A firefighter directs water on a grass fire on an acreage behind a residential property in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, June 5, 2023. / AP

Quebec orders more evacuations as dozens of wildfires in Canada remain out of control

Northern Quebec’s largest town was being evacuated on Tuesday as firefighters worked to beat back threats from out-of-control blazes in remote communities in the northern and northwestern parts of the…

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Apple Vision Pro headset is displayed in a showroom on the Apple campus after it’s unveiling on Monday, June 5, 2023, in Cupertino, Calif. (Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP)

Apple’s Vision Pro goggles unleash a mixed reality that could lead to more innovation and isolation

Reporters are a skeptical bunch, so it was unusual to hear so many of them raving about their firsthand experience with Apple’s next Big Thing: the high-priced headset called Vision…

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This handout SkySat image taken and released by Planet Labs PBC on June 6, 2023 shows water flowing through the damaged Kakhovka HPP dam in southern Ukraine. / AFP

War zone villagers flee after massive Ukraine dam destroyed

A torrent of water burst through a massive dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine on Tuesday, flooding a swathe of the war zone, forcing villagers…

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 16, 2023. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

Blinken heads to Saudi Arabia amid strained ties, Israel normalization in mind

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday on a mission to steady Washington’s relationship with Riyadh after years of deepening disagreements on issues ranging from…

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[FILE] Outgoing New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives her valedictory speech in parliament in Wellington on April 5, 2023. (Photo by Mark Coote / AFP)

New Zealand gives former PM Ardern title of dame

New Zealand honoured former prime minister Jacinda Ardern with the title of dame on Monday, citing her leadership after the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacre and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ardern,…

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A drone view shows derailed coaches after two passenger trains collided in Balasore district in the eastern state of Odisha, India, June 3, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer

India’s worst train crash in decades kills at least 288

At least 288 people have died in India’s worst rail crash in over two decades, officials said on Saturday, after a passenger train went off the tracks and hit another…

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[FILE] Preparation of a chocolate ganache with local rum by chocolate maker Ralph Leroy in the workshops of Makaya Chocolat on December 23, 2020 in Petionville, Haiti. (Photo by Valerie Baeriswyl / AFP)

How chocolate could counter climate change

At a red-brick factory in the German port city of Hamburg, cocoa bean shells go in one end, and out the other comes an amazing black powder with the potential…

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At least 207 dead, 900 injured in massive train crash in Odisha, India

At least 207 people were killed and 900 injured when two passenger trains collided in Odisha on Friday, according to government officials in the eastern Indian state, in India’s deadliest…

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Chinese dissidents in New York open world’s only Tiananmen museum

Chinese dissidents who took part in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests unveiled a museum in New York on Friday dedicated to remembering the “democratic dreams of the Chinese people,” two…

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Indian train crash death toll jumps to 233, another 900 injured

At least 233 people were killed and 900 were injured when two passenger trains collided in India’s Odisha state, a government official said on Saturday, making the rail accident the…

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People gather by a medical centre building riddled with bullet holes at the Souk Sitta (Market Six) in the south of Khartoum on June 1, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Sudan fighting intensifies despite US sanctions

Shelling rocked greater Khartoum on Friday, as fighting between Sudan’s warring generals intensified despite US sanctions imposed after the collapse of a US- and Saudi-brokered truce. Witnesses reported artillery fire…

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives at Oslo City Hall during NATO’s informal meeting of foreign ministers in Oslo, Norway June 1, 2023. Hanna Johre/NTB/via REUTERS

NATO squabbles over speedy accession of Ukraine as decisive summit looms

Moscow cannot stop Ukraine from becoming a NATO member, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday, as divisions among allies about the speed of Kyiv’s accession became apparent only…

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Visiting Moldova, Zelenskiy says Ukraine ready for NATO membership

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a trip to Moldova on Thursday that Ukraine was ready to be in the NATO military alliance, and that Kyiv was waiting for the bloc…

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Need more data for ‘accurate conclusion’ – South Korean experts after Fukushima inspection

South Korean experts on Wednesday (May 31) said more analysis was needed for an accurate conclusion after inspecting facilities related to water release from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power…

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Top AI CEOs, experts raise ‘risk of extinction’ from AI

Top artificial intelligence (AI) executives including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on Tuesday joined experts and professors in raising the “risk of extinction from AI”, which they urged policymakers to equate at par with risks…

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Muay Thai master Kru Din (Wittawat Kasom) teaches Lanna Fighting Muaythai, during a Thai boxing self-defence workshop for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, in the municipality of Cerro Navia, Santiago, on May 27, 2023. (Photo by Martin Bernetti / AFP)

‘Save your lives:’ Free Thai boxing lessons for LGBTQ people in Chile

Shield, duck, punch: At a municipal sports hall in Chile’s capital Santiago, dozens of members of the LGBTQ community gathered to learn Thai boxing self defense moves in a climate…

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China rejects US request for a meeting between defense chiefs

China has rejected a request by the United States for a meeting between their defense chiefs on the sidelines of an annual security forum in Singapore this coming weekend, the…

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China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030, expand space station, bring on foreign partners

China’s burgeoning space program plans to place astronauts on the moon before 2030 and expand the country’s orbiting space station, officials said Monday. Monday’s announcement comes amid against the background…

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Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (C) reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United on Sunday.//AFP

Thai-owned Leicester City fall out of Premiere League

Leicester City FC have been relegated from the Premier League just seven years after a spectacular title win and a 2-1 triumph over West Ham on Sunday. The team’s chairman,…

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The giant isopod ramen has a chewy taste resembling lobster and crab. //Reuters

Taipei restaurant dishes up giant isopod noodles for adventurous patrons

REUTERS Taipei – A 14-legged giant isopod is the highlight of a new dish at a ramen restaurant in Taipei and it has people queuing up – both for pictures and…

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This handout photograph taken and released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office on May 28, 2023 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing supporters gathered outside his residence following his victory in Turkish presidential election at Kisikli district in Istanbul. The head of Turkey’s election commission on May 28, 2023 declared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the winner of a historic runoff vote that will extend his 20-year rule until 2028. (Photo by MURAT CETIN MUHURDAR / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP)

Undefeated Erdogan extends two-decade rule in Turkey runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appealed for national unity Monday after winning a historic runoff election that extended two decades of his transformative but divisive rule until 2028. The 69-year-old…

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US, Saudi Arabia call for warring sides in Sudan to extend ‘imperfect’ cease-fire

The United States and Saudi Arabia called on warring sides in Sudan to extend a fragile cease-fire due to expire Monday, as weeks of fighting reached a stalemate in the…

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Russia launched ‘largest drone attack’ on Ukrainian capital before Kyiv Day; 1 killed

Ukraine’s capital was subjected to the largest drone attack since the start of Russia’s war, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday….

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sails in Pacific Ocean waters, south of Okinawa prefecture, Japan (Reuters)

Taiwan reports Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through strait

The Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday accompanied by two other ships, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, in the latest uptick in military tensions over the island Beijing…

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REUTERS/Yves Herman

NATO struggles in the shadows to find new leader

The race to be the next NATO boss is heating up. But it is a race run largely in the dark, with no sign of a winner yet. Jens Stoltenberg,…

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Man arrested after crashing car into Downing Street gates

A car collided on Thursday (May 25) with the front gates of Downing Street, where Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office and residence is based, London police said, adding one person…

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Japan’s luxury melons fetch $25,000

A pair of premium melons from Japan’s northern city of Yubari has sold for 3.5 million yen, or about 25,000 dollars, at a festive market auction. The luxury fruit is…

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Russia to shut Swedish consulate in Saint Petersburg, expel five diplomats

Moscow said Thursday it was expelling five Swedish diplomats and closing Russia’s general consulate in Gothenburg and Sweden’s diplomatic mission in Saint Petersburg. “A decision was made to declare five…

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U.S. singer Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena in London March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the…

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, left, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang attend a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. / AP

On Beijing visit, Russian prime minister says pressure from West is strengthening ties with China

Pressure from the West is strengthening Russia’s ties with China, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing Wednesday. Mishustin’s visit comes as…

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US top health official sounds alarm on child social media use

The top US health official on Tuesday issued a stark warning to parents, tech companies and regulators, saying the evidence is growing that social media use may seriously harm children….

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin / AFP

Russian PM arrives in China for talks with Xi, business forum

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has arrived in China, Moscow’s foreign ministry said, for a visit in which he will meet with President Xi Jinping and ink a series of…

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TikTok sues to stop ban in US state of Montana

TikTok on Monday filed suit in US federal court to stop the state of Montana from implementing an overall ban on the video-sharing app. The unprecedented ban, set to start…

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Dark cloud over ChatGPT revolution: the cost

The explosion of generative AI has taken the world by storm, but one question all too rarely comes up: Who can afford it? OpenAI bled around $540 million last year…

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What it would mean for the global economy if the US defaults on its debt

If the debt crisis roiling Washington were eventually to send the United States crashing into recession, America’s economy would hardly sink alone. The repercussions of a first-ever default on the…

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Indonesia says it’s ready to broker Ukraine-Russia peace efforts

Indonesia is ready to broker peace efforts between Ukraine and Russia, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the sidelines of the…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment event during the G7 summit, at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan, May 20, 2023. / REUTERS

China summons Japanese ambassador over actions at G7

China Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong has summoned the Japanese ambassador to register protests over “hype around China-related issues” at the Group of Seven (G7) summit over the weekend, a ministry statement late…

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This picture taken on January 20, 2023 shows the storage tanks for contaminated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Okuma of Fukushima prefecture. (Phiti by Philip Fong / AFP)

South Korean experts to begin inspections at Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of South Korean experts will start a four-day survey on Monday to check the safety of Japan’s plan to release treated and diluted water from the crippled Fukushima…

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden during the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima on May 21, 2023. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Zelensky seeks diplomatic, military support in Hiroshima

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will plead for diplomatic and military support in Hiroshima Sunday as he addresses G7 allies and a few nations who have pointedly declined to condemn Russia’s…

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(L to R) US President Joe Biden, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol greet each other ahead of a trilateral meeting during the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima on May 21, 2023. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Biden invites Japan, S. Korea leaders to US for talks

US President Joe Biden on Sunday invited the leaders of Japan and South Korea to formal three-way talks in Washington, a senior US administration official said. The leaders met briefly…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (C) hosts a working session as part of the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima on May 20, 2023. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP)

G7 wants ‘stable’ China relations, warns on ‘militarisation’

G7 leaders on Saturday warned China over its “militarisation activities” in the Asia-Pacific region but said the bloc also wanted “constructive and stable relations” with Beijing. In a final communique…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd R) and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (front L) hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit Leaders’ Meeting in Hiroshima on May 19, 2023. (Photo by JAPAN POOL / POOL / AFP)

‘Unified’ G7 hits Russia with new sanctions

The United States and its G7 allies rolled out new sanctions against Russia’s “war machine” Friday, targeting Moscow’s lucrative diamond trade and more entities linked to the invasion of Ukraine….

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Erin Hawley, lead attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, takes questions from the media following a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in New Orleans on May 17. Three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges heard two hours of arguments in the case Wednesday afternoon. At issue are the Food and Drug Administration’s initial approval of mifepristone in 2000, and FDA actions making the drug more accessible in later years. The judges won’t rule immediately. (AP Photo)

Abortion pill case moves to appeals court, on track for Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers seeking to preserve pregnant women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion got pushback Wednesday from appellate judges with a…

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(FILES) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on December 6, 2022.

Prince Harry, Meghan in ‘near catastrophic’ New York car chase

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi in New York, a spokesperson for the couple said Wednesday. But police and even the…

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Image Courtesy: Boris Ulzibat

April in Myanmar – A month plagued by acts of violence

April in Myanmar is traditionally a month of joy, reflection and deep significance for the Buddhist community and beyond. It coincides with Thingyan, a vibrant celebration akin to Thailand’s Songkran…

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Masao Ito, 82, is one of a dwindling number of ‘hibakusha’, survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 © Richard A. Brooks / AFP

‘Could be your city’: a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor’s warning

On August 6, 1945, four-year-old Masao Ito was riding a tricycle near his home in Hiroshima when a bomb fell from the sky and changed his life forever. He survived…

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A collection of shoes that belonged to child victims of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau at the conservation laboratory on the grounds of the camp in Oswiecim, Poland. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Auschwitz museum begins emotional work of conserving 8,000 shoes of murdered children

In a modern conservation laboratory on the grounds of the former Auschwitz camp, a man wearing blue rubber gloves uses a scalpel to scrape away rust from the eyelets of…

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A local resident walks past the fallen trees after Cyclone Mocha’s crashed ashore, in Kyauktaw in Myanmarís Rakhine state on May 14, 2023. Cyclone Mocha crashed ashore in Myanmar and southeastern Bangladesh on May 14, uprooting trees, scattering flimsy homes in Rohingya displacement camps and bringing a storm surge into low-lying areas. (Photo by SAI Aung MAIN / AFP)

Cyclone Mocha hits Myanmar, Bangladesh

Cyclone Mocha crashed through Myanmar and southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, sparing sprawling refugee camps but bringing a storm surge to swathes of western Myanmar where communications were largely cut off….

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CHP members watch TV after the first results at the CHP building in Istanbul on May 14, 2023, after polls closed in Turkey’s presidental and parliamentary elections first round. Turkey votes in a momentous election that could extend incombent President’s two-decade grip on power or put the mostly Muslim nation on a more secular course. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Turkey braces for momentous runoff after election drama

Turkey braced Monday for its first election runoff after a night of high drama showed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan edging ahead of his secular rival but failing to secure a…

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Cyclone Mocha heads to Bangladesh, Myanmar coasts as thousands flee

A powerful storm packing winds of up to 175 kph (109 mph) barrelled towards the coasts of eastern Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday, threatening around a million Rohingya refugees and…

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Palestinians gather at the site of an Israeli airstrike amid Israel-Gaza fighting in Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip, May 13, 2023. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel strikes Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets as truce bid lingers

Palestinian militants in Gaza resumed rocket fire on Israel early on Saturday after Israeli aircraft bombed Islamic Jihad targets in the enclave overnight, as fighting entered a fifth day. Egypt…

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FILE – Former President Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Palm Beach, Fla., after being arraigned earlier in the day in New York City. Donald Trump’s town hall forum on CNN on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, is the first major TV event of the 2024 presidential campaign, and a big test for the chosen moderator, Kaitlan Collins. The former White House correspondent and now-morning show host must juggle questions from an audience of Republican primary voters, her own follow-ups and the need to fact-check false statements. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CNN’s town hall quickly turned chaotic, displaying the tightrope facing journalists covering Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is facing a backlash over its town hall featuring former President Donald Trump, an event that swiftly turned chaotic in a stark display of the…

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A full 60.9 million new internal displacements were meanwhile reported in 2022 including in Sudan © – / AFP/File

More than 71 mn people internally displaced worldwide in 2022

A “perfect storm” of overlapping crises forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, sending the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said on Thursday. An…

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China’s falling birth rate pushes baby product firms to diversify

With fewer babies than ever being born in China, companies making children’s products are setting their sights beyond milk bottles, baby carriers and strollers to stay in business. “We now…

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Mithilesh Chaudhary,21,a patient, looks on as his mother Anita Devi,30, and his grandfather Bhim Lal Chaudhary,59, wait to get an appointment outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on a footpath in New Delhi, India, May 1, 2023. / REUTERS

India builds more hospitals as population surges but doctors in short supply

Mithilesh Chaudhary, 21, coughs weakly as he struggles to his feet after spending the night outside the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. “We have been sleeping on…

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In global rush to regulate AI, Europe set to be trailblazer

The breathtaking development of artificial intelligence has dazzled users by composing music, creating images and writing essays, while also raising fears about its implications. Even European Union officials working on…

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E. Jean Carroll, center, walks out of Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York. / AP

Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse, awards accuser $5M

A jury found Donald Trump liable Tuesday for sexually abusing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in 1996, awarding her $5 million in a judgment that could haunt the former president…

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World not yet ready to ‘switch off’ fossil fuels, COP28 host UAE says

The United Arab Emirates said that countries should agree to phase out fuel emissions – not the production of oil, gas and coal – at the upcoming U.N. climate change…

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Indonesia, Singapore condemn ‘shootout’ involving ASEAN officials in Myanmar

Indonesia and Singapore condemned an attack against a convoy including Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officials delivering humanitarian aid in Myanmar and called for an end to violence in…

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[FILE] Thailand’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister Don Pramudwinai (C) attends the 18th Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting in Colombo on March 29, 2022. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)

Thailand to host BIMSTEC retreat in July

Thailand is scheduled to host a retreat of BIMSTEC foreign ministers in July, to reinvigorate the 25-year-old intergovernmental organisation, An informed source told Thai PBS World that Thailand, the current…

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Rescue team members search for survivors after a boat capsized off the coastal town of Tanur in the Malappuram district of the southern state of Kerala, India, May 7, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer

At least 22 dead after India boat capsizes

At least 22 people died when a double-decker tourist boat capsized in India’s southern state of Kerala, officials said Monday. The incident happened late Sunday in Tanur, a coastal town…

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US artist Katy Perry performs inside Windsor Castle grounds at the Coronation Concert, in Windsor, west of London on May 7, 2023. (Photo by Leon Neal / POOL / AFP)

Stars take centre stage as UK steps up coronation celebrations

Britain revelled in the coronation of King Charles III on Sunday as it staged a star-studded concert watched by 20,000 people at Windsor Castle and millions more across the country…

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Protesters wave “Not My King” signs near to the ‘King’s Procession’, a journey of two kilometres from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in central London on May 6, 2023, ahead of their coronations. JUSTIN TALLIS/Pool via REUTERS

Anti-monarchists criticise ‘heavy-handed’ arrests at King Charles’ coronation

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Anti-monarchists on Sunday criticised the policing of the coronation of King Charles as heavy-handed, saying there was no longer a right to peaceful protest in…

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[FILE] Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions during a group meeting with the foreign media at the prime minister’s official residence on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japanese PM heads to South Korea for landmark summit

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida heads to Seoul on Sunday — the first bilateral visit in over a decade — as Seoul and Tokyo seek to mend ties in the…

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People exit Allen Premium Mall after shooting in this screengrab from a video obtained from social media, in Allen, U.S., May 6, 2023. Elsheikh Mohamed / Twitter @sari_eleil/via REUTERS

Mass shooting at Texas mall leaves fatalities, 9 wounded

A shooter opened fire at an outlet mall in the Dallas suburb of Allen on Saturday, sparking scenes of panic, and emergency officials confirmed fatalities in the latest mass shooting…

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King Charles III receives The St Edward’s Crown during his coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Saturday May 6, 2023. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

King Charles III crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey

King Charles III was crowned on Saturday in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years. In front of a congregation of about 100…

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Charles III to be crowned king in first UK coronation since 1953

Charles III will be crowned king on Saturday in a solemn Christian ceremony steeped in 1,000 years of history and tradition, but adapted to reflect 21st-century Britain. St Edward’s Crown — a…

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A collapsed house in the aftermath of an earthquake is seen in Suzu, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, May 5, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Photo: Reuters

Strong earthquake kills one, destroys houses in Japan

A powerful earthquake struck central Japan on Friday, leaving at least one person dead and 21 injured, while collapsing a number of buildings. The 6.5 magnitude quake hit the central Ishikawa region…

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WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Friday declared an end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency, marking a major step toward the end of the…

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India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang pose for a photograph during the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Goa, India, May 4, 2023. India’s Ministry of External Affairs/Handout via REUTERS

China assures Russia, India of deepening ‘cooperation’

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang assured his Russian and Indian counterparts of deepening bilateral ties, promising that “coordination and cooperation” will only grow stronger, in a show of solidarity with two of China’s…

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FILE – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters on May 19, 2017, outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. / AP

Albanese says nothing served by US still pursuing Assange

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed frustration at the United States’ continuing efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange, saying: “There is nothing to be served by…

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School children light candles near the Vladislav Ribnikar school in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 4, 2023. / AP

8 fatally shot in Serbia town a day after 9 killed at school

A shooter killed at least eight people and wounded 13 in a drive-by attack near a town close to Belgrade late Thursday, the second such mass killing in Serbia in…

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(File AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Real or not, reported Kremlin drone attack unsettles Russia

As Russian officials tell it, two Ukrainian drones flew into the very heart of Moscow under the cover of darkness, reaching the Kremlin before they were shot down at the…

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US approves 1st vaccine for RSV after decades of attempts

The U.S. approved the first vaccine for RSV on Wednesday, shots to protect older adults against a respiratory virus that’s most notorious for attacking babies but endangers their grandparents, too….

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Russia says Ukraine tried to kill Putin with drone attack on Kremlin

Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday of attacking the Kremlin with drones overnight in a failed bid to kill President Vladimir Putin. There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian authorities on the statement from Moscow,…

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Lilly drug slows Alzheimer’s progression by 35% in trial

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co slowed cognitive decline by 35% in a closely watched late-stage trial, the company said on Wednesday, raising hopes for a second…

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Oxford Street is decorated with British flags, ahead of the Coronation of Britain’s King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, in London, Britain, May 1, 2023. REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska

What to expect from King Charles’ coronation on May 6

LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – King Charles will be crowned at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony full of pomp, pageantry and solemn religious significance on Saturday, after he became monarch…

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An aerial view shows a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) van where a search is being conducted for Francisco Oropeza, 38, who police say shot dead five neighbors in Cleveland, Texas, U.S. April 29, 2023 in a still image from video. ABC affiliate KTRK via REUTERS

Suspect in killing of 5 Texas neighbors caught after 4-day manhunt

A man suspected of killing five neighbors in Texas over complaints of noise he was making by firing his gun outside at night was arrested in a neighboring town on Tuesday after a…

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UN rings the alarm on diminishing global press freedoms

Press freedom is under attack in every corner of the world, the United Nations chief said, denouncing the targeting of journalists and the spread of disinformation. Speaking ahead of World…

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“Heavy material damage” was reported at the Aleppo International Airport, pictured here, on Feb 7. PHOTO: AFP

Israeli strikes kill soldier, damage Aleppo airport: Syria state media

Israeli strikes targeted north Syria’s Aleppo province late Monday, killing a soldier, wounding seven people and putting the area’s international airport out of service, state media reported. “At around 11:35…

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan gestures as he speaks during a rally honoring him following his release, near the West Bank city of Jenin July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan dies in Israeli prison

Khader Adnan, a member of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who was accused by Israel of terror charges,died in an Israeli prison on Tuesday after an 87-day hunger strike, prison authorities said….

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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks on the government budget at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, 25 October 2022. JEON HEON-KYUN/Pool via REUTERS

South Korea’s Yoon says nuclear consultative group upgrades U.S. alliance

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Tuesday that a planned nuclear consultative group and new partnerships on supply chains and science and technologyare an “upgrade” to the country’s alliance with…

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People pay their respects in front of a damaged multistory residential building, where a Russian strike killed 23 people, in Uman, Cherkasy region, on April 30, 2023. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

34 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine

Russian missile attacks across Ukraine early Monday wounded 34 people in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, including children, regional authorities said. The barrage followed another wave of attacks last week that…

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MasterChef presenter Jock Zonfrillo dies aged 46

MasterChef Australia host Jock Zonfrillo has died at the age of 46, his family said in a message on Monday. Zonfrillo, a Scottish-Australian father of four who was a judge…

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Sudanese refugees from the Tandelti area fill containers and drink from a water tank in Koufroun, Chad, near Echbara, on April 30, 2023. (Photo by Gueipeur Denis SASSOU / AFP)

Some 6,000 have fled Sudan to Central African Republic: UN

Around 6,000 people, most of them women, have fled the fighting in Sudan to neighbouring Central African Republic over the last two weeks, the UN refugee agency told AFP Sunday. …

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A nurse displays a vial of the Comirnaty by BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Pfizer, BioNTech propose EU pays half for each cancelled COVID dose – FT

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s new proposal to the European Union, amid a glut of COVID-19 shots, includes a provision for member states to pay half price, or about 10 euros ($11), for…

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Ahead of the talks, Afghan women protest in Kabul against any international recognition of the Taliban government © – / AFP

UN chief, envoys in key talks on Afghanistan crisis

UN chief Antonio Guterres will gather international envoys at a secret location in Doha on Monday in an increasingly desperate bid to find ways to influence Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers. Considered…

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In this file photo taken on July 27, 2011 Britain’s Prince Charles, rides an electric bicycle during the Start Garden Exhibition and Pop-Up Restaurant exhibition at Clarence House in central LondonAFP

King Charles III: the long wait for the throne

King Charles III became heir to the throne at the age of just three and waited seven long decades to succeed Queen Elizabeth II. Born on November 14, 1948, his…

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132 more Thais arrive in Bangkok from Sudan Saturday night

The second group of 132 Thais to be evacuated from Sudan are due to arrive at Bangkok’s military airport at about 10pm tonight (Saturday), on a Royal Thai Air Force…

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Election Commission scraps advance voting in Sudan, returnees to vote in constituencies 

The Election Commission (EC) decided today (Saturday) to void any advance voting by Thais living in Sudan and to allow those who have returned safely to Thailand to cast ballots…

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Conflict over transgender rights simmers across the US

As transgender people have increasingly gained acceptance and visibility, conservative lawmakers have zeroed in on restricting their rights: keeping transgender children off girls’ sports teams and out of certain bathrooms,…

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Russian missile and drone attack in Ukraine kills 23 people

Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles and two drones at Ukraine early Friday, killing at least 23 people, almost all of them when two missiles slammed into an apartment…

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Heavy clashes rock Sudan’s capital despite truce extension

Heavy explosions and gunfire rocked Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman early Friday, residents said, despite the extension of a fragile truce between the county’s two top…

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Twelve Thai evacuees from Sudan suffering respiratory diseases

Twelve of the first group of 78 Thais evacuated from Sudan, who arrived in Bangkok Thursday night, have been diagnosed with a respiratory disease, with one is suffering from stress…

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Returning Thai students from Sudan say escaped during ceasefire

Thai students, who arrived in Bangkok from Sudan via Saudi Arabia Thursday night, said that they took advantage of the 72-hour ceasefire in Khartoum to escape to the Port of…

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attends a summit of cities and regions, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 20, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Allies have sent almost all promised combat vehicles to Ukraine, NATO chief says

NATO allies and partners have delivered almost all their promised combat vehicles to Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. “More than 98% of the combat vehicles promised…

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US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. (Source: AFP)

Biden, Yoon warn North Korea of nuclear response to any attack

US President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol warned North Korea it would face a nuclear response and the “end” of the leadership there if Pyongyang uses its…

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This combination of pictures shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping (R) / AFP

Xi holds first talks with Zelensky since Russian invasion of Ukraine

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fulfilling a longstanding goal of Kyiv which had publicly sought such talks for months….

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President Joe Biden and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US to dock nuclear subs in SKorea for 1st time in 40 years

Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday will sign an agreement that includes plans to have U.S. nuclear-armed submarines dock in South Korea for the first time in…

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Women wade through waist deep water to harvest paddy cultivated as part of Pokkali farming system at Kadamakkudy wetlands on the Arabian Sea coast in Kochi, India. (AP Photo/R S Iyer, File)

Trouble looms for Indian grain that combats climate change

On a tiny sliver land in southern India, the future of an ancient grain that helps combat climate change is in doubt. An ongoing tussle in Chellanam village, a suburb…

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