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Norway revises account of deadly attack: No bow and arrow, and doubts over terrorism

Police now say “illness” is the likely motive after calling it an apparent “terrorist act.”
  • Oct 19, 2021

A wary Beirut reels after deadly gun battle raises fears of renewed conflict

The fighting erupted at a rally Hezbollah organized against the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion.
  • Oct 15, 2021

Norway bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people appears to be ‘terrorist act,’ police say

Police are still investigating the motive behind the Kongsberg rampage.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Colombia aware of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases reported at U.S. Embassy in Bogotá

The reported cases come days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken's planned visit to Bogotá.
  • Oct 13, 2021

Is it the ‘worst cold ever,’ the flu or covid? What to know before winter

U.S. doctors are bracing for a “twindemic” as European countries buy extra flu vaccine doses this year.
  • Oct 13, 2021

Pandora Papers: Leaks prompt investigations in some countries — and denial in others

Several countries implicated in the Pandora Papers have ignored the findings or refused to follow up on the revelations.
  • Oct 9, 2021

Islamic State claims mosque blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed nearly 50, injured dozens

The suicide bombing was the latest in a string of attacks on religious facilities in Afghanistan and the deadliest since U.S. troops left the country in August.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Pakistan earthquake kills 20 people, injures hundreds

The 5.9-magnitude tremor jolted many people out of their beds as roofs caved in and walls fell.
  • Oct 7, 2021

Moderna founders make Forbes list of America’s richest during pandemic

Two of Moderna's founders, and one investor, are among 44 new billionaires on the Forbes 400 list this year.
  • Oct 6, 2021

Climate change killed 14% of the world’s coral reefs in a decade, study finds

Climate change will kill even more coral reefs if oceans keep getting warmer, scientists warn in a far-reaching study.
  • Oct 5, 2021