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US Supreme Court strikes down right to abortion

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The US Supreme Court on Friday struck down the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shredded five decades of …

'A tragedy': Missouri's last abortion clinic draws protesters decrying ban

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Standing outside what had been the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri on Friday, Pamela Lukehart choked back …

Two killed in Norway 'terror' shooting

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Two people were killed and at least 21 others wounded in shootings near bars in central Oslo early Saturday that police …

Quake-hit Afghan village struggles back to life as aid trickles in

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A ruined village in eastern Afghanistan, just 10 kilometres (six miles) from the epicentre of this week's deadly …

Macron's tense, last-gasp Putin call on eve of Ukraine invasion

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"Vladimir, firstly one thing!" says President Emmanuel Macron as he seeks to make a point to his Russian counterpart. …

Ecuador's leader warns of coup over Indigenous protests

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Violent clashes between Indigenous protesters and police broke out for a second straight day in Ecuador's capital on …

18 migrants die in mass attempt to enter Spain's Melilla

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At least 18 African migrants died when a huge crowd tried to cross into the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern …

US passes first major gun bill in decades

Jun 24 2022

US lawmakers broke a decades-long stalemate on firearms control Friday, passing the first major safety regulations in …

Ledecky and Sjostrom extend their reigns in world championships

Jun 24 2022

Katie Ledecky won a record-breaking fifth straight 800m world title on Friday, just over an hour after Sarah Sjostrom …

Ukraine forced to cede key battleground city

Jun 24 2022

Ukrainian forces prepared Friday to retreat from the strategic city of Severodonetsk after weeks of fierce fighting, a …

Five migrants die in mass attempt to enter Spain's Melilla

Jun 24 2022

Five migrants were killed and dozens were injured when a huge crowd tried to cross from Morocco into Spain's Melilla …

Government, protesters no closer on Day 12 of fuel price revolt

Jun 24 2022

Ecuador's government and Indigenous protesters accused each other of intransigence Friday as thousands gathered for a …

Johnson in crisis after Tories crushed in UK parliamentary votes

Jun 24 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Friday to listen and learn but refused to quit, after his Conservatives …

Afghan quake survivors without food and shelter as aid trickles in

Jun 24 2022

Aid trickled to devastated villages in remote parts of Afghanistan Friday but thousands of people remain with little …

US Congress acts on gun violence after setback for activists

Jun 24 2022

US lawmakers were expected to break a decades-long stalemate with the passage of a limited package on firearms safety …

US Supreme Court strikes down constitutional right to abortion

Jun 24 2022

The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of …

Thousands of migrants storm border fence in Spain's Melilla

Jun 24 2022

Around 2,000 migrants tried to storm the border separating Spain's Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first …

UN says Israeli fire killed Al Jazeera journalist

Jun 24 2022

The United Nations said Friday it found that Israeli forces fired the shot that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu …

US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion

Jun 24 2022

The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of …

Ukraine forces to retreat from battleground city

Jun 24 2022

Ukrainian forces will retreat from Severodonetsk after weeks of fierce fighting over the key city, a senior Ukrainian …

Artistic swimmer Alvarez finds peace and beauty in images of her rescue

Jun 24 2022

American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez said she was "shocked" when she saw the "beautiful" AFP photographs showing her …

Ukraine forces to retreat from battleground city: governor

Jun 24 2022

Ukrainian forces will retreat from Severodonetsk in the face of a brutal Russian offensive that is reducing the …

Johnson's Tories crushed in twin UK parliamentary by-elections

Jun 24 2022

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered two crushing parliamentary by-election defeats on Friday, …

Afghan quake survivors without food and shelter as floods hamper relief effort

Jun 24 2022

Many survivors of Afghanistan's deadliest earthquake in more than two decades were on Friday without food, shelter and …

Three dead after fresh Ecuador protest clashes, despite govt concession

Jun 24 2022

Police in Ecuador's capital fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress, as …

Dozens of turtles, dolphins found dead in Guatemala, probe launched

Jun 24 2022

Dozens of turtles, dolphins and other marine species have been found dead on Guatemala's Pacific coast, prompting an …

Kerley shines, Richardson stumbles at US athletics World Championship trials

Jun 24 2022

Sha'Carri Richardson crashed out of the 100m heats at the US athletics World Championship trials on Thursday as Olympic …

For Iraqi amputees football team, healing is the goal

Jun 24 2022

As a seven-year-old boy in Baghdad, Mohamed Ali dreamt of becoming a goalkeeper -- until a car bomb in the central …

EU grants Ukraine candidate status as fighting rages in east

Jun 24 2022

EU leaders granted "candidate status" to Ukraine in its bid to join the bloc, as tensions deepened over Russian gas …

Supreme Court says Americans have right to carry guns in public

Jun 24 2022

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public, a landmark …

Indonesian designer's wheels behind leaders' bamboo bike bromance

Jun 24 2022

As Indonesian President Joko Widodo led Anthony Albanese around the lush gardens of a presidential palace south of …

Tantrums and tactics turned Lukaku's Chelsea dream into a nightmare

Jun 24 2022

Romelu Lukaku arrived at Chelsea heralding his move as a dream come true, but less than a year later the Belgian striker …

Clashes, tear gas, even as Ecuador protesters win government concession

Jun 24 2022

Police in Ecuador's capital fired tear gas Thursday to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress on the …

Germany raises gas alert level after Russia cuts supply

Jun 24 2022

Germany moved closer to rationing natural gas on Thursday as it raised the alert level under an emergency plan after …

EU grants candidate status to Ukraine as US ships weapons

Jun 24 2022

European Union leaders granted candidate status Thursday to Ukraine and Moldova in a strong show of support against …

Chile workers end strike at world's largest copper producer

Jun 24 2022

Workers at Chile's state mining company Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, called off an open-ended strike …

US justice officials outline Trump's 'brazen' takeover bid

Jun 24 2022

Lawmakers investigating the attack on the US Capitol on Thursday detailed Donald Trump's efforts to recruit the Justice …

Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year: study

Jun 24 2022

Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first …

US Supreme Court on guns: what happens next?

Jun 23 2022

The US Supreme Court ruling in the most important gun rights case in more than a decade does not mean a New Yorker can …

Macron 'compromise' call meets opposition resistance

Jun 23 2022

France risked prolonged political deadlock Thursday after opposition parties gave a frosty reception to President …

US justice officials describe Trump's 'brazen' manipulation

Jun 23 2022

Lawmakers investigating last year's attack on the US Capitol on Thursday laid out Donald Trump's "brazen" efforts to …

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan quake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Jun 23 2022

Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after …

Forever young: Many cold-blooded creatures don't age, studies show

Jun 23 2022

Scientists have discovered the secret to eternal youth: be born a turtle.

In Amazon region hit by double murder, poverty fuels violence

Jun 23 2022

A short walk from the spot where British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira set out …

Trump's bid to 'corrupt' Justice Department under spotlight

Jun 23 2022

Lawmakers investigating last year's attack on the US Capitol were set Thursday to lay out Donald Trump's efforts to turn …

Freedom and fear: the foundations of America's deadly gun culture

Jun 23 2022

It was 1776, the American colonies had just declared their independence from England, and as war raged the founding …

US orders all Juul vaping products off the market

Jun 23 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it was ordering all vaping products produced by Juul Labs off the …

Ukraine hopes for EU nod as Russia warns resistance 'futile'

Jun 23 2022

EU leaders met Thursday to discuss Ukraine's long-sought bid to join the bloc, even as tensions between Brussels and …

Trump bid to 'corrupt' Justice Department under spotlight

Jun 23 2022

Lawmakers investigating last year's attack on the US Capitol were set Thursday to lay out Donald Trump's efforts to turn …

EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts 'hell' in east

Jun 23 2022

EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a "decisive" moment …

Russia and China eye NATO's 'Arctic Achilles heel'

Jun 23 2022

Russian flags flap in the stiff polar breeze, a bust of Lenin looms out of the snow and a vast slogan declares, …

US swimmer rescued from World Championship pool after fainting

Jun 23 2022

Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool by Team USA's head coach after …

Global food crisis 'will kill millions' by disease, health executive warns

Jun 23 2022

The global food crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine will kill millions by leaving the hungriest more vulnerable to …

EU debates Ukraine candidacy as Russia makes life 'hell' in east

Jun 23 2022

EU leaders will gather in Brussels Thursday to discuss calls to formally grant war-torn Ukraine "candidate status" to …

Record floods threaten southern China

Jun 23 2022

Record floods were expected in parts of southern China Thursday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River …

Workers in Chile strike at world's largest copper producer

Jun 23 2022

Workers at Chile's state mining company Codelco, the largest producer of copper in the world, launched an open- ended …

Short hair, don't care: Saudi working women embrace cropped locks

Jun 23 2022

When Saudi doctor Safi took a new job at a hospital in the capital, she decided to offset her standard white lab coat …

At least 1,000 killed in Afghan quake, with fear toll will rise

Jun 23 2022

Desperate rescuers battled against the clock Thursday under pouring rain to pull survivors from the rubble after a …

PGA Tour confirms schedule overhaul, prize money boost

Jun 23 2022

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced a sweeping overhaul of the circuit on Wednesday in a move designed to …

Workers strike at world's largest copper producer, Chile's Codelco

Jun 23 2022

Workers at Chile's state mining company Codelco, the largest producer of copper in the world, went on an "indefinite" …

Teens Popovici and McIntosh grab world swimming golds as Dressel quits

Jun 23 2022

After Caeleb Dressel, one of the veterans expected to dominate the World Swimming Championships, quit the competition on …

Vienna returns as world's 'most liveable city'

Jun 23 2022

The Austrian capital Vienna has made a comeback as the world's most liveable city, according to an annual report from …

Government, Indigenous Ecuadorans dig in heels on day 10 of protests

Jun 23 2022

Thousands flooded the Ecuadoran capital Quito Wednesday for a tenth day of demonstrations over living costs, in an …

Key Ukrainian city under 'massive' Russian bombardment

Jun 22 2022

Heavy Russian bombardment of Ukraine's battleground eastern Lugansk region and key city Severodonetsk has been "hell" …

Ecuador police officers missing after protest attack

Jun 22 2022

Ecuador on Wednesday refused protesters' demands to lift a state of emergency and said 18 police officers were missing …

US Fed chair admits recession a 'possibility' after rate hikes

Jun 22 2022

The US economy remains strong but a series of aggressive rate hikes meant to cool soaring inflation could eventually …

Macron urges 'compromises' to break France impasse

Jun 22 2022

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged France's political forces to make compromises to end a political deadlock …

Medical staff to be tried for Maradona death

Jun 22 2022

Eight medical personnel will stand trial for alleged criminal negligence in the death of Argentine football legend Diego …

Saudi prince visits Turkey for talks clouded by Khashoggi murder

Jun 22 2022

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler took a big step out of international isolation Wednesday by paying his first visit to …

At least 1,000 killed in Afghan quake as rescuers scramble for survivors

Jun 22 2022

A powerful earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 1,000 people and injuring …

UK inflation hits fresh 40-year high in cost-of-living crisis

Jun 22 2022

British annual inflation has hit a fresh 40-year high, official data showed Wednesday, further eroding workers' wages in …

Bayern complete signing of Senegal star Mane from Liverpool

Jun 22 2022

Bayern Munich confirmed the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool on Wednesday, as the Senegal forward signed a …

Saudi prince arrives in Turkey for talks clouded by Khashoggi murder

Jun 22 2022

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler on Wednesday took another step out of his international isolation by paying his first …

US could face more inflation 'surprises': Fed's Powell

Jun 22 2022

The US economy is strong but faces an "uncertain" global environment and could see further inflation "surprises," …

Saudi crown prince pays first visit to Turkey since Khashoggi murder

Jun 22 2022

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler will on Wednesday take another step out of his international isolation by paying his first …

At least 920 killed in Afghanistan earthquake

Jun 22 2022

A powerful earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 920 people and injuring …

At least 255 killed in Afghanistan earthquake

Jun 22 2022

A powerful earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 255 people and injuring …

Ecuadoran Indigenous protester dies in anti-government demos

Jun 22 2022

An Indigenous protester died Tuesday in clashes with law enforcement during a ninth day of demonstrations against the …

'We are human beings': Transgender rugby player says ban is punishment

Jun 22 2022

Transgender former rugby player Caroline Layt said she was assaulted by her teammates nearly two decades ago, and now …

UK inflation hits fresh 40-year high

Jun 22 2022

British annual inflation has hit a fresh 40-year high, official data showed Wednesday, further eroding workers' wages …

At least 100 killed in Afghanistan earthquake

Jun 22 2022

A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan killed at least 100 people and injured dozens more, officials said Wednesday, with …

France's eye in the sky: Tracking Russian vessels in the Baltic

Jun 22 2022

The cluster of dots on the Atlantique 2's screens may seem like a confusing mess to the untrained eye, but not to the …

Can world number 1,204 win Wimbledon? Serena eyes greatest triumph

Jun 22 2022

Ranked a lowly 1,204 in the world and without a competitive singles match in 12 months, Serena Williams will sweep into …

Spain bets on green hydrogen in clean energy push

Jun 22 2022

As Europe seeks to move way from fossil fuels, Spain is racing ahead in developing green hydrogen, aided by a growing …

Ancient Afghan Buddhist city threatened by Chinese copper mine

Jun 22 2022

An ancient Buddhist city carved out of immense peaks near Kabul is in danger of disappearing forever, swallowed up by a …

US lawmakers agree bipartisan bill on gun safety

Jun 22 2022

US senators unveiled a bill Tuesday addressing the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the country as they locked down a …

Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost double original estimate

Jun 22 2022

The final price tag for last year's Tokyo Olympics was more than double the city's original 2013 estimate after a …

Djokovic, Nadal lead title chase at all-change Wimbledon

Jun 22 2022

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline the title chase at Wimbledon where eight-time champion Roger Federer, the …

US seeks to drastically cut nicotine content in cigarettes

Jun 22 2022

President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday announced it would develop a new policy requiring cigarette producers to …

US high court denies Bayer bid to block Roundup weedkiller lawsuits

Jun 22 2022

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an appeal from Bayer-owned Monsanto that aimed to challenge thousands of …

'I doubted I'd ever return,' says Serena after winning comeback

Jun 22 2022

Serena Williams admitted Tuesday that she feared her storied career was over after a leg injury at last year's Wimbledon …

Women's PGA Championship doubles prize money to $9 million

Jun 22 2022

Defending champion Nelly Korda and her rivals will chase a record $9 million purse at this week's KPMG Women's PGA …

US jury finds Bill Cosby sexually assaulted teen in 1970s

Jun 21 2022

Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenager at the Playboy Mansion almost 50 years ago, a jury in California found Tuesday, …

Long wait over as US vaccinates youngest against Covid

Jun 21 2022

US hospitals, clinics and pharmacies began vaccinating the nation's youngest children against Covid-19 on Tuesday, a …

Russia warns Lithuania, pushes into Ukraine's Donbas

Jun 21 2022

Moscow on Tuesday warned Lithuania of "serious" consequences over its restriction of rail traffic to Russia's …

Texas school shooting response deemed 'abject failure'

Jun 21 2022

The police response to the Uvalde school massacre in Texas last month was an "abject failure," a top law enforcement …

Top court blocks French city's bid to allow 'burkini' in pools

Jun 21 2022

France's top administrative court on Tuesday blocked a bid to allow the "burkini" at municipal pools in the city of …

Macron meets France opposition, retains PM after poll blow

Jun 21 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday held talks with opposition leaders on ending the deadlock sparked by his …

UK hit by biggest rail strike in over 30 years

Jun 21 2022

Travel across British railway stations ground to a halt Tuesday as widespread strike action billed as the biggest in …

US to drastically reduce nicotine content in cigarettes: reports

Jun 21 2022

President Joe Biden's administration is set to announce a new policy requiring cigarette producers to reduce nicotine to …

Reversing Trump, US reimposes near total ban on landmine use

Jun 21 2022

The United States said Tuesday it will return to a ban on landmines other than on the Korean peninsula, reversing course …

Rugby League joins swimming in banning transgender athletes

Jun 21 2022

The sport of rugby league on Tuesday joined swimming by banning transgender players from international competition, as …