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Buses move 400 asylum-seekers from squalid Dutch camp
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Authorities transferred some 400 asylum-seekers away from a makeshift camp outside an overcrowded migrant reception center in the northeastern Netherlands after a...
By MIKE CORDER
Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands
Malaysia court slams leak of alleged verdict of ex-PM's wife
Russia blocks final document at nuclear treaty conference
US Coast Guard cutter is denied port call in Solomon Islands
More than 80 people rescued from Philippine ferry fire
Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army
Abe murder suspect says life destroyed by mother's religion
TOKYO (AP) — The brazen assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a handmade gun shocked a nation unused to high-profile political violence. But there has been another surprise in the weeks since the murder as details have...
By MARI YAMAGUCHI
Artist Ai Weiwei warns against hubris in 'troublesome' times
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei warns against hubris in what he calls “such a troublesome time” with his first glass sculpture, made on the Venetian island of Murano, with the foreboding subtitle: “Memento Mori," Latin...
By COLLEEN BARRY
Ukraine train system attacks may be war crimes, experts say
Russia’s attack on a Ukrainian train station that killed more than 20 people this week is the latest in a series of strikes on the country’s railway system that some international legal scholars say may be war crimes. While Russia claimed that it...
By BEATRICE DUPUY
2 young brothers who drowned in Germany were UK tourists
BERLIN (AP) — Two young brothers who drowned in a lake in western Germany were British tourists, authorities said Friday. The boys, aged 7 and 9, were reported missing by their parents at a designated swimming area on Eiserbach Lake south of...
Moscow film festival opens with praise of soldiers in Donbas
MOSCOW (AP) — The 44th Moscow International Film Festival opened Friday with reduced foreign representation amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Festival head Nikita Mikhalkov, the Academy Award-winning director of “Burnt By The Sun,” brushed that...
Dutch PM is ashamed that migrants are left sleeping outside
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch leader said he is ashamed that hundreds of asylum-seekers have been forced to sleep in the sweltering heat outside an overcrowded migrant reception center, as his government announced measures Friday to ease...
By MIKE CORDER
Israeli defense minister in US to discuss Iran nuclear talks
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Friday it was important to maintain capabilities for “defensive and offensive purposes” as he met with a senior U.S. official to reiterate Israel's opposition to an emerging nuclear deal with Iran....
Airstrike hits kindergarten in capital of Ethiopia's Tigray
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike by Ethiopia's air force hit a kindergarten in the country's embattled Tigray region, causing deaths and injuries on Friday, according to local broadcasters. It was the latest escalation of a conflict that has...
By Associated Press
Fears of a radiation leak mount near Ukrainian nuclear plant
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities began distributing iodine tablets to residents near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Friday in case of a radiation leak, amid mounting fears that the fighting around the complex could trigger a...
By PAUL BYRNE
Taiwan: China, Russia disrupting, threatening world order
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s leader on Friday said China and Russia are “disrupting and threatening the world order” with Beijing’s recent large-scale military exercises near the island and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. President Tsai Ing-wen...
Pakistan seeks international help for flood victims
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked Friday for international help in battling deadly flood damage in the impoverished Islamic nation as rescuers struggled to evacuate thousands of marooned people from flood-hit areas....
By MUNIR AHMED
Pfizer asks EU drug regulator to OK tweaked COVID vaccine
LONDON (AP) — Pfizer and BioNTech have asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize their updated coronavirus booster vaccine that includes the most recent omicron subvariants. In a statement Friday, Pfizer said it is requesting that the EU...