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2h ago

Notorious gang blamed for kidnapping 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti

The 400 Mawozo is believed to be holding the group, which includes five children.
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HAITI-POLTICS-RIGHTS-PROTEST
3h ago

Venezuelan opposition and Norway urge Maduro govt. to resume talks

The Venezuelan government put the conversations on ice after Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a Venezuelan envoy, was extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges.
Image: Venezuela's President Maduro speaks in Caracas
Image: Venezuela's President Maduro speaks in Caracas
5h ago

Thousands protest in El Salvador against Bukele government

The protests come as President Nayib Bukele has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and adopted bitcoin as legal tender.
People protest against in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Oct. 17, 2021.
People protest against in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Oct. 17, 2021.
6h ago

Russia suspends NATO mission in retaliation for expelled diplomats

The Kremlin made the move after the alliance this month expelled eight Russian diplomats that it said were “undeclared Russian intelligence officers.”
Meeting of CIS Council of Foreign Ministers in Minsk
Meeting of CIS Council of Foreign Ministers in Minsk
6h ago

More than 20 dead after flash floods, landslides in India

“There were four landslides that happened there yesterday, the hill behind me,” a resident said standing in front of now-barren hillside.
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INDIA-WEATHER-FLOOD

Celebrities join Prince William, Kate for Earthshot Prize award

Honorees included Costa Rica, for a project that pays citizens to restore natural ecosystems, and Milan, for program that redistributes supermarket food.
Image: The Earthshot awards ceremony in London
Image: The Earthshot awards ceremony in London
7h ago

Political outsider set to challenge Hungary’s Viktor Orban

Recent opinion polls showed ruling Fidesz and Peter Marki-Zay's opposition alliance running neck-and-neck.
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HUNGARY-POLITICS-OPPOSITION-PRIMARIES-VOTE
12h ago

China sees slower growth amid power and property crises

Softened by an electricity crunch and a debt-ridden real estate sector, third-quarter GDP growth was 4.9 percent, the slowest pace in a year.
China GDP Grew In The First Three Quarters Of 2021
China GDP Grew In The First Three Quarters Of 2021
1d ago

First movie in space: Russian film crew lands after shooting aboard space station

"It seemed that 12 days would be a lot, but I did not want to leave when everything was over,” actress Yulia Peresild said after returning to Earth.
Actress Yulia Peresild
Actress Yulia Peresild

Melbourne to ease world’s longest Covid-19 lockdown as vaccinations rise

“Today is a great day,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said while announcing the end of lockdown.
Image: Lockdown Restrictions Remain In Place For Melbourne As New COVID-19 Cases Continue To Emerge
Image: Lockdown Restrictions Remain In Place For Melbourne As New COVID-19 Cases Continue To Emerge

After 9/11, China grew into a superpower as a distracted U.S. fixated on terrorism, experts say

In 2001, the Bush administration was focused on China and tensions had spiked. The 9/11 attacks were a "geopolitical gift to China,“ says one expert.
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing