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Nobel Committee Condemns Jail Term for Iranian Laureate Mohammadi

The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Thursday criticized an Iranian court's decision to slap an additional one-year jail term on imprisoned 2023 Peace Prize…

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Arab World A demonstrator brandishing a Palestinian national flag walks past Israeli troops, during confrontations with them following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the occupied-West Bank, in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the Jewish settlement of Kedumim, on June 9, 2023. (Photo by Jaafar ASHTIYEH / AFP)

Palestinians Say Israeli Troops Kill Teen in West Bank

The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilya Thursday, where the military…

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South Korea to Reconsider Providing Weapons to Ukraine

South Korea will review the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine, a presidential official said on Thursday, after the leaders of North Korea and Russia…

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World Former US President Donald Trump leaves Manhattan Supreme Court on the 6th day of the hush money trial against him on April 23 2024. Curtis Means/Pool via REUTERS

Trump Says Foreigners Who Graduate from US Colleges Should Get Green Cards

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a podcast released on Thursday said that students graduating from US colleges should get a green card to stay…

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Netanyahu Says Israel Needs US Ammunition in 'War For Its Existence'

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Netanyahu Says Israel Needs US Ammunition in 'War For Its Existence'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday the country needs ammunition from the United States in "the war for its existence", directly addressing…

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Business A woman walks next to the logo for Carlyle at the company’s offices in New York City, US, June 28, 2022. Picture taken June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/ File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Carlyle Creates New Med Oil, Gas Company with $945 mln Energean Deal

Carlyle (CG.O), will form a new Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company led by former BP (BP.L), CEO Tony Hayward after the private equity fund agreed to…

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Most Japan Firms See No Need to Follow the US with Tariffs on China

Most Japanese companies see no need for their government to follow the US in raising tariffs on Chinese imports, saying excessive production capacity in China…

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Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

Culture "Visit Madinah" offers a wealth of information to enrich visitors' stays. (SPA)

Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

The Madinah Region Development Authority in Saudi Arabia invited visitors and pilgrims who have completed their Hajj rituals to explore the city's rich history…

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Saudi Heritage Commission Enriches Visitor's Experience at BIBF

The Saudi Heritage Commission is seeking to provide visitors to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) with a platform to expand their knowledge about the…

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Culture Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Inaugurates its Pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…

Culture People walk around the Stonehenge stone circle, seen with dry fields surrounding it, as a second heatwave continues in parts of the country, in Amesbury, Britain, August 12, 2022. (Reuters)

Britain’s Stonehenge Sprayed with Paint by Environmental Protesters

Environmental protesters sprayed paint on Britain's Stonehenge on Wednesday, with orange marks covering some of the stones of the prehistoric megalithic…

Culture Kazuko Shiraishi speaks at a park in Tokyo, on Nov. 15, 1996. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry, known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93. Shiraishi…

Spain Beats Italy 1-0 and Advances to Knockout Round at Euro 2024

Sports Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates with teammates after Italy's Riccardo Calafiori, right, lies face down on the pitch after scoring an own goal during a Group B match between Spain and Italy at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, June 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Spain Beats Italy 1-0 and Advances to Knockout Round at Euro 2024

Europe beware — Spain might just be back, The Associated Press reported. The three-time European champion advanced to the round of 16 at Euro 2024 after a 1…

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Can the USMNT Prove They are Among the World’s Best at Copa América?

The theory always was that what the USMNT needed was for more of their players to be playing with the best in Europe. Good, tough, regular competition, proper…

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Sports France's Kylian Mbappe, left, gestures as he speaks with his head coach Didier Deschamps during a training session in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

France Coach: Team Doing All to Ensure Mbappé Available for Netherlands Match

France coach Didier Deschamps says his team is doing all “to ensure” Kylian Mbappé is available for the Euro 2024 clash against the Netherlands on Friday. …

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Sports Carlos Alcaraz of Spain attends a press conference after losing his second round match against Jack Draper of Britain at the Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Britain, 20 June 2024. EPA/TOLGA AKMEN

Alcaraz's Wimbledon Defense Takes a Hit when he Loses in Queen's 2nd Round

Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz's buildup took a hit when he lost in the second round of Queen's Club on Thursday. Alcaraz, the defending Queen's champion…

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Sports  Katie Archibald of Great Britain reacts after winning the women’s omnium points race at the UEC track cycling elite European championships, at the Velodrome Suisse, in Grenchen, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Olympic Champion Track Cyclist Katie Archibald to Miss Paris Games after Freak Accident

British two-time Olympic champion track cyclist Katie Archibald will miss the Paris Games after breaking two leg bones in a freak accident. The 30-year-old…

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As Millions Sweat Out the Heat Wave, Blocks of Lake Ice Keep These Campers Cool

Varieties People walk with umbrellas during a heatwave in Manila on April 29, 2024. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

As Millions Sweat Out the Heat Wave, Blocks of Lake Ice Keep These Campers Cool

As New England baked in a heat wave Thursday, guests at one campground were keeping their food and beer cold with blocks of ice harvested months earlier from a…

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Varieties TOPSHOT - This handout picture taken and released by Valencia's Oceanografic Oceanarium on June 19, 2024 shows veterinary staff members taking care of one of the two belugas on June 19, 2024. (Photo by Marc Domenech / Oceanografic Oceanarium of Valencia / AFP)

Beluga Whale Pair Move from Ukraine's Kharkiv to Spain's Valencia

Marine biologists have moved a pair of beluga whales from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv - the target of daily shelling by Russian forces - to the eastern…

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Varieties The municipality famous for Himeji Castle is reportedly mulling making the World Heritage site's admission fees for overseas tourists four times as expensive as those for local residents. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Japan Seeks More Visitors Despite Overtourism Woes

Japan's tourism chief said Thursday its ambitious goal of luring 60 million foreign tourists a year -- more than double the current level -- is well within…

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Varieties A snake antivenom is seen in a container at Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (KSRIC) in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)

It's Hard to Find Treatment for Snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of People are Dying Every Year

Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya. She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed,…

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Varieties This picture taken on June 19, 2024 and released on June 20, 2024 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) presenting Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) with a pair of dogs in the garden of the Kumsusan State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea's Kim Gives Pair of Dogs to Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of Pungsan dogs, a local breed, state media KCNA reported on Thursday. Kim and…

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