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Colombia captures most-wanted drug lord, Otoniel, in bust compared to Pablo Escobar’s fall

The U.S. government had been offering $5 million for help locating Dairo Antonio Úsuga, widely known as Otoniel.

Italy’s ex-interior minister on trial for blocking migrant boat, with actor Richard Gere as a witness

Matteo Salvini is accused of abuse of power, dereliction of duty and kidnapping 147 migrants and asylum seekers over his refusal to let a search-and-rescue ship dock in Italy in 2019.

Bernard Haitink, acclaimed Dutch orchestra conductor, dies at 92

He built his career in Amsterdam, then had long associations with British opera companies and the Boston and Chicago symphonies.

Pakistan using informal intelligence channels to prop up Taliban fight against ISIS

The United States and other countries are concerned that Afghanistan could again become a haven for militants seeking to carry out international attacks if the Taliban can't contain them.

Oil giant Saudi Arabia pledges ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

But the Saudi crown prince gave no details on how the kingdom could retool its vast oil and gas industry.

Turkey’s Erdogan declares 10 ambassadors ‘persona non grata,’ escalating tensions with Western allies

Erdogan’s comments threatened to further damage his government’s foundering efforts to repair Turkey’s economy.

Behind the ‘photo of the year’: Life without limbs for a Syrian father and his son

The story behind the photo of a Syrian father and his son that won the SIPA photo of the year award.

Rise in ‘needle spiking’ puts women in Britain on high alert

There have been multiple reports of “needle spiking” — which involves an injection being administered to someone without their knowledge or consent.

How the U.S. terrorist list is getting in the way of peace in Colombia

Keeping the FARC on the State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations five years after the peace accords were signed is hindering the reintegration of former combatants and slowing progress on several projects.

Germany portrays itself as a climate leader. But it’s still razing villages for coal mines.

Germany is on the front lines of the global disconnect in the climate fight, with pledges to cut carbon, but continued investments in fossil fuels.

Israel moves to ban six Palestinian rights groups it accuses of terrorism, prompting international outrage

The announcement was swiftly condemned by watchdogs in Israel and abroad, who say the designation is unsubstantiated and represents an attempt to muzzle prominent critics of the Israeli government.

‘Chito’ Gascón, Philippine human rights activist, dies at 57

He helped bring global attention and condemnation to the murderous ‘war on drugs’ launched by strongman president Rodrigo Duterte.
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Photos: Meet the Istanbul street dog who’s become a sensation

An Istanbul street dog has become an Internet sensation for his use of the city’s public transportation system.
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U.S. officials caution companies about risks of working with Chinese entities in AI and biotech

Collaborate smartly in key emerging technologies and mitigate risks, counterintelligence officials urge businesses.

Queen Elizabeth II resting with ‘light duties’ after discharge from hospital, Buckingham Palace says

Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch canceled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly” accepting medical advice to rest for the next few days.

At E.U. summit, farewell tributes flow for Merkel. Even Obama joined by video.

After 16 years and 107 E.U. summits, Merkel was hailed a “monument” of European solidarity.

Ivory poaching has led to tuskless elephants, study finds

The elephants likely adapted to survive being hunted for their tusks, a new study published Thursday by the journal Science found.

Biden delivered straight talk on Taiwan — contradicting a deliberately ambiguous U.S. policy. Did he misspeak?

Biden’s remarks on Taiwan’s defense clash with long-running U.S. policy of ‘strategic ambiguity.' Officials say there has been no policy change.

Ecuador’s president faces tax investigation after Pandora Papers

President Lasso maintains his tax record is clean after the secret files revealed ties to offshore companies.
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2,000 migrants continue walk through southern Mexico

A group of about 2,000 mainly Central American migrants have continued their mass exodus from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, reaching a town about 16 miles (26 kms) away
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Hurricane Rick heads toward Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Rick is headed for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to reach land by Monday
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Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

The Guatemalan government has declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project
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Pope: Don't send migrants back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps

Pope Francis has called for an end to the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries
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Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall

An earthquake has shaken Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car
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