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Oct 03, 2022

Heavy rain swells rivers, causing floods in much of Thailand
Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand has worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine claws back more territory in southern Kherson region
Ukrainian forces have broken through Moscow's defenses in the strategic southern Kherson region

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Oct 03, 2022

Hurricane Orlene hits Mexico's Pacific coast near Mazatlan
Hurricane Orlene has made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlan

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Oct 03, 2022

Bolsonaro surprisingly strong, forces Brazil runoff
Jair Bolsonaro considerably outperformed the polls in Brazil's presidential election, proving that the far-right wave he rode to the presidency remains a force and providing the world with yet another example of polls missing the mark

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Oct 03, 2022

Iran's supreme leader brushes anger aside, blames protests on foreigners
Khamanei said Amini's death "broke our hearts" but called the reaction "unnatural," according to the semiofficial Tasnim news agency, as protests continued.

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Oct 03, 2022

Man appears in UK court charged with 9-year-old's murder
A man has appeared in a court in the English city of Liverpool charged with the murder of a 9-year-old girl who was shot dead in her own home

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Oct 03, 2022

King Charles III in first engagement since queen's death
King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, have visited Scotland in their first joint public engagement since the royal mourning period to remember Queen Elizabeth II ended

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Oct 03, 2022

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War
Russian shelling of eight Ukrainian regions over the past 24 hours has killed two civilians and injured 14 more, Ukraine's presidential office has reported

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Oct 03, 2022

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo has won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on human evolution, the award's panel said Monday

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Oct 03, 2022

Al-Shabab attack kills at least 12 people in Somali city
Officials and witnesses say at least 12 people are dead after two explosions by extremist fighters targeted a local government headquarters in the capital of Somalia's Hiran region, which has been the center of a recent mobilization against the rebels

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Oct 03, 2022

Hurricane Orlene roars toward Mexico's Pacific coast
Hurricane Orlene is heading toward Mexico's Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlan, and authorities along the coast have suspended classes and set up shelters

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Oct 03, 2022

In two more staged votes, Russian parliament moves to ratify annexation
The State Duma unanimously ratified Vladimir Putin's illegal plan to seize four Ukrainian regions, and the Federation Council will follow suit on Tuesday.

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Oct 03, 2022

Catalans, in contest for tallest human tower, climb to dizzying heights
The winning team's human tower, or "castell," measured over 42 feet in a competition for more than $15,000.

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Oct 03, 2022

Cholera resurfaces in Haiti as gangs imperil water and hospital access
Haiti had gone three years without a new cholera case, after an outbreak in 2010 killed more than 10,000 people.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Russian lawmakers approve annexation of Ukrainian regions; Lyman retreat buoys Kyiv
Russian lawmakers ratified the so-called annexation of four Ukrainian regions after Russian troops fled Lyman, a key hub in Donetsk.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia-annexed region
Ukrainian troops pushed forward with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the southern strategic region of Kherson

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Oct 03, 2022

What's behind the protests in Iran?
The death of Mahsa Aminia in the custody of Iran's so-called morality police has sparked days of anti-government demonstrations — and a violent crackdown.

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Oct 03, 2022

UN: 5.7 million Pakistani flood victims to face food crisis
The United Nations humanitarian agency is warning that 5.7 million flood survivors in Pakistan will face a food crisis in the next three months

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Oct 03, 2022

West African mediators head to Burkina Faso following coup
Mediators from the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS are heading to Burkina Faso in the aftermath of the nation's second coup this year

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia annexed region
Ukrainian troops have continued to push on with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the southern strategic region of Kherson

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Oct 03, 2022

Brazil's Bolsonaro and the right outperform, defying polls
Jair Bolsonaro considerably outperformed expectations in Brazil's presidential election, proving that the far-right wave he rode to the presidency remains a force and providing the world with yet another example of polls missing the mark

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Oct 03, 2022

In Burkina Faso, a coup within a coup
The military leaders said their decision was rooted in the failure of Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba to control escalating violence.

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Oct 03, 2022

Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo has won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on human evolution, the award's panel said Monday

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Oct 03, 2022

Palestinians: Israeli military kills 2 during West Bank raid
Palestinian officials say the Israeli military has killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank

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Oct 03, 2022

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded publicly to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn the "rioting" and accuse protests of being planned by the U.S. and Israel

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Oct 03, 2022

Pakistan court accepts ex-PM Khan's apology in contempt case
A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has accepted former Prime Minister Imran Khan's apology in a contempt case stemming from his outburst against a female judge during a rally that was seen as a threat to the judiciary

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Oct 03, 2022

Putin overruled his top security service in prisoner swap with Ukraine
The exchange of prisoners involved the release of 215 Ukrainians, 55 Russians, a Putin confidant and 10 foreign nationals, including two Americans.

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Oct 03, 2022

Russian troops withdraw from Lyman, a day after annexation claims
The retreat from Lyman marks a major embarrassment for Moscow a day after it claimed swaths of eastern Ukraine as its own.

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Oct 03, 2022

Somalia says a top al-Shabab extremist leader is killed
Somali authorities say a top leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a joint operation by the Somali National Army and international partner forces

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Oct 03, 2022

Stampede at Indonesia soccer game kills 125, officials say
Police used force to disperse crowds after "mass commotion" erupted at a game between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya in Malang regency.

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Oct 03, 2022

Iran's release of Iranian-American not conditioned on asset unfreezing, U.S. says.
Tehran granted Siamak Namazi temporary furlough and lifted a travel-ban on his ailing father, Baquer Namazi, who was jailed after coming to Iran to plead for his son's release.

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Oct 03, 2022

Britain reverses part of controversial tax policy that sent pound plunging
Kwasi Kwarteng, the finance minister, said the government was ditching plans to scrap the 45 percent tax rate for the highest earners amid widespread opposition.

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Oct 03, 2022

Americans captured by Russia detail months of beatings, interrogation
In their first extensive interview since being freed, Alex Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh recount the physical and psychological abuse they endured in captivity.

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Oct 03, 2022

Anger mounts toward police as Indonesia reels from stadium tragedy
Police maintain that their lives were in danger, but families of the victims and experts say the use of tear gas in the crowded stadium was unwarranted.

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Oct 03, 2022

Bolsonaro and Lula are heading to second round in Brazil election
Voters, analysts and the candidates themselves have framed the election as an existential choice, less about policy than about the very character of the nation.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Moscow to finalize illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions
Russia's parliament is preparing to finalize its illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions after Russian troops fled Lyman, a key hub in Donetsk.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: U.S., U.K. say Russia's retreat from Lyman ‘significant,' hurts its ability to resupply troops
Lyman, a city in Donetsk, has been "fully cleared" of Russian troops, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday.

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Oct 03, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Ukraine claims control of Lyman after Russians withdraw
Ukrainian forces said they had surrounded Russian forces in the eastern city of Lyman, advancing in one of four regions annexed by Russia.

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Oct 03, 2022

Tear gas use by Indonesian police questioned in wake of mass fatality soccer tragedy
After at least 125 were killed during a stampede following clashes between fans and security forces Saturday, rights groups are raising alarms.

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Oct 03, 2022

Their loved ones are Ukrainian medics — and Russian prisoners of war
"You want to shout to the whole world," one prisoner's sister says as families press for the medics' release. Their capture and treatment could constitute a war crime.

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Oct 03, 2022

Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for Maduro family drug smugglers
The swap, the largest arranged by the Biden administration, came after months of secret talks.

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Oct 03, 2022

Zelensky hails advances as open recriminations intensify in Russian media
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the town of Lyman, which Russian troops have used as a key logistics hub in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, was completely "cleared of Russian occupiers," the Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

Washington Post World News
Oct 01, 2022

Tropical Storm Orlene strengthening in Pacific off Mexico
Tropical Storm Orlene has strengthened in the eastern Pacific and forecasters expect it to become a hurricane while heading for a projected landfall on Mexico's northwestern coast Monday

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Oct 01, 2022

UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to renew expiring truce
The U.N. chief is strongly urging Yemen's warring parties to not only renew but expand a truce that expires Sunday, saying it has brought the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began in 2014

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Oct 01, 2022

As war fails, Russia's authoritarian grandmaster backs himself into a corner
With repeated military blunders, Vladimir Putin trapped himself in a failing war in Ukraine. A speech on annexing territory showed him struggling to get a grip.

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Oct 01, 2022

Cubans protest in Havana for 2nd night over lack of power
Groups of Cubans have protested in the streets of Havana for a second night, decrying delays in fully restoring electricity three days after Hurricane Ian knocked out power across the island

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Oct 01, 2022

How Russian timber bypasses U.S. sanctions by way of Vietnam
A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency says Russian birch wood is routed through Asia before being shipped to American stores.

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Oct 01, 2022

Indonesian police kill militant suspected in farmers' deaths
Indonesian police say they have killed a militant believed to be responsible for the killings of Christian farmers on an Indonesian island

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Oct 01, 2022

Powerful earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra, kills 1
A strong and shallow earthquake ha shaken Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing a resident, injuring 11 and damaging more than a a dozen houses and buildings

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Oct 01, 2022

Orlene expected to be hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast
Tropical Storm Orlene is expected to grow into a hurricane Saturday as its heads for an expected landfall on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast

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Oct 01, 2022

Searching for bodies with the Ukrainian captain collecting Russian corpses
A Ukrainian military unit searches for the bodies of Russian soldiers, to ship them home to their families and warn other Russian troops of what awaits them.

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Oct 01, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: U.S. imposes new sanctions over Russia's illegal annexation
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions at a ceremony in Moscow.

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Oct 01, 2022

Russia's annexation puts world ‘two or three steps away' from nuclear war
Annexation brings the threat of the use of a nuclear weapon a step closer by giving Putin a potential justification if he is continues to suffer losses.

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Oct 01, 2022

Ukrainian forces encircle Russian troops in Lyman, a day after annexation claims
Ukrainian troops say they have encircled the city of Lyman in the Donetsk region, a day after President Putin illegally annexed the region.

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Oct 01, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv claims advance on Lyman, nuclear plant chief reported missing
Ukrainian forces said they surrounded Russian forces in the eastern city of Lyman, advancing in one of four regions annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Oct 01, 2022

What you need to know about Brazil's election
Polls show former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva could defeat President Jair Bolsonaro in the first round Sunday. Bolsonaro has threatened not to accept a loss.

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Sep 30, 2022

Army officers appear on Burkina Faso TV, declare new coup
More than a dozen members of the army have appeared on Burkina Faso's state broadcaster to declare they have overthrown the country's coup leader

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Sep 30, 2022

"She wanted to be a teacher:" Kabul attack kills girls with big dreams
The Friday morning blast in a Hazara neighborhood targeted an educational center, killing at least 19 people, mostly girls and young women.

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Sep 30, 2022

Amid rising seas, island nations push for legal protections
When and if an island nation fully submerges due to climate change, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens

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Sep 30, 2022

Analysis: Russia's war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment
There are moments in history that appear as critical to the world as they are terrifying

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Sep 30, 2022

Booking.com adds travel warnings for West Bank settlements
The online travel agency Booking

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Sep 30, 2022

Court dismisses Maasai eviction case against Tanzania
The East African Court of Justice has dismissed a case by Maasai herders who tried to stop Tanzania's government from evicting them from land they have used for generations

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Sep 30, 2022

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander
Iranian state-linked media say up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed treaties to illegally annex parts of Ukraine, while Kyiv has submitted an "accelerated" application to join NATO

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Sep 30, 2022

Kurdish exiles back Iran protests but deny organizing them
Iran has accused Kurdish opposition groups in exile of orchestrating the wave of protests across the country over the past two weeks

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Sep 30, 2022

Kuwait vote shakes up assembly amid political gridlock
Voters in Kuwait have chosen to shake up their parliament, sending conservative Islamist figures and two women to the assembly in the Gulf Arab nation's second election in less than two years

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Sep 30, 2022

King Charles III without a crown in first coins unveiled by Royal Mint
Here's why his image faces left, while his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, faced right.

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Sep 30, 2022

Russia vetoes UN resolution calling its referendums illegal
Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned its referendums in four Ukrainian regions as illegal, declared that they are invalid and urged all countries not to recognize any annexation of the territory claimed by Moscow

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Sep 30, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: U.S. imposes new sanctions over Russia's illegal annexation
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions at a ceremony in Moscow.

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Sep 30, 2022

Deadly Russian strikes on civilian convoy as Putin proclaims annexation
Missiles hit a civilian convoy headed into Russian-occupied territory to deliver medical aid and collect residents trying to flee ahead of Russia's annexation.

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Sep 30, 2022

As war fails, Russia's authoritarian grandmaster backs himself in a corner
With repeated military blunders, Vladimir Putin trapped himself in a failing war in Ukraine. A speech on annexing territory showed him struggling to get a grip.

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Sep 30, 2022

At least 19 killed, mostly girls, in attack on Afghan education center
The Friday morning blast in a Hazara neighborhood targeted an educational center where teenage girls and young women were preparing for college entrance exams.

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Sep 30, 2022

Besieged and ignored, Brazil's Indigenous women are running for office
A record number are running to represent majority-Indigenous regions in Congress and state legislatures.

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Sep 30, 2022

7 key moments in Putin's annexation speech
The Russian president accused the West of neocolonialism, sabotage and nuclear threats.

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Sep 30, 2022

Army officers appear on Burkina Faso TV, declare countercoup
More than a dozen members of the army have appeared on Burkina Faso's state broadcaster to declare they have overthrown the country's coup leader

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Sep 30, 2022

Zelensky pushes ‘accelerated' application for Ukraine NATO membership
Ukraine is applying for "accelerated ascension" into NATO, in a symbolic move, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday.

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Sep 30, 2022

What to know about Putin's attempt to annex territory in Ukraine
In an illegal and escalatory move, President Vladimir Putin signed decrees to annex four Ukrainian territories. Here's what to know.

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Sep 30, 2022

Three maps that explain Russia's annexations and losses in Ukraine
Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia are the areas Putin is illegally annexing, as Russian forces suffer setbacks around the eastern city of Lyman.

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Sep 30, 2022

Sweden moves closer to NATO, lifts arms embargo on Turkey
Would-be NATO member Sweden has announced it will allow the export of arms to Turkey, which had threatened to block the Scandinavian nation's application to join the 30-member defense alliance

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Sep 30, 2022

Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills civilians
An airstrike in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians during a major religious holiday earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press

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Sep 30, 2022

Amnesty: Iran ordered forces to 'severely confront' protests
Amnesty International says leaked government documents show that Iran ordered its security forces to "severely confront" antigovernment demonstrations

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Sep 30, 2022

Pakistan launches anti-harassment hotline for trans people
Pakistan has launched a special hotline for transgender people in an effort to protect their rights and save them from discrimination and harassment

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Sep 30, 2022

Palestinians mourn boy who died 'of fear' of Israeli troops
Men clutching the body of a 7-year-old Palestinian boy have marched through a town in the occupied West Bank to his final resting place, a day after his parents say he died from fear of Israeli soldiers

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin illegally annexes Ukrainian regions as part of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed treaties to annex parts of Ukraine, defying international law

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin illegally claims annexation of Ukrainian regions, escalating war
Amid pageantry in the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Russian president defied international law and declared Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be Russia

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Sep 30, 2022

Missile strike on civilian convoy kills 25 in Zaporizhzhia
Missiles hit a civilian convoy headed into Russian-occupied territory to deliver medical aid and collect residents trying to flee ahead of Russia's annexation.

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Sep 30, 2022

Putin: Russia will use all means to guard annexed regions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched the process of annexing parts of Ukraine by saying he would sign laws to absorb them and protect the newly incorporated regions using "all available means."

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Sep 30, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Putin illegally proclaims annexation of four Ukrainian regions at Moscow ceremony
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to annex Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Ukraine says a missile strike on a convoy killed at least 23 people.

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Sep 30, 2022

Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout
A few hundred Cubans have taken to the streets in Havana demanding the restoration of electricity, protesting more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island following the passage of Hurricane Ian

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Sep 30, 2022

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul education center, killing 19
A Taliban spokesman says a suicide bomber has killed 19 people and wounded 27 at an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital

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Sep 30, 2022

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska indicted for evading sanctions
The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictment of Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska and two others — one a fellow Russian and one a resident of New Jersey.

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Sep 30, 2022

Rwanda genocide suspect's lawyers: Prosecution case is weak
Defense lawyers for an elderly Rwandan businessman accused of inciting and financing murderous militias during the African nation's 1994 genocide have told United Nations judges that prosecutors built an unsubstantiated case aimed at turning him into the "perfect culprit."

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Sep 30, 2022

For Iranian exiles, Mahsa Amini protests are a source of hope and pain
For the millions of Iranians in exile, the protests have allowed them reconnect with their homeland. But they have also reinforced the pain of separation.

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Sep 30, 2022

French Catholic Church starts compensating sex abuse victims
A reparations panel says France's Catholic Church has paid financial compensation to 23 victims of child sexual abuse by priests or other church representatives under a recently launched process

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Sep 30, 2022

Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso, sparking coup fears
Residents in the capital of Burkina Faso say gunfire rang out early in the morning and the state broadcaster has gone off the air, fueling fears that another coup is underway

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Sep 30, 2022

In Zaporizhzhia, Russia controlled a referendum but not hearts or minds
As Russia prepares to annex Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine is still paying salaries and welcoming those fleeing the war and occupation in other parts of the country

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Sep 30, 2022

How Europe is responding to Russia's ‘energy war' as winter comes
Germany on Thursday announced an up to $194 billion program to tackle rising energy prices. But Europe's response to the crisis has been divided.

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Sep 30, 2022

They dyed a waterfall for a gender reveal. An investigation followed.
A couple dyed a waterfall a bright shade of blue for a gender-reveal party, sparking an environmental investigation in Brazil.

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Sep 30, 2022

U.S., allies to increase pressure on Russia following annexation
In response to annexation, the U.S. and its allies plan to significantly increase the military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Putin.

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Sep 30, 2022

Ukraine briefing: Putin to formalize annexation of Ukrainian territories after staged referendums
Russia's Vladimir Putin will sign a treaty annexing parts of Ukraine on Friday, as separatist leaders arrive in Moscow and investigations into Nord Stream gas explosions continue.

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