Chasiv Yar/Kyiv, Ukraine

Rescuers pulled survivors on Monday from an apartment block destroyed by a Russian missile strike that killed 31 people in eastern Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said while lamenting Moscow's firepower advantage despite billions in Western aid.

The civilian deaths hammered home the human

Tokyo, Japan

The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday.

Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US

Three former employees have sued Walt Disney World, saying they were fired after refusing to wear face masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons, according to a lawsuit.

Barbara Andreas, Stephen Cribb and Adam Pajer said in the lawsuit

Suva, Fiji

The withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati from the region's key diplomatic group has overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrive in Fiji for the first in-person meeting in two years.

Pacific island leaders will discuss how to gather more international


Drawing back the curtain to a photo gallery unlike any other, NASA will soon present the first full-color images from its James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary apparatus designed to peer through the cosmos to the dawn of the universe.

The highly anticipated July 12 unveiling

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will resign, the Prime Minister's office said on Monday, after tens of thousands of protesters stormed the official residences of both men.

After Saturday's sweeping protests in the wake of

Mexico City

The Roman Catholic Church began a special round of prayers for peace in Mexico on Sunday after two Jesuit priests and a tour guide were slain on 20th June.

Jesuits held a moment of silence for the priests, who were alledgedly killed by a local

London, UK

The contest to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered pace on Sunday as five more candidates declared their intention to run, with many pledging lower taxes and a clean start from Johnson's scandal-ridden premiership.

Johnson on Thursday said he would resign as prime minister,

Johannesburg, South Africa

Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said on Sunday, reinforcing the country's bleak status as a global centre for murder.

Attackers armed with rifles and pistols opened fire in the

United Nations

A UN Security Council mandate for UN aid deliveries to some four million people in Syria from Turkey expired on Sunday as diplomats struggled to find a deal with Russia, which traded barbs with the United States over the renewal of the operation.


Nara, Japan

The man arrested for Shinzo Abe's killing believed the former Japanese leader was linked to a religious group he blamed for his mother's financial ruin and spent months planning the attack with a homemade gun, police told local media on Saturday.

Tetsuya Yamagami, an

Chasiv Yar/Kyiv, Ukraine

At least 15 people were killed and two dozen more are feared trapped after Russian Uragan rockets hit a five-storey apartment block in Ukraine's Donetsk region, local officials said on Sunday as rescuers picked their way through rubble.

Ukraine also reported clashes with

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Leaders of Sri Lanka's protest movement said on Sunday they would occupy the residences of the President and Prime Minister until they finally quit office, the day after the two men agreed to resign leaving the country in political limbo.

Thousands of protesters stormed

Manono, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jason Kandeke and his sister Esther got out of the van and rushed into the arms of their weeping uncle and grandmother - the children's first contact with their family since Congolese fighters killed their parents six years ago.

Militias raided

London, UK

A week after Uzbekistan's deadliest outbreak of violence in nearly 20 years, opposition politicians and human rights groups are challenging the government's narrative that protesters were high on drugs and incited by "foreign forces".

Authorities in the Central Asian state say 14 civilians and four

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