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Today’s Iraq is a world away from the terror that followed the U.S. invasion to depose Saddam Hussein 20 years ago this week. A new generation is eager to turn away from the sectarianism of the … more
Today's Iraq is a world away from the terror that followed the U.S. invasion to depose Saddam Hussein 20 years ago this week. A new generation is eager to turn away from the sectarianism of the past … more
Food waste emits methane as it breaks down and rots. Methane is an extraordinarily potent greenhouse gas responsible for about 30% of today’s global warming. Waste pickers are helping set up … more
Scientists have created baby mice with two fathers for the first time by turning male mouse stem cells into female cells in a lab. They described their research in a study published Wednesday in the … more
Virgin Orbit says it is pausing all operations amid reports that the company is furloughing almost all its staff as part of a bid to seek a funding lifeline. The U.S.-based satellite launch company … more
Poland’s president says his country plans to give Ukraine around a dozen MiG-29 fighter jets. The move would make Poland the first NATO member country to fulfill the Ukrainian government's … more
A U.N.-backed investigation has found that Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions, amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against … more
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Women’s World Cup is getting 300% increase in prize money for this year’s tournament. The $150 million fund for the first 32-team tournament is a huge boost from … more
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday acquitted two police officials charged with negligence leading to the deaths of 135 people in October when police fired tear gas inside a … more
Some 2.5 tons of natural uranium stored in a site in war-torn Libya have gone missing. That's according to a statement Thursday from the United Nations nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic … more
A Pakistani court is extending a pause in the effort to arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan in a graft case. Thursday's order by the Lahore High Court was another reprieve for the 70-year-old … more
Most of Lebanon's children have not been in school for months. Teachers are on strike, saying they cannot live off wages that have shriveled in value. Lebanon's schools are crumbling under the weight … more
Claude Monet’s older sibling is the focus of a landmark Paris exhibit illuminating the hitherto unknown role Leon Monet played in the French impressionist painter’s life and art. Leon was a color … more
Israeli protesters are pressing on with demonstrations against a contentious government plan to overhaul the judiciary. The fresh demonstrations Thursday come after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … more
After four days of destructive wind and rain, local communities and relief workers are now dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has killed more than 250 people and displaced tens of … more
A powerful explosion has torn through a series of five coal mines interconnected by tunnels and ventiliation systems in a rural area of central Colombia, killing at least 11 people and leaving 10 … more
Honduras’ decision to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China is yet another sign of growing Chinese influence in Latin America. For decades the Asian superpower funneled billions of … more
El Salvador's government has sent 2,000 more suspects to a new prison built especially for gang members, and the justice minister vows that “they will never return” to the streets. The tough … more
As global warming threatens to put much of the ski industry out of business over the next several decades, resorts are beginning to embrace a role as climate activists. The industry contributes just … more
The company behind the ChatGPT chatbot has rolled out its latest artificial intelligence model, called GPT-4, in the next step for a technology that’s caught the world’s attention. San … more
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