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Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies

Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies

Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and a dozen others who were abducted to North Korea in the 1970s, has died
Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coast

Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coast

A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal is swirling in the southern Gulf of Mexico on a path expected to take it to the U.S. Gulf Coast along with the heavy rains that already caused flooding and
8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquor

8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquor

At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same cause
Venezuela jails 3 DirecTV executives as US firm cuts service

Venezuela jails 3 DirecTV executives as US firm cuts service

Venezuelan authorities have jailed three executives of DirecTV because the U.S. company cut off its services to the South American country last month, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist
Suriname finally issues vote results showing opposition win

Suriname finally issues vote results showing opposition win

Suriname’s electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition parties
French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander

French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander

France's defense minister says the French military and allied forces in Mali have killed the longtime leader of al-Qaida’s North African arm, in what would be a major victory for France after years of
French military says it killed commander of al-Qaida's North Africa branch in long-awaited victory

French military says it killed commander of al-Qaida's North Africa branch in long-awaited victory

French military says it killed commander of al-Qaida's North Africa branch in long-awaited victory
Albanian parties reach consensus on electoral reform

Albanian parties reach consensus on electoral reform

Albanian political parties have reached a long-sought consensus on electoral reform aimed at guaranteeing free and fair elections and considered a key condition to start accession negotiations with
Vatican arrests businessman in shady London real estate deal

Vatican arrests businessman in shady London real estate deal

Vatican police have arrested an Italian businessman involved in a controversial London real estate deal on suspicion of extortion, fraud and money laundering
Trudeau attends anti-racism rally and takes a knee

Trudeau attends anti-racism rally and takes a knee

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has attended an anti-racism rally and took a public knee in solidarity with demonstrators
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

A moderate earthquake that hit southeast Turkey sent people out into the streets in panic Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage
3 Mexican police officers arrested for alleged beating death

3 Mexican police officers arrested for alleged beating death

Authorities in western Mexico arrested three police officers, including the commissioner, and took over their local police department Friday in connection with the alleged beating death of a man in
US cardinal at Vatican prays for Floyd, and America's future

US cardinal at Vatican prays for Floyd, and America's future

The highest-ranking American cardinal at the Vatican is deploring the “unjust” killing of George Floyd
Pakistani activists: Lawmaker inciting against journalist

Pakistani activists: Lawmaker inciting against journalist

A Pakistani human rights group and several senior journalists are lambasting a lawmaker from the ruling party, saying he has been inciting to violence against a local TV station's news presenter
Thousands in Mali's capital demand that president step down

Thousands in Mali's capital demand that president step down

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Mali’s capital to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
India, China trying to end army standoff in Himalayas

India, China trying to end army standoff in Himalayas

Indian and Chinese foreign ministry officials discussed the flaring of tensions on their disputed Himalayan border, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have been facing off just a few
UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government to urge it to reconsider its easing of
Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal: UN agency

Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal: UN agency

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers
North Korea threatens to shut liaison office with South

North Korea threatens to shut liaison office with South

North Korea is threatening to permanently abolish a liaison office with South Korea as it continues to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across
Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

One of the world's most abundant elements is in increasingly short supply in Peru, a center of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America