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On COP28 sidelines, philanthropies invest $450 million to help tackle methane


Nearly a dozen deep-pocketed philanthropies announced on Saturday they will invest $450 million over the next three years to help countries launch national actions to tackle methane, the second-most prominent greenhouse gas, which has become a new focus of global climate negotiations. The philanthropies, which include the Bezos Earth Fund,… Read


Philippine troops kill 11 Islamic militants in one of bloodiest anti-insurgency offensives this year


Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes and artillery fire, killed 11 suspected Islamic militants near a hinterland village in the country’s south, authorities said Saturday, in one of the military’s bloodiest anti-insurgency offensives this year. The military launched the offensive Friday after receiving intelligence about the whereabouts of suspected leaders and… Read


Five senators ask Biden to impose China travel ban after respiratory illness cases


Five Republican senators led by Marco Rubio on Friday asked President Joe Biden's administration to ban travel between the United States and China after a spike in Chinese respiratory illness cases. "We should immediately restrict travel between the United States and (China) until we know more about the dangers posed… Read


Israeli airstrikes on Gaza resume after weeklong truce with Hamas ends


Israel’s war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip minutes after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities in the besieged territory reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over Gaza City and southern parts of the enclave, urging civilians to… Read


Top world leaders talk of climate crisis at U.N. summit


Dozens of world leaders said they know the planet's dangerously overheating and they are trying to keep it from getting worse. The next step is to turn their soaring rhetoric voiced at the beginning of the United Nations climate conference into action. In the first of two days of the… Read


Lawsuits against Trump over Jan 6 riot can move forward, appeals court rules


Lawsuits against Donald Trump over the U.S. Capitol riot can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, rejecting the former president's bid to dismiss the cases accusing him of inciting the violent mob on Jan 6, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court knocked… Read


New York Times report says Israel knew about Hamas attack over a year in advance


Israel's military was aware of Hamas ' plan to launch an attack on Israeli soil over a year before the devastating Oct. 7 operation that killed hundreds of people, The New York Times reported Friday. It was the latest in a series of signs that top Israeli commanders either ignored… Read


Zelenskyy says war with Russia in a new phase as winter looms


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new stage, with winter expected to complicate fighting after a summer counteroffensive that failed to produce desired results due to enduring shortages of weapons and ground forces. Despite setbacks, however, he said Ukraine won't give up. “We have… Read


Putin orders Russian military to add 170,000 troops for total of 1.32 million


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered the country's military to increase the number of troops by nearly 170,000 to a total of 1.32 million, as Moscow’s military action in Ukraine continues into its 22nd month. Putin's decree was released by the Kremlin on Friday and took force immediately. It… Read


U.S. House expels New York Rep George Santos


The House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York after a blistering ethics report on his conduct heightened lawmakers' concerns about the scandal-plagued freshman. Santos became just the sixth member in the chamber's history to be ousted by colleagues, and the third since the Civil… Read

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