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Gunman kills two during Oslo Pride festival

A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early on Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terror act” during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations in central Oslo. Police said two men, one in his 50s […]

todayJune 25, 2022

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At Least 18 Migrants Die in Effort to Enter Spanish Enclave in Africa

Moroccan officials said on Saturday that 18 migrants had died and scores more had been injured after what the authorities described as a stampede during an attempted mass crossing into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in North Africa. But human rights organizations accused the security forces of using indiscriminate force at the crossing, and have called for an investigation into the deaths.A spokesman for the Spanish government’s office in Melilla […]

todayJune 25, 2022

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Commonwealth’s Fissures Exposed at Week of Meetings

KIGALI, Rwanda — As the leaders of the Commonwealth wrapped up a week of closed-door meetings, panel discussions and formal dinners on Saturday in Rwanda, this “family of nations” still stood at a crossroads, with questions remaining about its usefulness and whether it can reinvent itself for the 21st century.The Commonwealth, which comprises 56 nations across five continents and represents about 2.5 billion people, was born out of the dissolution […]

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Russia Unleashes a Missile Barrage, While Inching Ahead in Eastern Ukraine

From the skies above Belarus to the north and the waters of the Black Sea to the south, Russian forces unleashed a fusillade of cruise missiles across Ukraine on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, in one of the most widespread and coordinated aerial assaults in weeks.Even as Russia pounded civilian and military infrastructure from the air, fierce fighting raged on the eastern front, where Russian forces pressed to cut off the […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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Boris Johnson and his wife forced to abandon plans for 150000 tree house for son

They wanted to build it at the Prime Minister's country residence at Chequers Boris Johnson is facing allegations that he planned to build a £150,000 tree house in the grounds of his Chequers country residence. The Prime Minister declined to deny a report in The Times that he was forced to abandon the idea after police raised security concerns. The report said Mr Johnson and wife Carrie had wanted to […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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‘We Have Nothing:’ Afghan Quake Survivors Despair Over Recovery

GEYAN, Afghanistan — As dawn broke over his village on Friday morning, Abdul Qadir dug through the rubble of his family home desperate to find a small sack of flour buried somewhere beneath the piles of wood and dust.Like many in this desolate stretch of eastern Afghanistan, the small bag was the only food his family had before a devastating earthquake decimated half of the village last week. For nearly […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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Body of teenager recovered from river in Buckinghamshire

The 16 year old had got into difficulty in the water on Friday evening The body of a 16-year-old boy has been pulled from a river, police have said. Officers were flagged down by members of the public just after 5.30pm on Friday following reports that a child had entered the Jubilee River in Amerden Lane, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and got into difficulty. Thames Valley Police said Buckinghamshire and Berkshire fire […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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‘Wild Swimming’ in Restricted Beijing Offers Refreshing Break From Rules

BEIJING — Beneath a curving concrete overpass, behind a wall of green fencing, surrounded by the roar of traffic, a swimming hole beckons in the heart of Beijing.The water, a slim current running along Beijing’s often-congested innermost ring road, may not look like an ideal spot for a dip. Vaguely oily-looking algae drifts on its surface. In places, it is a bit pungent.But for those in the know, it’s an […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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Mayor of Embattled Southern Ukrainian City Urges All Residents to Leave

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine — The mayor of this embattled southern port city, under attack from Russian forces since the start of the war, has called for “everyone who wants to survive” to leave, because “it’s not clear when all this will be over.”The mayor, Oleksandr Senkevych, said in an interview with Radio Liberty that the city was being shelled daily, and that “around 80 percent of those munitions are cluster munitions” […]

todayJune 25, 2022 1

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The End of Roe

The Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion in America.The court’s decision issued yesterday is the culmination of a generational conservative campaign to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established abortion rights. The three conservative justices whom Donald Trump appointed to the court supplied the votes to finally do so.“The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly […]

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