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4h 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.
7h 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
8h 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
13h 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
21h ago

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping 17 missionaries in Haiti

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, the group said.
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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
2d ago

Chinese crew docks at new space station for historic mission

China’s military-run space program plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.
Image: China Launches Longest Crewed Mission to New Space Station
Image: China Launches Longest Crewed Mission to New Space Station