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'Rogue wave' hits Viking cruise ship, killing 1 passenger and injuring 4 others

The Viking Polaris was sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, on Tuesday night when the wave hit the ship, authorities said.
The Viking Polaris anchored in Ushuaia, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2022.
The Viking Polaris anchored in Ushuaia, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2022.

European Union agrees to a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

The $60 figure sets the cap near the current price of Russia’s crude, which recently fell below $60 a barrel. Some criticize that as not low enough to cut into one of Russia’s main sources of income.
An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2022, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia.
An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2022, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia.

More than 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in war, official says

The figure, which has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian military, is far below estimates from Western leaders.
Family members of soldiers attend a memorial event in Kyiv
Family members of soldiers attend a memorial event in Kyiv
21h ago

Qatar World Cup lays bare the huge environmental cost of the tournament

“We shouldn’t have air-conditioned stadiums in the middle of the desert,” Gilles Dufrasne from Carbon Market Watch said.
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tournament Organisers Unveil Design For Lusail Stadium
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tournament Organisers Unveil Design For Lusail Stadium

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin fined for comments about Covid quarantine while playing in China

Lin, who plays for the Loong Lions Basketball Club, made “inappropriate remarks about quarantine hotel-related facilities” where the team stayed, the China Basketball Association announced.
Jeremy Lin of Guangzhou Loong Lions during a game against the Beijing Ducks in Hangzhou, China
Jeremy Lin of Guangzhou Loong Lions during a game against the Beijing Ducks in Hangzhou, China
23h ago

Future of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hangs in the balance after damning theft probe

The calls follow allegations by the country’s former head of intelligence that  President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to conceal the theft of a huge sum of cash stuffed into couches at his farm.
Image: FILES-SAFRICA-POLITICS-ANC-CONFERENCE
Image: FILES-SAFRICA-POLITICS-ANC-CONFERENCE
1d ago

U.S. and Asian allies impose new sanctions on North Korea after ICBM test

The U.S., South Korean and Japanese sanctions against North Korean officials linked to Pyongyang’s weapons programs follow its largest intercontinental ballistic missile test last month.
An undated photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 27 November 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C-L) walking with his daughter, presumed to be his second child, Ju-ae (C-R), during a photo session with the contributors to the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
Successful test launch of Hwasongpho-17, Pyongyang, North Korea - 27 Nov 2022
An undated photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 27 November 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C-L) walking with his daughter, presumed to be his second child, Ju-ae (C-R), during a photo session with the contributors to the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
Successful test launch of Hwasongpho-17, Pyongyang, North Korea - 27 Nov 2022
1d ago

Rape charge in Australia Parliament case is dropped over mental health worries

A prosecutor said a trial would cause life-threatening trauma to the woman who accused a senior colleague of sexually assaulting her in a Parliament House office.
Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann leaves the ACT Supreme Court in Canberra, on Oct. 27, 2022. An Australian prosecutor says he dropped a rape charge against Lehrmann, a former government adviser, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, because of the life-threatening trauma a trial would cause the woman allegedly assaulted in a Parliament House office.
Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann leaves the ACT Supreme Court in Canberra, on Oct. 27, 2022. An Australian prosecutor says he dropped a rape charge against Lehrmann, a former government adviser, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, because of the life-threatening trauma a trial would cause the woman allegedly assaulted in a Parliament House office.

Buckingham Palace incident: Charity executive speaks out over racist remarks

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ visit to Boston comes as British charity executive Ngozi Fulani is speaking out about her treatment by Prince William’s godmother at a Buckingham Palace event this week. NBC News’ Keir Simmons has the latest updates on the royals.
Buckingham Palace incident: Charity executive speaks out over racist remarks
Buckingham Palace incident: Charity executive speaks out over racist remarks
2d ago

Police detonate explosive envelope delivered to U.S. Embassy in Madrid

Over the past couple of days, similar explosive letters were sent to other locations throughout Spain, including the Spanish Defense Ministry.
A Spanish policeman stands guard near the U.S. embassy in Madrid, on Dec. 1, 2022, after they received a letter bomb.
A Spanish policeman stands guard near the U.S. embassy in Madrid, on Dec. 1, 2022, after they received a letter bomb.

'Squid Game' actor indicted on indecent assault charges

The trial for Oh Young-soo, the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe after he was named the top supporting actor for his role in the Netflix drama, will begin in February.
Oh Young-soo in "Squid Game".
Oh Young-soo in "Squid Game".