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Pakistan Bus Accident

Bus rams into fuel truck in eastern Pakistan, killing 20

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A passenger bus rammed into a fuel truck on a highway in eastern Pakistan before dawn on Tuesday, igniting a fire that killed at least 20 people, police and rescue officials said. According to the officials, the accident happened near the town of Jalalpur Peerwala in Punjab province. The bus… Read

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U.N. special envoy to visit Myanmar amid 'deteriorating situation'

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A senior U.N. official is visiting Myanmar this week, the United Nations said, on a rare visit that comes amid domestic political turmoil and fraying ties between Myanmar and its Southeast Asian neighbors. Myanmar has been in chaos since the military overthrew an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung… Read

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'No use worrying': Taiwanese tourists carry on despite China threat

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Visiting Taiwan's tiny Kinmen Islands last week, Joseph Lin practised standing up on his paddleboard, drifting across from the Chinese city of Xiamen, where days earlier fighter jets had screamed overhead. The Taiwanese islets, just two miles from China's coast, have become a popular tourist destination, and Beijing's massive military… Read

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China announces new Taiwan drills as U.S. delegation visits

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China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island Beijing claims as its own. Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but… Read

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Russian shells slam into eastern Ukraine; 3 dead, 20 injured

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At least three Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 20 others wounded in the latest artillery barrages from the Russian military, Ukrainian officials said Monday. The eastern region of Donetsk, one of the two provinces making up the country’s industrial heartland of Donbas that has been the focus of a… Read

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Myanmar junta court jails Suu Kyi for six years for corruption

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A Myanmar junta court jailed Aung San Suu Kyi for six years for corruption on Monday, a source close to the case said, taking the ousted leader's prison time to 17 years. Suu Kyi, 77, has been detained since the generals toppled her government in a coup on February 1… Read

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Giuliani’s lawyers told he’s a target of Georgia election probe

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Prosecutors in Atlanta on Monday told lawyers for Rudy Giuliani that he’s a target of their criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia. Special prosecutor Nathan Wade alerted Giuliani's local attorney in Atlanta that the former New York… Read

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German fighter jets en route to Australia as Berlin shifts focus to Indo-Pacific

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Germany is sending 13 military aircraft to joint exercises in Australia, the air force's largest peacetime deployment, underlining Berlin's increased focus on the Indo-Pacific amid rising tensions with China in the region. Last year, a German warship sailed into the South China Sea for the first time in almost 20… Read

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Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

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Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why the drug cartels exploded, and what do they want? The attacks killed 11 people, including a young boy and four radio station employees who were randomly shot on the streets of the… Read

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

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Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from summer break, educators are cautiously adjusting and waiting… Read

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