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Officials in India say rescuers are 5 meters (about 16.4 feet) away from the 41 construction workers who have been trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel in the country’s north for over two weeks, … more
An Israeli hostage freed by Hamas has said in an interview that she was initially fed well in captivity until conditions worsened and captives became hungry. She was kept in a “suffocating” room … more
Relatives and a friend of Israelis kidnapped and killed by Hamas are visiting Australia this week and sharing personal stories in an effort to lobby for international support for all hostages to be … more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return this week to the Middle East as the U.S. hopes to find a way to extend a cease-fire in Gaza and get more hostages released. It will be his third … more
The hostage deal had seemed on the verge of unraveling. Hamas had accused Israel of failing to keep its side of the bargain and Israel threatened to resume its lethal onslaught on the Gaza Strip. … more
A critically endangered Sumatran rhino was born in Indonesia’s western island Sumatra on Saturday, becoming the second Sumatran rhino born in the country this year. A female rhino named Delilah … more
Tens of thousands of people including former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have gathered in London for a march against antisemitism. The demonstration on Sunday came a day after large crowds … more
Israel’s Foreign Ministry says it will summon the Irish ambassador over a tweet celebrating the release of a 9-year-old girl from Hamas captivity. The ministry alleged that the post didn't … more
The Vatican says Pope Francis is skipping his weekly Sunday appearance at a window overlooking St. Peter's Square. The previous day it said he was suffering from a mild flu. The Holy See's press … more
Health officials say Israeli forces operating in the occupied West Bank killed at least eight Palestinians in a 24-hour period. The surging violence in the West Bank comes as a fragile pause in … more
The tense cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be back on track after the release of a second group of militant-held hostages and Palestinian prisoners. But an hourslong delay underscored … more
Antisemitism is spiking across Europe after Hamas' Oct. 7 massacre and Israel's bombardment of Gaza, worrying Jews from London to Geneva and Berlin. But Jewish people say in interviews that they … more
A cautious calm has prevailed over the border area in south Lebanon. Saturday was the second day of a four-day cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. Villages in south Lebanon that had emptied of their … more
The British Antarctic Survey says that one of the world’s largest icebergs is drifting beyond Antarctic waters after being grounded for more than three decades. The iceberg known as A23a split from … more
Palestinian officials say militants in a northern West Bank refugee camp have shot and killed two suspected collaborators with Israel. Footage shows mobs attacking the two corpses early Saturday, … more
The Vatican says Pope Francis went to the hospital for tests after he came down with the flu. The results ruled out any respiratory problems. Francis, who had part of one lung removed as a young man, … more
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas was expected to swap more of its hostages Saturday for prisoners held by Israel on the second day of a cease-fire that has allowed critical humanitarian aid … more
Academics in Mexico City are asking for donations to protect axolotls, an iconic fish-like type of salamander. The campaign asks people for as little as 600 pesos to virtually adopt one of the tiny … more
More than three dozen Palestinian prisoners have returned home to a hero’s welcome in the occupied West Bank following their release from Israeli prisons as part of a cease-fire deal between Israel … more
Gaza has always been a small, crowded space with no exits. Now the world for Palestinians there has shrunk to the size of whatever refuge they can find: a jammed shelter, a car, the walls of a shared … more
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