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9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

Turkey Feb 13, 2024 / 12:10 pm

A huge landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said. The landslide at the Copler mine...

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage release talks, officials say

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage release talks, officials say

Gaza Feb 13, 2024 / 5:47 am

Israel and Hamas are making progress toward a deal that aims to bring about a cease-fire and free hostages held in the Gaza Strip, according to two officials...

Senate passes $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after rare all-night session

Senate passes $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after rare all-night session

Washington Feb 13, 2024 / 5:43 am

The U.S. Senate early Tuesday passed a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, pushing ahead after months of difficult negotiations and amid...

Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

Feb 13, 2024 / 5:30 am

Two years after Thailand made pot legal, the country appears set to crack down on its freewheeling drug market with a ban on “recreational” use....

Trump endorses a new RNC chair. The current chair says she's not yet leaving the job

Trump endorses a new RNC chair. The current chair says she's not yet leaving the job

United States Feb 12, 2024 / 6:32 pm

Donald Trump called Monday night for a leadership change at the Republican National Committee in an attempt to install a new slate of loyalists —...

One dead, five injured in shooting at a New York City subway station. Shooter is at large

One dead, five injured in shooting at a New York City subway station. Shooter is at large

New York Feb 12, 2024 / 5:10 pm

One person was killed and five others wounded following a dispute between two groups of teenagers at a New York City subway station Monday at the start of the...

Trump asks Supreme Court to put off his election interference trial, claiming immunity

Trump asks Supreme Court to put off his election interference trial, claiming immunity

United States Feb 12, 2024 / 1:50 pm

Former President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to extend the delay in his election interference trial, saying he is immune from prosecution on...

Boy critically injured in Texas megachurch shooting is son of suspect in attack, police say

Boy critically injured in Texas megachurch shooting is son of suspect in attack, police say

Texas Feb 12, 2024 / 1:49 pm

The young boy who was critically injured in a shooting at a Texas megachurch on Sunday was the son of the shooter, authorities said Monday. Police identified...

Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Feb 12, 2024 / 5:46 am

Turkey’s first astronaut returned home to a hero’s welcome Monday, portrayed as a symbol of the country’s advances in technology and...

Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, UN report says

Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, UN report says

Feb 12, 2024 / 5:36 am

Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday. Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales,...

The Israeli military says it has rescued 2 hostages from captivity in the Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says it has rescued 2 hostages from captivity in the Gaza Strip

Gaza Feb 11, 2024 / 8:03 pm

The Israeli military said it rescued two hostages from captivity in the Gaza Strip early Monday, marking a small but symbolically significant success in its...

Woman firing rifle killed by 2 off-duty officers at Joel Osteen's church, 2 others hurt, police say

Woman firing rifle killed by 2 off-duty officers at Joel Osteen's church, 2 others hurt, police say

Texas Feb 11, 2024 / 3:35 pm

A woman in a trenchoat entered the Houston megachurch of celebrity pastor Joel Osteen and started shooting Sunday afternoon and was killed by two off-duty...

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum has died in a car crash in Kenya, fellow athlete says

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum has died in a car crash in Kenya, fellow athlete says

Kenya Feb 11, 2024 / 3:32 pm

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum died in a car crash in Kenya late Sunday, a fellow athlete who went to the hospital and saw the body said. He was 24....

CBP dog sniffs out something unusual in passenger's luggage: mummified monkeys

CBP dog sniffs out something unusual in passenger's luggage: mummified monkeys

Boston Feb 11, 2024 / 12:45 pm

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection dog sniffed out something unusual in luggage from a traveler returning from Africa — mummified monkeys. The passenger...

Biden says Israel shouldn't press into Rafah without 'credible' plan to protect civilians

Biden says Israel shouldn't press into Rafah without 'credible' plan to protect civilians

Gaza Feb 11, 2024 / 10:50 am

Israel shouldn’t go ahead with a military operation in the densely populated Gaza border town of Rafah without a “credible” plan to protect...

2 people dead after small plane attempts emergency landing on southwest Florida interstate

2 people dead after small plane attempts emergency landing on southwest Florida interstate

Florida Feb 9, 2024 / 5:11 pm

Two people have died after a small plane attempted to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, colliding with a...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island; no tsunami expected

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island; no tsunami expected

Hawaii Feb 9, 2024 / 2:02 pm

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the world’s largest active volcano on Friday — Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii — knocking items off...

Harris slams 'politically motivated' report as Biden to name task force to protect classified docs

Harris slams 'politically motivated' report as Biden to name task force to protect classified docs

United States Feb 9, 2024 / 12:39 pm

Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday slammed the report by a Justice Department special counsel into Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents that...

Netanyahu orders population of Gaza's crowded Rafah evacuated ahead of an expected ground invasion

Netanyahu orders population of Gaza's crowded Rafah evacuated ahead of an expected ground invasion

Gaza Feb 9, 2024 / 6:39 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has ordered the military to prepare a plan for the evacuation of the population of the southern Gaza town of...

Independent candidates backed by ex-PM Khan's party take early lead in Pakistan's national election

Independent candidates backed by ex-PM Khan's party take early lead in Pakistan's national election

Pakistan Feb 9, 2024 / 5:55 am

Independent candidates backed by imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan were leading Pakistan's national election results Friday, a surprise given...

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