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As the Taliban closes in, Afghan forces scramble to defend prisons holding thousands of militants

If just a fraction of the detainees escape, Afghan security officials warn, it would hand the Taliban a significant advantage on the battlefield, where it is…

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Evacuations by sea as high temps fuel wildfires in Sicily

Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily battled dozens of blazes fueled by high temperatures, prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome

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Indian, Chinese army officers meet to defuse border standoff

Top Indian and Chinese army commanders have met after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid…

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US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition

The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Khartoum on a five-day trip to Sudan then to neighboring Ethiopia

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Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires

The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns has risen to six after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister says

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‘The voices of U.S. troops’: Portraits of Afghan interpreters

They were more than the translators of words, they also interpreted the culture and the daily lives of the civilians caught between the Taliban and the…

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Hungary: health care workers protest for higher wages

Several thousand health care workers and their supporters have gathered in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to demand wage increases and better conditions for those working in…

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7 Kurds slain in Turkey; officials deny ethnic motive

Authorities say 10 suspects have been detained over the killing of seven people from an ethnic Kurdish family in Turkey’s central Konya province

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China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

China and India have missed a United Nations deadline to submit fresh targets for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions

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Mexicans will vote on whether to prosecute former officials. Is it transitional justice or political theater?

The vote was proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He now says he won’t participate, because he’s “not vengeful.”

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Malaysian youths demand PM quit as pandemic worsens

Hundreds of black-clad Malaysian youth have rallied in central Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of the prime minister over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic,…

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Separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan leave 20 dead

A provincial official says separate traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan left at least 20 people dead and 18 others injured

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At small Serbia border village, migrants describe pushbacks

At first, this remote village in Serbia seems sleepy and almost abandoned like many other in the Balkan country

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Brazil scrambles to shield homeless people from biting cold

A fierce cold snap is bearing down on homeless people in Brazil, and authorities, activists and religious leaders are doing what they can to keep them…

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UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

The United Nations says its office in western Afghanistan has come under fire and one of its guards was killed as the Taliban and Afghan forces…

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Man pleads guilty to assaulting England’s top doctor in park

A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park has pleaded guilty to assault

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Regional forces join offensive against Mozambique extremists

Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other…

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US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2

U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing…

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As American cities reimpose mask mandates, Moscow lifts it gloves requirements

The Russian capital had required gloves in public places. Masks will still be required.

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Europe has caught up to the U.S. on covid vaccinations — and is deploying near-mandates to get further

Italy and other major European countries are requiring health passports in everyday life.

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UN: 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s Tigray face deadly hunger

The United Nations children’s agency says more than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in…

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Hong Kong police arrest man for booing national anthem

Hong Kong police have arrested a man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem

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In heat emergency, Greece adds checks for fires, power cuts

Greek authorities are ordering additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections as the country grapples with a heat wave expected to last more than a week

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Romans mastered aqueducts. Now Italy is just trying to fix its leaky pipes.

With an enormous sum of European recovery money, Italy is directing much of it to environmental issues — including the leaks.

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Brits outraged by U.S. cartoon depicting royal family as egotistical tea drinkers controlled by mafia boss

The HBO Max series has been slammed by critics in Britain as “wrong” and “disgusting.”

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UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

Two U.N. agencies are warning that hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic”…

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UK man sentenced to 5 years for string of cat killings

A former British security guard who knifed nine cats to death in night-time attacks has been sentenced to more than five years in prison

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Why Africa is perilously far behind on coronavirus vaccination

“There is no other word for it but a betrayal of trust, the consequences of which are now playing out in Africa, in lives lost that…

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Israel delivers booster shots of vaccine to people over 60

Israeli health authorities began administering coronavirus booster shots Friday to people over 60 who’ve already received both does of a vaccine, in a bid to combat…

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Canada official: 4th virus wave possible if steps not taken

Canada’s chief public health officer says the country could face a fourth wave of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant, by the end of summer if…

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Johnny Ventura, Dominican singer who helped modernize merengue, dies at 81

He was one of the Dominican Republic’s most beloved musicians, known for up-tempo hits including “Patacón Pisao” and “¿Pitaste?”

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Iraq military: Many feared dead in terrorist attack in north

Iraq’s military says a terrorist attack on a funeral procession has claimed many victims in the country’s northern province of Salahaddin

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Death toll in wildfires that hit southern Turkey rises to 4

Turkish fire crews are continuing to fight blazes in southern Turkey that burned down homes and forced evacuations while the death toll in the wildfires rose…

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Pakistan attackers throw grenade at police van, kill officer

Pakistan’s police say attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a policeman and wounding two others before…

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U.S. flies 200 Afghan interpreters and family members to Virginia, in first wave of evacuations

The Afghans are part of a broader group of about 2,500 who are furthest along in the special immigrant visa process.

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Haiti arrests another officer in president’s murder

Haitian police say that a fourth officer has been arrested in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse

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Attack on oil tanker off the coast of Oman kills two crew members

The incident was the deadliest in a string of recent attacks on shipping attributed to Iran or Israel.

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Ruth Pearl, seeker of justice for her murdered journalist son, Daniel, dies at 85

Mrs. Pearl, who survived a pogrom against Iraqi Jews in her youth, helped establish a foundation in memory of her son, a Wall Street Journal reporter…

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Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

A Hong Kong protester has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing…

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A 40-year-old slice of Princess Diana’s royal wedding cake is going under the hammer in Britain

“We advise against eating it,” the auction house said of the slice decorated in a royal coat-of-arms.

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China built the world’s largest facial recognition system. Now, it’s getting camera shy.

Authorities are putting the freewheeling industry on notice, amid a broad crackdown on Big Tech.

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New Zealand moves to outlaw LGBTQ conversion therapy

If passed, the legislation could result in prison terms of up to five years for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or…

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Pink lagoon has Argentine environmentalists seeing red

A bright pink lagoon is setting off red alarms for environmentalists in southern Argentina

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Rights groups warn assaults on women on the rise in Pakistan

The beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighborhood of Pakistan’s capital has shone a spotlight on the relentless violence against women in the country

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Earthquake shakes Peru’s north Pacific coast

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has shaken the north Pacific coast of Peru

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Palestinians, Israeli troops clash after West Bank funeral

Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli forces following the funeral of a Palestinian man killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank the previous…

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He is known as Nigeria’s ‘super cop.’ The FBI says he supported a cybercrime ring.

He received a presidential medal for courage. Now he’s accused of supporting a global fraud ring.

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US President Biden touched by Kosovo medal for late son Beau

U.S. President Joe Biden says he is moved by Kosovo’s awarding of a medal to his late son Beau, who was in the Balkan country 20…

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Activists allege Myanmar leaders are ‘weaponizing’ COVID-19

As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition

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Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games

Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka in the wake of record-breaking…

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The pandemic leads to another summer of anger

Though quieter in the United States than a year ago, this month has seen a dramatic spasm of protest in other parts of the world.

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Colombia coastal city crowded with African, Haitian migrants

A small city on Colombia’s Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti and Africa making what they hope will be a journey toward the…

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Israeli health provider to offer 3rd COVID shot to elderly