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Russian Passenger Jet Crashes Flying Empty Crashes Near Moscow, Killing its Crew of 3

World The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. - The AP

Russian Passenger Jet Crashes Flying Empty Crashes Near Moscow, Killing its Crew of 3

A Russian passenger jet crashed Friday while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three, officials said. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the…

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World South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol attends a session of the NATO summit with Indo-Pacific Partners Thursday July 11, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US, SKorea Sign Joint Nuclear Deterrence Guidelines in Face of NKorean Threats

The US and South Korea signed joint nuclear deterrence guidelines for the first time, a basic yet important step in their efforts to improve deterrence toward…

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World FILED - 25 June 2024, Berlin: Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall AG, is taking part in the Day of German Industry 2024 organized by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Russia Says Reports it Planned to Kill Head of German Arms Firm Are 'Fake'

Media reports that Russia planned to assassinate the chief executive of German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall are based on "fake" information from anonymous…

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World FILE PHOTO: Doctor Ruxandra Divan, rests in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for COVID-19 patients at "Hopitaux Civils de Colmar" in Colmar, France, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

WHO: Covid Still Kills 1,700 a Week

Covid-19 is still killing about 1,700 people a week around the world, the World Health Organization said Thursday, as it urged at-risk populations to keep up…

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World 09 July 2024, United Kingdom, Dover: A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, from the RNLI Dover Lifeboat following a small boat incident in the Channel. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/dpa

Four Migrants Die Trying to Cross the English Channel

Four migrants who tried to reach Britain died in the night from Thursday to Friday after their boat capsized in the Channel, a French coast guard spokesperson…

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World A supplied image shows ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess and AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw addressing the media in Canberra, Australia July 12, 2024. AAP Image/Supplied by Australian Federal Police via REUTERS

Australia Charges Russian-born Couple with Espionage

Australia said on Friday it had arrested a Russian-born married couple on espionage charges, alleging the woman who was an information systems technician in…

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World A person crosses a suspension bridge during monsoon rainfall in Kathmandu, Nepal, 11 July 2024. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Nepal Landslides Sweep 2 Buses into River, 66 People Believed Missing

As many as 66 people were believed missing in Nepal after two buses were swept by a landslide off the highway and into a swollen river early Friday, officials…

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World 02 September 2022, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia: IAEA experts arrive at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. (D. Candano Laris/IAEA/dpa)

UN Demands Russia Withdraw from Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday demanded that Russia "urgently withdraw its military and other unauthorized personnel" from Ukraine's…

World  Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (R) reacts after being introduced as Russia's President Vladimir Putin by US President Joe Biden during a Ukraine Compact event on the sidelines of the NATO members meeting at the Washington Convention Center July 11, 2024, in Washington, DC. (AFP)

Biden Mixes up Zelenskiy, Putin Names as Calls to End Campaign Grow

Democratic opposition to US President Joe Biden's re-election bid gained steam on Thursday as more members of Congress called on the 81-year-old to drop out of…

World Representation photo: A drone view shows rain clouds approaching a damaged residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl in Surfside Beach, Texas, US, July 9, 2024. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

South Africa's Cape Town is Hit by More Storms, with 4,500 People Displaced by Floods and Damage

The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas were hit by more storms Thursday that ripped roofs off houses and caused widespread flooding, forcing…

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World FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate US President Joe Biden listens as Republican presidential candidate and former US President Donald Trump speaks during their debate in Atlanta, Georgia, US, June 27, 2024. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

Biden to Face the Press in a High-stakes Effort to Quell Age Concerns

President Joe Biden will try to head off growing opposition within his own party on Thursday, sending out his advisers to meet with Democratic senators to…

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World President Salva Kiir of South Sudan. (Reuters)

South Sudan's President Sacks Finance Minister, Sixth Since 2020

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked the country's finance minister who was just four months into the job, state-owned television reported, the sixth…

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World Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Tuesday evening at his luxury golf resort in Doral, Florida (AFP)

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Biden, Challenges Him to Another Debate

Former US President Donald Trump returned to the campaign rally after spending much of the last week out of public view enjoying the Democratic Party’s tussles…

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World Iran's reformist president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian

Iran President-elect to Be Sworn in on July 30

Iran's reformist president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian will take the oath of office in parliament on July 30, a member of the legislature's presiding board,…

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World File photo: A general view shows a shopping mall heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro, Ukraine December 29, 2023. (Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk region/Handout via Reuters)

Russian Missile Attack on Ukraine’s Largest Hospital Complicates Treatment of Kids With Cancer

The National Cancer Institute in Kyiv was busier than usual after a Russian missile struck Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital this week, forcing the…

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World Under pounding rain, pro-Palestinian protesters carried their belongings off campus, as bulldozers and security forces dismantled the encampment that had been on the school’s lower field  (The AP) 

A Pro-Palestinian Encampment at McGill University in Downtown Montreal is Being Dismantled

McGill University closed its downtown campus on Wednesday as Montreal police descended in large numbers to help clear a pro-Palestinian encampment that has…

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World A view shows caution signs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, January 8, 2024. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

South Korea to Deploy 'StarWars' Laser Weapons Targeting North Korean Drones

South Korea will deploy laser weapons to shoot down North Korean drones this year, becoming the world's first country to deploy and operate such weapons in the…

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World  10 July 2024, US, Washington: General view of the meeting of Heads of State and Government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Photo: Moncloa/EUROPA PRESS/dpa

At NATO Summit, Allies Move to Counter Russia, Bolster Ukraine

The United States will start deploying longer range missiles in Germany in 2026, the two countries announced at a meeting of the NATO alliance on Tuesday, a…

World Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute on the sidelines of NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington, US, July 9, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Zelenskiy Says World Cannot Wait Until US Election to Take Action to Repel Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Tuesday that decisive action must be taken before the US presidential election in November to repel Russia's…

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World Palestinians mourn over the bodies of loved ones following Israeli bombardment in Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on July 10, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)

Meta Expands Hate Speech Policy to Remove More Posts Targeting 'Zionists'

Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it would start taking down more posts that target "Zionists", where the term is used to refer to Jewish people and Israelis…

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World A roadside assistance worker tows away the mangled remains of a double-decker passenger bus that collided with a milk truck, near Unnao, in northern India state of Uttar Pradesh, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo)

Bus Collides with Milk Truck in India, At Least 18 People Dead

A double-decker passenger bus collided with a milk truck in northern India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring many others, officials said. …

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World  09 July 2024, US, New York: Ukraine's ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks while holding a photo of remnants of the missile X-1 which hit children's hospital in Kyiv during an emergency Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters. (Lev Radin/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa)

In Diplomatic Quirk, Russia Chairs UN Meeting Decrying Its Strike on Ukraine Kids’ Hospital

UN Security Council members confronted Russia on Tuesday over a missile strike the previous day that destroyed part of Ukraine's largest children's hospital,…

World  Smoke rises after recent Russian air strikes, near a memorial to soldiers who died in World War Two, in the town of Toretsk, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near a front line in Donetsk region, Ukraine July 3, 2024. (Reuters)

Russia Says Its Forces Take Control of Yasnobrodivka in Eastern Ukraine

Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday that its forces took control of Yasnobrodivka settlement in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, it said in a report on…

World  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) answers reporters questions during a press conference following the weekly Senate caucus luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 9, 2024. (Reuters)

US Congress Democrats Still Divided over Defiant Biden’s Viability

Democrats in the US Congress remained deeply divided on Tuesday over whether to fall in line behind President Joe Biden's wounded reelection campaign or urge…

World Demonstrators wave Palestinian flags during a pro-Palestine rally held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 07 July 2024. (EPA)

White House Warns Iran against Meddling in Gaza Protests in US

The White House on Tuesday accused Tehran of trying to take advantage of Gaza-related protests in the US and described such behavior as unacceptable, following…

World  President Joe Biden speaks during an event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of NATO at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP)

NATO Allies Commit to Sending Dozens of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine, Including Four Patriots

The US and an array of other NATO allies will send Ukraine dozens of air defense systems in the coming months, including at least four of the powerful Patriot…

World Pope Francis leads the Regina Caeli prayer from his window at the Vatican, April 14, 2024. (Vatican Media/­Handout via Reuters)

Pope Begs for New Peace Efforts after Latest Attacks in Ukraine, Gaza

Pope Francis appealed for concrete new measures to end the wars in Ukraine and Gaza Tuesday after attacks targeted a children's hospital in Kyiv and a school…

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World Representation photo: In this photo released on June 10, 2021, by the Iranian army, an Iranian warship moves in the Atlantic Ocean. (Iranian Army via AP)

Iranian Warship Sahand Entirely Sinks despite Rebalancing Efforts

The Iranian Navy frigate Sahand entirely sank in shallow waters on Tuesday in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, Nournews agency said, after it was briefly…

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World Rescuers work at Ohmatdyt Children's Hospital that was damaged during Russian missile strikes, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 8, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/ File Photo

UN Assessment Suggests Ukraine Children's Hospital Hit by Russian Missile

A lethal strike on a children's hospital in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, was likely caused by a direct hit from a Russian missile, the head of the UN human rights…

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