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Biden hosts first Pacific Island country summit

The summit aims to boost climate change, trade and diplomatic efforts and comes as the U.S. seeks to counter China’s growing military and economic influence in the region.
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Image: Joe Biden

Queen Elizabeth II died of old age, death certificate says

Britain's longest reigning monarch died at age 96 earlier this month.
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India's top court grants all women the right to safe abortion

India's Supreme Court has upheld the right for all women to terminate a pregnancy up to 24 weeks, regardless of marital status.
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Image: India clinic abortion
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Model fearing Myanmar military says Canada has granted her asylum

Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, left on a flight from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport early Wednesday morning, according to Archayon Kraithong, a deputy commissioner of Thailand’s Immigration Bureau.
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VP Harris caps Asia trip with stop at DMZ dividing South and North Korea

The visit comes on the heels of North Korea’s latest missile launches and amid fears that the country may conduct a nuclear test.
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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida

The Category 4 storm hit the west coast of Florida on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center, which has warned of "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding."

As protests rage at home, Iran launches drone and missile attack in Iraq's Kurdistan region

The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian drone in northern Iraq because it posed a threat to U.S. forces in the area.
Iraq missile drone strikes, Iraq, Kurds
Iraq missile drone strikes, Iraq, Kurds

After Ian's wrath, Cuba grapples with cleanup efforts and power restoration

"It's been intense," said a 72-year-old resident of Artemisa, who said it was the worst hurricane he's ever experienced.
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Image: Hurricane Ian Cuba

Gas pipeline leaks around 1/3 of Denmark’s yearly CO2 emissions, E.U. official says

The three leaks were reported on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which were filled with natural gas but were not delivering the fuel to Europe.
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.
Photos released by the Danish Armed Forces showed a large gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27, 2022.

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham votes

The results were widely ridiculed as implausible and characterized as a land grab by increasingly cornered Russian leaders after embarrassing military losses in Ukraine.
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Famed U.S. ski climber found dead after fall from Nepal mountain

Rescuers had been searching for Nelson, 49, after she fell off the world's eighth-highest mountain near its peak Monday.
Hilaree Nelson and fellow climber James Morrison in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 4, 2018.
Hilaree Nelson and fellow climber James Morrison in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 4, 2018.