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Israel's military says it's taken control of a strategic corridor along Gaza's border with Egypt
Israel's military says it's taken control of a strategic corridor along Gaza's border with Egypt

The capture on Wednesday of the area, known as the Philadelphi Corridor, gives Israel control over a strip of land that it says is awash in smuggling tunnels that have bolstered the militant Hamas group.

An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, shooting lava into the sky

An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, shooting lava into the sky

The eruption began in the early afternoon north of Grindavik, a coastal town of 3,800 people that was largely evacuated in December when the volcano erupted.

Ukraine gets more military aid from Europe but Putin warns of consequences if Russian soil is hit

Ukraine gets more military aid from Europe but Putin warns of consequences if Russian soil is hit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has received a second $1 billion promise of military aid in as many days during a whirlwind tour of three European Union countries.

Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza's Rafah as offensive expands

Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza's Rafah as offensive expands

Renewed Israeli shelling and strikes have killed at least 37 people, most of them sheltering in tents, outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as E.U. rift with Israel widens

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as E.U. rift with Israel widens

Dozens of countries have recognized a Palestinian state. But none of the major Western powers has done so.

Recovery of Brazil's Spix's macaw, popularized in animated 'Rio' films, threatened by climate change

Recovery of Brazil's Spix's macaw, popularized in animated 'Rio' films, threatened by climate change

In Brazil's Northeast, a South African couple is reintroducing the Spix's macaw to nature through breeding and reintroduction efforts. They're striving to save these iconic blue parrots from disappearing forever.

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a 'tragic mistake'

Netanyahu says deadly Israeli strike in Rafah was the result of a 'tragic mistake'

Local officials say at least 45 people were killed in Sunday's strike. It only added to the surging international criticism Israel has faced over its war with Hamas.

Relations between E.U. and Israel plummet as Spain, Ireland prepare to recognize a Palestinian state

Relations between E.U. and Israel plummet as Spain, Ireland prepare to recognize a Palestinian state

Spain has suggested sanctions should be considered against Israel for its continued attacks in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

North Korean rocket carrying its 2nd spy satellite explodes in mid-air

North Korean rocket carrying its 2nd spy satellite explodes in mid-air

The launch drew rebukes from the North's neighbors because the U.N. bans North Korea from conducting any such launches, viewing them as covers for testing long-range missile technology.

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their U.S. ties

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their U.S. ties

China's premier has agreed to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries' expanding security cooperation with the United States.

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

It remains unclear if the aid will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel's escalating offensive there.

International court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah, though Israel is unlikely to comply

International court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah, though Israel is unlikely to comply

Criticism of Israel's conduct in the war in Gaza has been growing, particularly once it turned its focus to Rafah.

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities.

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

The historic but largely symbolic move further deepens Israel's isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza.

Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine's power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts.

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

As battles in Ukraine take a turn in Russia's favor, borders are being bolstered in the front-line Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as in Finland and Poland.

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

Karim Khan of the International Criminal Court on Monday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister, and three Hamas leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

That leaves the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions grip the wider Middle East.

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the U.S.

The ruling sets the stage for an appeal process likely to further drag out a years-long legal saga.

Arrests of U.S. tourists in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition prompt plea from three governors

Arrests of U.S. tourists in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition prompt plea from three governors

Five Americans are facing prison sentences of up to 12 years in the Turks and Caicos Islands on charges they illegally carried ammunition while in the popular, upscale tourist destination about 600 miles southeast of Miami.

Israeli army finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza killed at Oct. 7 music festival

Israeli army finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza killed at Oct. 7 music festival

The Israeli military says its troops in Gaza found the bodies of three Israeli hostages killed by Hamas in its Oct. 7 attack, including German-Israeli Shani Louk.

Israel insists it is doing all it can to protect civilians in Gaza and denies genocide charges

Israel insists it is doing all it can to protect civilians in Gaza and denies genocide charges

The International Court of Justice wrapped up a third round of hearings on emergency measures requested by South Africa.

Hezbollah introduces new weapons and tactics against Israel as war in Gaza drags on

Hezbollah introduces new weapons and tactics against Israel as war in Gaza drags on

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is introducing new tactics and weapons against Israel as the war in Gaza drags on and Israeli troops enter parts of the southern city of Rafah.

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

North Korea has fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast a day after South Korea and the U.S. flew powerful fighter jets in a drill that the North views as a major security threat.

Putin concludes a trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

Putin concludes a trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a two-day visit to China by emphasizing the countries' strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they seek to present an alternative to U.S. global influence.

Massive search in France for prison-break gang that shot 2 officers dead

Massive search in France for prison-break gang that shot 2 officers dead

A massive search is underway in France for a gang that killed two prison officers and seriously injured three others to free an inmate they were escorting.