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The U.N. World Food Program says it will end in January its main assistance program across war-torn Syria, where over 12 million people lack regular access to sufficient food. WFP in recent years has … more
Britain’s polar research ship has crossed paths with the largest iceberg in the world. The British Antarctic Survey said Monday that it was a “lucky” encounter that enabled scientists to … more
The French parliament is considering a ban on single-use, disposable electronic cigarettes that are popular with teenagers for their sweet flavors and are under scrutiny as a new source of trash. The … more
Former Vice President Al Gore says don’t trust the oil and gas industry to report their actual carbon pollution and he adds that the man running United Nations climate talks runs one of the … more
Guinea-Bissau’s president has dissolved the West African nation’s parliament. A presidential decree issued on Monday cited last week’s shootout which the government said was a failed coup. The … more
The Emirati leading the United Nations’ COP28 climate talks walked out on stage Monday to a room full of journalists to offer a 17-minute list of what he described as the stunning successes of made … more
A member of a rescue team has raised hope that there may be survivors at a Zambian mine where more than 30 informal miners have been trapped under debris for days after heavy rain caused landslides. … more
French investigations into a fatal weekend attack near the Eiffel Tower are looking into the suspect's mental health. The alleged attacker swore allegiance to the Islamic State group before stabbing … more
A prominent developing-world leader on the issue of climate change said Monday that global taxes on the financial services, oil and gas, and shipping industries could drum up hundreds of billions to … more
The U.S. Air Force says divers have discovered wreckage and remains of crew members from a U.S. Air Force Osprey aircraft that crashed last week off southwestern Japan. The CV-22 Osprey carrying … more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says it is a duty of women to halt a fall in the country’s birthrate. He described it as crucial for the “strengthening of national power and progress of the … more
One of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists, who moved to Canada to pursue further studies, says she will not return to the city to meet her bail conditions, becoming the latest … more
The Chinese military said that an American naval ship had “illegally intruded” on Monday into waters near the Second Thomas Shoal, the site of a hot territorial dispute between China and the … more
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Reports of gunfire in the capital, followed by a television announcement that the president has been deposed by mutinous soldiers. The increasingly familiar storyline unfolded … more
Indonesia’s Mount Marapi in West Sumatra province has erupted and is spewing white-and-gray ash plumes more than 9,800 feet into the air.  There are no immediate report of casualties. The two … more
The shooting death of an Israeli man who raced to confront Palestinian attackers has raised questions about the use of excessive force among Israeli security forces and the public. The man's … more
Ukrainian officials have accused Russian forces of killing surrendering Ukrainian soldiers, after grainy footage on social media appeared to show two uniformed men being shot at close range. If … more
Officials say heavy snow in northern England stranded motorists in their cars overnight and knocked out power to more than 2,500 customers. Trucks jackknifed on slick surfaces, blocking highways, as … more
With Planet Earth running a fever, U.N. climate talks have turned their focus on contagious effects on human health. Under a brown haze over Dubai, participants at the COP28 summit moved beyond lofty … more
A powerful earthquake that shook the southern Philippines has killed at least one villager and injured several others as thousands scrambled out of their homes in panic and jammed roads to higher … more
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