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World Onlookers watch as rescuers work after a cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express, a passenger train, near New Jalpaiguri station, West Bengal state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Diptendu Dutta)

Railway Collision in Eastern India Kills 15

A freight train smashed into the rear of a stationary passenger train in India's West Bengal state on Monday, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens,…

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World A Philippine vessel in the South China Sea. AP file photo

Chinese Vessel, Philippine Supply Ship Collide in Disputed South China Sea

A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the…

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Arab World Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo in southern Darfur. (AFP file photo)

RSF Leader: Armed Groups Responsible for Escalation in Sudan's El Fasher

Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, also known as Hemedti, slammed on Sunday the “popular resistance,” saying they were a…

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Biden Pushes Gaza Ceasefire Deal in Eid al-Adha Message

US President Joe Biden used his Eid al-Adha message to Muslims to advocate a US-backed ceasefire deal in Gaza, saying on Sunday it was the best way to help…

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Saudi Crown Prince Hails Efforts that Ensure Smooth Hajj Process

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, addresses the gatherers at Mina palace. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Hails Efforts that Ensure Smooth Hajj Process

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, received on Sunday on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin…

Arab World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the Knesset plenum vote on the ultra-Orthodox conscription to military service law, in the Knesset, Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, 10 June 2024. (EPA)

Netanyahu Denounces Tactical Pauses in Gaza Fighting to Get in Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized plans announced by the military on Sunday to hold daily tactical pauses in fighting along one of the main…

Arab World Palestinians attend Eid al-Adha prayer in Khan Younis town, southern Gaza strip, 16 June 2024. (EPA)

Hamas Response to Gaza Ceasefire Proposal ‘Consistent’ with Principles of US Plan, Leader Says

Hamas' response to the latest Gaza ceasefire proposal is consistent with the principles put forward in US President Joe Biden's plan, the group's Qatar-based…

Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

Culture DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA

Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events designed to entertain and…

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Culture The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts distributed special gifts to pilgrims. SPA

Saudi Royal Institute of Traditional Arts Welcomes Pilgrims with Gifts

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts has played a key role in this year's Hajj season, continuing its mission to promote Saudi Arabia's rich artistic…

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Culture A bronze statue is tested with the center particle accelerator. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armored doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the…

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Culture People gather to fish during the Sanké mon collective fishing rite in San, Sego Region on June 6, 2024. (AFP)

A Pond in Warming Mali Is Disappearing, and a UNESCO-Listed Fishing Tradition Is in Danger 

Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large muddy…

Culture Tourists visit the Acropolis hill archaeological site, before it closes due to a heatwave hitting Athens, Greece, June 13, 2024. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi

Greek Culture Ministry: Acropolis Closed During Afternoon Hours Due to Heat

Authorities in Greece have closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably…

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Euro 2024: Belgium Face Slovakia to Open Group E in Clash of Italian Coaches

Sports  Belgium's midfielder #07 Kevin De Bruyne takes part in a MD-1 training session during the UEFA Euro 2024 football Championship, at the team base camp in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart, on June 16, 2024, on the eve of their first group match against Slovakia. (AFP)

Euro 2024: Belgium Face Slovakia to Open Group E in Clash of Italian Coaches

Belgium and Kevin De Bruyne face Slovakia to start their European Championship program on Monday in Group E. Also in the group are Romania and Ukraine. Kickoff…

Sports Bajrami became just the second Albanian to score at a European Championship, after Armando Sadiku in 2016. - The AP

Albania Scores After 23 Seconds for Quickest Ever Goal at the European Championship

It took 23 seconds for Albania to leave a record-breaking mark on the European Championship. Nedim Bajrami scored the fastest goal in the tournament's 64…

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Sports Pakistan and Ireland are scheduled to play at the ground on Sunday. - The AP

England Wins Rain-Affected T20 World Cup Match and Must Sweat on Scotland

England's defense of the Twenty20 World Cup title lived on for a few more hours after a must-win over Namibia in a rain-affected match on Saturday. To reach…

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Sports In the final Sunday night, she will face a strong field - The AP

Gretchen Walsh Set a World Record in 100-meter Butterfly at US Olympic Swimming Trials

Gretchen Walsh set a world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly Saturday night, posting a time of 55.18 seconds in a semifinal heat at the US Olympic…

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Sports France's Kylian Mbappe waves for his fans during a training session in Paderborn, Germany, Thursday, June 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Mbappé Wants to Erase Bad Memory of Decisive Penalty Miss

The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition. He was the only player to miss in a penalty…

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Once Fruitful, Libyan Village Suffers Climate Crisis

Varieties M'hamed Maakaf stands near trunks and branches of trees dried out from drought in his field in the Libyan village of Kabao in the Nafusa mountains on May 26, 2024. (AFP)

Once Fruitful, Libyan Village Suffers Climate Crisis

In the Libyan village of Kabaw in the Nafusa Mountains, M'hamed Maakaf waters an ailing fig tree as climate change pushes villagers to forsake lands and…

Varieties This picture taken on May 21, 2024 shows professor Hong Jin-kee posing with a bowl containing pink "meaty rice" at the Yonsei University in Seoul. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

'Meaty Rice'? South Korean Professor Aims to Change Global Protein

In a small laboratory in Seoul, a team of South Korean scientists are injecting cultured beef cells into individual grains of rice, in a process they hope…

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Varieties  Visitors to a mall cool off near a mist machine during the summer heat in Beijing, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP)

Flooding Hits China’s South, Temperatures Sizzle Elsewhere

China's National Meteorological Center on Sunday issued an alert for high temperatures as multiple regions across the country experience sweltering heat, while…

Varieties ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Wang Wang the panda chews a box as South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas and China's Premier Li Qiang listen to a Zoo ranger at Adelaide Zoo on June 16, 2024 in Adelaide, Australia. Asanka Ratnayake/Pool via REUTERS

China to Replace Australia's Popular Giant Pandas

China will loan Australia new "adorable" giant pandas to replace a popular pair that failed to produce offspring in more than a decade together, visiting…

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Varieties A diving and salvage team in Estonia said this week that it had located well-preserved parts and debris from the Junkers Ju 52 plane operated by Finnish airline Aero - The AP

Divers Find Remains of Finnish WWII Plane That Was Shot Down by Moscow With US Diplomat Aboard

The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be…

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