International


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Asia & Pacific
(L-R) US Representatives Alan Lowenthal, John Garamendi, Don Beyer and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen posing with Taiwanese diplomat Douglas Yu-tien Hsu (C) after arriving at Sungshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan.

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan

Visit comes days after China held military drills around island in retaliation for Pelosi's trip

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Africa
Bulk carrier M/V Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,000 tonnes of corn, leaves Ukraine’s port of Odesa, en route to Tripoli in Lebanon, on August 1, 2022.

First ship heading to Africa since Russia’s invasion readies to leave Ukraine

The ship, which arrived in the port near Odesa, will sail to Ethiopia in the coming days

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US / Canada
A general view shows UPMC Hamot Surgery Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, the United States, where Indian-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie is being treated, on August 13, 2022.

Salman Rushdie off ventilator, able to talk - reports

The 75-year-old British writer was stabbed at least 10 times in the face, neck and abdomen

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Europe
Le dessinateur Renald Luzier, aka Luz, à Paris, le 13 janvier 2015, montre le premier numéro de Charlie Hebdo sorti après les attentats visant le journal satyrique

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo slams Rushdie stabbing

Jihadists are 'little and mediocre spiritual heads who are intellectually nil and culturally ignorant'

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US / Canada
US police detain Hadi Matar outside the venue in Chautauqua, NY where he attacked Salman Rushdie on August 12, 2022.

Salman Rushdie attack: Hadi Matar, 24, charged with attempted murder

After hours of surgery, Rushdie on a ventilator and unable to speak

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Europe
Basketball star Brittney Griner looks through bars in a courtroom in Khimki, just outside Moscow, Russia, on August 4, 2022.

Russia, US in talks over 'Merchant of Death' for Griner swap, says Moscow

'The silent diplomacy continues and should bear fruit if... Washington is careful not to fall into propaganda'

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US / Canada
US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, the United States, on August 10, 2022.

Win for Biden with massive bill on climate change, drug prices

'A robust cost-cutting package... ensuring that our families thrive and that our planet survives'

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Culture
Le 30 novembre 2021, l'actrice américaine Anne Heche arrive pour la première de "The Unforgivable" de Netflix à la Directors Guild of America à Los Angeles

Hollywood actress Anne Heche dies a week after car crash

Heche was best known for high-profile roles in the 90s, relationship with Ellen Degeneres

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US / Canada
Former US president Donald Trump in New York on August 10, 2022.

Trump investigated for potential violations of Espionage Act

Items removed included information about the 'President of France'

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Europe
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 1972 file photo, a member of the Black September group which seized members of the Israeli Olympic team at the Munich Olympic Village appears on the balcony of the village building.

Families of 1972 Olympics victims to boycott German ceremony

Families demand opening of archives, public apology, higher compensation

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US / Canada
L'écrivain Salman Rushdie, photographié le 10 septembre 2018 à Paris

Suspect of Salman Rushdie stabbing reportedly affiliated with Hezbollah

Rushdie was the subject of a 1989 fatwa from Iran's Ayatollah

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International
People walk outside The Hotel Palais Coburg, the site of talks between Iran and world powers on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2021.

Iran says EU proposal to revive nuclear deal could be 'acceptable'

Crunch moment in talks on reviving 2015 arrived after 'final' EU proposal

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Environment
A helicopter launches water as a wildfire advances near a residential area in Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga, Spain, on July 16, 2022.

Firefighters struggle to contain ‘monster’ wildfires in western Europe

Heatwaves, floods, and crumbling glaciers are increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather

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Africa
A young boy looks out of a church inside Kroo Bay Slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on April 15, 2022.

Freetown in shock after dozens killed in Sierra Leone protests

'I think people are shocked. It's not the country we know. Sierra Leone is a peaceful place'

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US / Canada
A seal reading "Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation" is displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, DC, o August 9, 2022.

Armed man tries to breach FBI office, killed in police standoff

Man identified as Ricky Shiffer reportedly fired nail gun, was clad in body armor, carried an AR-15-type rifle

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US / Canada
La résidence de l'ancien président américain Donald Trump à Mar-A-Lago à Palm Beach, en Floride, le 9 août 2022.

Report: FBI agents raided Trump's estate in search of nuclear documents

Garland blasts 'attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors'

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Europe
Emergency services outside London's Chancery Lane central line underground station after a crash, London, UK, on 25 January 2003.

Two Israelis killed in road accident in UK

A 30-year-old resident of Ramsgate was arrested over dangerous driving

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Economy
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal delivers a speech during the Economic Forum official opening at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, on July 5, 2022

Creditors agree to 2-year pause on Ukraine $20 billion debt

The World Bank estimated that Ukraine's economy could contract by 45% this year due to the Russian invasion

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Asia & Pacific
A boat is seen in waters near China’s Dadeng island as seen from Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie just two miles from the mainland China coast, on August 10, 2022.

China military 'completes tasks' around Taiwan, plans regular patrols

Taipei will 'fully adjust the allocation of forces based on factors such as the enemy threat'

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Europe
Syrian pro-government forces set up a checkpoint next to a mural reading "Islamic State" in the northern town of Maskanah on June 5, 2017

UK police arrest, charge Islamic State 'Beatle'

Davis reportedly returned to the UK after serving more than seven years in a Turkey prison

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US / Canada
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during an event at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, November 10, 2021 in New York.

New York governor signs Holocaust education bill

Law requires state officials to monitor Holocaust education in schools

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US / Canada
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alongside members of the Congressional Delegation who recently traveled to the Indo-Pacific Region attends a press conference in the US Capitol Building on August 10, 2022 in Washington, DC, USA.

Pelosi: US cannot allow China's 'new normal' over Taiwan

'What we saw with China is that they were trying to establish sort of a new normal,' says Pelosi

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US / Canada
Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democrat from Minnesota, speaks during a press conference held outside of the US Capitol Building on June 14, 2022 in Washington, DC, United States.

Anti-Israel US lawmaker Ilhan Omar narrowly wins primary

Democratic representative from Minnesota considered one of Jewish state's harshest critics in Congress

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Culture
Justin Bieber lors de la 64e cérémonie des Grammy Awards, le 3 avril 2022, à Las Vegas

Singer Justin Bieber raises arm in apparent 'Nazi style' salute, causing outrage

'This is a slap in the face of millions of Jews around the world from the famous singer'