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Growing numbers of Russian soldiers are trying to get out of the war in Ukraine. Overall asylum claims from Russians have surged in the U.S., France and Germany since Russia's full-scale invasion two … more
Mali’s ruling junta has banned the media from reporting on activities of political parties and associations, a day after barring political parties and groups. That's according to a copy of the … more
Under heavy U.S. pressure, Israel has promised to ramp up aid to Gaza dramatically, saying last week it would open another cargo crossing and surge more trucks than ever before into the besieged … more
A Haitian human rights group has released a new report that details the horrific violence unleashed this year by gangs who kill, rape and maim with impunity amid a political vacuum. Among the victims … more
The wife of Julian Assange says her husband’s legal case “could be moving in the right direction.” Stella Assnge spoke Thursday after President Joe Biden confirmed the U.S. may drop charges … more
Instagram says it’s testing out new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform … more
Russia has successfully test-launched a new heavy-lift rocket from its Far Eastern space complex, a lift-off that comes after two aborted attempts earlier this week. The first attempt to launch the … more
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced Thursday to death by a court in Ho Chi Minh city in southern Vietnam in the country's largest financial fraud case ever, state … more
Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law that will govern how the country recruits new conscripts following months of delay and after thousands of amendments were submitted to water down the initial … more
The mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls a decade ago in Nigeria marked a new era of fear in Africa's most populous country. Since the Chibok abductions in April 2014, at least 1,500 students have been … more
Cambodia’s program to relocate people living on the famous Angkor archaeological site is drawing international concern over possible human rights abuses, while authorities maintain they’re doing … more
It was hours after sundown when eight aid trucks and three support vehicles started their journey into Gaza. The roads were dark, except for occasional patches where ragged light spilled from … more
Cambodia's program to relocate people living on the famous Angkor archaeological site is drawing international concern over possible human rights abuses, while authorities maintain they're doing … more
Reports say South Korea’s prime minister and senior presidential officials offered to resign en masse after their conservative ruling party was crushed in parliamentary elections. The results of … more
In the small town of Comitancillo in Guatemala’s mostly Indigenous highlands, two murals memorialize the nearly two dozen local migrants who died in mass tragedies en route to the United States … more
U.S. President Joe Biden has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza a mistake. In remarks aired late Tuesday, Biden ramped up his criticism of Israel, … more
A new approach in Senegal is mixing a small number of hard-of-hearing students into public classrooms. It's a step forward in the West African country where some people still associate disabilities … more
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is reiterating a promise to retaliate against Israel over the killings of Iranian generals in Syria. Khamenei spoke Wednesday at a prayer ceremony … more
The Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is being celebrated by Muslims with family reunions, new clothes and sweet treats. In Indonesia, the world’s most … more
Six former Mississippi law enforcement officers who pleaded guilty to a long list of state and federal charges for torturing two Black men will be sentenced by a state judge Wednesday. Rankin County … more
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