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UN body faults 'piecemeal' work to end racial discrimination

The United Nation's human rights office says that recent initiatives in places like the Americas and Europe to end discrimination against people of African descent are mostly “piecemeal.”
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Sweden moves closer to NATO, lifts arms embargo on Turkey

Would-be NATO member Sweden has announced it will allow the export of arms to Turkey, which had threatened to block the Scandinavian nation’s application to join the 30-member defense alliance
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Amnesty: Iran ordered forces to 'severely confront' protests

Amnesty International says leaked government documents show that Iran ordered its security forces to “severely confront” antigovernment demonstrations
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Swedes don't know if pipeline ruptures damaged power cable

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russia-built gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany
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FILE - A large disturbance in the sea can be observed off the coast of the Danish island of Bornholm Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 following a series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany have triggered concerns about possible sabotage. The suspected sabotage this week of two gas pipelines that tied Russia and Europe together is driving home how vital yet weakly protected undersea infrastructure is vulnerable to attack, with potentially catastrophic repercussions for the global economy. (Danish Defence Command via AP, File)
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President Vladimir Putin signs treaties absorbing occupied regions of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law

President Vladimir Putin signs treaties absorbing occupied regions of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law
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Russian strike kills 23 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

The Russian strike targeted the city of Zaporizhzhia.
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Police officers check the bags of killed civilians after a Russian rocket attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. A Russian strike on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens, an official said Friday, just hours before Moscow planned to annex more of Ukraine in an escalation of the seven-month war. (AP Photo/Viacheslav Tverdokhlib)
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EU members in a joint statement 'firmly reject and unequivocally condemn the illegal annexation, of Ukrainian territory

EU members in a joint statement 'firmly reject and unequivocally condemn the illegal annexation, of Ukrainian territory
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Thai court rules PM can stay, did not exceed term limit

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in his job and did not violate a constitutional provision limiting him to eight years in office
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FILE - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Thailand’s Constitutional Court is set to rule Friday, Sept. 30, on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has exceeded the term limits of his job and must leave office immediately. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
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Polish PM's aide, target of email hacking, resigns

The Polish prime minister’s chief-of-staff has resigned after the official's private email account was hacked and his private messages published over many months
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Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso, sparking coup fears

Residents in the capital of Burkina Faso say gunfire rang out early in the morning and the state broadcaster has gone off the air, fueling fears that another coup is underway
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President of Burkina Faso Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
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Methane blast in Baltic Sea highlights global problem

As serious as the methane escaping from ruptured pipelines on the floor of the Baltic Sea may be, there are alarming incidents of massive methane releases happening around the world constantly
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russian gas pipelines to Germany

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of sabotaging the Russian gas pipelines to Germany
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Putin urges Ukraine to sit down for talks but warns that Moscow will not give up the newly incorporated regions

Putin urges Ukraine to sit down for talks but warns that Moscow will not give up the newly incorporated regions
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will protect the newly incorporated regions using 'all available means'

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will protect the newly incorporated regions using 'all available means'
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Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout

A few hundred Cubans have taken to the streets in Havana demanding the restoration of electricity, protesting more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island following the passage of Hurricane Ian
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People protest asking for the restoration of the electrical service that collapsed last Tuesday due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian in Bacuranao, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Denmark and Sweden tell UN that Nord Stream leaks due to blast are equal to 'several hundred kilos' of explosives

Denmark and Sweden tell UN that Nord Stream leaks due to blast are equal to 'several hundred kilos' of explosives
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President Vladimir Putin opens a Kremlin event to absorb parts of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law

President Vladimir Putin opens a Kremlin event to absorb parts of Ukraine into Russia, defying international law
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UN to seek $800 million more in aid for flood-hit Pakistan

The United Nations says it will seek $800 million more in aid from the international community to help Pakistan's flood survivors
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UK economy grows slightly in revised GDP estimate

British Prime Minister Liz Truss and her Treasury chief have met with the independent Office of Budget Responsibility amid efforts to ease concerns about unfunded tax cuts that have unleashed turmoil on financial markets
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FILE - British Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks to the media on the occasion of her visit at the Empire State building in New York, on Sept. 20, 2022. British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday Sept. 29, 2022, defended her divisive economic plan and shrugged off the turmoil it has stirred in financial markets, saying she’s willing to make “controversial and difficult decisions” to get the economy growing. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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French Catholic Church starts compensating sex abuse victims

A reparations panel says France’s Catholic Church has paid financial compensation to 23 victims of child sexual abuse by priests or other church representatives under a recently launched process
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FILE - Bishops kneel outside the Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire basilica in Lourdes, southwestern France, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. France's Catholic Church has paid financial compensation to 23 victims of child sexual abuse as the reparation process recently started, the body in charge of making the decisions said Friday Sept.30, 2022. The Independent National Authority for Recognition and Reparation, said that over 1,000 victims have come forward to claim reparation since the body has been set up earlier this year. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
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Turkish president sues German lawmaker over slur

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing a senior German lawmaker who called him a “sewer rat,” his lawyer said Friday
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Indian opposition party seeks to shed dynastic rule image

India’s main opposition party Indian National Congress is set to choose a non-family member as its next president as it struggles to recover before key upcoming elections
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Senior Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor files his nomination papers for the position of Congress party president, at the party's headquarter in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. India’s main opposition Congress party, long led by the politically powerful Nehru-Gandhi family, is set to choose a non-family member as its next president after a gap of more than two decades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

South Korea, U.S. and Japan launch their first anti-submarine 5 in five years
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FILE - U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, top right, participates with other U.S. and South Korean navy ships during the joint naval exercises between the United States and South Korea in waters off South Korea's eastern coast in South Korea, on Sept. 29, 2022. South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships launched their first anti-submarine drills in five years on Friday, Sept. 30, after North renewed ballistic missile tests this week in an apparent response to bilateral training by South Korean and U.S. forces.(South Korea Navy/Yonhap via AP, File)
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Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19

A Taliban spokesman says a suicide bomber has killed 19 people and wounded 27 at an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital
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This is a locator map for Afghanistan with its capital, Kabul. (AP Photo)
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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Belarus’ authoritarian president is rejecting the possibility that his country’s armed forces would become embroiled in the war in Ukraine
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Policemen walk at Red Square with the St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin Mausoleum in the background ahead of a planned concert in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the four regions of Ukraine that held a referendum on joining Russia will attend a ceremony to sign documents on the regions' incorporation into Russia, which will be followed by a big concert on Red Square. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Inflation hits record 10% in 19 EU countries using euro

Inflation in the European countries using the euro currency has broken into double digits as prices for electricity and natural gas soar
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FILE - A woman uses an ATM machine in the main town of the Aegean Sea island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Inflation in 19 European countries using the euro currency hits another record at 10% as energy prices soar. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
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China's Geely buys 7.6% stake in Aston Martin Lagonda

Geely Holding Group, one of China’s biggest independent automakers, has bought a 7.6% stake in British luxury brand Aston Martin Lagonda and says it looks forward to potential opportunities to collaborate
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FILE - Visitors look at cars produced by Geely at the Auto China 2020 show in Beijing on Sept. 27, 2020. Geely Holding Group, one of China's biggest independent automakers, has bought a 7.6% stake in British luxury brand Aston Martin Lagonda and said Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, that it looks forward to potential opportunities to collaborate. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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UK's Office of Budget Responsibility to give initial analysis on government economic plan on Oct. 7 after Truss meeting

UK's Office of Budget Responsibility to give initial analysis on government economic plan on Oct. 7 after Truss meeting
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Swedes don't know if pipeline ruptures damaged power cable

Swedish officials don't yet know if an undersea power cable that runs between Sweden and Poland was damaged when the Nord Stream gas pipelines ruptured in what Western officials suspect was an act of sabotage
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FILE - In this picture provided by Swedish Coast Guard, a small release from Nord Stream 2 is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. The suspected sabotage this week of two gas pipelines that tied Russia and Europe together is driving home how vital yet weakly protected undersea infrastructure is vulnerable to attack, with potentially catastrophic repercussions for the global economy. (Swedish Coast Guard via AP, File)
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China manufacturing weak, adding to economy pressure

Two surveys show growth in Chinese manufacturing was weak in September, export orders fell and employers cut jobs
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A man works at a manufacturer of Integrated Chip encapsulation in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Growth in Chinese factory activity was weak in September, export orders fell and employers cut jobs, two surveys showed Friday, Sept. 30, adding to pressure on lackluster economic growth (Chinatopix Via AP)
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EU set to adopt windfall levy, but no deal on gas price cap

Energy ministers from the 27 European Union countries have agreed to adopt a set of measures aimed at mitigating the impact of the energy crisis
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European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson speaks during the weekly College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. The European Union suspects that damage to two underwater natural gas pipelines was sabotage and is warning of retaliation for any attack on Europe's energy networks, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Finnish border closed to Russians with tourist visas

The Finnish-Russia border has been closed to Russians with tourist visas, curtailing one of the last easily accessible routes to Europe for Russians trying to flee a military mobilization
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Finnish border guard speak with Russian men at the Vaalimaa border check point between Finland and Russia in Virolahti, Finland, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. The Finnish-Russia border was closed Friday after the Nordic country announced it would ban Russians with tourist visas from entering, curtailing one of the last easily accessible routes to Europe for Russians trying to flee a military mobilization. Long queues were reported until midnight and among the last to enter Finland were two cyclists who arrived a little before 11 p.m., Finnish broadcaster YLE reported. (Sasu Makinen./Lehtikuva via AP)
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Bosnia election expected to re-legitimize a failing system

Bosnia’s general election should be about fighting rampant corruption and the country’s ailing economy
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The Bosnian Parliament building is reflected on an election poster of Bakir Izetbegovic who is running for the Bosnian Presidency on the upcoming elections in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. On the face of it, Bosnia's upcoming general election could be about the fight against corruption and helping its ailing economy. But at the time when Russia has a strong incentive to reignite conflict in the small Balkan nation, the Oct 2. vote appears set to be an easy test for long-entrenched nationalists who have enriched cronies and ignored the needs of the people. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
September 30

Inflation in 19 European countries using the euro currency hits another record at 10% as energy prices soar

Inflation in 19 European countries using the euro currency hits another record at 10% as energy prices soar
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Court rules Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth did not exceed constitution's 8-year term limit, can stay in office

Court rules Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth did not exceed constitution's 8-year term limit, can stay in office
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Bombing inside Pakistani sweets shop kills 1, wounds 14

Pakistani officials say a bomb has exploded inside a sweets shop in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others
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Residents in Burkina Faso's capital report gunfire, state broadcaster off air, sparking fears of a mutiny under way.

Residents in Burkina Faso's capital report gunfire, state broadcaster off air, sparking fears of a mutiny under way.
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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

SEPT. 23-29, 2022 War continues in Ukraine, in a week in which more bodies have been exhumed at the liberated area of Izium. Around other retaken areas in Kharkiv, Russian and Ukrainian forces exchanged missile and artillery barrages. In Somalia, the droughts are getting longer and more frequent, displacing Somalis to a camp on the outskirts of the southern town of Dollow. From the victory of the far-right party Brothers of Italy to the retirement of Roger Federer after teaming with Rafael Nadal in his last match, this gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by chief photographer for Greece, Cyprus, Albania and North Macedonia, Thanassis Stavrakis. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
September 30
Far-Right party Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni shows a placard reading in Italian "Thank you Italy" at her party's electoral headquarters in Rome, early Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Italians voted in a national election that might yield the nation's first government led by the far right since the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 30

India raises interest rate to 5.90% to tame inflation

India’s central bank has raised its key interest rate to 5.90% and said developing economy were facing slowing growth, elevated food and energy prices, debt distress and currency depreciation
September 30
FILE - Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das gestures during a press conference after RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review meeting in Mumbai, India, on Feb. 6, 2020. India’s central bank on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.90% in its fourth hike this year and said the economies of developing countries were confronted with challenges of slowing growth, elevated food and energy prices, debt distress and currency depreciation. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
September 30

Brazil’s decisive debate on eve of presidential election

Tens of millions of Brazilians were glued to their TVs late Thursday for the final presidential debate before Sunday's elections
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From left, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for re-election, Padre Kelmon of the Brazilian Labour Party, Felipe D'Avila of the Novo Party, Soraya Thronicke of the Brasil Union Party, former president and now presidential candidate Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva of the Workers' Party, Simone Tebet of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, and Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labour Party, arrive to participate in a presidential debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
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Official: Russian strike in Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia kills 23 people, wounds 28 in a humanitarian convoy

Official: Russian strike in Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia kills 23 people, wounds 28 in a humanitarian convoy
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Taliban spokesman for Kabul police chief says 19 killed, 27 wounded in suicide blast in Shiite area of Afghan capital

Taliban spokesman for Kabul police chief says 19 killed, 27 wounded in suicide blast in Shiite area of Afghan capital
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September 30

Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout

A few hundred Cubans have taken to the streets in Havana demanding the restoration of electricity, protesting more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island following the passage of Hurricane Ian
September 30
An electric company worker remove tree branches felled on power lines in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated some of the country's most important tobacco farms when it hit the island's western tip as a major storm. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
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Cart pushers clench their fists threatening to start a fight after their carts accidentally colliding into each other at the Cease wholesale market in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
September 30

Tropical Storm Orlene strengthening in Pacific off Mexico

Newly formed Tropical Storm Orlene is strengthening in the eastern Pacific, and forecasters expect it to become a hurricane by Friday evening while heading for a projected landfall on the Mexican coast early next week
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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

The U_N_ Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.”
September 30
FILE - Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, on July 21, 2022. Europe is staring an energy crisis in the face. The cause: Russia throttling back supplies of natural gas. European officials say it's a pressure game over their support for Ukraine after Russia's invasion. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
September 30

Vatican sanctioned Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

The Vatican says it imposed disciplinary sanctions on Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo following allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor in the 1990s
September 30
FILE - Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo of East Timor, sings along with participants at the National Catholic Gathering for Jubilee Justice held on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles, on July 17, 1999. Belo has been accused in a Dutch magazine article of sexually abusing boys in East Timor in the 1990s, rocking the Catholic Church in the impoverished nation and forcing officials at the Vatican and his religious order to scramble to provide answers. (AP Photo/Neil Jacobs, File)
September 29

Hurricane Ian maps: The latest on projections and possible paths

Ian has strengthened back to a Category 1 storm.
September 29
A 8pm satellite image from Sept. 29, 2022 shows Hurricane Ian, now back to being a Category 1 storm, as it moves up the East Coast away from Florida and towards Georgia and South Carolina, where it is projected it may bring life-threatening storm surge, flooding, and strong winds.
September 29

Former Tibet official latest to fall in China graft sweep

A former vice governor of China’s sprawling Tibet region has been indicted on charges of accepting bribes
September 29
Chinese military officers march down the steps of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. A former top graft buster at China's ministry for intelligence and counterintelligence has been indicted on bribery charges, just weeks before a major congress of the ruling Communist Party whose leader Xi Jinping has made fighting corruption a signature issue. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 29

S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills

South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships have launched their first anti-submarine drills in five years, after North renewed ballistic missile tests this week
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the media before her departure from the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Leah Millis/Pool Photo via AP)