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7h ago

Mexican police identify corpse of Indigenous activist

Tomás Rojo Valencia served as the Yaquis’ spokesman during past conflicts over land and water rights.
Tomás Rojo Valencia
Tomás Rojo Valencia
8h ago

Young people in Russia's largest cities are finding LGBTQ community despite restrictions

From a popular lesbian party in Moscow to a queer culture magazine, there are signs that some LGBTQ Russians are “openly speaking about who we are now.”
Image: LVBZ lesbian party in Moscow
Image: LVBZ lesbian party in Moscow

Venezuelans turned away for 2nd shots due to vaccine shortages, groups warn

The denial of second doses to patients with appointments is contributing to a sense of “anarchy” at mass vaccination sites, the director of an advocacy group said.
Image: COVID Vaccinations in Maracay
Image: COVID Vaccinations in Maracay
9h ago

No spectators at Olympics still a possibility, Tokyo Olympics chief says

"We may potentially bring down the number of spectators, a cap on the spectators or ... no spectators," Hashimoto said.
Image: Seiko Hashimoto President of Tokyo 2020 speaks during a five-party meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo
Image: Seiko Hashimoto President of Tokyo 2020 speaks during a five-party meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo
10h ago

Euro 2020 soccer stadium's LGBT rainbow plan rejected for being too 'political'

Munich's mayor requested to light up stadium during Germany's match against Hungary as a "symbol of cosmopolitanism and tolerance."
Image: The outside of the soccer stadium Allianz Arena which is illuminated in rainbow colors
Image: The outside of the soccer stadium Allianz Arena which is illuminated in rainbow colors
11h ago

Kim Jong Un's sister derides U.S. official, dismisses chances for talks

Kim Yo Jong’s blunt statement indicates that the diplomatic impasse over North Korea’s nuclear program is likely to continue.
Image: North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong arrives for the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium
Image: North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong arrives for the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium
11h ago

Australia reacts angrily to U.N. report on Great Barrier Reef

Australia's environment minister said Tuesday that the country will fight a UNESCO draft recommendation to list the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage site in danger.
Australia reacts angrily to U.N. report on Great Barrier Reef
Australia reacts angrily to U.N. report on Great Barrier Reef
13h ago

Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains

The Taliban's gains came as the Pentagon reaffirmed the U.S. troop withdrawal was still on pace to conclude by early September.
Image: Afghan army soldiers take part in a military operation in Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan
Image: Afghan army soldiers take part in a military operation in Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan
13h ago

In 'spirit of dialogue,' Spain to pardon 9 jailed Catalan separatists

Separatist protesters in Barcelona continue to call for a new referendum on Catalan independence.
Image: Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez delivers his speech at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona,
Image: Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez delivers his speech at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona,

Israel urges vaccination for all teens, citing delta variant

New outbreaks of the more contagious variant have been detected at two schools recently.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul

The U.S. abruptly canceled a NATO flag lowering ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid growing confusion over what the event would signify. NBC News’ Courtney Kube shares how this cancelation relates to the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. 
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul