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Jordan army kills 27 drug smugglers in wintry clash on Syrian border

The clash came 10 days after smugglers killed a Jordanian army officer prompting the military to vow an increased crackdown on smuggling from Syria.

Report: 5,000-plus deaths under Ethiopia's Tigray blockade

Nearly 1,500 people died of malnutrition in just part of Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray region over a four-month period last year, including more than 350 young children, a new report by the region’s health bureau says

Dozens of armed militants still hold corner of Syria prison

U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces say dozens of armed Islamic State militants remain holed up in the last occupied section of a Syrian prison, The two sides clashed a day after the Syrian Democratic Forces announced they had regained control

Thailand deploys more assets as oil slick threatens beaches

An aircraft from a company specializing in recoveries from oil spills has arrived from Malaysia to join an urgent effort to clean up an oil slick before it could hit beaches in eastern Thailand

Iran state TV shows dissidents' images after apparent hack

Channels of Iran’s state television have broadcast images showing the leaders of an exiled dissident group and a graphic demanding the country’s supreme leader be killed

German archbishop pushes reform after criticism over abuse

The archbishop of Munich says the Catholic church needs deep reform to overcome the “disaster” of sexual abuse

Indonesia's military says 3 soldiers killed in Papua clash

Separatist gunmen have opened fire on a military post in Indonesia’s restive easternmost province of Papua, killing three soldiers and critically wounding another

Autopsy says violence caused death of detained Palestinian

An autopsy has found that a 78-year-old Palestinian man who was pronounced dead shortly after being detained by Israeli troops died of a heart attack caused by “external violence.”

EU honors camp survivor as world remembers Holocaust

Holocaust survivors and politicians warned Thursday about the resurgence of antisemitism and denial as the world remembered Nazi atrocities and commemorated the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp

S. Korea expert defends use of rapid tests as omicron surges

South Korea’s top infectious disease expert is defending the move to expand the use of rapid testing despite accuracy concerns as the country broke its daily coronavirus record for the third straight day

Mexico offers bodyguards and bulletproof vests to vulnerable journalists. It hasn’t been enough.

Threats from organized crime and widespread impunity make Mexico one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Meet the Ukrainian volunteers training to fight Russians in the streets of Kyiv

For years, the citizen-fighters of Kyiv's 130th territorial defense battalion have trained for a war that seemed improbable. No more.

The moon, Mars and the return of strongman rule: How China has changed since the 2008 Olympics

In the 14 years since it last hosted the Games, the nation has become a world power and experienced dramatic societal transformations.

Russia meets NATO diplomacy with stony silence as the West races to shore up support for Ukraine

The U.S.-led alliance's written response to Russia reinforced its commitment to an open-door policy for nations that want to join, as Moscow warned it has "exhausted the limits of retreat."
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