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Former cop appeals prison sentence for killing black man

After finding out his attorney never told him about a potential plea deal, a former South Carolina police officer sentenced to 20 years in...

How COVID-19 restrictions are affecting Ramadan

As Ramadan begins Tuesday, COVID-19 restrictions are affecting Muslim communities around the world in different ways. The spike in coronavirus cases in several countries...

Police and Islamists clash in Pakistan, 4 killed

Clashes between the Pakistanian Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labiak, led by Saad Rizv, and police increased after authorities arrested Rizv. That party and other Islamist parties...

Tenn. police officer recovering from school shooting

After being shot in the leg by a student, Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson is now out of surgery and recovering. A high school...

Huge ride-hailing company Grab merges with U.S. company

Grab Holdings, the largest ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, is merging with U.S.-based Altimeter Growth Capital in order to go public faster. The latter...

Iran increases uranium enrichment after alleged Israeli attack

After an assault that damaged centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, Iran will be increasing the purity of its uranium enrichment up to 60%....

Russia: Troops on Ukraine border are response to NATO

Responding to criticism for increasing the number of troops on its border with Ukraine, Russia said said it did so in reaction to aggression...

Biden brings up Ukraine border aggression with Putin

Relations between President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden have been tense during Biden's initial presidency, and Biden finally spoke to Putin about Russia...

Red Sox-Twins game postponed due to police killing

After Duante Wright was fatally shot by police Sunday in a Minneapolis suburb, the Red Sox and Twins decided to postpone their game on...

Judge approves deal on women’s soccer inequality

Women's soccer sued the USSF in 2019 over allegedly unequal pay compared to the men's soccer team. So far, a federal district court judge...

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Algeria pro-democracy movement leans toward Islamists

The pro-democracy Hirak movement in Algeria, which forced out President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office in 2019, is becoming increasingly tied to the Rachad group,...

Israel-Morocco, historical richness and domestic challenges

Today, on Israel’s 73rd anniversary, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional reception for the foreign heads of mission in Israel in his official...

India asked to provide more vaccines to Africa

Third World countries are having difficulties getting enough COVID-19 vaccines, as initial distributions have favored wealthier nations. African CDC official John Nkengasong is speaking...

Background on the Iran nuclear talks

Negotiations have begun to bring the U.S. back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. How did the deal come about, why did the U.S....

U.S. threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions

After months of political deadlock in Lebanon, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale warned Lebanese officials that U.S. and its allies...
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