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6 Jan
Ten soldiers and 19 suspected criminals were killed in an operation to arrest a son of jailed drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's government said Friday, with a dramatic shootout sowing terror at an airport.
6 Jan
For a third consecutive day, a bloc of ultraconservative bomb throwers denied GOP leader Kevin McCarthy the speaker’s gavel Thursday, even after he caved on a set of concessions the right-wing Republicans were demanding.
5 Jan
On a day of high political drama, Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, repeatedly failed in his bid to be elected Speaker of the American House of Representatives. The House adjourned without a Speaker on Tuesday night, the first time since 1923 they had failed to choose a leader after a first round vote. The start of…
2 Jan
Two helicopters collided mid-air killing four people Monday on Australia's Gold Coast tourism destination, officials said, with images showing one of the aircraft's rotors lying on a sand bank.
2 Jan
Seoul and Washington are discussing joint planning and exercises involving US nuclear assets to counter growing threats from the nuclear-armed North, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has said. In an interview with the Chosun Ilbo newspaper published Monday, Yoon said the United States' existing "nuclear umbrella" and "extended deterrence" were no longer enough to reassure…
2 Jan
Gunmen attacked a prison in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez on Sunday, leaving 14 people dead and allowing 24 inmates to escape, the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office said. An unknown number of gunmen aboard armored vehicles took part in the attack, and the dead included 10 prison guards and security agents, the office…
30 Dec
US lawmakers released Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday, ending a yearslong battle by the former president to keep his finances private as he prepares for another run at the White House in 2024.
30 Dec
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a $1.7 trillion spending bill that will keep the US government funded through the next fiscal year -- notably including another big package for Ukraine's war effort. Biden, vacationing over the New Year's holiday on Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands, tweeted a picture of himself…
30 Dec
The true global death toll of Covid-19 remains difficult to nail down three years after the first case was detected, though experts agree there have been far more fatalities than officially reported. The difference between the official and real figures could diverge even further next year, with modelling predicting more than a million deaths in…
27 Dec
A "once-in-a-lifetime” blizzard has killed at least 55 people in the United States, including 25 in western New York's Erie County, officials said Monday morning. The number of deaths from the monstrous storm was expected to grow as snow continued to blanket Erie County, leaving roads in many areas impassable, including the majority of Buffalo,…
26 Dec
A brutal winter storm brought Christmas Day danger and misery to millions of Americans Sunday as intense snow and frigid cold gripped parts of the eastern United States, with weather-related deaths rising to at least 31.
26 Dec
Brazilian police have arrested a man after he allegedly placed explosives in a fuel truck near Brasilia's airport, hoping to sow "chaos" ahead of president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration, local media reported Sunday. The man, identified as George Washington de Oliveira Sousa, was arrested on Saturday on terrorism charges and is a supporter…

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