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Millions of Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of a grueling national election in the searing summer heat. The combined opposition is trying to rattle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s … more
The focus for South Africa’s national election next week is on the fate of the African National Congress party and whether it is going to lose its parliamentary majority for the first time. Several … more
TASHIROJIMA, Japan (AP) — On a small island off Japan’s northeastern coast, visitors make offerings at a shrine for unlikely local guardians: cats. The “Neko Jinja,” or Cat Shrine, … more
Israel's army says the bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza. The bodies of Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum, and Orion Hernandez were found and their … more
The top United Nations court is set to rule on an urgent plea by South Africa for judges to order Israel to halt its military operations in Gaza and withdraw from the enclave. Israel is unlikely to … more
An overnight fire in an apartment building on a narrow alley in Vietnam’s capital has killed 14 people and injured six others. State media said firefighters had to contain the fire using hoses … more
May 17-23, 2024 Iranians attended the funeral of the late President Ebrahim Raisi and others killed in a helicopter crash. Police tried to stop a pro-Palestinian rally in Berlin, and Buddhists … more
Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly … more
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept into office nearly six years ago with a simple motto laying out his administration’s priorities: “For the good of all, first the poor.” His … more
The arrests began last month when a Russian deputy defense minister was detained. Then the head of the ministry’s personnel directorate was hauled into court. This week, two more senior military … more
India’s 120 million farmers share fast-shrinking water resources as groundwater is pumped out faster than rain can replenish it. Drought-prone areas like Marathwada are at the sharp end of the … more
May 17-23, 2024 Severe weather caused damage in Houston and Iowa this week. Boys held candles in a Catholic church in Connecticut at the start of a pilgrimage route to Indianapolis. The World … more
The United Nations has approved a resolution establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who … more
A long-delayed and complex project to bring a subway line under ancient Roman ruins and through Rome’s historic center has entered a crucial phase. Crews are digging an 85-meter (280-foot) -deep … more
A devotee knelt and gently touched his head on the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist monument in Kathmandu, as a mark of reverence on Thursday, which marks the birth of Buddha. The … more
Officials say that Russian missiles have slammed into Ukraine’s second-largest city in the northeast of the country and killed at least six civilians. They said at least 16 people were injured as … more
U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, convinced they’ll otherwise be smothered in data as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet. They also … more
The upcoming Paris Olympics are likely to draw new attention to France’s ban on its athletes wearing hijabs. It’s an aspect of “laïcité” — which loosely translates as “secularism” — … more
U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, believing they’ll otherwise be smothered by an avalanche of data as surveillance tech further blankets the planet. They say … more
Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli … more
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