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Report: Venezuela security forces continue killings, torture

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces carried out fewer extra-judicial killings in the 12 months through April, a U.N. report said Monday, but it...

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant up and running after closure

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant is back online following an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, state TV reported Saturday. ...

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

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BEIJING — As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an...

Ethiopia denies it’s trying to ‘suffocate’ Tigray region

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government on Friday rejected accusations that it’s trying to “suffocate the Tigray people” by denying them urgently needed food and...

Driven by delta variant, COVID-19 surges across Africa

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JOHANNESBURG — Driven by the delta variant, a new wave of COVID-19 is sweeping across the African continent where new cases, hospital admissions, and...

UN documents prisoners’ torture, abuse in Ukrainian conflict

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KYIV, Ukraine — Prisoners taken by the warring parties in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine have endured systematic torture, sexual violence and other...

Russia rejects renewing aid from Iraq to Syria’s northeast

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UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Wednesday called a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq to Syria’s northeast for delivering humanitarian...

UN war crimes court to pass judgment in retrial of 2 Serbs

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A United Nations court is delivering judgments Wednesday in the retrial of two allies of the late Serbian President Slobodan...

Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

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NAIROBI, Kenya — The plea arrived from a remote area that had so far produced only rumors and residents fleeing for their lives. Help...

Germany gets British support for UN Security Council seat

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BERLIN — The German and British foreign ministers have agreed to hold an annual “strategic dialogue” on international affairs, in a joint statement that...