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  • Greece: Sailboat with 100 migrants sinks in high winds
    ATHENS, Greece -- A large-scale rescue operation was underway off a southern Greek island where a sailboat carrying up to 100 migrants sank in high winds late Wednesday, authorities said. The coast guard said its vessels, private boats and a rescue helicopter were involved in the effort off the coast... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-05 By The Associated Press
  • Germany repatriates more nationals from camp in Syria
    BERLIN -- Germany brought home four women and seven children Wednesday from a camp in northeastern Syria where suspected members of the Islamic State group have been held, along with a young man who was taken to Syria as an 11-year-old, officials said.Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in a statement... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-05 By The Associated Press
  • 'So many children dying': Somalia drought brings famine near
    DOLLOW, Somalia -- A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time.Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his life.... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-05 By CARA ANNA Associated Press
  • Oman thanks Iran for 'delivering' detained Iranian-American
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran said late Tuesday that Oman thanked the Iranian government for “delivering” to Muscat a detained 85-year-old Iranian-American who had been cleared to leave the country for medical treatment. Iran's Foreign Ministry said on its website that Oman's top diplomat called his Iranian counterpart to express appreciation... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press
  • Swedes close area of Baltic Sea around pipeline gas leaks
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Swedish prosecutor in charge of the investigation into leaks from pipelines in the Baltic Sea said Tuesday that he has ordered the area to be closed as he carries out a preliminary investigation into “suspected gross sabotage.”“I understand the great public interest, but we are at... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-04 By The Associated Press
  • Judge acquits Legion priests in abuse-linked extortion case
    ROME -- A judge in Milan on Monday acquitted five members of the Legion of Christ religious order and their lawyers of attempted extortion in a case in which they were accused of offering to pay the family of a sexual abuse victim to lie to prosecutors.Four of the five... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-03 By The Associated Press
  • Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. The unrest, ignited by the death... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-03 By The Associated Press
  • Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia annexed region
    KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive across at least two fronts Monday, advancing in the very areas that Russia is trying to absorb and challenging Moscow's effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to defend incorporated areas by all means.In their latest breakthrough, Ukrainian... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-03 By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press
  • Al-Shabab attack kills at least 12 people in Somali city
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Islamic extremist fighters on Monday targeted the local Somali government headquarters in the Hiran region, leaving 20 people dead and 36 wounded in a town at the center of a recent mobilization against the extremists, officials and witnesses said.The Somalia-based al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack in... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-03 By OMAR FARUK Associated Press
  • Report: Mexico continued to use spyware against activists
    MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government or army has allegedly continued to use spyware designed to hack into the cellphones of activists, despite a pledge by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to end such practices. Press freedom groups said Monday they found evidence of recent attempts to use the Israeli... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-10-03 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press

  • Indonesia police say 129 people killed after stampede at soccer match
    At least 129 people were killed and around 180 injured at a soccer match in Indonesia after a crowd stampede during a riot, police said on Sunday, in what appears to be one of the world's worst stadium disasters.After the match in East Java province between Arema FC and Persebaya... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Cuba requests U.S. aid after Hurricane Ian knocks out power, Wall Street Journal reports
    Cuba's government has made a rare request for emergency assistance from the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden after Hurricane Ian knocked out power to the whole island of 11 million people, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.CUBA STRUCK BY HURRICANE IAN, LEAVES 1 MILLION RESIDENTS WITHOUT POWER AND... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Russia blindfolds, detains Ukraine nuclear plant chief
    Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant's security.MASS GRAVE SITE WITH 1,100 BODIES FOUND IN BURN PITS OUTSIDE LIBERATED IZYUMThe alleged kidnapping on Friday apparently took place shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Civilian convoy in Ukraine attacked, leaving 24 dead including 13 children, 1 pregnant woman
    A civilian convoy in eastern Ukraine was found Saturday after allegedly being attacked by Russian forces, resulting in the death of 24 people, including 13 children and one pregnant woman, Ukrainian officials said.According to the head of the Kharkiv military administration, Oleh Syniehubov, a convoy of at least six cars... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Russia accused of kidnapping head of Ukraine nuclear plant
    Ukraine’s nuclear power provider on Saturday accused Russian forces of kidnapping the head of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) and holding him in an undisclosed location.According to Energoatom, the power station’s director-general, Ihor Murashov, was stopped by Russian forces around 4 p.m. Friday while in his car before he... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Iran attack kills 19, including 4 elite Revolutionary Guard members
    An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday.The assailants in Friday's attack hid among worshippers near a mosque in the city of Zahedan and attacked the... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • Ukraine war: Russia withdraws troops from Lyman, strategic town in region Putin annexed
    Russia suffered another setback during Ukraine's counteroffensive, confirming it withdrew troops from the eastern town of Lyman, within the newly annexed Donetsk region.Ukraine’s armed forces on Saturday said they had "liberated" five settlements in the Donetsk region and encircled thousands of Russian soldiers."Due to the risk to be encircled, the... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-10-01 By Fox News
  • EU to take Malta to court over 'golden passport' policy
    The European Union’s executive branch said Thursday that it is taking Malta to court over its golden passport policy that allows wealthy people to buy EU citizenship, even after the small island country suspended the program for citizens of Russia and Belarus.The European Commission launched infringement procedures against Malta and... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-09-29 By Fox News
  • Family of Iranian woman frantically searched for her after arrest
    When Mahsa Amini was detained in the Iranian capital for wearing her veil too loosely, her family sprang into action, calling relatives, friends, contacts — anyone who could help.One of her cousins, Irfan Mortezai, living in neighboring Iraq, got the message from her distraught brother."She’s been arrested by the morality... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-09-29 By Fox News
  • Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announces $6 million deal with North Carolina business
    Albania on Thursday reached a three-year agreement with an American company for a dedicated satellite constellation to provide the country with satellite imagery capabilities across its territory.The Albanian government signed the $6 million deal with Satellogic USA Inc. of North Carolina, the prime minister's office said.The agreement will give Albania... Read more
    Source: Fox - World Published on: 2022-09-29 By Fox News