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The United Nations says that since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country has become the most repressive in the world for women and girls. The U.N. mission to Kabul said in a statement … more
A blacksmith in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is practically beating swords into ploughshares, and turning one man’s trash into treasures. Viktor Petrovich Mikhalev takes weapons and … more
Residents of Taiwan's outlying islands near the Chinese coast have been without the internet for the past month. Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest service provider and owner of the two submarine … more
On the eve of International Women’s Day, leading women’s rights campaigners at the United Nations and the African Union and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate criticized male-dominated governments for … more
The recent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico highlighted a common practice for many people in the U.S.: traveling to other countries for medical care that either is not available at home or … more
Egyptian authorities say a passenger train has derailed, killing at least two people. The country's public prosecutor said the derailing happened Tuesday as the train was traveling in northern … more
Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine, has been the focus of a Russian attacks for six months in the war’s longest and bloodiest battle. Little known outside Ukraine before the war, it has grown into … more
Just over a week ago, Associated Press journalists filmed 29-year-old Yana Rikhlitska as she helped treat wounded soldiers in a field hospital outside the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. She had … more
The Ukrainian military has tentatively identified as one of its missing soldiers a man who appeared to be shot dead by Russian-speakers in a short video. The footage circulated widely on Ukrainian … more
A television news report claims that St. John Paul II knew about sexual abuse of children by priests under his authority when he was an archbishop in his native Poland. In a story that aired late … more
A Mexican official says two U.S. citizens missing since their violent abduction Friday in the northern Mexican border city of Matamoros have been found dead and two others were alive. Tamaulipas Gov. … more
The Vatican and Greece have finalized a deal for the return of three sculpture fragments from the Parthenon that have been in the collection of the Vatican Museums for two centuries. The Vatican has … more
An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh’s capital has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens. Officials say the explosion occurred in a busy commercial area of Dhaka, … more
Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman shrine beneath a former graveyard in the grounds of a cathedral in central England. Experts from the University of Leicester say they … more
China's foreign minister has warned that Beijing and Washington are headed for “conflict and confrontation” if the U.S. doesn’t change course. Qin Gang struck a combative tone Tuesday at a … more
South Korea’s spy agency has told lawmakers that the recently unveiled daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being home-schooled and spends her leisure time horseback riding, skiing and … more
Police in Argentina have detained a man on suspicion of killing an 11-year-old boy and neighbors wrecked his house amid anger over escalating drug-related violence in the city of Rosario. The unrest … more
Rescuers are searching for 42 people still missing after two landslides hit villages on an island in Indonesia’s remote Natuna regency. Natuna’s disaster agency lowered the death toll Tuesday … more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will appoint a special investigator to decide whether there should be a public inquiry into reports of Chinese interference in Canada’s elections. … more
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned that the country is ready to take “quick, overwhelming action” against the United States and South Korea. Kim Yo Jong's … more
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