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8m ago

Violence rages on Israeli streets as Gaza conflict intensifies

As the conflict with Palestinian militants in Gaza intensified and the death toll grew to at least 90, political leaders in Israel urged an end to the "anarchy" on the streets of mixed ethnicity towns.
Image: Israeli police patrol during clashes between Arabs, police and Jews, in the mixed town of Lod
Image: Israeli police patrol during clashes between Arabs, police and Jews, in the mixed town of Lod
2h ago

Welsh town seats world’s first known nonbinary mayor

“When I came out two years ago, I was so worried I'd be ostracized by my community or worse,” Owen Hurcum, the new mayor of Bangor, Wales, tweeted.
Owen J Hurcum
Owen J Hurcum
9h ago

'A death sentence': Lawmakers warn Pentagon of impending bloodbath for Afghan partners

More than 17,000 Afghans who worked with U.S. forces have applied for visas but the program is plagued by bureaucratic delays and the clock is ticking.
Image: An Afghan interpreter working with the 1
Image: An Afghan interpreter working with the 1
11h ago

A perfect storm: What's behind the Colombia protests?

Anger over a tax reform proposal has spread to include economic frustration, rising inequality, the scarceness of Covid-19 vaccines and police violence.
Image: Colombian President Meets National Strike Committee Amid Ongoing Social Unrest
Image: Colombian President Meets National Strike Committee Amid Ongoing Social Unrest

Dozens killed in escalating Israel-Hamas violence

A 14-story building in Gaza that had been evacuated and housed media offices, including a Hamas-run TV station, crashed to the ground following an Israeli airstrike. The escalating violence is the worst in seven years. More than 50 Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed.
Dozens killed in escalating Israel-Hamas violence
Dozens killed in escalating Israel-Hamas violence
17h ago

German Catholics to bless gay unions despite Vatican ban

The blessings are taking place in about 100 Catholic churches across Germany this week.
Image: Blessing of same-sex couples in a Catholic church in Cologne
Image: Blessing of same-sex couples in a Catholic church in Cologne
19h ago

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic to serve jail term in U.K.

"Britain has supported the 30 year pursuit of justice for these heinous crimes," said U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands on March 20, 2019.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands on March 20, 2019.
20h ago

Covid shot tourism: Latin Americans are traveling to the U.S. for vaccines

U.S. cities have caught on to the trend, which is ushering much needed business into cash-strapped hotels, restaurants and other service activities.
A healthcare worker from the El Paso Fire Department administers a Moderna Covid-19 vaccination near the Santa Fe International Bridge in El Paso, Texas, on May 7, 2021.
A healthcare worker from the El Paso Fire Department administers a Moderna Covid-19 vaccination near the Santa Fe International Bridge in El Paso, Texas, on May 7, 2021.
20h ago

Peru to investigate ‘empty syringes’ vaccination scandal

The Health Ministry said the three known cases were reported in the capital. “These three cases are fully identified, both the people and the places,” a spokesman said.
Image: A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to inoculate an elderly citizen at her house in El Agustino district in Lima, Peru
Image: A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to inoculate an elderly citizen at her house in El Agustino district in Lima, Peru
20h ago

Roman soldier on doomed Vesuvius rescue mission identified in ancient remains

"We used to believe that DNA testing wouldn’t work on skeletons this old. We now know it’s not true," said the expert behind the project.
Image: The skeleton was discovered in Herculaneum back in the 1980's
Image: The skeleton was discovered in Herculaneum back in the 1980's
21h ago

Suspected Covid victims found in Ganges river as India struggles with vaccination program

Dozens of suspected victims of India's surge in Covid-19 deaths have been found floating in the Ganges river. WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.
Suspected Covid victims found in Ganges river as India struggles with vaccination program
Suspected Covid victims found in Ganges river as India struggles with vaccination program