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Kushner on Middle East peace deals: ‘The people in the region are tired of war’

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President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, hailed the US brokered peace treaties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday as the beginning of "a new Middle East"...

High winds and severe weather threat return to a region still recovering from last week’s tornadoes

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Exactly one week after the Deep South faced a deadly tornado outbreak, another round of severe weather is taking shape in the same areas Tuesday and Wednesday for over 50 million people at risk. Places like Baton R...

Extreme drought worsens in West, with ‘exceptional’ conditions covering more than 26% of the region

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A very dry week with well-above average temperatures has worsened an already severe drought in the Western US, according to the US Drought Monitor. New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought condi...

Nicaragua’s looming election poses two challenges to the rest of the region

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Bogota Nicaragua's upcoming election on November 7 is expected to hold no surprises, after strongman president Daniel Ortega spent most of the year tightening his grip on the country. With seven opposition candidate...

Clashes break out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

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Long-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to have flared up in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides accusing each other of attacking civilians. The neighboring former Soviet re...

Georgia says ‘unacceptable’ for breakaway region to vote on joining Russia

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Georgia said on Thursday that plans by the Russian-backed breakaway region of South Ossetia to hold a referendum on joining Russia were unacceptable, while the Kremlin stressed no action had been taken to make that h...

Macron announces end of France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane in Africa’s Sahel region

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Paris France is to end its years-long anti-terror mission targeting Islamists in the Sahel region of West Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday. However, the mission, known as Operation Barkhane...

House passes bill blocking imports of products produced by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region

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A bill that will prevent the US from importing goods produced using forced labor by Uyghurs and other minority Muslim populations in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China passed the House on Wednesday evening. Th...

China’s most-controlled region is facing the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in months

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Hong Kong Xinjiang, the heavily policed region of western China where the government has been accused of detaining more than a million Muslims, is facing a new coronavirus outbreak. While the rest of the country is ...

Ukraine: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

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The jarring number emerged shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry promised to step up missile attacks on Kyiv in response to Ukraine’s alleged assaults on Russian territory. That ominous warning followed the stunnin...

Australian region covered in cobwebs as spiders flee floods

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It's an arachnophobe's worst nightmare: towns draped in spider webs. Residents of the Australian region of Gippsland in the state of Victoria were greeted with layers of gossamer cobwebs after the area was hit by se...

A family photo from a Kentucky home was found more than 150 miles away in Indiana after deadly tornadoes whipped up debris in the region

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A decades-old family photo from a home in Kentucky turned up more than 150 miles away in Indiana on Saturday after apparently being whipped up into the debris of deadly tornadoes that tore through the region. "Walke...

Air strikes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will continue, PM says

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed further air strikes after jets bombed the northern Tigray region on Friday amid reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons. The mi...

Tigrayan forces say they are withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Afar region

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Tigrayan forces are fully withdrawing from Ethiopia's Afar region, a spokesperson for the Tigrayan People's Liberation Forces (TPLF) told CNN on Monday, saying the pullout should allow humanitarian aid to reach the ...

Airstrike kills up to 30 people at market in war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray

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An airstrike in Ethiopia's war-torn northern region of Tigray killed as many as 30 people when it hit a market on Tuesday, eyewitnesses have told CNN. Two injured survivors of the attack in the small town of Togoga...

The Arctic fails its annual health check as global warming brings more ills to the region

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From extreme melt events to an influx of beaver colonies in Alaska, and rain falling at the summit of Greenland for the first time on record, the Arctic region showed clear symptoms of an ailing planet over the past...

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