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Glacier Chunk in Italian Alps Detaches, Killing at Least 6 Hikers

Glacier Chunk in Italian Alps Detaches, Killing at Least 6 Hikers

A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice,...

Visionary British Theater Director Peter Brook Dies Aged 97

Visionary British Theater Director Peter Brook Dies Aged 97

Peter Brook, one of the world’s most innovative theater directors who perfected the art of staging powerful drama in bizarre...

Scottish Voters Remain Split Over Independence After Fresh Referendum Bid 

Scottish Voters Remain Split Over Independence After Fresh Referendum Bid 

Voters in Scotland remain evenly split over supporting independence from the rest of Britain, a poll published by the Sunday...

Russia Says Blasts in Russian Border City Kill 3 

Russia Says Blasts in Russian Border City Kill 3 

Blasts Sunday in a Russian city bordering Ukraine have killed at least three people, Russian officials said. Dozens of residential...

Report: Dozens of Russian Weapons Tycoons Have Faced No Western Sanctions

Report: Dozens of Russian Weapons Tycoons Have Faced No Western Sanctions

As Russia’s military continues to pound Ukraine with missiles and other lethal weapons, Western nations have responded in part by...

Congressional Candidate: US Hasn’t Done Enough to Prevent War in Ukraine

Congressional Candidate: US Hasn’t Done Enough to Prevent War in Ukraine

Ukrainian-born Karina Lipsman is running for a seat in the US House. VOA’s Yurii Mamon has the story, narrated by...

Norwegian Anti-Islam Extremist in Car Crash After Burning Quran

Norwegian Anti-Islam Extremist in Car Crash After Burning Quran

The leader of an extremist Norwegian anti-Islamic group was in a spectacular car chase and collision Saturday, minutes after burning...

London Pride Parade Marks 50 Years, Looks Back on Progress

London Pride Parade Marks 50 Years, Looks Back on Progress

London Saturday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first Pride parade, marking half a century of progress in the fight...

Foreign Firefighters Arrive in Greece for Summer Wildfire Season

Foreign Firefighters Arrive in Greece for Summer Wildfire Season

Several dozen Romanian and Bulgarian firefighters took up their posts in Greece on Saturday, the first members of a European...

The Bitcoin Boom: Rural Texas Town Welcomes Bitcoin Mining

The Bitcoin Boom: Rural Texas Town Welcomes Bitcoin Mining

A rural town in central Texas is home to the largest bitcoin mining facility in North America, bringing jobs and...

US Announces $820 Million Military Aid Package for Ukraine

US Announces $820 Million Military Aid Package for Ukraine

The United States announced details Friday of $820 million in additional military aid for Ukraine, including new surface-to-air missile systems...

Monkeypox Cases Triple in Europe, WHO Says; Africa Concerned

Monkeypox Cases Triple in Europe, WHO Says; Africa Concerned

The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the past two...