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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day halt in their devastating war in exchange for the release of dozens of hostages taken captive by militants on Oct. 7, when Israeli … more
South Korea says it will partially suspend an inter-Korean agreement to restart frontline aerial surveillance of North Korea, after the North said it launched a military spy satellite in violation of … more
Argentina's populist President-elect Javier Milei lacks a group of well-known political advisers but has surrounded himself with a group of women who are set to be influential players in his … more
AN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have given Mike Shildt another chance to manage in the big leagues, just two years after his run with St. Louis ended abruptly despite him leading the Cardinals … more
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea claimed Wednesday to have successfully placed a spy satellite into orbit with its third launch attempt this year, demonstrating the nation's determination to … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rafael Yen is just a boy, only 8 years old and mad for soccer like most kids in soccer-mad Brazil, but he has a conundrum that even his father is so far powerless to fix. … more
Authorities in Republic of Congo say at least 37 people are dead following a stampede at a military stadium overnight. The death toll was released Tuesday by the prime minister's office. Long lines … more
A Beirut-based pan-Arab TV channel says an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon killed two of its journalists who were covering the violence along the Lebanon-Israel border. Al-Mayadeen TV said … more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Transgender women will not be allowed to compete in international women's cricket, the sport's governing body said Tuesday. The International Cricket Council … more
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders from the BRICS bloc of developing countries will hold a virtual meeting on the Israel-Hamas war on Tuesday. United … more
Israel has recalled its ambassador to South Africa, Eliav Belotserkovsky, back to Jerusalem “for consultations” ahead of a parliamentary vote in the African country to decide the fate of the … more
Israeli troops are battling Palestinian militants in a dense, urban refugee camp near Gaza City as they expand operations across the north. Residents have been without electricity, water or access to … more
Though the United Nations deemed water a basic human right more than a decade ago, millions of people worldwide still don’t have clean water to drink. That means the commodification of water, and … more
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, more than 45,000 Ukrainians have sought refuge in Israel. Families were slowly picking up the pieces and finding ways to cope. Then, Israel’s war erupted. Now … more
Ten years ago, Ukrainians took to the streets to protest a decision by their Moscow-friendly president to move the country away from the European Union and toward Russia. The demonstrations in … more
Venezuelan textbooks contain maps of the region in which students learn to quickly point out their homeland as well as neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Guyana. But the map differs greatly from those … more
With the annual U.N.-led climate summit known as COP to convene later this month in Dubai, activists are urging policymakers to respond to climate change’s disproportionate impact on women and … more
The deaths of two people, heat-related illnesses and other misfortunes have left legions of Taylor Swift fans angry and disappointed in the three-day Rio de Janeiro leg of the pop superstar’s Eras … more
Pop star Shakira has agreed to a deal with Spanish authorities on the first day of a tax fraud trial in Barcelona, avoiding the risk of a prison sentence. Shakira told the magistrate that she … more
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will have a second chance at parole at a hearing on Friday after he was wrongly ruled ineligible for early release from prison in March. South … more
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