Congo floods: Death toll approaches 400 as search continues
The death toll from floods in eastern Congo has almost doubled, reaching close to 400 people as of Sunday, according to a local official.
By AP 1 year ago
Congo floods: Death toll approaches 400 as search continues
Peru gold mine fire kills 27 workers
A fire broke out deep in a gold mine in southern Peru and killed at least 27 workers during an overnight shift, Peruvian authorities reported.
By AP 1 year ago
Peru gold mine fire kills 27 workers
Tourist boat capsizes in southern India, at least 22 dead
A double-decker boat carrying more than 30 passengers capsized Sunday night off a beach in southern India, and more than 22 people including children died, officials said.
By AP 1 year ago
Tourist boat capsizes in southern India, at least 22 dead
Serbia's education minister resigns following mass shootings
Education Minister Branko Ruzic was the first Serbian official to resign over the shootings despite widespread calls for more senior officials to step down in the wake of the back-to-back bloodshed.
By AP 1 year ago
Serbia's education minister resigns following mass shootings
Police: 8 killed in Texas mall shooting, gunman also dead
Gunman stepped out of a silver sedan, starts shooting people at a Dallas-area outlet mall Saturday, killing eight and wounding seven others, before being killed by a police officer.
By AP 1 year ago
Police: 8 killed in Texas mall shooting, gunman also dead
Prince Harry an odd man out at father's coronation spectacle
On his father's biggest day, Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey alone and he left alone. The disgruntled Duke of Sussex was assigned to sit two rows behind his brother.
By AP 1 year ago
Prince Harry an odd man out at father's coronation spectacle
Nigerian senator, wife jailed in UK for organ-harvest plot
Politician Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were handed prison sentences for conspiring to transport a street trader to the U.K. as part of an organ-harvesting plot.
By AP 1 year ago
Nigerian senator, wife jailed in UK for organ-harvest plot
Queen or queen consort? What to know about Camilla's title
Queen consorts do not formally share the sovereign's powers, and dropping the "consort" part of the title does not change that.
By AP 1 year ago
Queen or queen consort? What to know about Camilla's title
Iran hangs Iranian-Swedish man over 2018 attack killing 25
Iran executed an Iranian-Swedish dual national Saturday accused of masterminding a 2018 attack on a military parade that killed at least 25 people, one of several enemies of Tehran seized abroad
By AP 1 year ago
Iran hangs Iranian-Swedish man over 2018 attack killing 25
Sudan migrants in Israel worry over future, fighting at home
Backers of migrants like Easa say their rights will likely come under greater threat if Israel's government, its most right-wing ever, moves ahead on a contentious plan to overhaul the judiciary.
By AP 1 year ago
Sudan migrants in Israel worry over future, fighting at home
First lunar eclipse of 2023 dims full moon ever so slightly
The four-hour eclipse got underway late Friday or early Saturday, depending on the location, as the moon slipped into the fringes of Earth's shadow.
By AP 1 year ago
First lunar eclipse of 2023 dims full moon ever so slightly
Five things to look for during King Charles III's coronation
This coronation will be shorter and more inclusive than his mother's in 1953.
By AP 1 year ago
Five things to look for during King Charles III's coronation
UK King's coronation draws apathy, criticism in former colonies
For some, the King's coronation will affirm the ties that bind Britain and its former colonies. But for many others, Charles' coronation is seen with apathy at best.
By AP 1 year ago
UK King's coronation draws apathy, criticism in former colonies
Sex offender fatally shot 6, then killed self, official says
Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said that the victims had each been shot in the head one to three times with a 9 mm pistol.
By AP 1 year ago
Sex offender fatally shot 6, then killed self, official says
UN says over 330,000 people internally displaced in Sudan
The United Nations migration agency says at least 334,000 people have been internally displaced in Sudan.
By AP, VOA 1 year ago
UN says over 330,000 people internally displaced in Sudan
Uganda Labour minister shot dead by bodyguard
Uganda's Minister of State for Labour, Charles Engola, shot dead by his bodyguard.
By AP 1 year ago
Uganda Labour minister shot dead by bodyguard
Zimbabwe plans to launch digital currency backed by gold
Zimbabwe once removed 12 zeros from its currency at the height of hyper-inflation in 2009.
By AP 1 year ago
Zimbabwe plans to launch digital currency backed by gold
Russian official: Drone causes fire at Crimea oil reservoir
A massive fire erupted at an oil reservoir in Crimea after it was hit by a drone, a Russia-appointed official there reported Saturday.
By AP 1 year ago
Russian official: Drone causes fire at Crimea oil reservoir
BBC chief quits amid furor over role in Boris Johnson loan
The chairman of the BBC quit Friday after a report found that he failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest over his role in arranging a loan more than two years ago for Boris Johnson
By AP 1 year ago
BBC chief quits amid furor over role in Boris Johnson loan
Dutch court bans serial sperm donor who fathered over 550
A Dutch court on Friday banned a man from donating any more of his sperm after he fathered at least 550 children and misled parents about the number of offspring he helped to conceive.
By AP 1 year ago
Dutch court bans serial sperm donor who fathered over 550
Foreign companies in China face growing scrutiny, pressure
Foreign companies are under growing pressure in China from anti-corruption, national security and other investigations as President Xi Jinping's government tightens control over business.
By AP 1 year ago
Foreign companies in China face growing scrutiny, pressure
Royal Drama: King's fractious family on stage at coronation
The King is one of the richest men in Britain, lives in a palace, travels in a chauffeur-driven Bentley, but his family life is complicated - very complicated.
By AP 1 year ago
Royal Drama: King's fractious family on stage at coronation
Scientists: Climate change worsened Eastern Africa drought
The ongoing drought in Eastern Africa has been made worse by human-induced climate change.
By AP 1 year ago
Scientists: Climate change worsened Eastern Africa drought
Deadly fast: Kenya's case sparks memories of worst cult-related mass deaths
At least 90 bodies have been found at the ranch of a pastor in Kenya who is accused of telling his followers to starve themselves to death to meet Jesus.
By AP 1 year ago
Deadly fast: Kenya's case sparks memories of worst cult-related mass deaths
Belarusians wary of being drawn into war with Ukraine
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has welcomed thousands of Russian troops to his country, allowed the Kremlin to use it to launch the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.
By AP 1 year ago
Belarusians wary of being drawn into war with Ukraine
Sudan fighting eclipses new truce as aid groups raise alarm
Sudanese and foreigners streamed out of the capital of Khartoum and other battle zones, as fighting Tuesday shook a new three-day truce brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
By AP 1 year ago
Sudan fighting eclipses new truce as aid groups raise alarm
Ex-New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to join Harvard
Ardern, a global icon of the left and an inspiration to women around the world, has been appointed to dual fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School.
By AP 1 year ago
Ex-New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to join Harvard
France under pressure over disabled rights as Olympics loom
The 2024 Olympics risk highlighting the country's failings unless there's quick action to make the Paris Games and the host country more mindful of the needs and rights of people with disabilities.
By AP 1 year ago
France under pressure over disabled rights as Olympics loom
Family: Chinese journalist faces espionage charges
A veteran Chinese journalist who worked at a ruling Communist Party-affiliated newspaper and was a Harvard University fellow faces espionage charges after being detained.
By AP 1 year ago
Family: Chinese journalist faces espionage charges
Hundreds gather in Turkey to remember WWI dead on Anzac Day
Hundreds of people gathered by a beach near the former World War I battlefields on Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula to pay homage to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who lost their lives
By AP 1 year ago
Hundreds gather in Turkey to remember WWI dead on Anzac Day
Hong Kong plans electoral overhaul for district councils
The move ensures the municipal-level organization will be run by Beijing loyalists, quashing any future challenges.
By AP 1 year ago
Hong Kong plans electoral overhaul for district councils
Fox News ousts Tucker Carlson, its most popular host
Fox said that the network and Carlson had "agreed to part ways," but offered no explanation for the stunning move.
By AP 1 year ago
Fox News ousts Tucker Carlson, its most popular host
Mob kills 13 suspected Haiti gangsters with gas-soaked tires
A mob in the Haitian capital beat and burned 13 suspected gang members to death with gasoline-soaked tires Monday after pulling the men from police custody at a traffic stop.
By AP 1 year ago
Mob kills 13 suspected Haiti gangsters with gas-soaked tires
Foreigners airlifted out; Sudanese seek refuge from fighting
In dramatic evacuation operations, convoys of foreign diplomats, teachers, students, workers and families from dozens of countries wound past combatants at tense front lines in the capital of Khartoum
By AP 1 year ago
Foreigners airlifted out; Sudanese seek refuge from fighting
The man in a hurry: King Charles III rushes to make a mark
King Charles III in a hurry to make a mark opened the royal archives to researchers investigating the crown's links to slavery.
By AP 1 year ago
The man in a hurry: King Charles III rushes to make a mark
Don Lemon fired from CNN after divisive morning show run
CNN offered no public explanation for Lemon's dismissal.
By AP 1 year ago
Don Lemon fired from CNN after divisive morning show run
Diplomats flee Sudan fighting as citizens struggle to escape
Egypt, which said it had over 10,000 citizens in Sudan, urged those in cities other than Khartoum to head to consular offices in Port Sudan and Wadi Halfa in the north.
By AP 1 year ago
Diplomats flee Sudan fighting as citizens struggle to escape
Sudan rivals pledge evacuation help, US diplomats airlifted
American embassy staffers were airlifted from Sudan early Sunday, as forces loyal to rival generals battled for control of Africa's third-largest nation for a ninth day.
By AP 1 year ago
Sudan rivals pledge evacuation help, US diplomats airlifted
Sudan's army says evacuations of diplomats expected to begin
The military said that army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan had spoken to leaders of various countries requesting safe evacuations of their citizens and diplomats from Sudan.
By AP 1 year ago
Sudan's army says evacuations of diplomats expected to begin
China FM: Taiwan, foreign supporters 'playing with fire'
China's foreign minister warned Taiwan and its supporters on Friday that they are "playing with fire" if they go against Beijing's demand to exert control over the self-governing island democracy.
By AP 1 year ago
China FM: Taiwan, foreign supporters 'playing with fire'
Why Gen Z demos need resonating protest songs
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