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World's first wooden satellite built by Japanese researchers
World's first wooden satellite built by Japanese researchers

Haiti's transitional council names Garry Conille as new prime minister as country remains under siege by gangs
Haiti's transitional council names Garry Conille as new prime minister as country remains under siege by gangs

NATO allies brace for possible Trump 2024 victory
NATO allies brace for possible Trump 2024 victory

2.4 tons of cocaine seized from fishing boat in Atlantic Ocean after tip from customs department
2.4 tons of cocaine seized from fishing boat in Atlantic Ocean after tip from customs department

Iran has even more uranium a quick step from weapons-grade, U.N. says
Iran has even more uranium a quick step from weapons-grade, U.N. says

North Korea says attempt to put another spy satellite into orbit fails, ends in mid-air explosion
North Korea says attempt to put another spy satellite into orbit fails, ends in mid-air explosion

North Korea apparently launches missile into sea after announcing plan to put rocket into orbit with spy satellite
North Korea apparently launches missile into sea after announcing plan to put rocket into orbit with spy satellite

At least 45 killed in Israeli airstrike on displaced persons camp in Rafah, health ministry says, hours after Hamas fired rockets into Israel
At least 45 killed in Israeli airstrike on displaced persons camp in Rafah, health ministry says, hours after Hamas fired rockets into Israel

Papua New Guinea landslide killed more than 670 people, UN migration agency estimates
Papua New Guinea landslide killed more than 670 people, UN migration agency estimates

Diplomatic efforts for Israel-Hamas hostage talks expected to resume next week, sources say
Diplomatic efforts for Israel-Hamas hostage talks expected to resume next week, sources say

Millions vote in India's election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term
Millions vote in India's election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term

U.N.'s top court calls for Israel to halt military offensive in southern Gaza city of Rafah
U.N.'s top court calls for Israel to halt military offensive in southern Gaza city of Rafah

More than 100 feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea
More than 100 feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

Biden moves to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO U.S. ally
Biden moves to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO U.S. ally

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservative party faces cratering support
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservative party faces cratering support

Taiwan scrambles jets, puts forces on alert as China calls new war games
Taiwan scrambles jets, puts forces on alert as China calls new war games "powerful punishment" for the island

Ireland, Spain and Norway recognizing a Palestinian state
Ireland, Spain and Norway recognizing a Palestinian state

Israel says it will return video equipment seized from The Associated Press, hours after shutting down AP's Gaza video feed
Israel says it will return video equipment seized from The Associated Press, hours after shutting down AP's Gaza video feed

Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight 321 from London leaves one dead, others injured, airline says
Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight 321 from London leaves one dead, others injured, airline says

Who replaces Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and what happens next?
Who replaces Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and what happens next?

ICC prosecutor applies for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders
ICC prosecutor applies for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against U.S. extradition, U.K. court rules
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against U.S. extradition, U.K. court rules

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash along with foreign minister, state media confirm
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash along with foreign minister, state media confirm

Bodies of three hostages, including Shani Louk, recovered by Israeli forces in Gaza, officials say
Bodies of three hostages, including Shani Louk, recovered by Israeli forces in Gaza, officials say

Police kill armed man officials say set fire to synagogue in northern French city of Rouen
Police kill armed man officials say set fire to synagogue in northern French city of Rouen

North Korea continues spate of weapons tests, firing multiple suspected short-range ballistic missiles, South says
North Korea continues spate of weapons tests, firing multiple suspected short-range ballistic missiles, South says

Aid starts flowing into Gaza Strip across temporary floating pier U.S. just finished building
Aid starts flowing into Gaza Strip across temporary floating pier U.S. just finished building

Man accused of shooting Slovak prime minister had
Man accused of shooting Slovak prime minister had "political motivation," minister says

Georgia's parliament passes controversial
Georgia's parliament passes controversial "foreign agent" law amid protests, widespread criticism

Putin visits Beijing as Russia and China stress
Putin visits Beijing as Russia and China stress "no-limits" relationship amid tension with the U.S.

Blinken promises Ukraine help is
Blinken promises Ukraine help is "very much on the way" amid "brutal Russian onslaught" in northeast

Palestinians mark 76th
Palestinians mark 76th "Nakba," as the raging Israel-Hamas war leaves them to suffer a brand new catastrophe

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico in life-threatening condition after apparent assassination attempt
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico in life-threatening condition after apparent assassination attempt

U.S. poised to send $1 billion in weapons to Israel, sources say
U.S. poised to send $1 billion in weapons to Israel, sources say

Huge billboard in Mumbai toppled by storm, killing more than a dozen people in India's financial capital
Huge billboard in Mumbai toppled by storm, killing more than a dozen people in India's financial capital

Woman who fought off crocodile to save her twin sister honored by King Charles III
Woman who fought off crocodile to save her twin sister honored by King Charles III

Blinken visits Ukraine, says U.S. weapons will make a
Blinken visits Ukraine, says U.S. weapons will make a "real difference" as Russia pushes new offensive

Israeli activists attack Gaza aid convoy, drawing U.S. condemnation and highlighting risk to aid work
Israeli activists attack Gaza aid convoy, drawing U.S. condemnation and highlighting risk to aid work

Wildfire in Canada forces thousands to evacuate as smoke causes dangerous air quality
Wildfire in Canada forces thousands to evacuate as smoke causes dangerous air quality

Flash floods in northern Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead and missing
Flash floods in northern Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead and missing

Israel orders new evacuations in Rafah as it gets ready to expand operations
Israel orders new evacuations in Rafah as it gets ready to expand operations

Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed more than 300 people, U.N. says
Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed more than 300 people, U.N. says

Video shows bus plunge off a bridge St. Petersburg, Russia, killing 7
Video shows bus plunge off a bridge St. Petersburg, Russia, killing 7

U.S. weapons may have been used in ways
U.S. weapons may have been used in ways "inconsistent" with international law in Gaza, U.S. assessment says


"Mammoth" carbon capture facility launches in Iceland, expanding one tool in the climate change arsenal


"Extreme" G5 geomagnetic storm reaches Earth, NOAA says, following "unusual" solar event

Eurovision 2024 hit by protests over Israel taking part amid Gaza war
Eurovision 2024 hit by protests over Israel taking part amid Gaza war

Israel's far-right lashes out at Biden over Gaza war stance as Netanyahu vows Rafah offensive will happen
Israel's far-right lashes out at Biden over Gaza war stance as Netanyahu vows Rafah offensive will happen

Rights group says Sudan's RSF forces may have committed genocide, warns new disaster looms
Rights group says Sudan's RSF forces may have committed genocide, warns new disaster looms

Chilling details emerge about alleged killer of Australian and U.S. surfers in Mexico
Chilling details emerge about alleged killer of Australian and U.S. surfers in Mexico

3 days after South Africa building collapse, hope fades for more survivors with 44 people still missing
3 days after South Africa building collapse, hope fades for more survivors with 44 people still missing

At least 100 dead and dozens still missing amid devastating floods in Brazil
At least 100 dead and dozens still missing amid devastating floods in Brazil

Biden says U.S. won't supply Israel with weapons for Rafah offensive
Biden says U.S. won't supply Israel with weapons for Rafah offensive

Hope for South Africa building collapse survivors fuels massive search and rescue operation
Hope for South Africa building collapse survivors fuels massive search and rescue operation

Israel reopens key Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza but vital Rafah crossing still closed
Israel reopens key Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza but vital Rafah crossing still closed

Drake's security guard injured in shooting outside rapper's Toronto home, police say
Drake's security guard injured in shooting outside rapper's Toronto home, police say

Israel tank unit shuts down Gaza side of Rafah border crossing with Egypt as truce talks hang in the balance
Israel tank unit shuts down Gaza side of Rafah border crossing with Egypt as truce talks hang in the balance

U.S. soldier is detained in Russia, officials confirm
U.S. soldier is detained in Russia, officials confirm

Afghan diplomat Zakia Wardak resigns after being accused of smuggling almost $2 million worth of gold into India
Afghan diplomat Zakia Wardak resigns after being accused of smuggling almost $2 million worth of gold into India

Russia plans tactical nuclear weapons drills near Ukraine border, citing
Russia plans tactical nuclear weapons drills near Ukraine border, citing "provocative statements" from NATO

Brazil floods death toll nears 90 as rescue efforts continue amid skyscrapers of Porto Alegre
Brazil floods death toll nears 90 as rescue efforts continue amid skyscrapers of Porto Alegre

Russian military personnel enter Niger airbase where some U.S. troops remain
Russian military personnel enter Niger airbase where some U.S. troops remain

Russia calls France leader Macron refusing to rule out troops for Ukraine
Russia calls France leader Macron refusing to rule out troops for Ukraine "very dangerous"

Ex-U.K. leader Boris Johnson turned away from polling station for forgetting photo ID under law he ushered in
Ex-U.K. leader Boris Johnson turned away from polling station for forgetting photo ID under law he ushered in

Israel's Netanyahu is determined to launch a ground offensive in Rafah. Here's why, and why it matters.
Israel's Netanyahu is determined to launch a ground offensive in Rafah. Here's why, and why it matters.

Summer heat hits Asia early, killing dozens as one expert calls it the
Summer heat hits Asia early, killing dozens as one expert calls it the "most extreme event" in climate history

Kenya floods hit Massai Mara game reserve, trapping tourists who climbed trees to await rescue by helicopter
Kenya floods hit Massai Mara game reserve, trapping tourists who climbed trees to await rescue by helicopter

Kenya floods hit Massai Mara game reserve, trapping tourists who climbed trees to await rescue by helicopter

Kenya floods hit Massai Mara game reserve, trapping tourists who climbed trees to await rescue by helicopter
A lodge is seen submerged in this aerial view of the flooded Maasai Mara National Reserve, which left dozens of tourists stranded in Narok County, Kenya, May 1, 2024. BOBBY NEPTUNE/AP

Tourists were evacuated by helicopter on Wednesday from Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve as devastating flooding in the east African nation hit the renowned wildlife sanctuary. More than 14 tourist camps were flooded, with tents being swept away as the Talek river burst its banks Tuesday afternoon.

The Kenyan Red Cross said in a message posted on social media that it had rescued 36 people by air and 25 others by...more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 2:48pm
 
Summer heat hits Asia early, killing dozens as one expert calls it the "most extreme event" in climate history

Summer heat hits Asia early, killing dozens as one expert calls it the most extreme event in climate history
Villagers carry pots filled with water from a well during an ongoing heat wave in Kasara, India, May 1, 2024. INDRANIL ADITYA/NURPHOTO/GETTY

It's still spring but hundreds of millions of people across South and Southeast Asia have already faced scorching hot temperatures. The summer heat has arrived early, setting records and even claiming lives, and it's expected to get much worse through May and June as summer actually begins.

At the beginning of May, severe heat waves were already blamed for nearly three dozen deaths across the vast region. Schools have been forced to close weeks ahead of summer vacations and...more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 3:22pm
 
Israel's Netanyahu is determined to launch a ground offensive in Rafah. Here's why, and why it matters.

Israel's Netanyahu is determined to launch a ground offensive in Rafah. Here's why, and why it matters.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HANDOUT

Israel is determined to launch a ground offensive against Hamas in Rafah, Gaza's southernmost town, a plan that has raised global alarm because of the potential for harm to more than a million Palestinian civilians sheltering there — in addition to the risk of harming Israeli hostages who could be held captive in the city.

Even as the U.S., Egypt and Qatar push for a cease-fire deal they hope can avert an assault on Rafah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated Tuesday that...more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 3:51pm
 
Ex-U.K. leader Boris Johnson turned away from polling station for forgetting photo ID under law he ushered in

Ex-U.K. leader Boris Johnson turned away from polling station for forgetting photo ID under law he ushered in
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a resignation statement in front of 10 Downing Street in central London on July 7, 2022. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was turned away from his local polling station Thursday as he failed bring with him photo identification, which is required under a relatively new law introduced by his government two years ago.

Polling station staff in Johnson's constituency of South Oxfordshire were forced to turn the former Conservative party chief away as Johnson attempted to cast his ballot in local elections, as first reported by the U.K.'s Sky News....more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 3:56pm
 
Russia calls France leader Macron refusing to rule out troops for Ukraine "very dangerous"

Russia calls France leader Macron refusing to rule out troops for Ukraine very dangerous
France's President Emmanuel Macron reviews troops during a tribute ceremony to late French politician and admiral Philippe de Gaulle, the son of Charles de Gaulle, at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, March 20, 2024. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP/GETTY

Russia's government on Friday blasted France's President Emmanuel Macron for again suggesting his country would consider sending troops to Ukraine to help defend against Russia's ongoing invasion, if Kyiv were to request that level of help.

In an interview with The Economist magazine published Thursday, Macron said his country would have to consider the request if it were to arise and if Russian...more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 4:03pm
 
Russian military personnel enter Niger airbase where some U.S. troops remain

Russian military personnel enter Niger airbase where some U.S. troops remain
Protesters hold up a sign demanding that U.S. troops leave Niger immediately during a demonstration in Niamey, Niger, April 13, 2024. AFP VIA GETTY

Russian military personnel have entered an airbase in Niger where some U.S. troops are located, two U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News on Thursday. Russians have been in Niger for several weeks as the U.S. negotiates the withdrawal of its troops from two airbases in the country, one of the officials said.

A second official described the Russians as trainers and said they were located about two miles from where a small number of U.S. troops are based at Niamey's international airport. Most of the...more



 

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Fri, May 03, 2024 4:07pm
 
Brazil floods death toll nears 90 as rescue efforts continue amid skyscrapers of Porto Alegre

Brazil floods death toll nears 90 as rescue efforts continue amid skyscrapers of Porto Alegre
A drone view shows the flooded city center of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, May 5, 2024. RENAN MATTOS/REUTERS

From top to bottom, rescuers have been scouring buildings in Porto Alegre for inhabitants stuck in apartments or on rooftops as unprecedented flooding turned the streets of the Brazilian metropolis into rivers. In the state capital's Sarandi neighborhood, firefighters first evacuated people who had found refuge on the roofs of apartment buildings, then went in for those on the higher floors inside.

"Now, we are evacuating those on the second and third floors," Daniel Batista da Rocha, a fire fighter from the...more



 

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Tue, May 07, 2024 3:04pm
 
Russia plans tactical nuclear weapons drills near Ukraine border, citing "provocative statements" from NATO

Russia plans tactical nuclear weapons drills near Ukraine border, citing provocative statements from NATO
A pool photograph distributed by the Russian state agency Sputnik shows President Vladimir Putin visiting the 344th Army Aviation Center in Torzhok, in Russia's Tver region, March 27, 2024. MIKHAIL METZEL/POOL/AFP/GETTY

Russia said Monday that it plans to hold drills simulating the use of battlefield nuclear weapons, also referred to as tactical nuclear weapons, amid rising tension following comments by senior Western officials about the possibility of deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine.

The announcement came on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a fifth term in office and several days before Moscow...more



 

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Tue, May 07, 2024 3:12pm
 
Afghan diplomat Zakia Wardak resigns after being accused of smuggling almost $2 million worth of gold into India

Afghan diplomat Zakia Wardak resigns after being accused of smuggling almost $2 million worth of gold into India
A file photo posted to her X account in 2018 shows Afghan diplomat Zakia Wardak, who resigned on May 5, 2024 from her role as Afghanistan's top diplomat in India after reports claimed she had been caught smuggling almost $2 million worth of gold into the country. ZAKIA WARDAK/X

Afghanistan's top diplomat in India resigned days after she was reportedly caught by airport authorities smuggling nearly $2 million worth of gold into the country. Zakia Wardak, the Afghan Consul-General in India's financial capital Mumbai, posted a statement on social media announcing her resignation.

Afghanistan's embassy in New Delhi shut...more



 

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Tue, May 07, 2024 3:23pm
 
U.S. soldier is detained in Russia, officials confirm

U.S. soldier is detained in Russia, officials confirm

A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Korea has been detained in Russia, accused of stealing from a woman, two Pentagon officials said Monday.

Staff Sgt. Gordon D. Black was arrested on May 2 in Vladivostok. It is unclear how he got there but he was in the process of changing duty stations from Korea to Fort Cavazos (Ft. Hood) in the U.S. He was not there on official travel.

The soldier's mother, Melody Jones, said he was in Russia visiting his girlfriend.

"Please do not torture him [or] hurt him," Melody Jones said when asked about her message to the Russians.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the U.S. is "aware of this case,"...more



 

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Tue, May 07, 2024 3:35pm
 
Israel tank unit shuts down Gaza side of Rafah border crossing with Egypt as truce talks hang in the balance

Israel tank unit shuts down Gaza side of Rafah border crossing with Egypt as truce talks hang in the balance
Israeli military vehicles operate on the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, in the southern Gaza Strip, in a handout image released May 7, 2024 by the Israel Defense Forces. ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES/HANDOUT/REUTERS

An Israeli tank brigade took control Tuesday of the Gaza Strip side of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, authorities said, appearing to move forward with an offensive in the southern city even as cease-fire negotiations with Hamas remain on a knife's edge.

The move came after hours of whiplash in the Israel-Hamas...more



 

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Tue, May 07, 2024 3:45pm
 
Drake's security guard injured in shooting outside rapper's Toronto home, police say

Drake's security guard injured in shooting outside rapper's Toronto home, police say
Officers with the Toronto Police Service are seen outside Canadian rapper Drake's mansion in Toronto, May 7, 2024. ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE/TORONTO STAR VIA GETTY IMAGES

A security guard for the rapper Drake was injured in a shooting outside Drake's Toronto home overnight, police said Tuesday.

The shooting was reported at about 2 a.m. local time, Inspector Paul Krawczyk with the Toronto Police Service said in a news conference. The security guard, who has not been identified, was hospitalized and remains in serious condition, Krawczyk said. He did not share information about the guard's injuries.

The shooting comes amid a rap beef between...more



 

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Thu, May 09, 2024 11:26am
 
Israel reopens key Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza but vital Rafah crossing still closed

Israel reopens key Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza but vital Rafah crossing still closed
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on buildings near the separating wall between Egypt and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 7, 2024. RAMEZ HABBOUB / AP

The Israeli military said Wednesday that it's reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza, a key terminal for the entry of humanitarian aid that was closed over the weekend after a Hamas rocket attack killed four Israeli soldiers nearby.

An Israeli tank brigade seized the nearby Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt early Tuesday, and it remained closed, but that limited incursion doesn't appear to be the start of the full-scale invasion of the crowded southern city that Israel has...more



 

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Thu, May 09, 2024 11:30am
 
Hope for South Africa building collapse survivors fuels massive search and rescue operation

Hope for South Africa building collapse survivors fuels massive search and rescue operation
Rescue workers at the scene of a collapsed building in George, South Africa, May 7, 2024. WILLIE VAN TONDER/AFP/GETTY

Rescue teams searching for dozens of construction workers missing after an apartment complex collapsed in South Africa brought out more survivors Tuesday as they entered a second night of desperate work to find anyone alive in the wreckage. At least seven people have been confirmed dead.

Authorities said 26 workers had been rescued from the site where the five-story building collapsed Monday while under construction in George, about 250 miles east of Cape Town on South Africa's south coast. An additional 42...more



 

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Thu, May 09, 2024 11:35am
 
Biden says U.S. won't supply Israel with weapons for Rafah offensive

Biden says U.S. won't supply Israel with weapons for Rafah offensive

President Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will not provide Israel with weapons for an offensive in Rafah and at the same time acknowledged that Israel has used powerful American-made weapons in deadly attacks in Gaza.

In an interview with CNN, the president was asked about the U.S. pause last week of a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs to Israel and whether those bombs were "used to kill civilians in Gaza." Mr. Biden replied, "Civilians have been killed in Gaza as a consequence of those bombs."

He went on to say that if the Israelis "go into Rafah," then "I'm not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah." In addition to the bombs, the...more



 

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Thu, May 09, 2024 11:56am
 
At least 100 dead and dozens still missing amid devastating floods in Brazil

At least 100 dead and dozens still missing amid devastating floods in Brazil
Volunteers evacuate residents from an area flooded by heavy rains, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. ANDRE PENNER / AP

The death toll from devastating floods that have ravaged southern Brazil for days reached 100 on Wednesday, authorities said, as the search continued for dozens of people still missing.

Nearly 400 municipalities have been affected by the worst natural calamity ever to hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with hundreds of people injured and 160,000 forced from their homes.

Many have no access to drinking water or electricity — or even the means to call for help with telephone and internet services down in many places....more



 

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Thu, May 09, 2024 12:01pm
 
3 days after South Africa building collapse, hope fades for more survivors with 44 people still missing

3 days after South Africa building collapse, hope fades for more survivors with 44 people still missing
Rescuers try to find construction workers trapped under a building that collapsed in George, South Africa, May 8, 2024. ESA ALEXANDER/REUTERS

The number of people missing under the rubble of a collapsed five-floor apartment building in South Africa was higher Thursday morning than it had been since the Monday afternoon disaster, as officials said there had been six more workers on the construction site than first believed. Local leaders in the town of George, on South Africa's southern coast, said they believed there were 81 workers on the site when the building crumpled into a heap of broken concrete and twisted...more



 

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Fri, May 10, 2024 10:09am
 
Chilling details emerge about alleged killer of Australian and U.S. surfers in Mexico

Chilling details emerge about alleged killer of Australian and U.S. surfers in Mexico
The photos of the foreign surfers who disappeared are placed on the beach in Ensenada, Mexico, Sunday, May 5, 2024. Their bodies were later found. KAREN CASTANEDA / AP

A Mexican court on Wednesday ordered the alleged murderer of two Australians and an American killed during a surfing trip to be prosecuted, as chilling details emerged about the suspect's alleged confession.

It followed a hearing held for Jesus Gerardo "N" — alias "El Kekas," a slang word that means quesadillas — in Ensenada, Baja California, where the bodies of brothers Callum and Jake Robinson, and their friend Jack Carter Rhoad, were found last Friday.

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Fri, May 10, 2024 2:15pm
 
Rights group says Sudan's RSF forces may have committed genocide, warns new disaster looms

Rights group says Sudan's RSF forces may have committed genocide, warns new disaster looms
Displaced Sudanese national Adam Hassan sits outside his makeshift shelter at a camp in Adre, Chad, with pictures of his son and father, whom he said were killed by the RSF and Arab militias in the West Darfur town of Murnei, in a July 25, 2023 file photo. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

A series of attacks by Sudanese paramilitary forces in the western region of Darfur raise the possibility of "genocide" against non-Arab ethnic communities, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), along with allied militias, have been widely accused of ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes in their war with...more



 

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Fri, May 10, 2024 2:31pm
 
Israel's far-right lashes out at Biden over Gaza war stance as Netanyahu vows Rafah offensive will happen

Israel's far-right lashes out at Biden over Gaza war stance as Netanyahu vows Rafah offensive will happen
A Jan. 27, 2023 file photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir (L) at the scene of an attack in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem that left seven people dead. MOSTAFA ALKHAROUF/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY

Some of Israel's most senior far-right politicians lashed out Thursday at President Biden after he warned the White House could withhold more weapons shipments to the Israeli military if it launches a major military ground assault on Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah.

Israel's ultra-nationalist, firebrand National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir...more



 

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Fri, May 10, 2024 3:12pm
 
Eurovision 2024 hit by protests over Israel taking part amid Gaza war

Eurovision 2024 hit by protests over Israel taking part amid Gaza war
People gather for a rally in Malmo, Sweden, in protest against Israel's participation in the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) on May 9, 2024. JOHAN NILSSON/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP/GETTY

Not everyone was welcoming the Eurovision Song Contest to the Swedish city of Malmo. Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators protested in the Swedish port city Thursday against Israel's participation in the pan-continental pop competition. Protesters waving green, white and red Palestinian flags packed the historic Stortorget square near Malmo's 16th-century town hall before a planned march through the city for a rally in a park several miles from the Eurovision...more



 

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Fri, May 10, 2024 3:47pm
 
"Extreme" G5 geomagnetic storm reaches Earth, NOAA says, following "unusual" solar event

Extreme G5 geomagnetic storm reaches Earth, NOAA says, following unusual solar event
NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captured the eruption from the sun that occurred around 2 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2024. NOAA

An "extreme" G5 geomagnetic storm reached Earth on Friday, NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center said, after issuing a watch earlier in the day warning of the potential for a severe impact.

The watch followed days of solar activity that sent several explosions of plasma and magnetic fields toward Earth.

G5 is the strongest level of geomagnetic storm, on a scale from G1 to G5.

"Widespread voltage control problems and protective system problems can occur," NOAA warns. "Some grid systems may experience...more



 

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Sat, May 11, 2024 9:49am
 
"Mammoth" carbon capture facility launches in Iceland, expanding one tool in the climate change arsenal

Mammoth carbon capture facility launches in Iceland, expanding one tool in the climate change arsenal
The new "Mammoth" carbon dioxide capture and storage facility of Swiss start-up Climeworks is seen in Hellisheidi, Iceland, May 8, 2024. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/GETTY

With Mammoth's 72 industrial fans, Swiss start-up Climeworks intends to suck almost 40,000 tons of CO2 from the air annually to bury underground, vying to prove the technology has a place in the fight against global warming. Mammoth, the largest carbon dioxide capture and storage facility of its kind, launched operations this week situated on a dormant volcano in Iceland.

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U.S. weapons may have been used in ways "inconsistent" with international law in Gaza, U.S. assessment says

U.S. weapons may have been used in ways inconsistent with international law in Gaza, U.S. assessment says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered to Congress on Friday a highly anticipated report on the Israeli military's operations in Gaza that accused Israeli forces of potentially violating international humanitarian law but did not formally find they had already done so, according to the document's key findings.

The report states that though there are allegations that Israel violated international humanitarian law during the period covered by the report, Jan. 1, 2023 through late April of this year, the U.S. doesn't have "complete information" on whether U.S. weapons were used in those actions. Its authors cite the difficulty of determining...more



 

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Video shows bus plunge off a bridge St. Petersburg, Russia, killing 7

Video shows bus plunge off a bridge St. Petersburg, Russia, killing 7
Rescue workers lift the wreckage of a bus out of the Moika River in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 10, 2024. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A bus swerved through traffic, veered off a bridge and plunged into a river on Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, killing seven people, officials said.

The Investigative Committee, Russia's top criminal investigations body, reported the death toll. It did not state how many others were injured, but the emergencies ministry earlier said that six people removed from the bus were in critical or serious condition.

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Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed more than 300 people, U.N. says

Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed more than 300 people, U.N. says
People gather around their damaged houses after heavy flooding in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, May 11, 2024. MEHRAB IBRAHIMI / AP

Flash floods from unusually heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan have killed more than 300 people and destroyed over 1,000 houses, the U.N. food agency said Saturday.

The World Food Program said it was distributing fortified biscuits to the survivors of one of the many floods that hit Afghanistan over the last few weeks, mostly the northern province of Baghlan, which bore the brunt of the deluges Friday.

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Israel orders new evacuations in Rafah as it gets ready to expand operations

Israel orders new evacuations in Rafah as it gets ready to expand operations
Palestinians line up for food distribution in Deir al Balah, Gaza, Friday, May 10, 2024. ABDEL KAREEM HANA / AP

Israel ordered new evacuations in Gaza's southern city of Rafah on Saturday, forcing tens of thousands more people to move as it prepares to expand its operation and adding that it is also moving into an area in northern Gaza where Hamas has regrouped. More than 110,000 people have evacuated Rafah, the United Nations says, more than doubling in the past few days.

Israel has now evacuated the eastern third of Rafah, pushing the operation to the edges of the heavily populated central area, although Israel's move into the city has so far been short of the...more



 

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Flash floods in northern Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead and missing

Flash floods in northern Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead and missing
An Afghan boy carries oil through muddy water, after heavy flooding in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan Sunday, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo) / AP

Shopkeeper Nazer Mohammad ran home as soon as he heard about flash floods crashing into the outskirts of a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. By the time he got there, there was nothing left, including his family of five.

"Everything happened just all of a sudden. I came home, but there was no home there, instead I saw all the neighborhood covered by mud and water," said Mohammad. 48. He said that he buried his wife and two sons aged 15 and 8 years, but he's still looking for two...more



 

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Wildfire in Canada forces thousands to evacuate as smoke causes dangerous air quality

Wildfire in Canada forces thousands to evacuate as smoke causes dangerous air quality
An image taken through a window shows smoke rising from mutual aid wildfire HTZ001 in the High Level Forest Area, which originated from the Northwest Territories in 2023 but flared due to strong winds, near Indian Cabins, Alberta, Canada May 10, 2024. ALBERTA WILDFIRE VIA REUTERS

Thousands of residents from a Canadian town are being urged to evacuate amid a fast-growing wildfire that has resulted in poor air quality and reduced visibility.

The blaze in northeastern British Columbia started Friday and almost doubled in size by the following day, reaching about 4,200 acres. BC Wildfire Service maps showed...more



 

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Israeli activists attack Gaza aid convoy, drawing U.S. condemnation and highlighting risk to aid work

Israeli activists attack Gaza aid convoy, drawing U.S. condemnation and highlighting risk to aid work
Right-wing Israeli protesters ambushed trucks carrying food supplies that were headed into Gaza on Monday in the latest disruption to humanitarian relief for the war-torn Palestinian territory. SAPIR SLUZKER AMRAN, CO-FOUNDER OF BREAKING WALLS MOVEMENT

Right-wing Israeli protesters blocked trucks carrying food supplies that were headed into Gaza on Monday in the latest disruption to humanitarian relief for the war-torn Palestinian territory. The trucks were attacked by an Israel group called "Tsav 9" at the Tarqumiya checkpoint, a border crossing from the Israeli-occupied West Bank into Israel, west of the city of...more



 

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Tue, May 14, 2024 5:19pm
 
Blinken visits Ukraine, says U.S. weapons will make a "real difference" as Russia pushes new offensive

Blinken visits Ukraine, says U.S. weapons will make a real difference as Russia pushes new offensive
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stands in Independence Square, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, during an unannounced visit, in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 14, 2024. ALINA SMUTKO/REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that American military aid on its way to Ukraine will make a "real difference" on the battlefield, as the top diplomat made an unannounced visit to reassure an ally facing a fierce new Russian offensive. In increasingly intense attacks along Ukraine's northeast border in recent days, Moscow's troops have captured around 40 to 50 square miles of territory, including at least seven villages, according to open...more



 

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Tue, May 14, 2024 5:28pm
 
Woman who fought off crocodile to save her twin sister honored by King Charles III

Woman who fought off crocodile to save her twin sister honored by King Charles III
Twins Melissa and Georgia Laurie at their home in Sandhurst in Berkshire. AARON CHOWN/PA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES

An English woman who fought a crocodile off her twin sister will be honored with a medal celebrating her "exemplary bravery," the U.K. government announced.

Georgia Laurie will receive the King's Gallantry Medal from King Charles III, an award that honors civilians who have acted courageously.

Laurie and her twin sister Melissa Laurie were on an excursion in Mexico in June 2021 when they were told by a guide they could safely swim in a river, according to a news release announcing Laurie's award. While in the water, Melissa...more



 

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Tue, May 14, 2024 5:32pm
 
Huge billboard in Mumbai toppled by storm, killing more than a dozen people in India's financial capital

Huge billboard in Mumbai toppled by storm, killing more than a dozen people in India's financial capital
An aerial view shows a fallen billboard on a gas station following a wind and dust storm in Mumbai, India, May 13, 2024. PRASHANT WAYDANDE/REUTERS

At least 14 people were killed and 74 others injured when a massive billboard collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai during a severe wind and dust storm on Monday evening.

The metal billboard — bigger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool at 120 feet in length and height — had overlooked a gas station in the Mumbai suburb of Ghatkopar before it collapsed onto the business, crushing cars and people below.

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Tue, May 14, 2024 5:36pm
 
U.S. poised to send $1 billion in weapons to Israel, sources say

U.S. poised to send $1 billion in weapons to Israel, sources say

The Biden administration has informed Congress that it intends to transfer $1 billion in weapons to Israel, two congressional sources confirmed to CBS News Tuesday.

Congress will need to approve the transfer. The Wall Street Journal was first to report the news.

The move comes days after the U.S. withheld shipments of certain munitions to Israel, and President Biden said in an interview with CNN that the U.S. would further curtail weapons shipments if Israel broadened its ground offensive to include civilian population centers in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

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Wed, May 15, 2024 4:28pm
 
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico in life-threatening condition after apparent assassination attempt

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico in life-threatening condition after apparent assassination attempt
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is transported from a helicopter on a stretcher by medics and his security detail to a hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, May 15, 2024. AFP/GETTY

Slovakia's populist Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot Wednesday and left in a life-threatening condition, according to his Facebook page and the Slovak government. The shooting took place in the town of Handlova, about 90 miles northeast of the capital Bratislava, as Fico emerged from a government meeting.

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Palestinians mark 76th "Nakba," as the raging Israel-Hamas war leaves them to suffer a brand new catastrophe

Palestinians mark 76th Nakba, as the raging Israel-Hamas war leaves them to suffer a brand new catastrophe
Palestinian Mohammed Imad, wounded by Israeli fire, is looked after by his mother as he lies on a bed at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, May 14, 2024. RAMADAN ABED/REUTERS

For Palestinians, Wednesday marks the "Nakba." The word means catastrophe, and the date marks the mass displacement in 1948 of more than 700,000 Palestinians upon the formation of the modern state of Israel.

It has been 76 years since that happened, but this year, Palestinians are also commemorating what some are calling a second Nakba — the current war in the Gaza Strip, which has been perhaps the most horrific and the...more



 

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Blinken promises Ukraine help is "very much on the way" amid "brutal Russian onslaught" in northeast

Blinken promises Ukraine help is very much on the way amid

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in Kyiv on Wednesday $2 billion in new financing for Ukraine to be used to facilitate the delivery of weapons and to fuel future investments in Ukraine's defense industrial base.

The financing will come from the $60 billion in supplemental security funding that was recently passed by Congress, as well as $400 million in previously approved foreign military financing funds that have not yet been allocated, the State Department said.

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Wed, May 15, 2024 4:40pm
 
Putin visits Beijing as Russia and China stress "no-limits" relationship amid tension with the U.S.

Putin visits Beijing as Russia and China stress no-limits relationship amid tension with the U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping for his efforts to resolve the war in Ukraine at a Beijing summit on Thursday, where the two leaders reaffirmed a "no-limits" partnership that has grown as both countries face rising tension with the West.

Putin's two-day state visit to one of his strongest allies came as his country's forces press an offensive in northeast Ukraine's Kharkiv region - the most significant border incursion since the full-scale invasion began in February 2022.

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Thu, May 16, 2024 5:11pm
 
Georgia's parliament passes controversial "foreign agent" law amid protests, widespread criticism

Georgia's parliament passes controversial foreign agent law amid protests, widespread criticism
Protesters rally against the "foreign influence" law outside the parliament in Tbilisi on May 15, 2024. GIORGI ARJEVANIDZE/AFP/Getty

Georgia's parliament has passed a law that critics see as a threat to media freedom and the country's aspirations to join the European Union — and a step toward the kind of draconian laws that have quashed political dissent in neighboring Russia.

In backing the so-called "foreign agent" law, Georgia's parliamentarians defied weeks of large demonstrations in the capital against the legislation, which also saw thousands of people vent their anger at Russia.

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Fri, May 17, 2024 2:27pm
 
Man accused of shooting Slovak prime minister had "political motivation," minister says

Man accused of shooting Slovak prime minister had political motivation, minister says
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico speaks during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 24, 2024. Nadja Wohlleben/REUTERS

The Slovak interior minister said Thursday that a "lone wolf" has been charged in the shooting that seriously wounded Prime Minister Robert Fico and prompted soul-searching among leaders in the deeply divided society.

Fico was in serious but stable condition Thursday, a hospital official said, after the populist leader was hit multiple times in an attempt on his life that shook the small country and reverberated across the continent weeks before European elections.

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Fri, May 17, 2024 2:44pm
 
Aid starts flowing into Gaza Strip across temporary floating pier U.S. just finished building

Aid starts flowing into Gaza Strip across temporary floating pier U.S. just finished building
Members of the U.S. Army and Navy and the Israeli military put in place the Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver humanitarian aid on the Gaza coast, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The pier is seen here on May 16, 2024. U.S. Central Command handout via Reuters

Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built temporary U.S. floating pier into the besieged enclave for the first time Friday as Israeli restrictions on border crossings and heavy fighting hinder food and other supplies reaching people there.

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North Korea continues spate of weapons tests, firing multiple suspected short-range ballistic missiles, South says

North Korea continues spate of weapons tests, firing multiple suspected short-range ballistic missiles, South says
A TV screen shows a file image of a North Korean missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on May 17, 2024. Ahn Young-joon / AP

North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a joint drill that the North views as a major security threat.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons launched from the North's east coast Wonsan region traveled about 185 miles before landing in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Japan's...more



 

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Fri, May 17, 2024 4:43pm
 
Police kill armed man officials say set fire to synagogue in northern French city of Rouen

Police kill armed man officials say set fire to synagogue in northern French city of Rouen

French police "neutralized" an armed man who set fire to a synagogue in the French city of Rouen on Friday, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said.

Police were called to the scene when smoke was spotted emerging from the building just before 7 a.m. local time, CBS News partner network BBC News reported. They shot a man emerging from the building after he threw an iron bar at them and threatened them with a knife, a city official told the Reuters news agency.

The synagogue reportedly was significantly damaged, but there were no other injuries.

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Fri, May 17, 2024 5:24pm
 
Bodies of three hostages, including Shani Louk, recovered by Israeli forces in Gaza, officials say

Bodies of three hostages, including Shani Louk, recovered by Israeli forces in Gaza, officials say
This combo from photos provided by Hostages Families Forum Headquarters shows from left, Itzik Gelernter, Shani Louk and Amit Buskila. The Israeli military said Friday, May 17, 2024, its troops in Gaza found the bodies of the three Israeli hostages killed by Hamas during its Oct. 7, 2023 attack, including German-Israeli Shani Louk.(Hostages Families Forum Headquarters via AP) / AP

The bodies of three hostages who were taken in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas in Israel have been recovered in the southern city of Rafah in Gaza, an Israeli military spokesperson said on Friday.

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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash along with foreign minister, state media confirm

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash along with foreign minister, state media confirm
In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Ebrahim Raisi attends the inauguration ceremony of dam of Qiz Qalasi, or Castel of Girl in Azeri, at the border of Iran and Azerbaijan with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev, on May 19, 2024. IRANIAN PRESIDENCY OFFICE VIA AP

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, along with the country's foreign minister and others, were found dead Monday morning hours after their helicopter crashed in dense fog in a mountainous region of the country's northwest, state media reported. Raisi was 63.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against U.S. extradition, U.K. court rules

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against U.S. extradition, U.K. court rules
Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaks to the press outside of the High Court, after the verdict on the day of an extradition hearing of Julian Assange, in London, Britain, May 20, 2024. HOLLIE ADAMS/REUTERS

A U.K. court ruled Monday that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against an order to be extradited to the United States after his lawyers argued that the U.S. provided "blatantly inadequate" assurances that he would have free press protections there.

The ruling came after the U.K. court in March requested that U.S. government lawyers give "satisfactory assurances" about free speech protections if...more



 

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Tue, May 21, 2024 1:47pm
 
ICC prosecutor applies for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

ICC prosecutor applies for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan said Monday that he was filing applications for arrest warrants at the ICC for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, in addition to three senior Hamas leaders. The Hamas leaders listed by Khan are the group's overall political leader Ismail Haniyeh, its military commander in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar and the overall leader of the group's military wing, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim Al-Masri.

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Tue, May 21, 2024 1:53pm
 
Who replaces Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and what happens next?

Who replaces Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and what happens next?
Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber (R) attends the emergency meeting, held by government council, following the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other senior government officials in a helicopter crash in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2024. IRANIAN PRESIDENCY/HANDOUT/ANADOLU/GETTY

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a Sunday helicopter crash along with the Islamic republic's foreign minister and others, the country's state media confirmed Monday morning. Raisi, a hardline Islamic cleric who had been tipped as a possible successor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was 63.

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Tue, May 21, 2024 2:07pm
 
Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight 321 from London leaves one dead, others injured, airline says

Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight 321 from London leaves one dead, others injured, airline says
An image taken from video shows a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER sitting on the tarmac at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport surrounded by emergency vehicles on May 21, 2024, after Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore was diverted after encountering severe turbulence. PONGSAKORNR RODPHAI/REUTERS

Singapore Airlines said Tuesday that one person died and others were injured when a flight from London to Singapore hit severe turbulence. Flight SQ321 from London's Heathrow Airport was diverted to Bangkok and touched down just before 4 p.m. local time Tuesday at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the airline said in a statement...more



 

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Israel says it will return video equipment seized from The Associated Press, hours after shutting down AP's Gaza video feed

Israel says it will return video equipment seized from The Associated Press, hours after shutting down AP's Gaza video feed

The Israeli government said it will return a camera and broadcasting equipment it had seized from The Associated Press on Tuesday, reversing course hours after it blocked the news organization's live video of Gaza and faced mounting criticism for interfering with independent journalism.

Officials accusing the news organization of violating the country's new ban on Al Jazeera. The Qatari satellite channel is among thousands of clients that receive live video feeds from the AP and other news organizations. Israeli officials used the new law to close down the offices of the Qatar-based broadcaster on May 5 and...more



 

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Ireland, Spain and Norway recognizing a Palestinian state

Ireland, Spain and Norway recognizing a Palestinian state
Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, right, next to Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, announces during a May 22, 2024 press conference in Oslo that Norway is recognizing Palestine as an independent state effective May 28. ERIK FLAARIS JOHANSEN/NTB / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they are recognizing a Palestinian state in a historic move that drew condemnation from Israel and jubilation from the Palestinians. Israel immediately ordered back its ambassadors from Norway and Ireland and appeared ready to do the same with its ambassador to Spain.

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France's Macron flies to New Caledonia in bid to quell remote Pacific territory's "unprecedented insurrection"

France's Macron flies to New Caledonia in bid to quell remote Pacific territory's unprecedented insurrection


France's president held a flurry of meetings with local representatives in the restive Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Thursday, urging calm after deadly rioting, and vowing thousands of military reinforcements will stay in place to quell what he called an "unprecedented insurrection."

Emmanuel Macron arrived Thursday in the capital Noumea after a 24-hour flight to seek ways to end more than a week of looting, arson and clashes that have left six...more



 

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Thu, May 23, 2024 4:52pm
 
Taiwan scrambles jets, puts forces on alert as China calls new war games "powerful punishment" for the island

Taiwan scrambles jets, puts forces on alert as China calls new war games powerful punishment for the island
A Taiwanese Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet prepares to take off from an air force base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, May 23, 2024, as Chinese warships and jets encircled the democratic island amid military exercises. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GETTY

Taiwan scrambled jets and put missile, naval and land units on alert Thursday over Chinese military exercises being conducted around the self-governing island democracy where a new president took office this week. China's military said its two-day exercises around Taiwan were punishment for separatist forces seeking independence.

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Thu, May 23, 2024 5:00pm
 
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservative party faces cratering support

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservative party faces cratering support
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak issues a statement on May 22, 2024, outside 10 Downing Street in London, calling a general election for July 4. STEFAN ROUSSEAU/PA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., choosing a day of good economic news to urge voters to give his governing Conservatives another chance.

"Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future," Sunak said.

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Biden moves to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO U.S. ally

Biden moves to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO U.S. ally

President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO U.S. ally, the first such designation for a sub-Saharan African country.

The president made the announcement during Kenyan President William Ruto's state visit to the White House, the first for an African leader since the George W. Bush administration. The trip also coincides with the 60th anniversary of U.S.-Kenyan diplomatic relations.

"I'm proud to announce we're working with Congress to designate Kenya a major non-NATO ally," Mr. Biden said during a joint press conference with the Kenyan president. "That's a fulfillment of years of collaboration. Our joint counterterrorism operations...more



 

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Fri, May 24, 2024 4:53pm
 
More than 100 feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

More than 100 feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea
People gather at the site of a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province on May 24, 2024. STR / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed Friday in a landslide that buried a village in a remote, mountainous part of Papua New Guinea, and an emergency response is underway, the South Pacific island nation's leader and news media said.

The landslide reportedly hit Kaokalam village in Enga province, about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at roughly 3 a.m., Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

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U.N.'s top court calls for Israel to halt military offensive in southern Gaza city of Rafah

U.N.'s top court calls for Israel to halt military offensive in southern Gaza city of Rafah
Magistrates are seen at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as part of South Africa's request for a Gaza cease-fire, in The Hague, May 24, 2024. NICK GAMMON/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, and to take measures to ensure U.N. investigators have unimpeded access to Gaza to investigate allegations of genocide.

In a ruling read out on Friday, the court also called for the immediate and unconditional release of hostages held by Hamas.

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Millions vote in India's election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term

Millions vote in India's election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term
People queue up to cast their vote in the sixth round of polling in India's national election in New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 25, 2024. ALTAF QADRI / AP

Millions of Indians are voting Saturday in the next-to-last round of a grueling national election with a combined opposition trying to rattle Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign for a third-consecutive term for himself and his Hindu nationalist party.

Many people lined polling stations before the start of voting at 7 a.m. to avoid the blazing sun later in the day at the peak of Indian summer. The temperature soared to 43 Celsius (109.4 Fahrenheit) in the afternoon in the Indian...more



 

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Diplomatic efforts for Israel-Hamas hostage talks expected to resume next week, sources say

Diplomatic efforts for Israel-Hamas hostage talks expected to resume next week, sources say

U.S. diplomatic efforts to broker a deal to release hostages held in Gaza by Hamas and other allied groups are expected to continue in the coming week, four sources with knowledge told CBS News on Saturday. Negotiators from Qatar, Egypt and the United States will be part of the talks.

"There is progress," a senior Biden administration official told CBS News. "Contacts are ongoing and we are working closely with Egyptian and Qatari mediators. These contacts will continue through the coming week as we seek to move the negotiating process forward."

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Papua New Guinea landslide killed more than 670 people, UN migration agency estimates

Papua New Guinea landslide killed more than 670 people, UN migration agency estimates
Villagers search through a landslide in Yambali, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration fears Sunday that the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. MOHAMUD OMER/INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION VIA AP

The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670 as emergency responders and traumatized relatives gave up hope that any survivors will now be found.

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At least 45 killed in Israeli airstrike on displaced persons camp in Rafah, health ministry says, hours after Hamas fired rockets into Israel

At least 45 killed in Israeli airstrike on displaced persons camp in Rafah, health ministry says, hours after Hamas fired rockets into Israel
A Palestinian boy rides a bicycle past a destroyed building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 26, 2024. EYAD BABA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry raised the death toll to 45 Monday from Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, AFP and Reuters reported. Gaza officials said the strike hit tents for displaced people in Rafah, with "numerous" others trapped in flaming debris.

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North Korea apparently launches missile into sea after announcing plan to put rocket into orbit with spy satellite

North Korea apparently launches missile into sea after announcing plan to put rocket into orbit with spy satellite
North Korean soldiers stand guard in front of a rocket at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Tongchangri on April 8, 2012. PEDRO UGARTE / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

North Korea announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite during an eight-day period starting Monday, drawing quick, strong rebukes from neighbors South Korea and Japan. to be an attempt to put its second military spy satellite into orbit. South Korea's military said Friday it detected North Korea on Monday launched a missile into the sea, Japan and South Korea said, hours after North Korea announced...more



 

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North Korea says attempt to put another spy satellite into orbit fails, ends in mid-air explosion

North Korea says attempt to put another spy satellite into orbit fails, ends in mid-air explosion
A TV screen shows a file image of North Korea's rocket launch during a news program at a bus terminal in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2024. AHN YOUNG-JOON / AP

A North Korean rocket carrying its second spy satellite exploded midair on Monday, state media reported, after its neighbors strongly rebuked its planned launch.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency said it launched a spy satellite aboard a new rocket at its main northwestern space center. But KCNA said the rocket blew up during a first-stage flight soon after liftoff due to a suspected engine problem.

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Iran has even more uranium a quick step from weapons-grade, U.N. says

Iran has even more uranium a quick step from weapons-grade, U.N. says
The head of Iran's atomic energy department, Mohammad Eslami, waves to media at the conclusion of his joint press conference with International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, also seen here, after their meeting in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, on May 7, 2024. VAHID SALEMI / AP

Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, according to a confidential report on Monday by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, the latest in Tehran's attempts to steadily exert pressure on the international community.

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2.4 tons of cocaine seized from fishing boat in Atlantic Ocean after tip from customs department

2.4 tons of cocaine seized from fishing boat in Atlantic Ocean after tip from customs department
On May 2 and May 9, 2024, the French navy said it seized 2,466 kilograms of cocaine in the Atlantic. FRENCH NAVY

The French navy has seized 2.4 tons of cocaine from a Venezuelan fishing boat in the Atlantic, authorities said Monday.

Acting on a tip from the customs department, a helicopter from the surveillance frigate Ventose landed a team on the fishing boat about 1,500 kilometers northeast of the Caribbean island of Martinique, France's Caribbean Armed Services department said.

The boat, the crew and the cocaine were handed over to Venezuelan authorities, the department said in a Facebook post.

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NATO allies brace for possible Trump 2024 victory

NATO allies brace for possible Trump 2024 victory
FILE: President Donald Trump, center left, shakes hands with Emmanuel Macron, France's president, as other world leaders look on during NATO summit in Brussels, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. JASPER JUINEN/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

With six months to go until the presidential election, America's NATO allies are planning to boost their defense spending ahead of the potential disruption of a second Donald Trump presidency.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is preparing a funding plan to try to insulate the 75-year-old military partnership from any changing political realities that might affect the alliance, according to Oana Lungescu, who until last year was the longtime lead NATO...more



 

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Haiti's transitional council names Garry Conille as new prime minister as country remains under siege by gangs

Haiti's transitional council names Garry Conille as new prime minister as country remains under siege by gangs
Garry Conille speaks during an interview with Reuters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 27, 2023. RALPH TEDY EROL / REUTERS

Garry Conille was named Haiti's new prime minister Tuesday evening, nearly a month after a coalition within a fractured transitional council had chosen someone else for the position.

The long-awaited move comes as gangs continue to terrorize the capital of Port-au-Prince, opening fire in once-peaceful neighborhoods and using heavy machinery to demolish several police stations and prisons.

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World's first wooden satellite built by Japanese researchers

World's first wooden satellite built by Japanese researchers
The world's first wooden satellite, named LignoSat, developed by scientists at Kyoto University and logging company Sumitomo Forestry, is shown during a press conference at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan on May 28, 2024. STR/JIJI PRESS / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The world's first wooden satellite has been built by Japanese researchers who said their tiny cuboid craft is scheduled to be carried into space off on a SpaceX rocket in September.

Each side of the experimental satellite developed by scientists at Kyoto University and logging company Sumitomo Forestry measures four inches.

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Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state. Here's why it matters.

Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state. Here's why it matters.

Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that was fueled by international outrage over the civilian deaths and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel's offensive.

The joint decision by two European Union countries plus Norway may generate momentum for the recognition of a Palestinian state by other EU countries and could spur further steps at the United Nations, deepening Israel's isolation.

How and why the European announcements could be important
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