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Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead
Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

An aftershock has taken more lives and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week.

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership has offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost.

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. is growing across the country mainly among men who are gay or bisexual or other men who have sex with men.

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Leaders of Commonwealth nations are meeting in Rwanda's capital to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

This sets in motion a potentially years-long process that could draw the embattled country further away from Russia's influence and bind it more closely to the West.

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

A Ukrainian deputy prime minister overseeing the country's push to join the European Union says she's "100%" certain all 27 EU nations will approve making Ukraine a candidate for membership.

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Afghanistan's state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country's east, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more.

'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

A series of clandestine, against-the-odds helicopter missions to reach besieged soldiers are being celebrated in Ukraine as one of the riskiest, most heroic feats of military derring-do in the four-month war against Russia.

Moscow legislator jailed after opposing action in Ukraine

Moscow legislator jailed after opposing action in Ukraine

A court in the Russian capital has extended the arrest of a municipal legislator charged with discrediting the country's military after his criticism of Russia's military action in Ukraine.

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region.

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel's weakened coalition government has announced that it will dissolve parliament and call new elections.

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court has ruled that the country's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution.

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

Around the world, drivers are looking at the numbers on the gas pump and rethinking their habits and finances.

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.

Russian TV shows videos of 2 U.S. vets captured in Ukraine

Russian TV shows videos of 2 U.S. vets captured in Ukraine

Russian state television has shown video of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine.

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

Ukraine gets possible path to EU, aid pledges from Britain

The European Union's executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership.

As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

Water is so low in large stretches of Italy's largest river that local residents are walking through the middle of the expanse of sand and shipwrecks are resurfacing.

Leaders pledge arms and EU path for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

Leaders pledge arms and EU path for Ukraine in Kyiv visit

Four European leaders expressed support for Ukraine while meeting in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, vowing to back the country's candidacy to eventually join the European Union.

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at U.N. talks

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at U.N. talks

Rich countries have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year's U.N. climate summit.

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%

Australia's new government has formally committed to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade in fulfillment of a key election pledge.

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

Scientists say they've found a group of polar bears in Southeast Greenland that seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow their small distinct population to hang on.

Russians control 80% of key Ukraine city, cut escape routes

Russians control 80% of key Ukraine city, cut escape routes

A governor says Russian forces control about 80% of the key Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk.

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden's NATO bid

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden's NATO bid

A former Kurdish rebel fighter turned Swedish lawmaker has emerged as a central figure in the drama surrounding Sweden and Finland's historic bid to join NATO.

The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

Day after day, Russia is pounding the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor.

Iraq's 'pearl of the south' Lake Sawa dry amid water crisis

Iraq's 'pearl of the south' Lake Sawa dry amid water crisis

Southern Iraq's Lake Sawa has dried up for the first time in its centuries-long history.

European star survey reveals celestial treasure trove

European star survey reveals celestial treasure trove

The European Space Agency has released a trove of data on almost 2 billion stars in the Milky Way.