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Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli dies at 83

His company announced his death in a post on Instagram Friday.
Image: Italian designer Roberto Cavalli
Image: Italian designer Roberto Cavalli
4h ago

U.S. meets Venezuelan officials to express concerns over electoral process

The Biden administration has vowed to reinstate oil sanctions that it suspended in October unless President Nicolás Maduro makes progress on meeting his promises for the July 28 presidential election.
Nicolás Maduro
Nicolás Maduro
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Surrogate parenthood is 'inhuman,' Italy's Giorgia Meloni says

Parenting via surrogacy is already illegal in Italy, punishable with jail and fines, but the right-wing coalition of Giorgia Meloni has vowed to impose an even stricter ban.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks at an event organized by the Italian Scientists Association on April 5, 2024 in Rome.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks at an event organized by the Italian Scientists Association on April 5, 2024 in Rome.
5h ago

Ghana ruling party presidential candidate says he opposes same-sex relations

Ghana's parliament unanimously passed a bill in February that would intensify the suppression of LGBTQ rights and punish those promoting queer identities.
Mahamudu Bawumia during the NPP International Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Mahamudu Bawumia during the NPP International Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.
6h ago

'Time running out' in war-torn Sudan as access to aid restricted, WHO warns

Thousands of civilians have been killed, although death toll estimates are highly uncertain, and both sides have been accused of committing war crimes.
People displaced by the ongoing conflict in Sudan break their fast together during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a mass "Iftar" at the Huri camp for the displaced, south of Gedaref in eastern Sudan, on March 29, 2024.
People displaced by the ongoing conflict in Sudan break their fast together during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a mass "Iftar" at the Huri camp for the displaced, south of Gedaref in eastern Sudan, on March 29, 2024.
7h ago

German parliament votes to make it easier for transgender people to change their name and gender

The “self-determination law,” which is set to take effect on Nov. 1, is one of several social reforms pledged by Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s liberal-leaning coalition government.
A demonstrator protests demanding a law to protect the rights of the transgender community outside of the parliament Bundestag building in Berlin
A demonstrator protests demanding a law to protect the rights of the transgender community outside of the parliament Bundestag building in Berlin

Harry and Meghan to launch two new Netflix shows, on cooking and polo

The announcement follows the couple’s 2022 Netflix documentary series that explored Harry’s departure from front-line royal duties and the well-publicized rift between him and other senior royals.
2023 Invictus Games Düsseldorf
2023 Invictus Games Düsseldorf
7h ago

Argentina's highest criminal court blames Iran, Hezbollah for Jewish center bombing

The court said the attack, which killed 85 and wounded 300 others, came in retaliation for Argentina reneging on a nuclear cooperation deal with Tehran.
The names of the victims of the 1994 AMIA Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires.
The names of the victims of the 1994 AMIA Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires.

Russian military trainers arrive in Niger as relations deteriorate with the U.S.

Until now, the U.S. has trained Nigerien forces and considered the country a close and stable ally in a region swept by corps and attempted coups in recent years.

Russian city calls for a mass evacuation due to rising flood waters

The emergency comes after major rivers burst their banks due to a deluge of melting snow.
Russia Orenburg Floods
Russia Orenburg Floods
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U.S., Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan and Philippines

The dueling military and diplomatic maneuvers are meant to strengthen the partners’ solidarity in the face of China’s aggressive military actions in the region.
South Korean Navy's destroyer Seoae Ryu Sung-ryong, bottom, U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, center, and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force's destroyer Ariake sail in formation during a joint naval exercise in international waters off South Korea's southern island of Jeju, on April 11, 2024.
South Korean Navy's destroyer Seoae Ryu Sung-ryong, bottom, U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, center, and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force's destroyer Ariake sail in formation during a joint naval exercise in international waters off South Korea's southern island of Jeju, on April 11, 2024.

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