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Dramatic breakout as gang rams vehicles into prison in Mexico

Mexican investigators continue to look for clues after a gang rammed several vehicles into a prison and escaped with nine inmates on Wednesday ...

US Supreme Court judges lean towards abortion limits

The US Supreme Court's conservative majority signalled on Wednesday it would uphold Mississippi's 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further ...

Omnicron COVID variant: Curbs on southern Africa ‘a kind of travel apartheid’, says UN chief

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has slammed restrictions targeting southern African nations as a form of racist travel segregation ...

UK panel asks government to scrap plan to turn back migrant boats

A UK parliamentary committee on Wednesday criticised government plans to deter migrants and refugees from trying to reach Britain in small boats ...

US defence chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday that China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region” and vowed the U ...

Women’s Tennis Association suspends China tournaments over Peng Shuai censorship

The Women's Tennis Association will suspend all tournaments in China and in Hong Kong in response to China's handling of Peng Shuai's sexual ...

Citing Covid-19, Climate and Wars, U.N. Asks Donors for Big Jump in Funding

GENEVA — When the United Nations made its last appeal for humanitarian aid funding before the pandemic, it asked donors for about $29 billion ...

U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistan’s Taliban and Myanmar’s Junta

A bid by the new Taliban government in Afghanistan and the junta ruling Myanmar to gain international recognition suffered a blow on Wednesday ...

W.H.O. Reopens Debate Over Fairness of Pandemic Response

LONDON — As the still-mysterious Omicron variant reached American shores, the World Health Organization on Wednesday scolded wealthy countries ...

Long-Ago Victim of Vesuvius May Shed Light on Ancient Rome

HERCULANEUM, Italy — In his last moments, his final heartbeats, a man clutched a leather satchel to his side — perhaps containing his most prized ...

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