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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed no regret for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago. Eleven Israeli athletes … more
Brazil’s presidential election campaign officially began with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern about … more
A private fundraising campaign is underway in Norway to erect a statue of a walrus that was euthanized after authorities concluded the massive marine mammal posed a risk to humans. Known … more
A somber gathering of more than 1,000 marked the 10th anniversary of what has become known as the Marikana massacre, when police opened fire on striking miners, killing 34 in 2012. “10 Years of … more
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described as part of Washington’s alleged efforts to maintain its … more
ADIYAMAN, Turkey (AP) — Stargazers gathered to watch the Perseid meteor shower among ancient statues atop Mount Nemrut in southeastern Turkey. Hundreds spent the night at the UNESCO World … more
U.N. says its special envoy for Myanmar has traveled to the Southeast Asian nation for the the first time since her appointment last October. The trip by Noeleen Heyzer follows the U.N. Security … more
The French military says the last group of its soldiers has left Mali, nine years they were deployed in the West African country to oust Islamic extremists from power. A statement from the French … more
Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga, a triumph for the man who shook … more
German officials are expressing mounting anger at the slow flow of information from Poland about a polluted border river as experts race to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish. Germany's … more
British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country “shows signs of slowing” but that it’s still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained. In a statement on Monday, … more
British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorize an updated version of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the omicron variant. … more
A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway has collapsed with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a collapsed section. Police said the drivers of both vehicles were … more
A red panda that spent two days on the lam after escaping from an Australian zoo was recaptured after he was spotted hanging out in a fig tree in a nearby park. Named Ravi, the 7-year-old panda had … more
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has renewed Japan’s no-war pledge at a somber ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the country's World War II defeat, but he did not mention Japanese wartime … more
Five years ago, the Whanganui River was recognized as a living person in a groundbreaking New Zealand law. For many who live along its banks, the official recognition validated the deep spiritual … more
In 2017, New Zealand passed a groundbreaking law granting personhood status to the Whanganui River. The law declares that the river is a living whole, from the mountains to the sea, incorporating all … more
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is offering “audacious” economic assistance to North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons program. In a speech celebrating the end of Japan's colonization … more
Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% for the April-June quarter from the previous quarter, as consumer spending rebounded with COVID-19 restrictions getting gradually lifted. Japan’s … more
Germany’s environment minister says the mass die-off of fish in the Oder River is an ecological catastrophe and it's not clear yet how long it will take the river to recover. Steffi Lemke spoke … more
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