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Thailand is kicking off its annual celebration for the LGBTQ+ community’s Pride Month as the country is on course to become the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalize marriage equality. … more
Tin Oo, one of the closest associates of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a co-founder of her National League for Democracy party, has died. He was 97. A charity worker confirmed his … more
While Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni adopts a reassuring Western-allied foreign policy, cultural wars at home are preserving her far-right credentials heading into European Parliamentary elections. … more
United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told a gathering of top security officials he didn’t see war with China as imminent, nor unavoidable, despite rapidly escalating tensions in the … more
Sri Lanka's Tamil people still live in the shadow of defeat in the civil war that tore the country apart until it ended 15 years ago. Some parents have given up hope of ever learning the fate of the … more
Indians have begun voting in the last round of a six-week-long national election that is a referendum on the country’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decade in power. The … more
The United States and allies South Korea and Japan have clashed with China and Russia over North Korea’s latest satellite and ballistic missile launches and threats to use nuclear weapons that have … more
Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who took female victims to his pig farm during a crime spree near Vancouver in the late 1990s and early 2000s, has died after being assaulted in prison. He was … more
Mexico’s drug cartels and gangs appear to be playing a wider role in Sunday’s elections that will determine the presidency, nine governorships and about 19,000 mayorships and other local posts. … more
The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver says an “incendiary device” was thrown at the front doors of a synagogue in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “disgusting act of … more
The U.K.’s first Black female member of Parliament will be allowed to stand for the Labour Party in the upcoming general election, leader Keir Starmer says, following a fractious few days over her … more
Ukraine and Russia have exchanged prisoners of war, each sending back 75 POWs in the first such swap in the past three months. The Ukrainians were returned on several buses that drove into the … more
The Nigerian military says militants enforcing a separatist lockdown in the country's southeast attacked and killed five soldiers deployed to restore order. A military spokesman said six civilians … more
Officials in India say a scorching heat wave has killed at least 14 people, including 10 election officials, with temperatures soaring up to 49.9 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of … more
The United States has expressed its deep concerns about the convictions of 14 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong under a Beijing-imposed national security law. U.S. State Department spokesperson … more
China says it will be “‘hard to meet” calls for discussions on the Russia-Ukraine war because of problems with arrangements. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Friday that “China’s … more
The Israeli military has confirmed that its forces are operating in central parts of Rafah in its expanding offensive in the southern Gaza city. The military said in a statement Friday that its … more
The Associated Press has obtained rare drone footage of the destroyed ruins of the embattled town of Vovchansk in northeastern Ukraine. The drone footage captures the scene in Vovchansk from sunrise … more
Police say an assailant with a knife has attacked and wounded several people in a square in the southwestern German city of Mannheim. Police shot at the attacker, who also was hurt. Police said the … more
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has visited the site of a major landslide that is estimated to have buried hundreds of villagers in the South Pacific island nation’s mountainous interior a week … more
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