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As keen supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro claim polls signaling he will lose his reelection bid can’t be trusted, an unlikely proxy has emerged: towel sales. Some street vendors … more
The Israeli army says the Hamas militant group has rebuilt some of the capabilities that were damaged during last year's Gaza war. The military said Wednesday that Hamas has built three new tunnels … more
The British environmental scientist whose influential Gaia theory sees the Earth as a living organism gravely imperiled by human activity has died on his 103rd birthday. James Lovelock’s family … more
Officials say rescuers backed by troops are using boats and helicopters to evacuate hundreds of marooned people from Pakistan's southwest, where floods triggered by rains have killed 104 people since … more
Hundreds of Iraqi protesters breached Baghdad’s parliament Wednesday, chanting curses against Iran, in a protest against the selection of a nominee for prime minister by Iran-backed parties. Many … more
Cash-strapped Lebanon plans to build two new grain silos to fight its food security crisis for millions living in poverty. Caretaker Economy Minister Amin Salam told The Associated Press on Wednesday … more
U.K.-born environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, who has been jailed in Iran for more than four years, has been released on furlough. Britain's oreign Office said Tahbaz has been allowed to leave Evin Prison … more
Pope Francis arrives in Quebec at a time when many French Canadians are not only continuing to move away from religion but explicitly rejecting it. They are embracing secularization decades after the … more
A Chinese cargo spacecraft that serviced the country's permanent orbiting space station has largely burned up on reentering the atmosphere. The return of the Tianzhou-3 on Wednesday came amid … more
People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools. The attacks are getting so … more
Ukrainian troops have struck a strategic bridge essential for Moscow to supply its forces occupying the country’s south. The deputy head of the Moscow-appointed administration for the Kherson … more
Amnesty International says the Taliban's “suffocating” crackdown on the rights of Afghan women and girls is destroying their lives. The London-based watchdog said in a new report that since the … more
A strong earthquake injured at least one person and cracked buildings in the northern Philippines. It prompted many people in the capital to run outdoors. Scientists say the 7 magnitude quake … more
A Sudanese medical group says security forces killed at least one person while violently dispersing anti-coup protesters in the capital of Khartoum and other cities. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee … more
The lawyer for a British geologist sentenced to 15 years in prison says an Iraqi court has overturned the conviction and he will soon be free. Thair Soud said Tuesday that Baghdad's Court of … more
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Greece on his first trip to a European Union country since the killing in 2018 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bin Salman, who is traveling … more
Israel’s Antiquities Authority says it has discovered a rare 1,850-year-old bronze zodiac coin during an underwater survey off the coastal city of Haifa. The coin bears the image of the zodiac sign … more
In a bid to stoke nationalism and justify his policies, Mexico's president has increasingly taken to calling his opponents “traitors” and accused them of working for the foreign governments. The … more
Lebanese lawmakers have voted to use a $150 million World Bank loan to import wheat for its cash-strapped country. The parliamentary vote on Tuesday is aimed at stabilizing bread prices for at least … more
Russia’s foreign minister said his country supports reforming the U.N. Security Council to give a more powerful role to developing nations, including African countries. Sergey Lavrov spoke Tuesday … more
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