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Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran's presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many...

Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains...

Amnesty calls for Iran’s Raisi to be investigated over rights

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who was declared Iran's next president Saturday, should be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity...

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities...

Putin’s party holds congress amid opposition clampdown

President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party will hold its congress Saturday ahead of September parliamentary elections that come amid a sweeping...

India mourns as ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh dies of Covid aged 91

India on Saturday mourned the loss of track legend Milkha Singh, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, after he died aged 91...

New museum gingerly explores German wartime suffering

A new museum dedicated to the long-silenced trauma of German civilians forced to flee eastern Europe at the end of World War II opens next week...

Iran ultraconservative named presidential election winner

Congratulations poured in for Iranian ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday for winning presidential elections even before official...

US bishops to draft statement on holy communion with Biden in sights

US Roman Catholic bishops issued a challenge Friday to President Joe Biden over his support for abortion rights, agreeing to draft a statement...

Mexico’s bee guardians on mission to save species

Adriana Veliz whispered affectionately as she removed a colony of bees from inside a statue in a Mexican backyard -- part of her mission to help...

All a boar-d! Wild pig takes Hong Kong subway journey

A young wild boar in Hong Kong has sparked delight by hopping onto a Hong Kong subway train and leading staff on a merry cross-harbour chase...

Churchill painting from Onassis superyacht to auction in New York

A piece of art weaving together one of the great statesmen of the 20th century, an icon of the jet set and the world's first "super yacht" will...

UN calls for member states to ‘prevent the flow of arms’ into Myanmar

The UN General Assembly on Friday took the rare step of calling on member states to "prevent the flow of arms" into Myanmar, part of a non-binding...

US cutting forces, missile batteries in Middle East

The Pentagon said Friday it was cutting the number of troops and air defense units deployed to the Middle East, confirming a Wall Street Journal...

Hubert Germain : France’s last Hero of the Resistance

At nearly 101 years old, Hubert Germain is the last of the designated Heroes of the Resistance against the Nazi occupation of Germany, handpicked...

UN chief Guterres sworn in for second term, vows to learn from pandemic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was sworn in Friday for a second term as head of the world body, promising to draw on the lessons of the...

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