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1h ago

The deadliest place for environmental activists is Latin America

“You never think that defending our right to water and life will lead to death,” an activist in Mexico says, as a Global Witness report details the killings of environmental defenders.
IMage: Oscar Eyraud Adams, a Mexican activist and indigenous leader who was killed on Sept. 24, 2020, in Tecate, Baja Calif.
IMage: Oscar Eyraud Adams, a Mexican activist and indigenous leader who was killed on Sept. 24, 2020, in Tecate, Baja Calif.
5h ago

Pro-Putin party claims landslide victory in election opponents say marred by fraud

The Communists say they stand to lose a number of races that the paper ballots show them winning.
A woman casts her vote into the ballot box during the last
A woman casts her vote into the ballot box during the last
8h ago

Court finds 'Hotel Rwanda' hero guilty in terrorism case

Since being portrayed by actor Don Cheadle, Rusesabagina emerged as a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, based in the United States.
Paul Rusesabagina
Paul Rusesabagina

Biden faces U.N. General Assembly amid foreign policy crises

President Biden is set to kick off a busy week with a meeting with the secretary general of the United Nations as the annual General Assembly gets underway in New York. NBC News’ Mike Memoli reports from the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 
Biden faces U.N. General Assembly amid foreign policy crises
Biden faces U.N. General Assembly amid foreign policy crises
9h ago

Taliban-run Kabul city government to female workers: Stay home

“It’s our right,” said a government employee forced to sit at home. “We want to talk to them. We want to tell them that we have the same rights as they have."
Afghan women activists protest against Taliban restrictions in Kabul
Afghan women activists protest against Taliban restrictions in Kabul
1d ago

US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home

The attempted border closure happened as officials also began flying some of the migrants back to their homeland.
Haitian migrants gather on the banks of the Rio Grande after they crossed into the United States from Mexico on Sept. 18, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas.
Haitian migrants gather on the banks of the Rio Grande after they crossed into the United States from Mexico on Sept. 18, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas.
1d ago

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

"I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring," Pacquiao, 42, said in a livestreamed speech Sunday.
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Image: FILES-PHILIPPINES-POLITICS-VOTE
2d ago

Israel captures last two Palestinian militants who broke out of high-security jail

The six Palestinians who broke free on Sept. 6 had tunneled a hole through their prison cell.
Police officers and prison guards inspect the scene of a prison escape outside the Gilboa prison in northern Israel on Sept. 6, 2021.
Police officers and prison guards inspect the scene of a prison escape outside the Gilboa prison in northern Israel on Sept. 6, 2021.
2d ago

France's Notre Dame cathedral secured and ready to be rebuilt

The government agency overseeing the rebuild is maintaining President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of allowing visitors back inside in 2024.
Image: Notre-Dame Cathedral
Image: Notre-Dame Cathedral
2d ago

Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them

Meanwhile, the Taliban-run education ministry asked boys from grades 7-12 back to school Saturday along with their male teachers but there was no mention of girls.
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2d ago

Australia made 'huge mistake' with U.S. submarine deal, says recalled French ambassador

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that France was a 'vital ally' and that the United States would be engaged in coming days to resolve the differences.
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