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WORLD / Politics
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Top U.N. court orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive
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WORLD / Politics
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the High Commissioner's residency in Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
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People carry their belongings as they leave a makeshift migrant camp near the banks of the Grand Canal, west of Dublin on Tuesday. Asylum seekers sleeping rough in tents in Dublin say life under a tarpaulin cover is better than facing the risk of the U.K. deporting them to Rwanda.
WORLD / Politics
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U.K.'s Rwanda migrant plan may never get off ground
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A damaged multistory apartment block, a section of which collapsed as the result of what local authorities called a Ukrainian missile strike, in the city of Belgorod, Russia, on May 13
WORLD / Politics
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International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan attends a meeting with Venezuela's National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez (not pictured) at the Federal Legislative Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2024.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
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An Israeli officer directing traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and Jerusalem on Dec. 3, 2023. Spain, Norway and Ireland said on Wednesday that they would recognize an independent Palestinian state, a rebuke to Israel over its war in Gaza and its decades of occupation of Palestinian territories.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
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