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Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Russia claims to have captured Mariupol in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine
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A crew of self-propelled artillery vehicles 'Gvozdika' ('Carnation') of Donetsk People's Republic militia prepare to fire towards Ukrainian army position, near the town of Yasynuvataya, outside Donetsk, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
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Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank
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A Palestinian demonstrator hurls back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces during a protest against the West Bank Jewish settlements, in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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Australians vote to determine conservative government future

Polling stations have opened across Australia for voters to decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government will defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term
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A man casts his ballot at an inner Sydney polling station, Australia, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Australians go to the polls following a six-week election campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 1,200 miles off Australia's shore. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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First lady Jill Biden visits Panama on Latin America tour

U.S. first lady Jill Biden has arrived in Panama, her second stop on a three-country Latin America visit before the United States hosts the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles
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First lady Jill Biden waves as she arrives in Panama City, Panama, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
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Peruvian town finally buries the victims of massacre

Scene of one of the worst massacres of Peru’s internal conflict in the last two decades of the 20th century, the town of Accomarca is closing a chapter that’s been open for more than 35 years
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Photos and flowers sit on the coffins of people who were killed during the Maoist-inspired insurgency at the cemetery during their burial after authorities recently identified and returned the remains to families in Accomarca, Peru, Friday, May 20, 2022. Peruvian authorities identified a group of 80 remains found in this community and another one nearby as men, women and children who were killed between 1980 and 2000 by both members of the Shining Path militant group and army soldiers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 20

Tornado hits western German city; dozens injured

Police in Germany say 43 people have been injured, 10 seriously, after a tornado struck the western city of Paderborn
May 20
A damaged car is seen after a storm in Paderborn, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
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US doubles its military aid to Ukraine

The Senate passed a $40 billion package to send supplies and weapons to help Ukraine in its war with Russia.
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VIDEO: US doubles its military aid to Ukraine
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3 Italians, 1 Togolese abducted in southern Mali, says mayor

A mayor in southern Mali says armed men have kidnapped an Italian missionary family from their home along with their Togolese domestic worker
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Syria says Israel has carried out new attack near Damascus

Syrian official media say Israel has carried out a new attack near the capital Friday night
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Dane sentenced to die in Nigeria for killing wife, daughter

A Nigerian court has sentenced a Danish man to death after finding he killed his wife, a Nigerian, and three-year-old daughter in 2018 at their residence in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital
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Russia says it has full control of the Black Sea port of Mariupol after a nearly 3-month siege, its biggest victory yet

Russia says it has full control of the Black Sea port of Mariupol after a nearly 3-month siege, its biggest victory yet
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Russia's top military official says the massive Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol has been "completely liberated"

Russia's top military official says the massive Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol has been "completely liberated"
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US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

A group of mostly Democratic congress members is proposing a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence
May 20
FILE - The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 29, 2015. A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
May 20

California fires, college commencements, war in Ukraine: Week in Photos

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: California fires, college commencements, war in Ukraine: Week in Photos
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Elon Musk visits Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk has met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest
May 20
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets police as he arrives to a resort hotel where he is expected to meet with Elon Musk in Porto Feliz, Brazil, Friday, May 20, 2022. Musk, the Telsa and SpaceX chief executive officer, tweeted that he was in Brazil to help bring Internet service to rural schools in the Amazon and to help monitor the Amazon environmentally. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 20

Bulgaria rejects EU pressure to allow N Macedonia to join

Bulgaria is sticking to its position blocking North Macedonia’s accession talks with the European Union
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Dutch leader faces pressure over old-school text messages

The long-serving Dutch prime minister is facing unusual political and public pressure after revelations that he has been deleting text messages about official matters for years
May 20
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte holds his smartphone as he gets out of his car prior to the arrival of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 20

Outgoing Lebanon government approves economic recovery plan

Lebanon's information minister says the country's outgoing government has approved a recovery plan for pulling the Mideast nation out of its economic meltdown
May 20
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese president Michel Aoun, center background, and Lebanese Prime minister Najib Mikati, left background, head a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 20, 2022. Lebanon's government approved an economic recovery plan during its last meeting Friday before becoming a caretaker Cabinet after a new parliament was elected over the weekend, the information minister said. (Dalati Nohra/Lebanon Government via AP)
May 20

Nicaraguan bishop fasts to protest police harassment

A Roman Catholic bishop in Nicaragua has begun an “indefinite fast” inside a church to protest increasing harassment from national police, who he said followed him throughout the entire previous day
May 20
FILE - Rolando Alvarez, Bishop of Matagalpa, attends a press conference regarding the Roman Catholic Church's agreeing to act as "mediator and witness" in a national dialogue between members of civil society and the government in Managua, Nicaragua, May 3, 2018. Alvarez began an “indefinite fast” Friday, May 20, 2022 inside a church to protest increasing harassment from national police, who he said followed him throughout the entire previous day. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of 4,000 army POWs

The Tigray rebel forces fighting Ethiopia’s federal army say they will release 4,000 prisoners of war as part of an amnesty
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Biden tours Samsung plant while on trip to South Korea

President Joe Biden tours a Samsung plant while advocating for economic security as the U.S. continues to fight global supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.
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VIDEO: Biden tours Samsung plant while on trip to South Korea
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Biden to meet with leaders of India, Australia and Japan

President Joe Biden will travel to Japan to meet with fellow "Quad” nations Australia, India and Japan to discuss Chinese influence and North Korea nukes.
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VIDEO: Biden to meet with leaders of India, Australia and Japan
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India accuses China of illegal construction in border area

India has accused China of illegally constructing a second bridge across disputed Pangong Lake, an area it says has been under China's “illegal occupation” since the 1960s
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Deliberations start in Russian soldier's war crimes trial

The lawyer for a Russian soldier who is the first to go on trial for an alleged war crime in Ukraine has asked a Kyiv court to acquit his client
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Russian Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin stands in court during a hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, May 19, 2022. The 21 year old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since the start of the war in Ukraine testified Thursday that he shot a civilian on orders from two officers and pleaded for his victim's widow to forgive him. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
May 20

Myanmar leader begins peace talks with ethnic militia groups

The head of Myanmar’s military government has held the first in a monthlong series of person-to-person peace talks he has initiated with the country’s historically restive ethnic minority groups
May 20
In this photo provided by the Myanmar Military True News Information Team, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, right, head of the military council, shakes hand with Yawd Serk, chairman of Shan State Army, during their meeting Friday, May 20, 2022, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Military True News Information Team via AP)
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France's Macron appoints new government for 2nd term

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a new Cabinet
May 20
FILE - France's Minister for European Affairs Catherine Colonna addresses the media after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday Dec. 11, 2006. Catherine Colonna, a career diplomat and, most recently, France's ambassador to Britain, takes over the foreign affairs portfolio as France is deeply engaged in international efforts to support Ukraine against Russia's invasion and isolate the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Thierry Charlier, File)
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Turkish police break up student LGBTQ event, arrest dozens

Police in Turkey have broken up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country’s top public universities and detained all of the participants
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G7 countries to provide $19.8 billion in aid to Ukraine

The Group of Seven leading economies have agreed to provide $19.8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine to ensure its finances do not hinder its ability to defend itself from Russia’s invasion
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German Finance Minister Christian Lindner, right, welcomes U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, front left, for a G7 Finance Ministers Meeting at the federal guest house Petersberg, near Bonn, Germany, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
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With world recovering from pandemic, U.S. trade rep. Tai sees "incredible opportunity" for new Asia economic partnership

With world recovering from pandemic, U.S. trade rep. Tai sees "incredible opportunity" for new Asia economic partnership
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Netflix pays $59 million to settle tax dispute in Italy

Netflix has agreed to pay more than $59 million to settle a tax dispute in Italy
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FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. The Netflix streaming platform has agreed to pay more than $59 million and set up a legal entity in Italy to settle a tax dispute. Milan prosecutors said Friday, May 20, 2022 that the payment covers taxes, penalties and interest from October 2015 through 2019. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
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Finland says Russia suspending natural gas supplies

Finland's state-owned energy company says Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland after the Nordic country that applied for NATO membership this week refused President Vladimir Putin’s demand to pay in rubles
May 20
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaks as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson look on, before a meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

The Siyam family believed for many years that their adult son was being held at a government prison after he went missing at a checkpoint nearly a decade ago
May 20
FILE - Dozens of Syrians wait at the President's Bridge in Damascus for relatives they hope would be among those released from prison May 3, 2022, on the second day of the Muslim Fitr holiday. A newly released video taken in 2013 showed blindfolded men who were thrown into a large pit and shot dead by Syrian agents, who then set the bodies on fire. The video stirs new fears over the fate of tens of thousands who went missing during Syria's long-running conflict and serves as a grim reminder of the war's unpunished massacres, just as similar atrocities take place in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki, File)
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Parts of Spain on alert amid 'extreme' May temperatures

Large parts of Spain are under alert as a wave of intense heat sweeps across the country, leaving residents sweltering through May temperatures that rank among the hottest in two decades
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FILE - Eintracht soccer supporters drink beer as they cool down in a in water fountain in downtown Seville, Spain, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Large swathes of Spain were under alert on Friday May 20, 2022 as a wave of intense heat began sweeping across the country, leaving locals sweltering through May temperatures that rank among the hottest in two decades though the temperatures are expected to fall short of what meteorologists in Spain define as a heatwave. (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez, File)
May 20

Pangolins introduced at zoo in Prague

A pair of critically endangered Chinese pangolins were introduced at a zoo in Prague, the second animal park in Europe to have the animals.
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A pair of critically endangered Chinese pangolins were introduced at a zoo in Prague, the second animal park in Europe to have the animals.
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Germany's Schroeder to quit Rosneft board as backlash mounts

Russian state energy company Rosneft says former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder plans to leave its board of directors as a backlash over his ties with Russia and its energy sector mounts
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FILE - Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder poses in front of a painting by German artist Joerg Immendorff in the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Germany's three governing parties plan to strip former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of his office and staff after he maintained and defended his long-standing ties with Russia despite the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
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Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hit by cold wave

In Rio de Janeiro, bold swimmers have been discouraged from diving into the cold ocean
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Homeless people sleep at Patio do Colegio Square during a cold night in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Friday, May 20, 2022. The homeless population in Sao Paulo has increased 30% during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent census shows. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Farmer sues VW over climate change; German court has doubts

A court in Germany cast has doubt on claims by a German farmer that automaker Volkswagen is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is having on his family business
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Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, farmer, sits in a pasture next to one of his cows in Detmold, Germany, Wedenesday, May 18, 2022. The organic farmer holds the VW car company partly responsible for damage to his farm. Together with Greenpeace, he wants to go to court to get VW to stop producing combustion vehicles by 2030. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
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'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

Few actors know more about capturing the attention of the global audience than Korean star Lee Jung-jae of Netflix's “Squid Game.”
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Lee Jung-jae poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Hunt, at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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N Ireland party leader pans Pelosi's warning on Brexit terms

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from the leader of Northern Ireland’s biggest unionist party after saying Congress won’t approve a trade deal with the U.K. if Britain scraps the agreement governing post-Brexit trade on the Irish island
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown the missile from the inside of an NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon) by the Managing Director of Thales Belfast, Philip McBride, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast, Monday May 16, 2022, during a visit to Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be “a necessity to act” if the EU doesn't agree to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules that he says are destabilizing Northern Ireland's delicate political balance. Johnson held private talks with the leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties, urging them to get back to work. (Liam McBurney/Pool via AP)
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As Biden visits Asia, China launches South China Sea drills

China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan
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FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he boards Air Force One for a trip to South Korea and Japan, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden's visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on countering the perceived threat from China. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
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European nations, streaming service delete extremist audio

The European Union’s law enforcement agency says authorities in six countries have worked with music streaming service SoundCloud to detect and delete hundreds of files containing extremist propaganda
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Jihadis' attack in eastern Burkina Faso kills 11 soldiers

Burkina Faso's government says jihadis have targeted a military base in the country's east, killing at least 11 soldiers and injuring nearly two dozen
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UN: 18 million facing severe hunger in West Africa's Sahel

The U.N. is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months
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FILE - A malnourished baby is cared for in the pediatric department of Boulmiougou hospital in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday April 15, 2022. The U.N. is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months. Two U.N. agencies are citing the impacts of war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, climate-induced shocks and rising costs – and warning that people may try to migrate out of the affected areas. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia, File)
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German finance minister: G7 countries, global financial institutions are providing $19.8 billion in aid to Ukraine

German finance minister: G7 countries, global financial institutions are providing $19.8 billion in aid to Ukraine
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North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload tops 2 million

The secretive state remains silent on medical aid offers from other countries.
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People wear face masks walk in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 6, 2022.
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Police bust gang for tricking old men with love in Italy

The European Union's law enforcement agency says police in four countries have busted a crime gang accused of using young women to trick elderly Italian men out of their savings
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Jailed Egypt activist on hunger strike moved to new prison

Egyptian authorities have transferred a prominent political activist from a maximum-security prison where he was allegedly tortured and denied basic rights to a new correction facility
May 20
FILE - Egypt's leading pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah speaks during a conference at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 22, 2014. Egyptian authorities have transferred Abdel-Fattah from a maximum-security prison where he was allegedly tortured and denied basic rights to a new correctional facility, his family said on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The transfer came as Abdel-Fattah had been on a hunger strike for nearly 48 days to protest his imprisonment conditions, according to his family. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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10 workers trapped after tunnel collapses in Kashmir

Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir say rescuers have found the body of one worker after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region and are continuing to search for nine others trapped
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In this handout photograph provided by the Jammu and Kashmir Government's Department of Disaster Management, earthmovers work to clear the site where an under construction tunnel collapsed in Ramban district, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday, May 20, 2022. An official said Friday that 10 workers were trapped after part of an under construction road tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region. (Jammu and Kashmir Government's Department of Disaster Management via AP)
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German parliament OKs 3 months of cheaper public transport

Germany’s parliament has gave final clearance to a plan that will allow people to use local transport across the country for just 9 euros ($9.50) per month this summer, a plan that has drawn praise but also plenty of criticism
May 20
File---File photo shows regional train passes fields of rapeseed plants in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)
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Norway: At least 3 injured in family-related stabbing attack

Norwegian police say a suspect is in custody after three people were wounded with a sharp object, one critically
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A police car on the scene of a multiple stabbing in Nore, Norway, Friday, May 20, 2022. Norwegian police say a person with a knife has wounded at least three people — one of them critically — in a random attack in a town near Oslo. They say the perpetrator has been arrested.(Lise Åserud/NTB Scanpix via AP)