages
Sonali Begum, 17, stands inside her home as she cries explaining how her husband Siddique Ali, 23, was picked up by the police, at her rented house in Guwahati, India, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages in involving girls under the age of 18 a northeastern state. Begum is seven months pregnant. ANUPAM NATH / AP

Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18 in a northeastern state, officials said Saturday.

Those arrested this week included more than 50 Hindu priests and Muslim clerics for allegedly performing marriages for underage girls in Assam, state...more



 

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Mon, February 06, 2023 4:33pm
 
22 dead in Chile, as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires

22 dead in Chile, as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires
Firefighters work a forest fire in the Valparaiso Region, Chile. JAVIER TORRES VIA GETTY IMAGES

Chile extended an emergency declaration to another region on Saturday as firefighters continued to struggle to control dozens of raging wildfires. At least 22 people have died in connection to the fires, and 554 have been injured, including 16 in serious condition, according to Interior Minister Carolina Tohá.

The death toll is likely to rise as Tohá said there are unconfirmed reports of at least 10 people missing.

The government declared a state of catastrophe Saturday on La Araucanía region, which is south of Ñuble and Biobío, two central-southern regions where the emergency declaration had...more



 

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Mon, February 06, 2023 5:46pm
 
Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79

Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79
In this file photo taken on Nov. 29, 2007, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stands after taking the oath as a civilian president at the presidential palace in Islamabad. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Gen. Pervez Musharraf, whose role as Pakistan's military ruler at the time of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. made him a household name, has died at the age of 79.

A spokeswoman for the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai confirmed his death to The Associated Press. While his cause of death wasn't immediately clear, he was hospitalized last year in Dubai with an incurable condition related to bone marrow cancer. Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and...more



 

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Mon, February 06, 2023 5:54pm
 
Major 7.8 earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria, killing hundreds

Major 7.8 earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria, killing hundreds
People and rescue teams try to reach trapped residents in collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023 after a powerful quake knocked down multiple buildings in southeast Turkey and Syria. IHA AGENCY VIA AP

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and killing at least 641 people. With hundreds upon hundreds injured and hundreds more believed trapped under rubble, the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers combed through rubble in cities and towns across the region.

On both sides of the border, residents jolted out of sleep by the pre-dawn quake rushed outside on a cold, rainy and snowy winter night. Buildings were flattened and...more



 

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Mon, February 06, 2023 6:03pm
 
YouTube star allegedly strangled by her father, triggering "honor killing" protest in Iraq

YouTube star allegedly strangled by her father, triggering honor killing protest in Iraq
Demonstrators carry a poster with a picture of Tiba Ali, a YouTube star who was recently killed by her father, in Diwaniya, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. HADI MIZBAN / AP

Dozens of Iraqi protesters gathered Sunday to decry the so-called "honor killing" of a 22-year-old YouTube star who was allegedly strangled by her father, adding fuel to calls for legal reforms protecting women.

Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan on Friday announced that Tiba Ali was killed Jan. 31 in the central city of Diwaniyah by her father, who then turned himself in to the police. Reports say the father strangled Ali at night while she was asleep.

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Tue, February 07, 2023 4:48pm
 
3 tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico after being told to stop filming in popular neighborhood

3 tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico after being told to stop filming in popular neighborhood

Three tourists were stabbed in Puerto Rico early Monday after police said someone told them to stop filming in a renowned seaside community known as La Perla that is popular with visitors.

The confrontation began when one of the tourists, who lives in South Carolina, began filming a mobile hamburger cart and was told to stop and leave the area, police said.

Two of the tourists remain hospitalized, including one who was stabbed six times, police said. No one has been arrested.

The attack happened nearly two years after a tourist from Delaware was killed and set on fire after police said he was warned not to take pictures while buying drugs in La Perla. A friend of his also...more



 

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Tue, February 07, 2023 5:20pm
 
SpaceX launches high-power Spanish communications satellite

SpaceX launches high-power Spanish communications satellite
A time exposure captures the launch of Hispasat's Amazonas Nexus communications satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, arcing above a full moon as the California rocket builder chalked up its ninth flight so far this year.
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SpaceX launched a high-power Spanish communications satellite Monday that will serve government and corporate users in the Americas, Greenland and along Atlantic Ocean air and maritime shipping corridors.

"One of the main target markets for this satellite is mobility, in particular in-flight connectivity and maritime (services)," Ignacio Sanchis, chief commercial officer of satellite owner Hispasat, told Spaceflight Now.

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Tue, February 07, 2023 5:33pm
 
International soccer player Christian Atsu rescued from rubble after Turkey earthquakes

International soccer player Christian Atsu rescued from rubble after Turkey earthquakes
Christian Atsu was rescued from rubble following a powerful earthquake in Turkey. Photo shows Atsu at the Newcastle United Training Session on January 28, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. SERENA TAYLOR/NEWCASTLE UNITED VIA GETTY IMAGES

Ghanaian soccer player Christian Atsu was rescued from rubble of a collapsed building in Turkey following the deadly earthquakes to hit the country and neighboring Syria.

The Ghana Football Association announced the 31-year-old winger, who played for the country during the 2014 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, was "successfully rescued" on Tuesday and is receiving treatment.

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Tue, February 07, 2023 5:50pm
 
Death toll from massive Turkey-Syria earthquakes passes 5,000

Death toll from massive Turkey-Syria earthquakes passes 5,000

The death toll from Monday's devastating earthquakes and more than 300 aftershocks in southeast Turkey and northern Syria topped 5,000 Tuesday, authorities said, as crews raced to try to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of collapsed buildings. The aftershocks, including a magnitude 5.7 temblor that hit Tuesday, made the searching itself dangerous.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that he was declaring a state of emergency for three months across 10 provinces in the earthquake zone, Turkish media reported. The country's vice president, Fuat Oktay, told reporters 8,000 people had been pulled from under rubble. He said there were 20,000 people taking part in the rescue efforts.

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Tue, February 07, 2023 5:53pm
 
Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll tops 11,000

Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll tops 11,000
A child looks on in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, on Feb. 8, 2023. SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS

Thinly-stretched rescue teams worked through the night into Wednesday, pulling the living and dead from the rubble of thousands of buildings destroyed in Turkey and Syria by catastrophic earthquakes and aftershocks that have killed over 11,000.

Amid calls for the Turkish government to send more help to the disaster zone, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited a "tent city" in Kahramanmaras, where people forced from their homes are living. He conceded shortfalls early in Turkey's disaster response but vowed that no one would "be left in the...more



 

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Earthquake kills family of baby born in rubble of Syria home

Earthquake kills family of baby born in rubble of Syria home
A newborn baby who was found still tied by her umbilical cord to her mother and pulled alive from the rubble of a home in northern Syria following a deadly earthquake, receives medical care at a clinic in Afrin, on February 7, 2023. RAMI AL SAYED/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A funeral was held in Syria on Tuesday for the family of a baby born under the rubble of her home in Jinderis, Syria, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake and aftershocks that devastated the region on Monday.

"We heard a voice while we were digging," Khalil al-Suwadi, the baby's father's cousin, told the AFP news agency. Jindayris is a rebel-held town in war-torn Aleppo province, which was badly affected by the earthquake. An estimated...more



 

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MH17 probe: "Strong indications" Putin approved supply of missiles to Ukraine rebels who downed Malaysia Airlines flight

MH17 probe: Strong indications

An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found "strong indications" that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 with a Russian missile.

However, the Joint Investigation Team said they had insufficient evidence to launch any new prosecutions and suspended their long running probe into the shooting down that killed all 298 people on board the Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Russia has always denied any involvement in the downing of the flight over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, and refused to cooperate with...more



 

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes for fighter jets on visit to U.K.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes for fighter jets on visit to U.K.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy gives a peace sign as he is applauded by Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord McFall, (L) and Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle (R) after he addressed parliamentarians in Westminster Hall on February 8, 2023 in London, England. GETTY IMAGES

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushed for fighter jets to ensure his country's victory over Russia in a dramatic speech before the U.K. Parliament, where he also thanked the British people for their support since "Day One" of Moscow's invasion. The embattled leader's daring to visit Britain in a bid for more advanced weapons comes as Ukraine braces for an expected Russian offensive and hatches its...more



 

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