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Cities Unprepared for Intense, Frequent Heat Waves

Cities Unprepared for Intense, Frequent Heat Waves

As the world braces for more intense heat waves fueled by climate change this summer, urban centers across the world...

Political Divide Widens as January 6 Hearings Begin

Political Divide Widens as January 6 Hearings Begin

Law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol will be the first to testify as hearings begin Tuesday for the...

Upset Victories in Swimming, Women’s Tennis Mark Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics  

Upset Victories in Swimming, Women’s Tennis Mark Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics  

The Tokyo Olympics got off to a busy start Tuesday at the Tokyo Aquatics Center with a trio of high-profile...

Chinese Pair Outduels Russians to Win Mixed Team Pistol Gold

Chinese Pair Outduels Russians to Win Mixed Team Pistol Gold

China’s Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei out-dueled their Russian rivals in a riveting contest to secure gold in the 10-meter air pistol mixed...

North Korea Resumes Dialogue, Restores Hotline with South

North Korea Resumes Dialogue, Restores Hotline with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has exchanged several letters since April with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, Seoul announced...

Protests Flare in Tunisia as Critics Accuse President of ‘Coup’

Protests Flare in Tunisia as Critics Accuse President of ‘Coup’

The United States and several other countries have called for calm in Tunisia after violent protests broke out following the...

Iran Protests Spread to Tehran, Which Sees Biggest Anti-Government March in 18 Months

Iran Protests Spread to Tehran, Which Sees Biggest Anti-Government March in 18 Months

A wave of antigovernment protests that began in Iran’s southwest 11 days ago has spread to the capital, Tehran, where...

Pakistan Repatriates Afghan Soldiers Who Crossed Border in Face of Taliban Attack

Pakistan Repatriates Afghan Soldiers Who Crossed Border in Face of Taliban Attack

Pakistan said Monday it “amicably” repatriated dozens of Afghan soldiers and police personnel to authorities in Afghanistan a day after...

Haiti: S Korean TV Channel Apology Over Olympics Stereotypes ‘Didn’t Go Far Enough’

Haiti: S Korean TV Channel Apology Over Olympics Stereotypes ‘Didn’t Go Far Enough’

Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph says an apology by the head of a South Korean television station after the broadcaster portrayed...

Biden Announces End to US Combat Mission in Iraq

Biden Announces End to US Combat Mission in Iraq

Within months, U.S. forces in Iraq will end their combat duties there, President Joe Biden announced on Monday during a...

Somali Elections Delayed Again; No New Date Set

Somali Elections Delayed Again; No New Date Set

Somalia’s indirect election of lawmakers, expected to begin Sunday, was delayed once again as regional parliaments were not ready. No...

US, 20 Other Countries Condemn Cuban Crackdown on Freedom Protesters

US, 20 Other Countries Condemn Cuban Crackdown on Freedom Protesters

The United States and 20 other countries on Monday condemned Cuba for its crackdown on thousands of freedom protesters and...