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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries in video

Seventeen missionaries from the U.S. and Canada were abducted Saturday. The 400 Mawozo gang has been asking for $1 million per hostage.
Image: Aerial of Christian Aid Minsitries headquarters
Image: Aerial of Christian Aid Minsitries headquarters

China investing millions in overseas development, infrastructure

At least 140 countries are partnering with China as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, which is building infrastructure and development across the world. NBC News' Vaughn Hillyard reports.
China investing millions in overseas development, infrastructure
China investing millions in overseas development, infrastructure

U.K. reports more than 50,000 new Covid cases, officials investigate new mutation

The spike in Covid cases is the highest number reported in the U.K. in three months. Overall cases are up 18 percent in just the past week. Officials there are investigating the delta plus mutation, while Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s no cause for alarm in the U.S. at this point.
U.K. reports more than 50,000 new Covid cases, officials investigate new mutation
U.K. reports more than 50,000 new Covid cases, officials investigate new mutation

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries in new video

Video posted on social media shows the leader of the gang authorities say kidnapped 17 missionaries in Haiti threatening to kill them if his ransom demands aren’t met. 
Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries in new video
Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries in new video

U.S. officials monitoring China’s military growth

Recently China conducted a hypersonic test and flew nearly 150 fighters and bombers over four days near Taiwan. Defense officials tell NBC News that the flights were to intimidate Taiwan and give pilots a chance to learn the airspace.
U.S. officials monitoring China’s military growth
U.S. officials monitoring China’s military growth
13h ago

These people want to die. Will their countries allow euthanasia?

"We are sentenced to death ... in life," an Argentine lawyer with an incurable disease asked on social media as Latin American countries debate whether to allow euthanasia.
Cecilia Heyder, a Chilean activist for the right to a dignified death and who suffers from metastatic cancer, lupus and a blood disorder, sits during an interview with The Associated Press at a park in Santiago, Chile on April 15, 2021.
Cecilia Heyder, a Chilean activist for the right to a dignified death and who suffers from metastatic cancer, lupus and a blood disorder, sits during an interview with The Associated Press at a park in Santiago, Chile on April 15, 2021.
14h ago

U.K. police charge man with lawmaker's murder after stabbing attack

Authorities say a 25-year-old British man with Somali heritage, Ali Harbi Ali, has been charged in the death of David Amess.
Image: FILE PHOTO: People pay tribute to late British MP David Amess, in London
Image: FILE PHOTO: People pay tribute to late British MP David Amess, in London
14h ago

Venezuela's Maduro: 'We need to build relationships' with Colombia

Colombian President Iván Duque spoke in favor of reopening the border to facilitate access to goods for Venezuelans, but warned he would not recognize the Maduro government.
Venezuelans use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to leave Venezuela and enter La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, on Oct. 6, 2021.
Venezuelans use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to leave Venezuela and enter La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, on Oct. 6, 2021.
14h ago

Investors are focusing on successful Latin American tech startups

The Latin American boom has caught the eye of some of the biggest names in private equity and venture capital with the rise of tech "unicorns" worth over $1 billion.
Kavak Chief Executive Carlos Garcia
Kavak Chief Executive Carlos Garcia

India celebrates giving a billion Covid vaccine doses

About half of India’s nearly 1.4 billion people have received at least one dose, while around 20 percent are fully immunized.
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15h ago

Attack hits Syria base that houses U.S. troops; no U.S. injuries

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.
The al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria on Oct. 22, 2018.
The al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria on Oct. 22, 2018.