The Hague, The Netherlands/Caracas, Venezuela

Judges at the World Court on Friday ordered Venezuela to refrain from taking any action that would alter the situation on the ground in a potentially oil-rich territory that is the subject of a border dispute with Guyana, which controls

Seoul, South Korea

Babies born in South Korea last year are expected to live 82.7 years, down from 83.6 years in 2021, the statistics agency said last week, after life expectancy fell in 2022 for the first time since 1970, hit by a spike in deaths

Miliou, Cyprus

Deep within the lush mountainous forests of Cyprus, survivors of the 7th October music festival bloodbath in Israel practice yoga, paint and meditate as they try to come to grips with the trauma.

At an Israeli-run wellness retreat, survivor Matan Madar wants to

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Biden administration on Saturday unveiled final rules aimed at cracking down on US oil and gas industry releases of methane, part of a global plan to rein in emissions that contribute to climate change.

The rules, two years in the making,

Addis Abab, Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia's largest region, Oromiya, on Saturday accused the Oromo Liberation Army rebel group of killing "many civilians" in attacks that followed the failure of peace talks in Tanzania. 

At least 36 people were killed when unidentified attackers struck three villages

Manila, The Philippines

Evacuations were under way in the Philippines after a quake of at least magnitude 7.5 struck the southern region of Mindanao on Saturday night, triggering tsunami warnings in the country and in Japan, though a US agency said the risk of large waves


US Vice President Kamala Harris said too many innocent Palestinians had been killed in Gaza as Israeli war planes and artillery bombarded the enclave on Saturday following the collapse of a truce with Hamas militants. 

Residents feared the barrages presaged an Israeli ground operation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis on Saturday called on the UN climate summit to strive for a essential breakthrough agreement to stem global warming that includes the elimination of fossil fuels, saying climate had "run amok".

The 86-year-old Pope had planned to attend the conference


Renewed fighting in Gaza stretched into a second day on Saturday after talks to extend a week-old truce with Hamas collapsed and mediators said Israeli bombardments were complicating attempts to again pause hostilities.

Eastern areas of Khan Younis in southern Gaza came under intense bombardment

Washington DC, US

A US judge on Friday said Donald Trump does not have immunity from criminal charges for actions he took as president, rejecting a bid by the Republican to toss out the case accusing him of conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss.


United Nations

A United Nations political mission in war-torn Sudan will end on Sunday after the UN Security Council voted on Friday to shut it down following a request from the country's acting foreign minister last month.

A war erupted on 15th April between the Sudanese

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar's incumbent resident, Andry Rajoelina, was declared the winner on Friday of the 16th November election by the country's High Constitutional Court, which handed him a third term after dismissing various challenges to provisional results.

"Andry Rajoelina is elected as the President of the

Mexico City

A historic Mexico City church has morphed into the capital's largest migrant shelter, with hundreds of sleeping mats stacked high inside and a growing tent city clustered around it where many await news before resuming their risky trek north.

The noisy, makeshift migrant hub

Lima, Peru

Ex-President Alberto Fujimori and his family were dealt consecutive blows on Friday, after courts blocked the imprisoned former leader's pardon while mandating that his daughter and political heir, Keiko Fujimori, face trial for alleged money laundering.

Friday's decision marked the third such time the

Nairobi, Kenya

The leader of a doomsday cult in Kenya was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for the illegal distribution of films and operating a film studio without licenses.

The senior magistrate in the city of Malindi, Olga Onalo, handed down the sentence


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