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Members of South Korea coast guard conduct a search operation.

Ship sinks between SKorea and Japan; 2 dead, 8 missing

The Hong Kong-registered cargo ship sank about 100 miles southwest of Nagasaki, Japan, and about 93 miles south of South Korea's Jeju Island.

 | AP

Chris Hipkins, center left, is sworn in as New Zealand's next prime minister by Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro, right

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Chris Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focusing on the economy and what he described as the "pandemic of inflation."

 | AP

Israeli Jewish extremist Amiram Ben-Uliel arrives in court.

Israeli extremist group takes root in US with fundraising bid

An investigation by AP and the watchdog group Shomrim found that money raised through a U.S. nonprofit has gone to convicted Israeli extremists.

 | AP

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern makes final appearance as New Zealand leader

Ardern's final act was to join lawmakers attending celebrations at the Rātana meeting grounds, the home of an Indigenous Māori religious movement.

 | AP

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks with the media.

News trust is highest in Finland. Can the US learn from that?

Finland reports the highest levels of news trust among its public in the world. Why don't other countries have similar public opinion?

 | Ben Schamisso

A Leopard 2 military tank

Poland pushes for more tanks for Kyiv, will seek German OK

Poland wants to send German-built Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. The country may send them to the non-NATO country, even without permission.

 | AP

Lunar New Year at a public park in Beijing

What it means to be born in the Year of the Rabbit

East Asians around the world will ring in the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday, January 22.

 | Mary Chao

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays his respects to victims of a deadly helicopter crash during a farewell ceremony

Ukraine's Zelenskyy honors those killed in helicopter crash

A helicopter carrying Ukraine's interior minister and other top officials slammed into a kindergarten building, killing him and about a dozen others.

 | AP

New Zealand's COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.

Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand's next prime minister

The 44-year-old education minister must still get an endorsement Sunday from his Labour Party colleagues in Parliament.

 | AP

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

Comet not seen in 50,000 years to pass by Earth. Here's how to watch:

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is forecasted to be the brightest from January 31 to February 1. Experts say it will be most visible just before dawn.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Anti-government protesters clash with the police in Lima, Peru.

Protests move into Peru's capital, met by tear gas and smoke

The protests have been marked by Peru's worst political violence in more than two decades.

 | AP

A Stryker combat tank.

Defense leaders meet amid dissent over tanks for Ukraine

Nearly 11 months into the Russian invasion, Ukraine's Zelenskyy has expressed frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry from Western allies.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

some actresses at the theatre

Ukrainian theater lives on in a bunker

The Mykolaiv Art Drama Theatre was nearly destroyed by a Russian strike. Now, audiences fill seats in the bunker below.

 | Jason Bellini

Soldiers fire the Patriot weapons system.

Ukrainian troops are getting air defense training in the US

In Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Ukrainian solders are training on an advanced air defense platform called the Patriot missile system.

 | Scripps News Staff

Demonstrators from unions hold a banner reading in French "Withdrawal of this unfair pension reform" during a demonstration.

Strikes, protests test French plan to raise retirement age

French workers would have to work longer before receiving a pension under the new rules — with the retirement age rising from 62 to 64.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks.

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to leave office, sets October election

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's last day in office will be Feb. 7.

 | AP

Photo of a dragon in a shop in Chinatown

A look inside a suspected Chinese police outpost in the US

Scripps News investigates a suspected Chinese police facility in New York.

 | Sasha Ingber

A serviceman stands by workstations inside a NATO AWACS aircraft.

NATO warns of Russia's long war in Ukraine, vows to be ready

NATO chiefs are expected to discuss how allies can expand the delivery of weapons, training and support to Ukraine in the coming months.

 | AP and Rosie Birchard

Workers pass the scene where a helicopter crashed on civil infrastructure.

Ukraine interior minister, others killed in helicopter crash

There was no immediate word on whether the morning crash was an accident or related to the war, but authorities have opened an investigation.

 | AP

Police officers carry Swedish activist Greta Thunberg away.

Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest

Thunberg was among hundreds of people protesting coal mining at multiple locations in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

 | AP

Silver cups are shown.

Hidden treasures likely owned by Jews 80 years ago unearthed in Poland

Many suspect the hundreds of items construction crews dug up in Lodz, Poland belonged to Jews who were hiding their valuables from the Germans.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

The runestone found at Tyrifjorden, Norway, is shown at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo

Norway archaeologists find 'world's oldest runestone'

The Svingerud stone has carved scribbles, which may be the earliest example of words recorded in writing in Scandinavia.

 | AP

A girl wearing a face mask rides on a man's shoulders in Beijing, China

China records 1st population fall in decades as births drop

China's National Bureau of Statistics reported that the country had 850,000 fewer people at the end of 2022 than the previous year.

 | AP

A map showing Burkina Faso's northern Sahel region

Official: Jihadis abduct at least 50 women in Burkina Faso

Jihadi violence linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group has overrun Burkina Faso, killing thousands and displacing nearly 2 million people.

 | AP

Migrants are shown in a boat in the ocean.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescues 17 migrants on its way to Bahamas

The crew of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship gave 17 people medical attention after rescuing them from an adrift boat, according to the company.

 | Scripps News Staff

Police officers stand near a monitor inside a court room during a trial in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

Indonesia soccer disaster trial begins for 5 charged

Three police officers involved in the use of tear gas, the Arema FC Organizing Committee chair and security chief face charges of negligence.

 | AP

A man cries as he waits to receive the body of a victim of a plane crash, at a hospital in Pokhara, Nepal

Flight data, voice recorders retrieved from Nepal crash site

Rescuers combed through debris scattered down a 984-foot-deep gorge for three missing people after a fatal plane crash in Nepal.

 | AP

Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, right, is seen in a car with Italian Carabinieri officers

Italy arrests No. 1 fugitive Mafia boss, 30 years on the run

Matteo Messina Denaro was the last of three longtime fugitive top-level Mafia bosses in Italy who had eluded capture for decades.

 | AP

A Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighter carries a wounded woman out of the rubble

Final toll in Russian strike: 44 dead, including 5 children

The missile strike Saturday hit an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine.

 | AP

Nepalese rescue workers and civilians gather around the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in Pokhara, Nepal.

68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal resort town

At least one witness reported hearing cries for help from within the fiery wreck, the country's deadliest airplane accident in three decades.

 | AP