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Egypt’s prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country’s few remaining independent news outlets of spreading false news and disturbing public peace. Mada Masr, a news website, … more
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has proposed a veteran Austrian diplomat to head the global body’s human rights office at a time when it is facing harsh criticism from China for accusing … more
A land of lakes has turned to menace in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Water is rising in part due to climate change, and hippos and other animals are coming into contact with humans as never before. … more
Iranian embassy staff in the Albanian capital have worked through the night after they were given 24 hours to leave the country over a major cyberattack on Albanian government websites that was … more
South Africa is flying cheetahs to India and Mozambique as part of ambitious efforts to reintroduce the distinctive spotted cats in regions where their population has dwindled. Wildlife veterinarian … more
State media says the death toll from a fire at a karaoke parlor in southern Vietnam has risen to 32. The fire that began late Tuesday trapped workers and customers inside the multi-story venue in … more
Thousands of people in Haiti’s capital and other major cities have organized new protests to demand safer streets, more affordable goods and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. The … more
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children are starting the academic year at a new school after the family traded the bustle of central London for the slower pace of life outside the capital. In … more
A fugitive Russian paratrooper who published a book online denouncing his government and military is seeking refuge in France. Pavel Filatiev was part of a Russian unit that seized the Ukrainian port … more
The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases fell everywhere in the world last week by about 12%. The U.N. health agency reported in its latest weekly review of the pandemic … more
Gibraltar says it hopes to partially reopen its port after removing most of the oil from a stricken ship that collided in its bay area last week. The local government said Wednesday that some … more
Philippine officials say President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved a recommendation to end the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors across the country more than two years after it was imposed at the … more
Dozens of relatives of the victims of Beirut’s 2020 massive port blast have protested plans by the judiciary to name a second investigative judge, calling the move an attempt by the country’s … more
Filmmaker Joanna Hogg and her lifelong friend and collaborator Tilda Swinton have made their most personal and exposing film yet with “The Eternal Daughter,” an emotional ghost story about a … more
The Uganda Red Cross says at least 15 people have been killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of southwestern Uganda. The group reported Wednesday that most of the victims are … more
Ukraine’s president says tons of grain from his country will arrive in the coming weeks in Somalia, where famine approaches and the global crises of food security and climate change put millions at … more
The death toll in the earthquake in western China has jumped to 74 with 26 people still missing. At the same time frustration is rising with uncompromising COVID-19 lockdown measures that prevented … more
An Irrawaddy dolphin calf who was rescued and nursed day and night for weeks by veterinarians and volunteers after his rescue from a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore has died. The baby was nicknamed … more
Give our country $100 billion — or stop lecturing us about making money from fossil fuels. That was the message East Timor President and Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta had for those … more
The U.N. humanitarian chief predicts at least a billion dollars will be needed urgently to avert famine in Somalia. The Horn of Africa has seen four straight failed rainy seasons for the first time … more
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