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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot while covering an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday. The Palestinian health ministry said she was shot in the head by a live bullet, and confirmed her death shortly afterwards. Akleh’s producer, Ali Al-Samudi, was also …

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EXPLAINER: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

EXPLAINER: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the European Union tries to impose sanctions on Russian oil over the war in UkraineHungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc’s 27 member nations. The president of the EU’s executive commission, Ursula von der Leyen, last week proposed phasing out imports …

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Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

Donors fall well short of UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees but fell well short of a UN target for assistance to millions of people from conflict-torn Syria who rely on aid to survive. European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi acknowledged that the war in Ukraine and the …

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Marcos presidency complicates US efforts to counter China

Marcos presidency complicates US efforts to counter China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election is giving rise to immediate concerns about a further erosion of democracy in the region, and could complicate American efforts to blunt growing Chinese influence and power in the Pacific. Marcos, the son and namesake of longtime dictator Ferdinand Marcos, …

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Shanghai re-tightens on COVID, frustrating trapped residents

Shanghai re-tightens on COVID, frustrating trapped residents

BEIJING (AP) — The city of Shanghai is doubling down on pandemic restrictions after a brief period of loosening up, frustrating residents who were hoping for a more than monthlong lockdown was finally easing as the number of new cases falls in China’s financial center. On Tuesday, service was suspended on the last two subway …

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