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A giant panda has given birth to a cub at a Dutch zoo in a boost to the captive population of the vulnerable mammals. Ouwehands Dierenpark announced Friday’s birth on Monday and released video of … more
Spade-toothed whales are the world’s rarest, with no live sightings ever recorded. No one knows how many there are, what they eat, or even where they live in the vast expanse of the southern … more
Quinn Schansman dreamed of becoming the youngest-ever CEO of an American company. A decade ago, he’d just finished the first year of an international business degree in Amsterdam as a first step … more
Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in drones built in abandoned warehouses or factory basements. An ecosystem of versatile laboratories hidden in hundreds of secret workshops is … more
Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks continue and the group’s military commander is in good health a day after the Israeli military targeted Mohammed Deif with a massive airstrike that local health … more
Some conservation-minded Kenyans are trying to protect threatened mangroves from loggers by hiding beehives in them. One longtime resident on the country's Indian Ocean coastline recalls pleading … more
Treason cases were once rare in Russia, a handful each year. But they — along with espionage prosecutions — have skyrocketed since the invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The crackdown is ensnaring … more
Israel says it tried to assassinate Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of the Hamas group’s military wing who has long topped the country’s most-wanted list. The strike took place in an … more
Russian shelling of Ukraine has killed four people as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot. Ukraine has in recent months stepped up aerial assaults … more
Israel says it has targeted Hamas’ shadowy military commander in a massive strike in southern Gaza that local health officials say killed at least 71 people. It's not immediately known whether … more
The United Nations chief is appealing for funding for the beleaguered U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the Middle East. He's also accusing Israel of issuing … more
A two-story school has collapsed during morning classes in north-central Nigeria, trapping about 120 students and teachers, and setting off a frantic search for those in the rubble. A local … more
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country’s six-month presidency of the European Union. As a first step last week, he … more
Dozens of bodies collected throughout Gaza City’s Tel al-Hawa neighborhood arrived at Al-Ahli Hospital on Friday morning while civil defense workers said they continued to unearth the dead from … more
A Dutch court has rejected a claim from human rights organizations that the Netherlands is dodging a court order to stop sending F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel which could use them in Gaza. The … more
KIBBUTZ NIR OZ, Israel (AP) — The empty bedrooms of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7 remain frozen in time. Nine months into their captivity in Gaza, some hostages’ bedrooms still show … more
The first candidate on the ballot in Venezuela's upcoming presidential election is Nicolás Maduro, the incumbent seeking reelection. His smile is confident, his hair well-combed and his eyes are … more
A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of the critically endangered mammal was born … more
The U.S. and other western governments criticized a controversial security bill in South Sudan that would allow the government to detain people without warrants, saying it would undermine open … more
Thousands of people from Bosnia and abroad have gathered in Srebrenica for the annual ritual of commemorating the 1995 genocide. Serb officials deny the atrocities constituted genocide, fueling … more
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