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Russia: What's behind the anti-abortion push?

Women seeking to end their pregnancy in Russia have been facing many new obstacles in recent months — the government is limiting the sale of abortion drugs, the Russian Orthodox Church is pushin...

Israel calls for civilians to leave Gaza City as 'significant operation' looms

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK/TEL AVIV, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Israel's military on Friday called for all civilians of Gaza City, more than 1 million people, to relocate south within 24 hours, as it amassed tank...

US official warns Chinese blockade of Taiwan would be costly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blockade of Taiwan would be extremely costly for Beijing, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner said at a Center for Strategic and ...

UN food agency drops aid to another 2 million hungry people in Afghanistan due to cash shortfall

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. food agency said Tuesday it must drop another 2 million hungry people from food assistance in Afghanistan this month due to a massive funding shortfall. The act...

Zimbabwe's opposition alleges 'gigantic fraud' in vote that extends the ZANU-PF party's 43-year rule

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Sunday alleged “blatant and gigantic fraud” in the country's election after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner and intern...

Argentina arrests dozens in looting attempts amid fear of growing violence ahead of October election

LOMA HERMOSA; Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities have reported a large number of arrests for lootings and attempted lootings in recent days, raising concerns about violence ahead of October presid...

Thousands more Mauritanians are making their way to the US, thanks to a route spread on social media

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aissata Sall was scrolling through WhatsApp in May when she first learned about the new route to the United States. For Ibrahima Sow, the discovery came on TikTok a few weeks later. ...

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka may allow Indian rupee to be used in local transactions

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is considering the possibility of allowing the use of the Indian rupee for local transactions, as the island nation struggles to build its depleted foreign reserves...

Sri Lankan president's visit to India signals growing economic and energy ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka and India signed a series of energy, development and trade agreements on Friday, signaling growing economic ties between the neighboring countries. Sri Lankan ...

UNICEF concerned by Taliban move to bar international groups from Afghan education sector

ISLAMABAD (AP) — UNICEF said Thursday it is deeply concerned by reports of the Taliban pushing out international organizations from Afghanistan's education sector and ordering them to hand over their ...

Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s de...

Honeybee health blooms at federal facilities across the country

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the buildin...

Biden celebrates a 'crisis averted’ in Oval Office address on bipartisan debt ceiling deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated a “crisis averted" in his first speech to the nation from the Oval Office Friday evening, ready to sign a budget agreement that eliminates the potentia...

Aid chief says Taliban agree to consider allowing women to resume agency work in Kandahar

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The head of a major aid organization said Thursday that the Taliban have agreed to consider allowing Afghan women to resume work at the agency in the southern province of Kan...

Fears over scores of zoo animals caught in Sudan crossfire

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of zoo animals in Sudan's capital — including an elderly crocodile, parrots and giant lizards — are feared dead after street battles between the country's rival forces made ...