A Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flying

China Sends 71 Warplanes, 7 Ships Toward Taiwan In 24 Hours

China's military harassment of Taiwan, which it claims is its own territory, has intensified in recent years.

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Israel's Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Doctors Reject Netanyahu Allies' Anti-LGBTQ Remarks

Allies of Benjamin Netanyahu are calling for a law to allow discrimination against LGBTQ people in hospitals and businesses.

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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

S. Korea Military Apologizes For Failing To Down North's Drones

South Korea's military scrambled warplanes and attack helicopters on Monday, but they failed to bring down any of the North Korean drones.

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A resident wears a mask as he stands near the Lama Temple in Beijing

Foreign Firms: China 'Turns Corner' By Ending Quarantine

China's government downgraded the official seriousness of COVID-19 and dropped a requirement for people with the virus to be quarantined.

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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu

U.S. To Let MLB Stars Play For Cuba In World Baseball Classic

MLB stars such as José Abreu, Yordan Alvarez, Randy Arozarena, Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert can now decide to play for Cuba in the WBC in March.

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A North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdongseen.

S. Korea Launches Jets, Fires Shots After North Flies Drones

South Korea’s military detected five drones from North Korea crossing the border on Monday.

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Kurdish activist and anti-racism group stage a protest holding Kurdistan Workers Party.

Prosecutors: Paris Shooting Suspect Wanted To Kill Migrants

The shooting in a bustling Parisian neighborhood shook and angered the Kurdish community, and stirred up concerns about hate crimes.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin Claims Moscow Ready For Ukraine Talks As Attacks Go On

A country-wide air raid alert was announced twice on Sunday and three missiles in the afternoon hit the city of Kramatorsk.

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An ambulance prepares to transfer a patient in critical care to other hospitals due to overcapacity.

Packed ICUs, Crowded Crematoriums: COVID Roils Chinese Towns

As China grapples with its first-ever national COVID-19 wave, emergency wards in small cities and towns southwest of Beijing are overwhelmed.

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An Afghan woman, center, wears an Afghan flag as a head scarf during a gathering.

Taliban Ban Women From Working For Domestic, Foreign NGOs

The ban was the latest restrictive move by Afghanistan's new rulers against women's rights and freedoms.

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A Ukrainian soldier decorates a frontline position during fights with Russian forces near Maryinka, Donetsk region.

Shells Pummel Ukraine's Kherson; 10 Dead, 55 Wounded

Shelling has been especially intense in Kherson since Russian forces withdrew and Ukraine's army reclaimed the southern city in November.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy Back In Kyiv After U.S. Visit; Russia Keeps Up Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounded another defiant note on his return to his nation's capital following his wartime visit to the U.S.

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A nurse gives a COVID vaccine to an old woman at a community health center in China.

'A Very Hard Road Ahead' For China As COVID-19 Cases Spiral

An abrupt reopening on Dec. 7 caught China under-vaccinated and short on hospital capacity.

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A police officer stands next to the cordoned off area where a shooting took place in Paris,

3 Dead, 3 Wounded In Paris Shooting; Suspect Arrested

The Paris prosecutor said the suspect had a prior police record and that investigators are considering a possible racist motive for the shooting.

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Flags of North Korea and South Korea flutter in the wind at the border area between the two countries.

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles After U.S.-South Korea Drills

South Korea's military detected the two missile launches from North Korea's capital region at around 4:32 p.m. Friday.

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The Patriot weapons system at the NATO Missile Firing Installation.

U.S. To Provide Ukraine With Most Advanced Air Defense System Yet

What is the Patriot air defense system, and how would it benefit Ukraine?

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President Joe Biden speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House

Zelenskyy Tells Biden: 'No Compromises' In Path To Peace

This is Zelenskyy's first known trip outside Ukraine since Russia's invasion began in February.

 | AP and Simon Marks

Afghan students queue at one of Kabul University's gates in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Taliban Bar Women From University Education In Afghanistan

Private and public universities are being asked to implement the ban as soon as possible and to inform the ministry once the ban is in place.

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Pallets of 155 mm shells bound for Ukraine.

U.S. To Send $1.8 Billion In Additional Military Aid To Ukraine

The aid comes as Congress is poised to approve another $44.9 billion in assistance for Ukraine as part of a massive spending bill.

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A Thai warship sinking in the Gulf of Thailand.

Survivor Found From Thai Navy Ship That Sank Sunday

76 people have now been rescued, five have been found dead and 24 others are still unaccounted for, according to Thai Navy officials.

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Residents watch a burning building after a Russian drone strike.

Nighttime Drone Attack Rocks Kyiv As Putin Heads To Belarus

The drone strikes come as Russian President Putin is believed to be seeking some kind of Belarusian military support for his war in Ukraine.

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York Regional Police tactical officers stand in the lobby of a condominium building in Vaughan, Ontario

5 People Killed In Canadian Condo Shooting; Gunman Dead

Mass shootings are rare in Canada, and Toronto has long prided itself as being one of the world's safest big cities.

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The HTMS Sukhothai corvette warship lists off the coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand.

Thai Navy Searching For 31 Missing Sailors After Ship Sank

The HTMS Sukhothai corvette sank in the Gulf of Thailand after strong winds blew seawater on board and knocked out the ship's electrical system.

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A TV screen shows a North Korean rocket launch.

North Korea Says Latest Launches Tested Country's First Spy Satellite

The North's state media said Monday the test was done to assess the satellite's photography and data transmission systems.

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People watch a TV screen showing a news program about North Korea's missile launch.

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Capable Of Reaching Japan

The launches came after the North claimed to have performed a test to build a more powerful ballistic missile designed to strike the U.S. mainland.

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Supporters of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo work together to roll a boulder onto the Pan-American North Highway.

Peru's Accidental President Fails To Quell Violent Protests

Protesters are demanding ousted leader Castillo’s freedom, Boluarte’s resignation, and the immediate scheduling of elections to pick a new president.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Actress Taraneh Alidoosti.

Iran Authorities Arrest Actress Of Oscar-Winning Movie

Reports also said several other Iranian celebrities had also ″been summoned by the judiciary body over publishing provocative content.″

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Fire and rescue team members look down on a landslide.

Malaysia Landslide Death Toll Rises To 24, 9 More Missing

Rescuers worked in teams Saturday to comb through debris as deep as 26 feet.

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Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters work to extinguish a fire.

Dead Boy Pulled From Rubble Of Latest Russian Hit On Ukraine

A number of Russian missiles were fired part of Moscow's strategy to leave Ukrainian civilians and soldiers in the dark and cold this winter.

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U.S. President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands

U.S. Puts 3 Dozen More Chinese Companies On Trade Blacklist

The U.S. Department of Commerce is adding 36 Chinese companies to an export controls blacklist, citing concerns over national security.

 | AP