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2022 brought surge in killings of journalists: UNESCO

Killings of journalists and media workers surged 50 percent in 2022 to reach 86 worldwide, marking one death every four days, UN cultural body UNESCO said Monday. Last year's increase followed three years with lower violence against reporters, with an average of 58 killings annually in 2019-21. ...

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Agence France Presse | 1 week ago

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Cardinal George Pell dies aged 81 in Rome

Cardinal George Pell -- a giant of the Catholic Church who was convicted and later cleared of sexual abuse in Australia -- has died in Rome aged 81, a church official confirmed Wednesday. From humble beginnings in regional Australia, Pell climbed the ranks to become one of Pope Francis's most trusted advisers in ...

Agence France Presse | 2 weeks ago

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Pope Francis addresses faithful after ex-pope's death

Pope Francis will address the Catholic faithful on Sunday at the Vatican, the day after the death of his predecessor at the age of 95. The pontiff led tributes on Saturday to the "kind" and "noble" emeritus pope, who died almost a decade after becoming the first head of the Catholic church in six ...

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Agence France Presse | 3 weeks ago

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Trump's tax returns released by US Congress

US lawmakers released Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday, ending a yearslong battle by the former president to keep his finances private as he prepares for another run at the White House in 2024. The Republican leader -- who lost his re-election bid as he served a single term from 2017-2021 -- broke with tradi ...

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Agence France Presse | 3 weeks ago

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Global alarm grows over China's COVID surge

The United States has joined a growing number of countries in imposing restrictions on visitors from China after Beijing announced it would remove curbs on overseas travel as Covid cases surge at home. Hospitals across China have been overwhelmed by an explosion of infections following Beijing's decision to lift ...

A passenger wearing protective gear is seen at a train station in Beijing on December 28. Noel CELIS/AFP

Agence France Presse | 4 weeks ago

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'Blizzard of the century' leaves nearly 50 dead across US states

Temperatures were expected to moderate across the eastern and midwest United States on Tuesday, after days of freezing weather from "the blizzard of the century" left at least 49 dead and caused Christmas travel chaos. Blizzard conditions persisted in parts of the northeastern US, the stubborn remnants of a sprawl o ...

REPAIR. An excavator digs into Potomac Avenue to repair a water line in Buffalo, New York, on December 26. Emergency crews in New York were scrambling ...

AFP | 1 month ago

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Time magazine names Ukraine's Zelensky 'Person of the Year'

Time magazine named President Volodymyr Zelensky as well as "the spirit of Ukraine" as its 2022 person of the year on Wednesday, for the resistance the country has shown in the face of Russia's invasion. Calling Zelensky's decision to remain in Kyiv and rally his country "fateful," Time e ...

Agence France Presse | 1 month ago

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China nabs BBC journalist covering COVID protests

The BBC has said one of its journalists in China was arrested and beaten by police while covering protests on Sunday against the country's zero-COVID policy. Hundreds of people took to the streets in China's major cities on Sunday in a rare outpouring of public anger against the state. &q ...

Protesters march along a street during a rally for the victims of a deadly fire as well as a protest against China’s harsh Covid-19 restrictions in ...

Agence France Presse | 1 month ago

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Shallow quake kills 162, injures 326 on Indonesia's Java island

A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed at least 162 people, with hundreds injured and others missing, when it toppled buildings and triggered landslides on Indonesia's main island of Java on Monday, officials said. Doctors treated patients outdoors after the quake, which was felt as far away as the capital Ja ...

A villager looks at damaged houses following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 162 people, with hundreds injured and others missing in C ...

Agence France Presse | 2 months ago

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Biden says no 'imminent' China plan to invade Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said Monday he did not believe China had "imminent" plans to invade Taiwan as he gave an upbeat assessment of talks with President Xi Jinping. "I do not think there is any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan," Biden told a news conference after the talks ...

MEET. US President Joe Biden (right) and China’s President Xi Jinping (left) meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian r ...

Agence France Presse | 2 months ago