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Indonesia volcano death toll rises as search for missing continues

“Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness,” said Lumajang district head Thoriqul Haq.
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2h ago

3 dead, 2 injured in avalanche in Austria

Two Austrian men, ages 19 and 24, were among the victims.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.
4h ago

U.S. and other countries condemn Taliban over ‘summary killings’ of former security forces

“Those responsible must be held accountable,” 22 governments said in a joint statement.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.

Omicron cases confirmed in 6 more states as delta remains biggest Covid threat

“It may very well be that omicron is able to out-compete delta,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health care workers start the process for COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site, on Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
Health care workers start the process for COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site, on Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
16h ago

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces

Locals in Nagaland have frequently accused forces of wrongly targeting innocent locals in their counterinsurgency operations against rebel groups.
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1d ago

This city is now the world's most expensive

New York was ranked America's priciest metropolis, coming in sixth in the annual ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-GAZA-CONFLICT

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get Covid pass

“When I uncovered the arm, I felt skin that was cold and gummy, and the color was too light,’’ said Filippa Bua, a nurse in the city of Biella.
2d ago

Any move by China to invade Taiwan would have ‘terrible consequences,’ Blinken says

“I hope that China’s leaders think very carefully about this and about not precipitating a crisis,” Blinken said.
Image: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a session of a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Riga, Latvia, on Dec. 1, 2021.
Image: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a session of a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Riga, Latvia, on Dec. 1, 2021.

Covid cases on the rise again, but it's still delta, not omicron, driving the surge

Even as more states identify cases of the new variant, it's the hypertransmissible delta variant that's behind the majority of Covid-19 cases nationwide.
Image: Covid Testing Farragut Square
Image: Covid Testing Farragut Square

New report reveals California as biggest consumer of oil drilled from Ecuador

In partnership with the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network, NBC News’ Tom Llamas reports on how one of the world’s most important and diverse tropical rainforests is being ravaged for oil.
New report reveals California as biggest consumer of oil drilled from Ecuador
New report reveals California as biggest consumer of oil drilled from Ecuador
2d ago

In Peng Shuai diplomacy, critics see IOC as eager to please another culpable Olympics host

“It was typical IOC: take the Chinese Communist Party at its word despite all evidence to the contrary,” said Kelley Currie, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues .
China's Peng Shuai at the Australian Open on Jan. 21, 2020.
China's Peng Shuai at the Australian Open on Jan. 21, 2020.