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41m ago

Suspect in Salman Rushdie attack charged with attempted murder and assault

Rushdie, whose 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses" drew death threats against him, underwent surgery following the attack in New York at a literary event.
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

Joan of Arc to be portrayed as nonbinary in new production at London's Globe Theatre

“People and communities deserve to be championed, and there’s no limit to the number we can do that for,” actor Isobel Thom told NBC News.
Joan of arc
Joan of arc

Iran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

Tehran put 19th- and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces on display this summer for the first time.
Two women visit a 19th and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces show at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 2, 2022.
Two women visit a 19th and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces show at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 2, 2022.
16h ago

Children among 11 dead in Montenegro mass shooting

“When we arrived at the scene we saw nine dead bodies, including two children, and another two passed away on their way to the hospital,” said a state prosecutor.
Image: MONTENEGRO-CRIME-SHOOTING
Image: MONTENEGRO-CRIME-SHOOTING
23h ago

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before a lecture in New York, suspect identified and in custody

A man attacked Rushdie and an interviewer onstage at the Chautauqua Institution, police said. He was flown to a hospital with punctures to his neck and abdomen.
Image: Salman Rushdie
Image: Salman Rushdie
1d ago

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung had been due to host WorldPride in 2025, after winning the right from global LGBTQ rights group InterPride.
Image: Taiwan pride parade
Image: Taiwan pride parade
1d ago

Norway officials warn that Freya the walrus could be euthanized if crowds don't stay away

Crowds flocking to see the 1,300-pound mammal, as she swims from harbor to harbor this summer, are putting her health in danger, officials say.
A young female walrus, nicknamed "Freya," rests on a boat in Frognerkilen, Norway, on July 19, 2022.
A young female walrus, nicknamed "Freya," rests on a boat in Frognerkilen, Norway, on July 19, 2022.
1d ago

Darkness and debris prevent rescue effort at flooded Mexico mine

In a statement Thursday evening, the Mexico attorney general’s office said it had requested a judicial hearing in Coahuila to charge the mine’s alleged owner for “illicit exploitation” of a state asset.
Image: Efforts continue to reach 10 miners in Coahuila, Mexico
Image: Efforts continue to reach 10 miners in Coahuila, Mexico
1d ago

South Korea to ban 'Parasite'-style basement homes after deadly floods

The dead included a family who were trapped underground in their "banjiha" home, leading to a national outcry and calls for government action on glaring social inequalities.
Image: SKOREA-FLOOD-WEATHER
Image: SKOREA-FLOOD-WEATHER

French forests burn and England's green countryside turns brown as Europe reels from heat waves

Almost half of Europe is experiencing a historic drought, threatening new ecological and economic pain for a continent already grappling with the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Image: Met Office Issues Extreme Heat Warning
Image: Met Office Issues Extreme Heat Warning
2d ago

Prominent Taliban cleric is killed in Afghanistan by attacker with explosives in artificial leg, sources say

Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani had survived previous attacks, including one in Pakistan in 2020 that killed at least seven people and was claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Taliban fighters stand guard in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 7, 2022.
Taliban fighters stand guard in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 7, 2022.