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GENEVA (AP) — A global treaty to fight pandemics like COVID is going to have to wait: After more than two years of negotiations, rich and poor countries have failed — for now — to come up with a plan for how the world...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): A man who killed his second common-law wife, seven months after he had been released from prison for killing the first, has been sentenced to 26 years in jail with the judge ordering that he be put on probation for...
In this photo provided by the International Organization for Migration, an injured person is carried on a stretcher to seek medical assistance after a landslide in Yambali village, Papua New Guinea, Friday, May 24.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in a landslide Friday that buried a village in a remote, mountainous part of Papua New Guinea, and an emergency response is under way, officials in the South Pacific...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week in Seoul for their first trilateral talks in more than four years, to discuss how to revive their cooperation, South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday....

WASHINGTON (AP): The UN World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a US-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the...

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to confiscate assets of US companies and individuals to compensate for any Russian assets confiscated in the United States. The decree was published on the Russian government’s legal...

ISLAMABAD (AP): Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heatwave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said. Temperatures soared as high as 49...

BANGKOK (AP): Passengers on the Singapore Airlines flight that descended sharply after hitting severe turbulence described the “sheer terror” of the aircraft shuddering, loose items flying, and people wrenched so badly that 20 remained on Wednesday...

SAN JUAN (AP): A rare tornado in northern Haiti has injured more than 50 people and destroyed more than 200 homes, the UN said on Wednesday. The tornado hit the community of Bassin-Bleu on Tuesday, leaving more than 300 families homeless, according...

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the UK, as his divided and demoralised Conservative Party looks likely to lose power after 14 years. “Now is...
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