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In riot-hit New Caledonia, French President Macron says priority is return to calm amid unrest

The one-day visit by President Emmanuel Macron will allow him to see firsthand the destruction from deadly violence over electoral reforms in the French Pacific territory.
Image: politics political politician emmanuel macron
Image: politics political politician emmanuel macron
3h ago

China starts ‘punishment’ drills around Taiwan days after new president takes office

Beijing, which claims the self-ruling island democracy as its own territory, views new President Lai Ching-te as a “separatist.”
Image: Taiwan Inaugurates New President Lai Ching-te politics political politician
Image: Taiwan Inaugurates New President Lai Ching-te politics political politician
11h ago

Kim Jong Un's portrait is displayed in North Korea, elevating his cult of personality

For the first time, photos released by Pyongyang’s state news agency KCNA showed the dictator’s portrait hung next to those of his father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong Un completes school in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un completes school in Pyongyang
12h ago

House committee calls on DOJ, FBI to investigate doping by Chinese swimmers

The lawmakers said they want to “better understand the alleged doping by Chinese swimmers and the potential cover-up by Chinese authorities and international organizations.”
A member of the Team China swim team at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
A member of the Team China swim team at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
13h ago

British PM Rishi Sunak calls election, with his Conservatives at risk of a heavy defeat

Most polls suggest that if the vote were held tomorrow, the opposition Labour Party could enjoy a landslide win that would make Sir Keir Starmer the country's leader.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
15h ago

Mexicans living in the U.S. vote early in their homeland's historic presidential election

Hundreds of thousands are expected to vote by mail, online and in-person at selected consulates to help elect Mexico's first female president.
mexican citizens living in the united states
mexican citizens living in the united states
15h ago

Indonesia mulls ban on investigative journalism, LGBTQ content

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Indonesia, one of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nations, where it is illegal in the sharia-ruled Aceh province.
A drag queen performs at Mixwell Bar in Bali, Indonesia, in 2018.
A drag queen performs at Mixwell Bar in Bali, Indonesia, in 2018.
16h ago

Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for his record 30th time, his second one this month

Rita also climbed Mount Everest twice last year, setting the record for most climbs of the world’s highest mountain on the first and extending it less than a week later.
Kami Rita on the summit of Mount Everest on May 23, 2023.
Kami Rita on the summit of Mount Everest on May 23, 2023.
17h ago

Man is fined for trying to 'body slam' killer whale

Officials in New Zealand who were tipped off to the social media video described the man’s behavior as “stupid” and “extremely irresponsible.”
A man was filmed diving onto an orca off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand in footage shared to social media in February, 2024.
A man was filmed diving onto an orca off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand in footage shared to social media in February, 2024.

U.S. says Russia launched space weapon as Moscow kicks off nuclear weapon drills

The Kremlin accused Washington of disinformation Wednesday, while it conducted exercises to simulate the use of tactical nuclear weapons in a likely warning to the West over Ukraine.
A Soyuz-2.1b rocket.
A Soyuz-2.1b rocket.
20h ago

British man accused of spying for China is found dead in park

Matthew Trickett was one of three men charged last week with aiding the intelligence service of Hong Kong, a Chinese territory where a crackdown has spurred an exodus to Britain.
British man accused of spying for China is found dead in park.
British man accused of spying for China is found dead in park.

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