Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will not become a dictator if he becomes US President again except "on day one", after warnings from Democrats and some Republicans that America was in danger of becoming an autocracy if he wins the 2024 election.

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Moscow, Russia

Maria Andreeva, whose husband has been fighting in Ukraine for more than a year, is also waging a battle in Moscow: to get him home.

She is not alone. A growing movement of Russian women is demanding the return from the front of their

Paris, France

Teenagers' mathematics and reading skills are in an unprecedented decline across dozens of countries and COVID school closures are only partly to be blamed, the OECD said on Tuesday in its latest survey of global learning standards.

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday ordered a thorough investigation into a weekend military drone attack that killed at least 85 people, including women and children, in northern Kaduna.

Nigerian army chief Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja visited Tundun Biri village and apologised for the

Kigali, Rwanda/London, UK

Britain signed a new treaty with Rwanda on Tuesday which it said would overcome a court decision blocking its plan to deport asylum seekers to the East African country, a ruling that dealt a huge blow to the government's immigration policy. 

The Rwanda

Kyiv, Ukraine

Russian forces pressed on with a long-running drive to capture the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka on Tuesday and both sides said they had made gains.

Russian attacks killed four people in eastern and southern regions, including strikes on an aid centre and a

Vatican City

A life-size crèche representing the nativity will be unveiled at St Peter’s Square on Saturday, celebrating the 800th anniversary of a Catholic tradition long since adopted by Christians across denominations.

The crèche has enjoyed great popularity in Italy and beyond ever since St Francis

Yakutsk, Russia

Arctic weather enfolded swathes of Russia on Tuesday, with temperatures in the wilds of Siberia falling to minus 58 degrees Celsius.

Yakutsk, one of the world's coldest cities which lies some 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow, was covered in freezing clouds and fog,

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip

Fearful of being killed in an Israeli bombardment, families in Gaza were packing up and fleeing on Tuesday, heading for a pocket of land further south already crammed with displaced people without enough food, water or toilets.

Some were fleeing for

Jakarta, Indonesia

The death toll from Indonesia's Marapi volcano eruption jumped to 22 on Tuesday as rescuers found more climbers who had perished near the crater, the head of the West Sumatra rescue agency said on Tuesday, up from 13 earlier in the day.

About 200

San Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador has seen "an alarming regression" of human rights protections during President Nayib Bukele's government, a trend that has intensified under a sweeping anti-gang crackdown, Amnesty International said in a report published on Tuesday.

Bukele has enjoyed widespread popularity since taking

Bhubaneswar, India

Cyclone Michaung barrelled into the southern Indian coast on Tuesday with intense winds, its arrival preceded by torrential rains and flooding that killed at least 13 people, as officials assessed the damage. 

Tall waves crashed into southern coastal towns over the last two


Israeli forces stormed southern Gaza's main city on Tuesday in what they called the most intense day of combat in five weeks of ground operations against Hamas militants, and hospitals struggled to cope with scores of Palestinian dead and wounded.

In what appeared to be

Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia's volcanology agency had warned since 2011 that it was unsafe to climb the country's active Marapi volcano, the organisation's chief said, days after the peak erupted and killed 13 climbers, with 10 still missing on Tuesday.

The 2,891-metre high volcano in West

Wellington, New Zealand

Thousands of protesters gathered in New Zealand's city squares, motorway over-bridges and in front of the country's parliament on Tuesday to protest the new government's policies that they believe are racist.

The protest action was called for by political party Te Pati


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