Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison…

Authorities in Haiti say more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade

Myanmar police crack down on protests

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Yangon to prevent the opponents of military rule from gathering on Saturday (February 27) morning.

Alexei Navalny Is Missing

The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been moved from a Moscow prison to an undisclosed location, according to aides, who think he may have been sent to a prison camp. Navalny lawyer Vadim Kobzev arrived at the Moscow prison to meet with his client but was told he...

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20…

The Italian government says that the uneven distribution of vaccines between developed and developing countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider how to create an even recovery from the pandemic

Poles go underground for COVID treatment

A UNESCO World Heritage site in Poland is being used to help people recover from COVID-19, with patients going deep underground in the Wieliczka salt mine to a therapeutic centre dealing with respiratory illness. Libby Hogan reports.

Ahead of Bombshell Report, Biden Speaks to Saudi…

President Biden spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday for the first time since taking office—but the conversation was overshadowed by the looming release of a US intelligence report expected to say the 85-year-old king's son ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Biden read the...

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Myanmar's UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in…

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador is strongly opposing the military coup in his country and appealing for the strongest possible action from the international community to restore democracy

Tear gas and water cannon fired in Chile protest

Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Santiago on Friday (February 26), facing down police in riot gear, blasts from a water cannon and tear gas.

Update on Missing Dubai Princesses Has Cops…

Princess Shamsa, a daughter of Dubai's ruler, was 18 when she fled from her father's estate in Surrey, England, in 2000. She was nabbed on a street in Cambridge two months later and hasn't been seen in public since, though Cambridgeshire police are now looking into the case at the...

Dutch poet declines assignment to translate…

A writer who was chosen to translate American poet Amanda Gorman’s work into Dutch has handed back the assignment following criticism that a white author was selected to translate the words of the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history

Five die and over 170 injured in Iraq's protests

At least five protesters were killed and more than 175 people injured on Friday (February 26) in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, a Reuters witness and other sources said.

US to Share Report Blaming MBS for Khashoggi…

Though Donald Trump played nice with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, it does not appear that President Biden will keep that up . The Biden administration plans to release on Thursday a declassified version of a 2018 intelligence report that concluded the crown prince approved and likely ordered the killing...

Berlin man convicted over threat to blow up…

An Italian man living in Berlin has been convicted of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency

Iran 'can't act with impunity', Biden says

President Joe Biden said on Friday (February 26) Iran cannot act with impunity and warned Iran to "be careful" when asked what message he was sending the country with the U.S. air strikes in Syria.

A Ruling Against a 'Small Fish' Is Being Hailed…

A landmark decision in Koblenz, Germany, on Wednesday marks the first time a court outside of Syria has ruled in a case involving officials with Bashar al-Assad's regime who are accused of committing crimes against humanity. The Guardian calls it "a historic first victory for efforts worldwide to bring legal...

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EXPLAINER: How US airstrike in Syria sends…

A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach to the Middle East

Monarch butterfly population in Mexico drops 26…

The population of monarch butterflies that arrived in Mexico's forests to hibernate this winter fell by 26 percent from the year before, the country's Commission for National Protected Areas and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Thursday.

Palace: Prince Philip Has an Infection

Britain's Prince Philip, who was admitted to a London hospital a week ago, is "comfortable and responding to treatment" for an infection, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. Doctors expect him to stay in King Edward VII's Hospital for several days, the palace said Tuesday. Son Prince Edward said...

Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion…

German automaker Volkswagen made 8.8 billion euros, or $10.7 billion, last year despite the pandemic

Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot

Canada on Friday approved AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, including the version produced by the Serum Institute of India, and 500,000 doses are due to arrive next week.

North Korean Defector Used Tunnel Unknown to South

The North Korean man found in South Korea last week appeared eight times on surveillance cameras without anyone noticing, according to a report from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Alarms sounded twice after the man came ashore around 1:05am on Feb. 16, but the soldier in charge of...

Rwandan court rules it can try 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

A judge has ruled that the terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda

Syria condemns 'cowardly' U.S. air strikes

Syria said U.S. air strikes against Iranian-backed militias in the east of the country on Friday were a cowardly act, which follows rocket attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Suicide Spiraling, Japan Gets a 'Minister of…

Japan has appointed a minister of loneliness amidst a global pandemic and a rise in suicide. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga tapped minister Tetsushi Sakamoto, who is also in charge of combating a declining birth rate and reviving regional economies, for the new post at a Feb. 12 press conference, reports...

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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass…

Police say gunmen have abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria

Why wasn't MbS punished? Blinken responds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said that the intelligence assessment on the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks for itself, adding that the steps taken by Washington on Friday were important for recalibrating the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

NHL Star on Leave After Russian 'Intimidation'

The upheaval over the jailing of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has reached the National Hockey League, where New York Rangers star Artemi Panaran is on leave after what the team calls "intimidation." Panaran—an outspoken Vladimir Putin critic who voiced support for Navalny last month—is one of the...