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Poland investigates 3 unidentified balloons found near the border with Russia's Kaliningrad

Polish media have reported three unidentified objects looking like weather balloons have been found in northeastern Poland, and some of them had Cyrillic inscriptions
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Gangs attempt to seize control of Haiti's main airport in latest attack

Gang violence has gripped the Caribbean nation over the past week.
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A Haitian soldier patrols outside the Toussaint Louverture International Airport following a gunfight with armed gangs in the surrounding area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 4, 2024, a day after the Haitian government declared a state of emergency amid a surge in violence.
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Production at a Tesla plant near Berlin is halted after a power outage. Officials suspect arson

Production at a Tesla electric vehicle plant near Berlin came to a standstill and workers were evacuated after a power outage that officials suspect was caused by arson
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A view of the Tesla car factory after production came to a standstill and workers were evacuated following a power outage, in Grünheide, Germany, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
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Top EU officials propose plans to boost bloc's defense in the face of Russian threats

Top European Union officials have outlined ambitious plans to boost its defense industry at an unprecedented pace as the bloc seeks to respond to the threat posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine and a trans-Atlantic partner that could be wavering on its com...
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Ukrainian servicemen of the 28th Separate Mechanised Brigade fires a 122mm mortar towards Russian positions at the front line, near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, March 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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A German military officer used an unsecured line for a conference call. Russia hacked and leaked it

Germany’s defense minister says a military officer used an unsecured phone line at a Singapore hotel to join a conference call that was hacked by Russians and leaked to the public
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German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius gives a press statement on the status of an investigation into the German military audio that was leaked by Russia, in Berlin, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The German government has vehemently rejected allegations that Russia’s leak of a conversation by high-ranking German military officers was an indication Berlin was preparing for war against Russia. The government is at the same time trying to contain the domestic fallout from the leak and promising a quick investigation. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
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Gang rape of a tourist in India highlights its struggle to curb sexual violence

Police in India have arrested three men in the alleged gang rape of a foreign tourist, in a case that has highlighted the country’s long-standing problem of sexual violence against women
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Three men arrested for the alleged gang rape of a Spanish tourist are brought by police to be produced before the Dumka District Court in Dumka, Jharkhand, India, Monday, March 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar)
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Turkey detains 7 more people for allegedly selling information to Israel's spy agency

Turkish police have detained seven more people suspected of selling information to the Israeli spy agency Mossad, the latest in a wave of such arrests in Turkey
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People protest in support of Palestinians in Gaza during a protest rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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2 killed in midair plane collision above Nairobi National Park, Kenya police say

Two planes collided midair above the Nairobi National Park, sending the smaller plane crashing in the park and killing two people
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A Polish soldier was killed and another injured in a vehicular accident at an army camp

Officials in Poland say a military tracked vehicle ran over two Polish soldiers, killing one and seriously injuring the other, at an army test range in northwestern Poland
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China’s coast guard caused collision at sea, Philippines says

The Philippines accused China's coast guard of carrying out "dangerous manoeuvres" that led to a collision between its coast guard ship and a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea.
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VIDEO:  China’s coast guard caused collision at sea, Philippines says
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UN warns of climate change impact on farms and rural households run by women in poor countries

The United Nations says that women who run farms and rural households in poor countries suffer more from climate change and are discriminated against as they try to adapt to other sources of income in times of crises
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FILE - A woman walks along a path in a deserted field in Zvimba, rural Zimbabwe, on June, 26, 2021. Women who run farms and rural households in poor countries suffer more from climate change and are discriminated against as they try to adapt to other sources of income in times of crises, the United Nations warned Tuesday, March 5, 2024. A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, “The Unjust Climate,” found that female-headed rural households lose on average 8% more of their income during heat waves and 3% more during floods, compared to male-headed households. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
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The Latest | At least 17 killed in an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza

Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed at least 17 people in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis
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Palestinians mourn relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip at a hospital morgue in Rafah, Monday, March 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
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Ukraine claims it has sunk another Russian warship using high-tech sea drones

Ukraine claims it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones as Kyiv’s forces continue to take aim at targets deep behind the war’s front line
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FILE - In this undated photo provided by Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine a Magura V5 (maritime autonomous guard unmanned robotic apparatus V-type), Ukrainian multi-purpose unmanned surface boat, is seen in Ukraine. Ukraine claimed Tuesday it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones as Kyiv’s forces continue to take aim at targets deep behind the war’s front line. Russian authorities did not confirm the claim. The Ukrainian military intelligence agency said a special operations unit destroyed the large patrol ship Sergey Kotov overnight with Magura V5 uncrewed vessels that are designed and built in Ukraine and laden with explosives (Daniyar Sarsenov/Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine via AP, File)
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Singapore's prime minister says a South China Sea code of conduct will take time

Singapore’s prime minister says Southeast Asian countries’ quest to reach agreement with China on a code of conduct in the contested South China Sea will take time, with difficult issues yet to be resolved despite recent efforts to accelerate the process
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The President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Jr. reacts as he talks with the audience following his address to the Lowy Institute on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, March 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
March 05

What you should know from the opening of China's legislature

China’s Premier Li Qiang promoted an image of confidence as he announced modest economic growth goals for the country at one of its most important political gatherings
March 05
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Thousands of Korean doctors face license suspensions as Seoul moves to prosecute strike leaders

Thousands of striking junior doctors in South Korea are facing proceedings to suspend their medical licenses Tuesday
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Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. South Korean officials said Tuesday they are seeking to get the leaders of thousands of striking junior doctors to face police investigations as part of legal repercussions for their walkouts that have disrupted hospital operations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 05

Panamanian electoral court bars former president Martinelli's candidacy in May elections

Panama’s Electoral Tribunal has disqualified former president Ricardo Martinelli’s candidacy in the country’s May 5 presidential election because of a 10-year prison sentence for money laundering he received last year
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FILE - Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli speaks to supporters during a campaign rally, in Panama City, Feb. 3, 2024. Panamanian authorities on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, ordered the arrest of Martinelli, who has been holed up in the Nicaraguan Embassy since receiving political asylum from that country earlier this month. (AP Photo/Agustin Herrera, File)
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El Salvador's former leftist strongholds contemplate party's demise

San José Las Flores, a town nestled in the mountains of northern El Salvador, near the Honduras border, has been a bastion of leftist resistance for decades
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José Carlos Navarrete, a veteran fighter of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) stands with his dog at home in San Jose Las Flores, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. El Salvador held its mayoral elections on March 3. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
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A Vietnamese property tycoon accused of embezzling $12.5 billion begins her trial

Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan faces the death penalty for allegedly embezzling $12.5 billion
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People stand before Vietnamese real estate tycoon Truong My Lan enters a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Lan faces the death penalty in a trial that began Tuesday over alleged fraud amounting to $12.5 billion, nearly 3% of the country’s 2022 GDP. (Phan Thanh Vu/VNA via AP)
March 04

AP Month in Pictures: Middle East

February 2024 Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip entered its fifth month as the toll on Gaza’s civilians mounted. Israel and the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group continued exchanging of fire over the border. The United States mounted retaliatory strikes against the Iran-backed rebel Houthis in Yemen and militias in Iraq. Pakistan held heavily contested general elections. This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made by The Associated Press' photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in February 2024. It was curated by Oded Balilty, the AP's chief photographer for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and Dusan Vranic, deputy news director for photography for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Follow AP visual journalism: AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on X: http://twitter.com/AP_Images
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Palestinians rescue survivors after an Israeli strike on Shaheen family house in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
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Philippine and Chinese vessels collide in disputed South China Sea and 4 Filipino crew are injured

Chinese and Philippine coast guard vessels have collided in the disputed South China Sea, slightly injuring four Filipino crewmen in a new confrontation that unfolded as Southeast Asian leaders gathered for an Asian summit where alarm over Beijing’s ag...
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In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, a Chinese coast guard ship approaches a Philippine coast guard ship, foreground, causing a minor collision, in the vicinity of Second Thomas Shoal on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The vessels collided in the disputed South China Sea, slightly injuring four Filipino crewmen in a new confrontation that unfolded as Southeast Asian leaders gathered for an Asian summit where alarm over Beijing’s aggression at sea was expected to be raised. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
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Filipino official says Chinese coast guard blocked Philippine vessels off a disputed shoal and caused a minor collision

Filipino official says Chinese coast guard blocked Philippine vessels off a disputed shoal and caused a minor collision
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Taylor Swift steals the show at an Asian summit as Singapore defends exclusive Eras Tour stop

Taylor Swift is stealing the show at an Asian summit after Singapore’s leader defended his tiny country’s lucrative concert deal that could cause bad blood with neighboring nations
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photograph, singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Powered by big stadium tours from artists like Swift and Beyoncé, ticket sales are booming and it appears likely that live acts will continue to draw massive crowds after the pandemic closed down concert venues globally for close to two years. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 04

UN report finds 'clear' evidence Israeli hostages experienced sexual violence in Gaza

The report comes after a visit to Israel and the West Bank.
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Israel tanks roll along the border with the Gaza Strip, Feb. 23, 2024, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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Terrorist group Kataib Hezbollah and the push for a hostage release

ABC News' Jay O'Brien reports on the Iran-backed terrorist group Kataib Hezbollah and the women held for nearly a year by the group.
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VIDEO: Terrorist group Kataib Hezbollah and the push for a hostage release
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China raises defense budget by 7.2% as it pushes for global heft and regional tensions continue

China is increasing its defense budget by 7.2% this year, similar to last year's rise
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Chinese Premier Li Qiang deliver his opening speech during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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China will boost its defense budget 7.2% as it pushes for global heft while having tensions with U.S. and neighbors

China will boost its defense budget 7.2% as it pushes for global heft while having tensions with U.S. and neighbors
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China sets an economic growth target of around 5% but acknowledges it will not be easy to achieve

Premier Li Qiang says China aims to achieve 5% economic growth this year but acknowledges it will be a challenging goal in difficult times
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, talks with Chinese Premier Li Qiang during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Chinese premier says country will seek to provide stable, transparent and predictable policies

Chinese premier says country will seek to provide stable, transparent and predictable policies
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Chinese premier says the economic growth target for 2024 is about 5%, on par with last year’s rate

Chinese premier says the economic growth target for 2024 is about 5%, on par with last year’s rate
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US professor taught Ukrainian students about the art of peace

"Five minutes into class, the air raid sirens started," the professor said.
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In a bomb shelter under Kyiv, as the war continued above them, 18 undergraduates learned the art of peace.
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North Korea threatens to take military moves in response to US-South Korean drills

North Korea has called the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills a plot to invade the country, as it threatens to take unspecified “responsible” military steps in response
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U.S. Army Apache helicopters take off at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2024. North Korea called the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills a plot to invade the country, as it threatened Tuesday to take unspecified "responsible" military steps in response. (Kwon June-woo/Yonhap via AP)
March 04

Transit of migrants through the Darien Gap resumes as Colombian boat companies end work stoppage

Migrants bound for the U.S. are once again crossing the Darien Gap in large numbers after being stranded for much of last week in a small Colombian town due to a work stoppage by local boat captains
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FILE - Migrants gather in Necocli, Colombia, a stopping point for migrants taking boats to Acandi which leads to the Darien Gap, Oct. 13, 2022. The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the Feb. 26, 2024 capture in Necoclí of some boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
March 04

Number of children dying in Gaza 'will skyrocket' without cease-fire: UNICEF

The situation is "deteriorating every hour" the UNICEF spokesman said.
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Palestinians gather at the site of an Israeli strike, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip Mar. 4, 2024.
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Greek authorities rescue 100 migrants found in vessel off southern mainland

Greek authorities say they have rescued 100 migrants found on a smuggling vessel in distress off the country’s southern mainland
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Israel escalates its criticism of a UN agency in Gaza. It says 450 of its workers are militants

Israel has ramped up its criticism of the embattled U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees
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Smoke rises following an explosion in the Gaza Strip as seen from southern Israel, Monday, March 4, 2024. The army is battling Palestinian militants across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas' Oct. 7 attack into Israel. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
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Puerto Rico's power company holds a massive debt. A key hearing to restructure it has started

A key hearing over the future of Puerto Rico’s crumbling power company and its staggering $9 billion debt has begun following years of acrimonious talks between the U.S. territory’s government and creditors seeking to recover their investments
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FILE - A worker from the Puerto Rico Power Authority works to restore power in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, July 12, 2018. A key hearing over the future of Puerto Rico’s crumbling power company and its $9 billion debt began on March 4, 2024, in federal court following years of talks between the U.S. territory's government and creditors seeking to recover their investments. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, File)
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Thousands of Belarusians convicted on politically driven charges in sweeping crackdown on dissent

Thousands of Belarusians have been convicted on politically driven charges over the last three years as part of a relentless crackdown on dissent
March 04
FILE - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a meeting of the Union State Supreme Council with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. A bill in Belarus that would outlaw the promotion of homosexuality and other behavior is set to land on lawmakers' desks amid an unwavering crackdown on dissent initiated by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 04

Mexican president acknowledges that 7 National Guard recruits drowned in an army training accident

Mexico’s president has acknowledged for the first time that seven National Guard recruits drowned in an army training accident in February
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Nine people are dead following a van crash in a largely Indigenous area on Mexico's Caribbean coast

Nine people are dead following a van crash on a highway in a largely Indigenous area on Mexico’s Caribbean coast
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There's chaos in Haiti. Powerful gangs are attacking key targets like prisons as alliances shift

Gangs in Haiti are increasingly powerful, and they've been attacking prisons and the main international airport
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Workers put down a fire set at an office of Haiti's power company during a protest to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister Ariel Henry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
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Father buries 6-year-old child at sea after a migrant boat went adrift for days, Cyprus police say

Cyprus police say a Syrian man admitted to burying one of his four children at sea after the 6-year-old died aboard a boat loaded with migrants that had gone adrift for many days without food or water
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As France guarantees the right to abortion, other European countries look to expand access

France has become the only country to explicitly guarantee the right to abortion in its constitution and other Europeans wonder whether a rollback of rights like the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision could happen in their countries
March 04
FILE - People stage a protest on 'International Safe Abortion Day' to ask for more guarantees on the enforcement of the abortion law that they claim is seriously endangered by the high rate of doctors' conscientious objection in the country, in Milan, on Sept. 28, 2022. Italy resisted Vatican pressure and guaranteed access to abortion starting in 1978, allowing women to terminate pregnancies upon request in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or later if her health or life is endangered. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
March 04

Kamala Harris calls on Israel to increase flow of aid into Gaza

Vice President Kamala Harris called for an “immediate cease-fire” in Gaza as the U.S. began food airdrops over the weekend for those affected by the war.
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VIDEO: Kamala Harris calls on Israel to increase flow of aid into Gaza
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A look at Taurus missiles, the weapon at the heart of a leaked audio and Russian-German tensions

On the day that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was laid to rest in Moscow, Russian state media leaked an audio recording of German military officers discussing the hypothetical use of Taurus long-range missiles in Ukraine
March 04
German Minister of Defense Boris Pistorius speaks in the Bundestag, Berlin, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. German lawmakers on Thursday approved a motion calling on the government to deliver “further necessary long-range weapons systems and ammunition” to Ukraine, but voted down an opposition call explicitly to send Taurus long-range cruise missiles. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
March 04

U.N. envoy says there are "reasonable grounds" to believe Hamas raped women during Oct. 7 attacks on Israel

U.N. envoy says there are "reasonable grounds" to believe Hamas raped women during Oct. 7 attacks on Israel
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Teen suspect in stabbing of Jewish man in Zurich expressed solidarity with Islamic State group

Swiss police say the 15-year-old suspect in the stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich over the weekend had appeared in a video expressing solidarity with the banned Islamic State group and called himself as a “soldier” in its self-described cali...
March 04
People take part in vigil at the Helvetia square in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, March 3, 2024. On Saturday evening, a young man had stabbed an orthodox Jew. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
March 04

Malaysia may reopen MH370 search pending new evidence

Malaysia said it would reopen the search if there's "credible evidence."
March 04
A woman writes a message during an event held by relatives of the passengers and supporters to mark the 10th year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 people disappeared from radar screens on March 8, 2014, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, in Subang Jaya on March 3, 2024.
March 04

Aviation officials raises new hope for missing Malaysia airlines flight

The Boeing 777 disappeared shortly after takeoff in 2014 with more than 200 people on board. The Malaysian government is promising to re-start the search as an American company claims it can help.
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VIDEO: SEARCH FOR MH730-RULLI
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Vice President Harris calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza

U.S. planes started airdropping food and aid in Gaza over the weekend.
March 04
VIDEO: AMERICAN AID DROPS-WANG