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Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped guidance over a lifetime dedicated to working for peace.
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh

Tonga volcano eruption blamed for huge oil spill in Peru

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez said the United Nations will provide a team of experts to help Peru deal with the oil spill.
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla
6h ago

U.K. accuses Kremlin of trying to install pro-Russian leader in Ukraine

The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations, which came at a time of high tensions between Russia and the West.
Ukraine's biggest flag flies  above Kyiv on Aug. 22, 2020.
Ukraine's biggest flag flies  above Kyiv on Aug. 22, 2020.

Queen Elizabeth travels to Norfolk ahead of 70th anniversary of ascension to the throne

It's unclear whether the queen will remain at Sandringham House for the anniversary on Feb. 6.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 7, 2021, in London.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 7, 2021, in London.
10h ago

French adventurer dies attempting solo Atlantic crossing

A 75-year-old French adventurer has died on a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Jean-Jacques Savin looks out from his rowboat at a shipyard in Lege-Cap-Ferret, southwestern France, on May 28, 2021.
Jean-Jacques Savin looks out from his rowboat at a shipyard in Lege-Cap-Ferret, southwestern France, on May 28, 2021.

Croissants and cliché: 'Emily in Paris' infuriates the French while enthralling Americans

“It was worse than cliché, it felt like it was Americans mocking French people,” one young French woman said. “I don’t understand their vision of Paris.” 
13h ago

17 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon’s capital

A government statement said the fire erupted at the Livs Nightclub in the capital’s Bastos neighborhood, setting off a series of explosions.
A policeman stands guard at the entrance of the Livs nightclub where a deadly fire occurred in the Bastos district of Yaounde, Cameroon, on Jan. 23, 2022.
A policeman stands guard at the entrance of the Livs nightclub where a deadly fire occurred in the Bastos district of Yaounde, Cameroon, on Jan. 23, 2022.
19h ago

Talks with Taliban begin in Norway as humanitarian crisis worsens in Afghanistan

“We are extremely concerned about the serious situation in Afghanistan,” said Norway's foreign minister.
Image: AFGHANISTAN-NORWAY-DIPLOMACY
Image: AFGHANISTAN-NORWAY-DIPLOMACY
21h ago

U.S. shipment of 'lethal aid' reaches Ukraine amid Russia tensions

The shipment “demonstrates U.S. commitment to helping Ukraine bolster its defenses in the face of growing Russian aggression,” the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said.
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Rio de Janeiro postpones Carnival parades as Covid cases surge in Brazil

The festivities will be held in late April instead of the final weekend of February.
Brazil Carnival
Brazil Carnival