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Security forces have stormed a detention center in southern Russia, killing inmates who had taken two staff members hostage, state-funded news channel RT reported. The hostages at the pretrial … more
Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters have marched in central Kyiv to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia. They had … more
Officials say a Japanese climber has died while trying to scale one of the highest mountains in northern Pakistan and a search is still underway to find his missing colleague. The secretary of the … more
More than 300 traditional leaders in South Africa will be trained to do HIV tests and educate their largely rural patients about the disease. It’s the largest known effort in the country to involve … more
An oil spill caused by a dredger boat hitting a stationary cargo tanker has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline, including the popular resort island of Sentosa, and sparked concerns it … more
Masses of pilgrims have embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia, marking the final days of Hajj pilgrimage and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the … more
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the capital as protests sweep across Brazil in opposition to a bill that would further criminalize abortions. If passed, the law would equate … more
The president of Honduras has announced the creation of a new 20,000-capacity “megaprison.” The plan is part of the government’s larger crackdown on a wave of gang violence. President Xiomara … more
Italian anti-fascist activist Ilaria Salis has returned to her parents’ house in the northern Italian city of Monza. Salis arrived on Saturday evening after being freed from house arrest in … more
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade has celebrated its 30th anniversary as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the streets of Rome. They waved banners, danced and sang … more
The beleaguered director of Haiti’s National Police has been ousted following months of criticism that he wasn’t doing enough to protect officers under assault by gangs. A government official not … more
South Africa’s main political rivals are now partners in government after they came together in a last-ditch coalition deal that ensured President Cyril Ramaphosa was dramatically reelected with … more
Iran and Sweden have agreed to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic. In exchange, Iran on Saturday released Johan … more
It’s Vice President Kamala Harris, not President Joe Biden, who has joined world leaders in Switzerland for a summit on Ukraine. And later Saturday, she'll meet with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy … more
Britain is putting on a display of birthday pageantry for King Charles III with a military parade on Saturday. Many eyes will be on the Princess of Wales, who is making her first public appearance … more
Masses of Muslims gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for worship and reflection on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. The ritual at Mount Arafat, known as the hill of … more
Ukrainian firepower has been improving since U.S. lawmakers approved a much-needed military aid package this spring, though not quickly enough to halt the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine. … more
It's been a long strange trip for Mexico's Ecologist Green Party, which rode on its alliance with the ruling Morena party to become the second-largest voting block in Congress. The Green Party has … more
A highway accident involving an SUV carrying aides to Claudia Sheinbaum, who won Mexico's June 2 presidential elections, has resulted in at least one fatality. Sheinbaum's spokesman said the advance … more
Supporters say a a Chinese journalist who promoted women's rights as part of the country's nascent #MeToo movement has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of undermining state security. … more
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