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omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (DONETSK REGION, Eastern Ukraine) — Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin presses for gains on the battlefield ahead of the one-year anniversary of the war towards the end of this month. Ukrainian and Russian forces remain locked in a brutal battle in and […]

SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Almost a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion into neighboring Ukraine, the two countries are engaged in a struggle for control of areas throughout eastern and southern Ukraine. Putin’s forces pulled out of key positions in November, retreating from Kherson as Ukrainian troops led […]

Fairfax Media via Getty Images (PERTH, Australia) — The health effects of coming into contact with a radioactive capsule no bigger than a coin that was lost in Western Australia — and has since been found — could potentially be severe, according to experts. Caesium-137 is a human-made fission project often used in radiological laboratories […]

Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (MOSCOW) — Nearly one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. is increasingly focused on denouncing what it calls a “brutal” paramilitary group aiding Russian forces there. The Wagner group is a private military organization run by an ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin with tens of thousands […]

Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — Actor Oh Yeong-soo, who rose to global recognition after appearing in the Netflix hit “Squid game,” goes on trial for sexual misconduct on Friday. The prosecution charged Oh, 78, with indecent assault for alleged inappropriate physical contact with a woman in 2017. The alleged victim first brought her […]

Joeal Calupitan – Pool/Getty Images (MANILA, Philippines) — Seeking to deter China’s ambitions in the western Pacific, the U.S. and the Philippines have reached an agreement that will give the U.S. military access to four additional bases in the Philippines. The agreement is the latest sign that both countries are reestablishing their military cooperation as concerns […]

Gregory Sweeney/Getty Images (LONDON) — The Namibian government has announced that the number of Rhino’s poached in the Southern African nation reached a record-high in 2022 — rising by 93% since 2021. New data from Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism shows that 87 rhinos were killed in 2022 — 61 Black Rhinos and […]

KeithBinns/Getty Images (MIAMI) — But the four indictments laid out in federal court in Miami on Wednesday tell the very real story of a presidential assassination that has thrown Haiti into chaos for nearly two years, leaving the Haitian people with a feeble government and deadly challenges—gang rule, cholera and hunger chief among them, just […]

Liang Sen/Xinhua via Getty Images (VANCOUVER, Canada) — The Canadian province of British Columbia said it’s decriminalizing small amounts of some drugs to help combat the number of drug overdose deaths. During the three-year pilot program, which started Jan. 31, no one 18 years and older will be charged if caught in possession of 2.5 […]

SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 10 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion into neighboring Ukraine, the two countries are engaged in a struggle for control of areas throughout eastern and southern Ukraine. Putin’s forces in November pulled out of key positions, retreating from Kherson as Ukrainian troops […]