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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Gaza hospital officials say an Israeli airstrike on a home in the territory's southernmost city of Rafah has killed at least nine people, six of them children More »


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Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations

Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure More »


Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

President Joe Biden can perhaps breathe a bit easier given that Israel and Iran seem to have stepped back for now from tipping the Middle East into all-out war More »


About 1,300 people from Myanmar flee into Thailand after clashes broke out in a key border town

Officials in Thailand say about 1,300 people have fled from eastern Myanmar into Thailand as fresh fighting erupted at a border town that has recently been captured by ethnic guerillas More »


Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on a range of issue, from the Middle East to opioids More »


The US military will begin plans to withdraw troops from Niger

U.S. officials said that they will begin to withdraw troops from Niger but there is no timeline More »


2 Japanese navy helicopters carrying 8 crew believed crashed in Pacific, Defense Ministry says

Japan's defense minister says two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force helicopters are believed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during night-time training More »


A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work More »


Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting

A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert because of glacial melting and is warning of a heavy loss of life if timely safety measures aren't undertaken More »


At least 20 dead after a ferry sinks in Central African Republic, witnesses say

Witnesses in Central African Republic say that at least 20 people have drowned after a ferry sank in the capital More »


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