An Afghan woman carries empty containers to fetch water in Balkh province, Afghanistan, in August 2023.
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U.N.-led Doha meeting with Taliban sparks outcry over women's rights
The U.N. has been seeking a unified, international approach to dealing with the Taliban, who have cracked down on women's rights since returning to power.
The headquarters of Russia's Ministry of Defense in Moscow on Sept. 10, 2022.
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Russia blames U.S. for deadly Ukrainian attack on beach in Crimea
U.S. specialists had set the missiles' flight coordinates, meaning Washington was directly responsible, Russia's Defense Ministry said.
An Israeli soldier walks next to a fire following attacks from Lebanon, amid ongoing crossborder hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel, on June 14.
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Israel moves in Lebanon could raise risk of broader war: U.S. general
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the keynote address at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington on Saturday.
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After conviction, Trump presents himself as a martyr to the Christian right
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Britain's Reform U.K. party leader Nigel Farage attends an interview in London.
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U.K.'s Nigel Farage says the West provoked Putin's invasion of Ukraine
The remarks, made in an interview with the BBC aired late on Friday, drew strong criticism across the British political spectrum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an event in Hanoi on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
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One year after Wagner uprising, Putin more powerful than ever
In the aftermath, a bruised Putin implemented a new rule: no one would ever be allowed the same level of autonomy again.
U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that the new missiles are expected to arrive in the coming weeks and should provide Ukraine with capabilities through the remainder of this and the next fiscal year.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 21, 2024
U.S. diverts air defense missiles ordered by allies to Ukraine
The redirection is part of a "difficult but necessary decision” to reprioritize planned deliveries, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world