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[l] at 5/17/22 8:41am
A judge in Italy has ordered trial for family members of an 18-year-old Pakistani woman who disappeared last year after refusing an arranged marriage and allegedly was slain
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[l] at 5/17/22 8:24am
Sweden and Finland have pushed ahead with their bid to join NATO even as Turkey insists it won’t let the previously non-aligned Nordic countries into the alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants
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[l] at 5/17/22 8:03am
Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous.”
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[l] at 5/17/22 8:03am
Performers from Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal have provided emotional testimony in a Paris court about the night Islamic State extremists stormed their concert at the Bataclan theater
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[l] at 5/17/22 8:01am
Final results in Lebanon’s weekend parliamentary elections show that the militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the majority of parliament seats they had held since 2018
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[l] at 5/17/22 7:53am
Lebanon is in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, and more than a dozen independent candidates won seats.
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[l] at 5/17/22 7:45am
Hundreds of Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant fighters were evacuated to Russian-held territory after Kyiv struck a cease-fire agreement with Moscow.
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[l] at 5/17/22 7:37am
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank
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[l] at 5/17/22 7:22am
Pakistan’s military says security forces have killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest
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[l] at 5/17/22 7:03am
Nigeria’s financial crimes agency has arrested the country’s accountant-general, accusing him of diverting government funds worth $192.4 million
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[l] at 5/17/22 6:59am
Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate as its COVID-19 outbreak wanes
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[l] at 5/17/22 6:37am
Finland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a bid from the Nordic country’s government to join NATO
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[l] at 5/17/22 6:10am
Final results in Lebanon’s weekend parliamentary elections show that the militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the majority of parliament seats they had held since 2018
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[l] at 5/17/22 6:08am
Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis’ bad knee
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[l] at 5/17/22 6:02am
Schools and government offices have closed in the Iranian capital and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:51am
Lebanon is in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, and more than a dozen independent candidates won seats.
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:38am
A survivor of the New Zealand mosque shootings three years ago says extremists should see that the violence that day achieved none of the gunman’s aims
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:35am
Sweden signed the country’s application to join NATO. Putin downplayed the threat. Explosions in Lviv.
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:32am
Performers from California rock band Eagles of Death Metal are testifying in a Paris court about the night Islamic State extremists stormed their concert at the Bataclan theater
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:15am
Queen Elizabeth II has made a surprise appearance at central London’s Paddington station
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[l] at 5/17/22 5:00am
More than 450 cases described as ’extremely unusual because these are healthy children,’ mostly under 5.
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[l] at 5/17/22 4:56am
The Vatican’s foreign minister is heading to Kyiv this week as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians with its efforts to keep open a channel of dialogue with Russia
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[l] at 5/17/22 4:56am
Officials in India say at least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the country’s remote northeast region
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[l] at 5/17/22 4:42am
Sweden has signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after it announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance
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[l] at 5/17/22 4:07am
Final results in Lebanon’s weekend parliamentary elections show that the militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the majority of parliament seats they had held since 2018
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[l] at 5/17/22 3:57am
Clashes between competing militias in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have forced one of the country’s rival prime ministers to abort his attempt to seat his government there
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[l] at 5/17/22 3:47am
A Belgian court of appeal on Tuesday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be extradited to Spain, where he has been sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family
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[l] at 5/17/22 3:45am
Pakistan’s military says security forces have killed two local Taliban commanders in a shootout in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest
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[l] at 5/17/22 3:00am
Natural disasters have pushed concern in Australia about climate change to an all-time high. Yet as the country heads toward a federal election, neither major party is talking much about it.
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[l] at 5/17/22 1:35am
Hundreds of Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant fighters were evacuated to Russian-held territory after Kyiv struck a cease-fire agreement with Moscow.
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[l] at 5/17/22 12:14am
The office of one of Libya’s rival prime ministers says he has arrived in the country’s capital of Tripoli with the expectation to seat his government
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[l] at 5/17/22 12:13am
The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network says the quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s aggression puts a spotlight on Europe’s “double standard” for migrants — compared to its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere
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[l] at 5/16/22 11:59pm
Hundreds of fighters sheltering in Mariupol's Azovstal plant were evacuated to Russian-held territory after Kyiv struck a cease-fire agreement with Moscow.
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[l] at 5/16/22 11:57pm
Iran’s state TV says two French citizens have been arrested in Iran after meeting with protesting teachers and taking part in an anti-government rally
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[l] at 5/16/22 11:50pm
Taiwan’s president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island while a lawmaker from her ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor in the violence
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[l] at 5/16/22 11:08pm
Some 260 Ukrainian fighters have left the Azovstal steel plant, but it’s unclear how many more remain.
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[l] at 5/16/22 10:01pm
To right-wingers in the United States, steeped in anti-liberal grievance, Hungary offers a glimpse of culture war victory and a template for action at home.
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[l] at 5/16/22 7:23pm
Even as Russia secured a victory in Mariupol, it suffered another setback on the global stage, as Sweden ended 200 years of military nonalignment to join Finland in applying for NATO membership.
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[l] at 5/16/22 7:23pm
Even as Russia secured a victory in Mariupol, it suffered another setback on the global stage, as Sweden ended 200 years of military nonalignment to join Finland in applying for NATO membership.
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[l] at 5/16/22 6:43pm
The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network says the quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s aggression puts a spotlight on Europe’s “double standard” for migrants — compared to its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere
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[l] at 5/16/22 5:33pm
Putin said Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO did not represent an imminent danger to Russia, but he warned the same would not be true if NATO staged a military buildup in the two countries.
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[l] at 5/16/22 5:18pm
Chilean filmmaker Nicolás López has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexual abuse against two actresses
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[l] at 5/16/22 5:13pm
The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on Cuba, including some aspects of travel to the island, caps on remittances and the issuance of at least 20,000 immigrant visas annually.
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[l] at 5/16/22 5:13pm
The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on Cuba, including some aspects of travel to the island, caps on remittances and the issuance of at least 20,000 immigrant visas annually.
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[l] at 5/16/22 4:38pm
Guatemala’s president has appointed the controversial attorney general to a second term in a move disappointing to many Guatemalans and foreign governments critical of her backsliding on corruption investigations
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[l] at 5/16/22 4:18pm
Mali’s government that is led by a two-time coup leader says it has put down a countercoup attempt that it says was supported by an unnamed Western government
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[l] at 5/16/22 3:55pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to downplay the development, saying he had “no problems” with the alliance’s possible expansion.
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[l] at 5/16/22 3:31pm
Cuba’s parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country’s laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent
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[l] at 5/16/22 3:18pm
The Venezuelan opposition faction backed by the United States says it plans to hold a primary contest next year to choose a presidential candidate for the planned 2024 election
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[l] at 5/16/22 3:07pm
From vodka to soccer, retailers and international sporting bodies have announced boycotts of Russian goods and benched Russian teams in a symbolic global movement designed to show solidarity with Ukraine.
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[l] at 5/16/22 2:29pm
The tour is to “highlight an emphasis on learning from Indigenous peoples." Other royals traveling this year have faced demands for apologies and reparations.
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[l] at 5/16/22 2:28pm
Israeli police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets in trying to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in east Jerusalem
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[l] at 5/16/22 2:22pm
Sweden will follow neighboring Finland and apply for NATO membership because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
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[l] at 5/16/22 2:16pm
Media reports say bus drivers in Tehran went on strike on two major bus lines to demand a 10% wage increase, causing hours of delays in public transportation in the Iranian capital
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[l] at 5/16/22 1:27pm
No more information available.
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[l] at 5/16/22 12:18pm
British health authorities say they have identified four “rare and unusual” cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the West African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic
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[l] at 5/16/22 12:10pm
The U.S. Senate is expected to advance a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine.
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[l] at 5/16/22 12:05pm
The mezzo-soprano was known for her roles in works by Mozart and Rossini.
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[l] at 5/16/22 11:33am
After two years of the pandemic, the 75th Cannes Film Festival is getting going with a familiar dose of controversy and some new snafus as it readies for its largest gathering on the French Riviera since the 2019 edition
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[l] at 5/16/22 10:48am
The appointment of Borne, who served as labor minister in the outgoing government, is possibly a nod to left-leaning voters.
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[l] at 5/16/22 8:54am
Russia has launched an extensive assault on Ukraine. We're mapping how Russian troops are advancing.
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[l] at 5/16/22 8:53am
The announcement is significant for India’s 28 million Christians, many of whom hail from lower castes.
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[l] at 5/16/22 8:28am
At least eight villas spread out across 10 miles have been frozen by the Italian government.
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[l] at 5/16/22 8:22am
A shooting in Buffalo on Saturday left 10 people dead. Here's how other countries have responded to such massacres.
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[l] at 5/16/22 4:54am
French carmaker Renault also announced plans to sell off assets worth billions to Russian government entities.
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[l] at 5/16/22 4:15am
A U.S. judge disclosed the first criminal prosecution involving the attempted use of cryptocurrency to evade economic sanctions as American regulators race to stem the exploitation of virtual moneys.
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[l] at 5/16/22 3:24am
Authorities say that more than a million people have fallen ill with "fever" and experts fear tens of thousands could die.
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[l] at 5/16/22 2:56am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey is not “favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, but he has not ruled it out.
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[l] at 5/16/22 1:00am
Elon Musk’s vow to restore free speech to Twitter is likely to be difficult to implement in the U.S. But it will be even more complicated abroad in places such as India.
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[l] at 5/15/22 4:17pm
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Sunday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has undermined “the European security order."
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[l] at 5/15/22 11:38am
The announcement came as NATO foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, met in Berlin to discuss Ukraine, and Finland and Sweden’s path to membership.
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[l] at 5/15/22 9:09am
“You have melted our hearts, friends,” Ukraine's government tweeted, after Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision 2022 with the song "Stefania."

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