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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage of a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland

World Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg Turns 20 Years Old

The youngest person to grace the cover as Time's person of the year celebrates her birthday.

 | Cat Sandoval

Visitors are reflected on a window pane as a man counts Chinese currency notes

Beijing Threatens Response To Virus Measures From Other Countries

Australia and Canada this week joined a growing list of countries requiring travelers from China to take a COVID test prior to boarding their flight.

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European Parliament President Roberta Metsola speaks with the media.

EU Parliament Starts Process To Lift 2 Lawmakers' Immunity

Parliament is investigating a scandal allegedly involving Qatari and Moroccan officials influencing politics with gifts and money.

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A view of Kyiv, Ukraine

Moscow Says Ukrainian Rocket Strike Kills 63 Russian Troops

This is one of the deadliest attacks on the Kremlin’s forces since the war began more than 10 months ago.

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The coffin with the remains of Brazilian soccer great Pele is carried for his wake at Vila Belmiro stadium in Brazil.

Fans Mourn Pelé At Public Viewing In Brazil Stadium

Pelé's coffin was placed on the field at Vila Belmiro Stadium, where he scored some of his best goals.

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An ancient wooden sarcophagus.

Looted Ancient Sarcophagus Returned To Egypt From The U.S.

The sarcophagus, almost 9.5 feet tall, may have belonged to an ancient priest named Ankhenmaat. It was smuggled through Germany into the U.S. in 2008.

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Philippine Coast Guard rescue a woman from floods.

Floods In Philippines Leave 51 People Dead, Over A Dozen Missing

Over 4,500 houses were damaged by the floods, along with roads and bridges, and some areas still struggle with disrupted power and water supply.

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Two cashed helicopters sit on the sand at a collision scene near Seaworld, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Helicopters Collide Over Australian Beach, 4 Passengers Dead

One helicopter appeared to have been taking off and the other landing when they collided near the Sea World theme park on the Gold Coast.

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Ukrainians flee homes destroyed by Russian shelling.

Russia Presses Ukraine, Firing 40 Drones At Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Monday that 40 drones "headed for Kyiv" overnight. All of them were destroyed, according to air defense forces.

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Mourners carry the bodies of Samer Houshiyeh, 21, and Fouad Abed, 25, during their funeral in the West Bank.

Israeli Army Kills 2 Palestinians In West Bank Confrontation

The Israeli military said it entered a Palestinian village to demolish the houses of two gunmen who killed an Israeli soldier in September.

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People look at the body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI laid out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican.

Pope Benedict's Body Lying In State At Vatican

Thousands of mourners lined up on the first day of public viewing before Thursday morning's funeral, which will be led by Pope Francis.

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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with his wife Rosangela Silva, V.P. Geraldo Alckmin and his wife Maria Lucia Ribeiro

Brazil's Lula Sworn In, Vows Accountability And Rebuilding

Lula's presidency is unlikely to be like his previous two mandates, coming after the tightest presidential race in more than three decades in Brazil.

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A Save the Children nutrition counsellor speaks with a mother in Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan

U.N. Official Meets Taliban Deputy Premier Over Women NGO Ban

The decision by the Taliban government to bar women from NGO work has prompted major international aid agencies to suspend operations in the country.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends a ceremony of donating 600mm super-large multiple launch rocket system

North Korea's Kim Orders 'Exponential' Expansion Of Nuke Arsenal

Some experts say Kim's push to produce more nuclear weapons signals his intention to continue tests and ultimately solidify future negotiating power.

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Emergency workers arrive at a residential area hit during a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russian Strikes Intensify As Ukrainians Return For Holiday

Officials say at least one person has been killed and 14 others hospitalized after 20 Russia launched 20 missiles over Ukraine Saturday.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves during the farewell ceremony at Cologne airport, Germany.

Benedict XVI, First Pope To Resign In 600 Years, Dies At 95

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the former Joseph Ratzinger, died Saturday at his home in the Vatican.

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Olena Balai holds a photo of her only son, Viktor Balai, a 28-year-old veteran of the war, in Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine

Evidence Of Russian Crimes Mounts As War In Ukraine Drags On

Evidence shows Russia has waged total war, with disregard for international laws governing the treatment of civilians and conduct on the battlefield.

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Two men in Brazil hold memorabilia honoring Brazilian soccer star Pele.

Brazil Mourns Pelé, Who Made Every Part Of The Country Proud

The soccer star died Thursday at the age of 82.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping via a video confer

Putin, Xi Vow Closer Ties As Russia Bombards Ukraine Again

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping hailed strengthening ties between Moscow and Beijing during a virtual meeting Friday.

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Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Court In Myanmar Again Finds Suu Kyi Guilty Of Corruption

Suu Kyi's supporters and independent analysts say her numerous convictions are an attempt to legitimize the military's seizure of power in Myanmar.

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Residents gather near a ruined building at the scene of a massive fire at a Cambodian hotel casino.

More Victims Recovered From Cambodia Casino Hotel Fire

The death toll was expected to rise once rescuers are able to access victims who are believed to be under debris or in locked rooms.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Notable Deaths In 2022: 22 People We Lost This Year

These are the singers, actors, politicians, athletes and other notorious people who died this year.

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A fire burns through the Grand Diamond City Casino and Hotel in Cambodia.

Massive Fire At Cambodia Hotel Casino Kills At Least 19

The blaze, which started around midnight Wednesday, was put out over 12 hours later.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel Swears In Benjamin Netanyahu As PM Of Hard-Line Government

This is Netanyahu's sixth term in office, continuing his more than decade-long dominance over Israeli politics.

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Pope Benedict XVI

Vatican Says Benedict XVI Lucid, Stable, But Condition 'Serious'

Pope Francis revealed Wednesday that the 95-year-old retired pontiff was "very ill," sparking fears that Benedict was near death.

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People sit in the subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russia Launches Massive Missile Barrage Across Ukraine

Russia dispatched explosive drones to selected regions overnight before broadening the barrage with air- and sea-based cruise missiles.

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Nataliia Pavliuk, right, and her daughter Yustyna, third from right, st.and with children and their artwork

Ukrainian Kids Express Horrors Of War Through Art Therapy

A mother and daughter, who are art teachers from Lviv, Ukraine, opened a new exhibition called "Children of War" at a Chicago Ukrainian museum.

 | Ben Schamisso

Ukrainian soldiers watch drone feeds from an underground command center in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine

Minister: Ukraine Aims To Develop Air-To-Air Combat Drones

The Ukrainian government minister in charge of technology says his country is developing combat drones to attack the ones Russia has used.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Vatican Says Health Of Retired Pope Benedict XVI 'Worsening'

Pope Francis has asked the faithful to pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he is "constantly monitored" by doctors.

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An officer collects passports from residents for renewal and re-applications at a community police station in Beijing.

China To Resume Issuing Passports, Visas As Virus Curbs Ease

China stopped issuing visas to foreigners and passports to its own people at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

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