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Afghanistan

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake – Associated Press

Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new Taliban-led government and the

Colombia

Ex-rebel wins runoff to be Colombia’s 1st leftist president – Associated Press

Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president. Petro, a senator in his third attempt to win the presidency, got 50.48% of the votes, while real estate magnate Rodolfo Hernández had 47.26%,

Taiwan

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

Photo: U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony for President Biden, at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo, Japan President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, declaring the commitment to protect

Haiti

Gangs strangle Haiti’s capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

Photo: A charred jawbone is seen in the debris of home set on fire during clashes between armed gangs in the Butte Boyer neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and

International

Turkey’s leader opposes letting Finland, Sweden join NATO

Photo: In this photo made available by the Turkish Presidency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers, in Istanbul, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance

Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful international community. The decree says that women should leave the home only when necessary, and

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