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Feb 01, 2023

Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30-day detention in Romania
A Romanian official says Andrew Tate has lost his appeal at a Bucharest court and will be held for a further 30 days

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Feb 01, 2023

Hindu mobs, enraged by conversions, attack Christians in India
Christian evangelicals have been stepping up conversions, creating a backlash -- and a political opportunity for Hindu nationalists.

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Feb 01, 2023

Israel says it intercepted rocket fired from Gaza Strip
The Israeli army says militants fired a rocket into the country, setting off sirens and raising already heightened tensions

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Feb 01, 2023

Tanker breaks down in Suez Canal, but traffic not disrupted
A spokesperson for the Suez Canal says a tanker transporting liquefied natural gas has broken down in the Suez Canal but that traffic in the global waterway was unaffected

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Feb 01, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Allies split over fighter jets for Ukraine; oligarch's home raided
Several Western allies including the United States say they won't send fighter jets, but some Pentagon officials say they think President Biden may eventually acquiesce.

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Feb 01, 2023

The people of eastern Congo long for the pope's message of peace
The Catholics of eastern Congo had been praying for a visit from Pope Francis, but as security deteriorated, a stop in Goma was left off the plans leaving many disappointed.

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Feb 01, 2023

Ukraine announces new round of anti-corruption measures ahead of E.U. summit
The premises of a billionaire oligarch and a former interior minister were searched while several high ranking officials in the Defense Ministry were put under investigation.

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Feb 01, 2023

South Korean court says stolen statue must return to Japan
A South Korean court has ruled that a 14th century Korean Buddhist statue should be sent back to a Japanese temple from where it was stolen in 2012

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Feb 01, 2023

Polish leader donates to Ukraine army to end defamation case
The Polish ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has made a donation for the needs of the Ukrainian army to settle a defamation case with a political rival

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Feb 01, 2023

Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia
Authorities in Western Australia have recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along a 870-mile highway last month

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Feb 01, 2023

Kashmir avalanche kills 2 Polish skiers; 21 people rescued
Two Polish skiers have died in an avalanche at a Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir and 21 people have been rescued

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Feb 01, 2023

Kurdish officials: Rockets hit Turkish base in northern Iraq
Officials from northern Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region say that several rockets targeted a Turkish military base in northern Iraq

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Feb 01, 2023

Andrew Tate to appeal second 30-day detention
Andrew Tate, the divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer who is detained in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, appeared at a court in Bucharest Wednesday to appeal against a second 30-day extension of his detention

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Feb 01, 2023

Before a crowd of 1 million, Pope urges Congolese to forgive
Pope Francis is urging Congo's people to find it in their hearts to forgive those who have harmed them

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Feb 01, 2023

Erdogan: Sweden can't join NATO if Quran-burning is allowed
Turkey's president has reaffirmed that Turkey won't allow Sweden to join the NATO military alliance as long as it permits protests desecrating Islam's holy book

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Feb 01, 2023

Britain grinds to a halt as half a million workers go on strike
The huge show of discontent from teachers to train drivers comes amid rampant inflation, years of stagnant wage growth and now a cost-of-living crisis.

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Feb 01, 2023

Hong Kong bans flourishing CBD business, following Beijing's lead
Beijing carried out its own ban on cannabidiol last year. CBD products are legal in Taiwan and Thailand, the United States and parts of Europe.

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Feb 01, 2023

Radioactive capsule found in Australian desert after ‘relentless' search
The group looking for the tiny, lost radioactive capsule in Western Australia "quite literally found the needle in the haystack," an official said.

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Feb 01, 2023

Tired of after-work emails and calls? In these countries, they're outlawed.
Kenya is the latest country to propose a "right to disconnect" law — joining France, Portugal and Italy — amid the pandemic-driven rise in hybrid and remote work.

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Feb 01, 2023

With a million people, an ecstatic Kinshasa hears Pope Francis's Mass
Pope Francis's first stop in his visit to Africa was the DRC, where he gave Mass to thousands of people in Kinshasa.

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Feb 01, 2023

Underwater volcano in ‘Ring of Fire' erupts off Vanuatu
Officials told islanders to stay away after a sub-marine volcano erupted off the South Pacific archipelago nation, sending smoke spiraling in the air.

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Feb 01, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Allies split over fighter jets for Ukraine; fierce fighting in Bakhmut
Several Western allies say they won't send fighter jets, but some officials think they'll relent. Bakhmut sees intense fighting but is not likely to imminently fall, analysts say.

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Feb 01, 2023

Iran imprisons couple for 10½ years after they danced in public, activists say
Astiaj Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, who both have large Instagram followings, were sentenced on national security and indecency charges.

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Feb 01, 2023

Taiwan activates defenses in response to China incursions
Taiwan has scrambled fighter jets and and put navy ships and missile systems on alert in response to nearby operations of 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships

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Feb 01, 2023

Hindu vigilantes carry out wave of anti-Christian violence in India
Christian evangelicals have been stepping up conversions, creating a backlash -- and a political opportunity for Hindu nationalists.

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Feb 01, 2023

Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest
Mourners are paying respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral before the funeral of the polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse

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Feb 01, 2023

Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence
The Pakistani city of Peshawar was once known as "the city of flowers" but has borne the brunt of rising militancy in the region for the past decades

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Feb 01, 2023

Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral, police try to stop protest
Mourners are paying their respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral before the funeral of a polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Roman Catholic convicted of sex abuse

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Feb 01, 2023

The argument for why the West should change course on Ukraine
A policy report from the influential RAND Corporation urges the United States to do more to avoid a "long war" in Ukraine.

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Jan 31, 2023

U.S. accuses Russia of not complying with key nuclear arms treaty
The State Department said Moscow refuses to facilitate inspections as required by New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the powers.

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Jan 31, 2023

Four more men charged in 2021 assassination of Haitian president
Four Haitian-American dual citizens have bene charged in connection with the plot to murder former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, according to the U.S. feds.

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Jan 31, 2023

Biden's ‘no' on F-16s for Ukraine met with skepticism in Pentagon
The administration has exhibited a pattern of rejecting similar pleas from the government in Kyiv only to relent later.

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Jan 31, 2023

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody
U.S. officials say four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have been transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges

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Jan 31, 2023

Emergency lifted after New Zealand storm less than feared
New Zealand's Northland region has lifted a state of emergency declaration after an overnight storm didn't turn out as bad as feared

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Jan 31, 2023

Sweden PM says 'foreign actors' exploiting protests
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has denounced activists who burned the Quran and hanged an effigy of Turkey's president in Stockholm as "useful idiots" for foreign powers who want to inflict harm on the Scandinavian country as it seeks to join NATO

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Jan 31, 2023

Ukraine accused of using banned mines in Izyum
Human Rights Watch said Russian use of the mines doesn't absolve Ukraine of its responsibilities under international law.

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Jan 31, 2023

UN expert: Myanmar junta will seek legitimacy in `sham' vote
The independent U.N. special investigator on Myanmar is warning that the country's military rulers plan to seek legitimacy by orchestrating a "sham" election this year and is urging all countries to reject the illegal vote

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Jan 31, 2023

U.S. and India launch high-level defense and tech initiative
Geopolitical concerns about China and Russia form the backdrop of new partnership.

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Jan 31, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Biden says no to F-16s for Kyiv
The Pentagon announced the first shipment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine. France did not rule out sending fighter jets.

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Jan 31, 2023

China province to offer benefits to single parents as birthrate drops
Sichuan, one of China's most populous provinces, is expanding benefits to unmarried parents amid a looming demographic crisis.

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Jan 31, 2023

‘Stop choking Africa,' Pope Francis tells world on trip to DRC and S. Sudan
While the church is often seen as a potential stabilizing force in the heavily Catholic countries, that burden falls principally on Francis's shoulders this week.

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Jan 31, 2023

Bolsonaro, living in U.S. amid investigations, applies to stay longer
Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation for his dealings as Brazilian president and whether he instigated a Jan. 6-style riot back home

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Jan 31, 2023

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Jan 31, 2023

Woman suspected of killing doppelganger to fake her own death
Parents of the 23-year-old found her car with a body in Ingolstadt, Germany, and thought she was dead. In fact, she was alive and a murder suspect.

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Jan 31, 2023

Will Steffen, scientist who fought climate denialism, dies at 75
He was lead author of a widely circulated 2018 scientific essay that proposed a possible scenario of unstoppable, devastating climate change, described as a "Hothouse Earth."

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Jan 31, 2023

Hungary FM: Sweden should 'act differently' to join NATO
Hungary's foreign minister says the Swedish government should "act differently" if it wants to gain Turkish support for its NATO membership bid

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Jan 31, 2023

Pakistan reels after bombing kills almost 100, fears more terrorism to come
With 95 dead in police mosque attack, the nation is in shock as a political stalemate hampers the chance for a coordinated response.

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Jan 31, 2023

Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia do little to solve waste problem
In southwest Serbia, construction machines are being repurposed to clear tons of waste clogging the Potpec lake

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Jan 31, 2023

Pope Francis tests his personal power on trip to DRC and South Sudan
While the church is often seen as a potential stabilizing force in the heavily Catholic countries, this week that burden falls principally on the shoulders of Francis.

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Jan 31, 2023

Adani $2.5B share sale pushes through amid fraud claims
The closely watched $2.5 billion share sale launched by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani, has been fully subscribed, bucking expectations after a turbulent week in which the conglomerate's shares plunged in a tussle with a U.S. short seller

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Jan 31, 2023

After tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets
Ukraine is pushing its Western allies to provide it with fighter jets

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Jan 31, 2023

Blinken visit deepens Israeli and Palestinian skepticism about U.S. role
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is promoting the long-held dream of two states side by side — one Israeli, one Palestinian — as the best guarantor of peace.

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Jan 31, 2023

Belgian prosecutors see no 'terror motive' in knife attack
Belgian prosecutors say three people wounded by a knife-wielding man at a major underground railway station in the capital Brussels have been discharged from the hospital and the attack isn't considered to be terrorism

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Jan 31, 2023

Rain pounds northern New Zealand; further flooding expected
Auckland is preparing for another round of flooding while rain batters northern New Zealand's Northland region, which declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the deluge

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Jan 31, 2023

Talk of fighter jets for Kyiv puts strains on Western unity
The possibility of providing Kyiv with fighter jets to help beat back Russia's invasion forces risks the unity of Ukraine's Western allies, amid fears of escalating the nearly year-long conflict and being drawn deeper into the war

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Jan 31, 2023

Pakistan reels after terrorist bombing kills almost 100, fears more to come
With 95 dead in police mosque attack, the nation is in shock as a political stalemate hampers the chance for a coordinated response.

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Jan 31, 2023

Pakistan blames 'security lapse' for mosque blast; 100 dead
Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing that killed dozens of policemen at a mosque in a government compound in northwest Pakistan reflects serious "security lapses."

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Jan 31, 2023

Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal's Sydney funeral
Australian police plan to ask a judge to ban gay rights protesters from demonstrating outside the funeral of Cardinal George Pell in Sydney due to public safety concerns

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Jan 31, 2023

Kenyan police: Murder of LGBTQ activist not hate crime
A suspect faces a murder charge in the killing of an LGBTQ activist in Kenya, with authorities dismissing activists' suggestions that it was a hate crime

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Jan 31, 2023

Talk of fighter jets to Kyiv could strain Western unity
The possibility of providing Kyiv with fighter jets to help beat back Russia's invasion forces risks the unity of Ukraine's Western allies, amid fears of escalating the nearly year-long conflict and being drawn deeper into the war

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Jan 31, 2023

Recent extremist attacks kill 32 people in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso's government says at least 32 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed by jihadis in multiple attacks across the country

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Jan 31, 2023

Asked about sending weapons to Ukraine, South Korea doesn't say no
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is on a Pacific swing, part of an effort to expand alliances as China engages in more "destabilizing" behavior.

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Jan 31, 2023

Brazilians and dolphins work together to catch fish. Maybe not for long.
Local fishers and bottlenose dolphins have long worked together to catch mullets, a silvery fish. But climate change and commercial fishing may end the practice.

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Jan 31, 2023

Cyprus picks new president amid economic doubt, ethnic split
Cypriots are choosing a new president, who they'll expect to decisively steer the small island nation through shifting geopolitical sands and uncertain economic times that have become people's overriding concern, eclipsing stalemated efforts to remedy the country's ethnic division

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Jan 31, 2023

Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat
Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum

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Jan 31, 2023

Will Steffen, pioneering scientist who fought climate denialism, dies at 75
The scientist had advocated for official recognition of the Anthropocene epoch and warned of a "Hothouse Earth" of devastating, unstoppable climate change.

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Jan 31, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Biden says no to F-16 jets for Kyiv; Russia likely eyeing Donetsk advance, U.K. says
The Pentagon announced the first shipment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine. France did not rule out sending fighter jets.

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Jan 31, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: France puts conditions on fighter jets for Ukraine, Biden says no to F-16s
France did not rule out sending the planes to Ukraine, as the United States did, but said any such aircraft could not be used to attack Russian territory.

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Jan 31, 2023

Ukraine intel chief predicted Russia's war. He says Crimea will be retaken.
Gen. Kyrylo Budanov was named head of Ukraine's Main Directorate of Intelligence at age 34. In an interview, he would not confirm or deny his role in the killing of a Russian operative.

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Jan 31, 2023

UN chief backs democracy for Myanmar 2 years after takeover
Two years after Myanmar's military seized power, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is voicing support for the democratic aspirations of Myanmar's people

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Jan 31, 2023

Global report highlights link between corruption, violence
A closely watched study by an anti-graft organization has found that most of the world continues to fail to fight corruption, with 95% of countries having made little to no progress since 2017

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Jan 31, 2023

Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast skyrockets to at least 85
The explosion happened during afternoon prayers at a mosque inside a Peshawar police compound, authorities said.

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Jan 31, 2023

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 88
Pakistani officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 88

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Jan 31, 2023

10 years after EU's 'never again' tragedy, little's changed
Almost a decade after a tragedy that many thought would reshape the European Union's approach to migration, little of substance has changed

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Jan 31, 2023

Pope's Africa trip spotlights conflict, and church's future
Pope Francis is starting a six-day visit to Congo and South Sudan where he'll bring a message of peace to countries riven by poverty and conflict

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Jan 31, 2023

Mexicans relish tamales, savoring tradition and nostalgia
At least three times a week, Mexico City bus driver Nicolás Cuatencos stops by a stand selling tamales

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Jan 31, 2023

Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast skyrockets to at least 83
The explosion happened during afternoon prayers at a mosque inside a Peshawar police compound, authorities said.

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Jan 31, 2023

Former Shanghai bookseller's wife hit with 'exit ban'
Chinese police have prevented a woman from returning to her home in Florida in an effort to compel her husband to return to China, she wrote in a letter he made public

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Jan 31, 2023

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74
Officials say the death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing has risen to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble of the roof of a mosque that caved because of the impact of previous day's attack

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Jan 31, 2023

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 83
Pakistani officials say the death toll from the previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 83

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Jan 31, 2023

U.S. struggles to face Israeli-Palestinian reality
Some Palestinians and Israelis want to see stronger public rhetoric from Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his colleagues, messages that would communicate the new gravity of the moment.

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Jan 30, 2023

Blast rips through police mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 64
Police said the blast in Peshawar went off during afternoon prayers.

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Jan 30, 2023

South Koreans don't have to wear masks anymore. But many want to.
It was one of the first countries with a covid outbreak, and one of the last to end its indoor mask mandate. The change was met with shrugs.

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Jan 30, 2023

New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding
Residents in New Zealand's largest city were bracing for another deluge and more flooding, four days after Auckland endured its wettest day on record in a storm that killed four people

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Jan 30, 2023

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month U.S. visitor visa
Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention to return home, where legal issues await

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Jan 30, 2023

Authorities in Honduras order exhumation of land activist
Honduran authorities have ordered the exhumation of the body of a land defender who died under unclear circumstances near the country's Caribbean coast

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Jan 30, 2023

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?
When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, which has waged an insurgency in the country for 15 years

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Jan 30, 2023

UN: Taliban ban on women aid workers is potential death blow
The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that the Taliban's ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan is "a potential death blow" to many important humanitarian programs

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Jan 30, 2023

US sanctions Mexican international cartel lieutenant
The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on an international operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel whose activities spans the globe

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Jan 30, 2023

U.S. military poised to secure new access to key Philippine bases
The expansion is part of a broader push in the Indo-Pacific to buttress U.S. force posture, reinforce alliances and deter China.

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Jan 30, 2023

UN chief backs democracy for Myanmar 2 years after coup
Two years after Myanmar's military seized power, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is voicing support for the democratic aspirations of Myanmar's people

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Jan 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: France and Australia to produce artillery shells for Ukraine; Zelensky calls for faster weapons deliveries
Former British prime minister Boris Johnson claimed the Russian president threatened him with a missile strike in the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Jan 30, 2023

Blast rips through police mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 59
Police said the blast in Pakistan went off during afternoon prayers in the mosque when at least 150 people were inside.

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Jan 30, 2023

Catholic cardinal twice accused of sexual assault is allowed to resign
A brief Vatican note on the resignation of Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec made no mention of the allegations against him.

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Jan 30, 2023

China province to offer benefits to single parents as birth rate drops
Sichuan, one of China's most populous provinces, is expanding benefits to unmarried parents amid a looming demographic crisis.

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Jan 30, 2023

Prospects for the global economy are improving, as worst fears fade
The outlook for the global economy in recent weeks has unexpectedly brightened, with the United States, Europe and China all outperforming expectations and avoiding — at least for now — some predicted stumbles.

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Jan 30, 2023

Pakistan mosque suicide bomber kills 59, wounds over 150
Officials say a suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan, killing at least 59 people and wounding over 150 more

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Jan 30, 2023

Blinken reaffirms ‘vision' for two states as Israeli-Palestinian violence surges
America's top diplomat visited the region at a time of cascading attacks, urging Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm.

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Jan 30, 2023

U.S. freestyle skiing gold medalist killed in avalanche in Japan
Kyle Smaine, a world champion in the halfpipe, was backcountry skiing when he was killed.

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Jan 30, 2023

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's deadly insurgency?
The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing at a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar

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