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Iran's sweeping internet blackouts are a serious cause for concern

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 23:03
When Iranian authorities pulled the plug on the internet in 2019 amid anti-government protests, the international community struggled to track the civilian carnage that followed.

Race and power collide in a fight over sacred rock art in remote Australia

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 17:23
Near a dry, red rock peninsula on Australia's far western coast, a dusty highway separates two communities with contrasting fortunes tied to an ancient land.

More Cubans are coming to the US by sea than any time since the 1990s

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 13:55
• Opinion: DeSantis' actions are cause for grave concern

Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister have 'direct and honest exchange' on Taiwan

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 12:21
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "had a direct and honest exchange on matters related to Taiwan" Friday, a US senior administration official said.

World's best airline for 2022 named

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:38
From Covid to chaos, it's been another bumpy year for the aviation industry. In much of the northern hemisphere, the busy summer season was beset by delays and cancellations, while in the United States a new study this week found that airplane passenger satisfaction is declining across the board.

Amid internet shutdowns in Iran, US takes step to allow tech firms to help Iranian people access online info

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:29
Amid internet shutdowns by the Iranian government in the face of widespread protests, the US government has taken a step meant to allow technology firms to help the people of Iran access information online, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Friday.

Fears of a third Intifada as Palestinian deaths reach 7-year high

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:14
In the early hours of September 6, Mohammed Sabaaneh, 29, was live on TikTok, filming clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the West Bank town of Jenin.

11 dead in suspected and confirmed Ebola cases in Uganda

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 08:44
In the last 24 hours, Uganda has recorded four confirmed cases of Ebola, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 11, the country's health ministry reported Friday in a statement.

Iranians are risking it all to protest. Their families say some aren't coming home

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 05:49
The last time Farnaz heard her brother's voice was over the phone, on an unknown number.

Boeing agrees to pay $200 million for misleading the public about the 737 Max

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 05:36
Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg agreed to pay hefty fines to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission that they misled the public about the safety of the 737 Max following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.

Hong Kong removes international travel quarantine after more than two years

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 02:33
The Hong Kong government has announced the ending of formal quarantine for international travelers after more than two and a half years of stringent pandemic controls.

Hot mic catches South Korean leader swearing about US lawmakers

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 00:20
A criticism of US lawmakers by the President of South Korea has gone viral on social media -- after a hot mic picked him up using an expletive.

How Giorgia Meloni and her far-right party became a driving force in Italian politics

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:24
When Giorgia Meloni first burst onto the political scene in 2006 as the youngest ever vice-president of the National Alliance party, she sealed her fate as a far-right politician.

Analysis: As Russia raises nuclear specter in Ukraine, China looks the other way

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 21:07
When Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan last week, the mood was noticeably different from their triumphant meeting in Beijing, weeks before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Thailand denies entry to model who denounced Myanmar junta in pageant speech

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 19:54
A Myanmar model who took refuge in Thailand after speaking out against a military coup in her homeland has been blocked from returning to Bangkok, Thai authorities said on Thursday, over what her manager said was an Interpol notice.

Lavrov skips all of fiery UN meeting on Ukraine — except for his own address

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:58
Russia's foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced wide rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning fellow diplomats "the very international order we've gathered here to uphold is being shredded before our eyes."

Iceland arrests four suspected of terror plot in 'unprecedented' operation

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:22
Icelandic police say they have arrested four men for alleged "preparations for terrorist acts" -- an unprecedented situation for the tiny country.

GM stops taking reservations for Hummer EV

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 14:44
There's a lot of buyer interest in the electric Hummer now being offered by Chevrolet. But there's limited capacity to build them, and now General Motors has stopped taking orders for the massive EV.

Japan to reopen to mass tourism in October

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 13:46
Japan, one of the world's last major holdouts during the pandemic, is dissolving its Covid-19 restrictions and opening the door back up to mass tourism.

ISIS attempts suicide attack on al-Hol camp in Syria

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 12:01
A group of ISIS militants in two vehicles rigged with suicide explosives attempted to attack the al-Hol camp in Syria which holds around 60,000 displaced persons, according to US Central Command.