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South Africa is in a moment of deep soul-searching after an election that brought a jarring split from the African National Congress party. The ANC is the party of Nelson Mandela and the very … more
Polls are to open across the Netherlands to kick off four days of voting across the 27 member states in European Union parliamentary elections that are expected to deliver gains for the hard right. … more
India’s bruised and battered opposition was largely written off in the lead-up to its national election as too weak to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist governing … more
The sun is setting on the D-Day generation. And it's set to rise again over the Normandy beaches where the waves long ago washed away the blood and boot-steps of its soldiers. Their exploits on June … more
The generals, paratroopers, pilots infantrymen all played their role for the D-Day invasion. But spare a thought for the young Irish woman who may have had the most important role of all in making … more
The first national estimates of naturally occurring lithium in groundwater that can be used for drinking water... more
Thousands of mostly ultranationalist Israelis are expected to take part in an annual march through a dense Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem’s Old City. It's an event that often sees racist … more
For the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in 2014, the party did not secure a majority on its own in 2024 national election. But the prime … more
A global human rights group claimed that Israel has used white phosphorus incendiary shells on residential buildings in at least five towns and villages in conflict-hit southern Lebanon, possibly … more
The 80th anniversary this week of D-Day brings mixed emotions for French survivors of the Battle of Normandy. They remain eternally grateful for their liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II … more
An Israeli army raid in April set off a near three-day gunbattle with Palestinian militants. By the time it was over, homes had been blasted to rubble and many residents had fled. The raid wasn’t … more
Fears are rising that time is running out for hostages in Gaza that are still alive. Israel announced Tuesday that four more hostages have died in Hamas captivity. The hostage crisis began on Oct. 7 … more
Poland says neighboring Belarus and its main supporter and ally Russia are behind a recent surge in migrants from Belarus toward the European Union. The accusation comes as the 27-country bloc … more
Ken Hay’s part in the invasion of Normandy lasted just a few weeks, but he wants to make sure the experiences of those who fought and died to end the Nazi grip on Europe live forever. The British … more
Security in Beijing is tight around Tiananmen Square on Tuesday as China marks 35 years since the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests that killed hundreds, if not thousands. Police checkpoints … more
The Israeli military has confirmed the deaths of four more hostages held by Hamas, including three older men seen in a Hamas video begging for their release. The three men, Amiram Cooper, Yoram … more
India has started counting votes from the staggered, six-week election expected to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi a third term after a decade in power. Exit polls projected a comfortable win for … more
China says a spacecraft carrying rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon has lifted off from the lunar surface to start its journey back to Earth. The ascender of the Chang’e-6 probe … more
A female-led group of forest rangers in Indonesia are defying social norms to lead patrols in the jungle to combat deforestation. The patrol group was started by a woman who witnessed the devastating … more
India's election is entering its final phase with the counting of more than 640 million votes in the world’s largest democratic exercise, which is widely expected to return Prime Minister Narendra … more
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