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A house burns after a Russian attack in Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
Sun, 12/04/2022 - 05:11

The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia's war in Ukraine is running at a "reduced tempo" and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months.

This "100" on a fence marks the site of the 100th victim of femicide in France in 2019.
Sun, 12/04/2022 - 05:00

It's the latest development in a homicide case that continues to capture attention both in the U.S. and abroad.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Sun, 12/04/2022 - 05:00

Rep. McCarthy is still likely to win the House Speaker role on January 3rd. However, managing the majority and achieving its legislative and political goals in another matter.

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 04:01

For decades birth control research focused on women. Now there's a new push to develop gels, pills or other products that could keep men from getting their partners pregnant.

A resident looks out from her doorway as a soldier takes part in an operation in search of gang members, in Soyapango, El Salvador, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off Soyapango, on the outskirts of the nation's capital Saturday.
Sun, 12/04/2022 - 03:55

The operation is one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele's crackdown on street gangs.

Shoppers return to a mall with shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.
Sun, 12/04/2022 - 03:48

China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations.

Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Julián Álvarez celebrate their side's second goal during the match between Argentina and Australia on Saturday.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 15:13

Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead with his third goal at this year's tournament and ninth in total at the World Cup — one more than Diego Maradona.

Jonathan Graziano with his pug, Noodle, who died Friday at 14 years old.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 13:50

Jonathan Graziano took to TikTok to announce the sad news to his 4.4 million followers on Saturday. Noodles won fans over with a game called "no bones" to decide what kind of day it was.

USA defender Walker Zimmerman (#3) fights for the ball with Netherlands' forward Memphis Depay during the 2022 World Cup round of 16 match at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Saturday.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:09

The Dutch were favored and higher-ranked but the U.S. had found ways to keep moving on during the World Cup. But the Netherlands' high-powered offense was too much for the Americans.

Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF created an ATM that displays and ranks the cash balance of users.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:08

The ATM created by art collective MSCHF puts the cash balance of those who use it on display at the Art Basel in Miami Beach and ranks people by wealth.

Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions shout slogans during a rally against the government's labor policy near the National Assembly in Seoul on Saturday.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:37

Demonstrators marched in South Korea's capital denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work after they walked out in a dispute over the price of freight.

Residents wearing masks wait at a public bus stop in Beijing on Saturday. Chinese authorities announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:06

The slight relaxation of testing requirements comes follows protests across China by residents frustrated by the rigid enforcement of anti-virus restrictions.

Health workers sit at a check-in table at a pop-up mpox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on August 1st over the mpox outbreak.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:00

Cases of Mpox, which was previously named monkeypox, peaked in August and fell steadily over the past months to a daily average of seven new cases by the end of November.

Statues at the site of the discovery of two dozen well-preserved bronze statues from an ancient Tuscan thermal spring in San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy on Nov. 3.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:01

The discoveries shed light on what the Italian Culture Ministry calls a "unique multicultural and multilingual haven of peace" between Etruscans and Romans at a time when they were mostly at war.

Republican U.S. Rep-elect Mike Lawler, who eked out a narrow win in New York's Hudson Valley, has said he'd work closely with all members of the U.S. House, including progressive Democrats.
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:01

A relative red wave in New York U.S. House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But several winners were moderate Republicans with little appetite for far-right provocation.

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