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Aerial drone likely launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels hits ship in the Red Sea

An aerial drone likely launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck and damaged a vessel in the Red Sea
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Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel

Iran-backed groups in the Middle East say thousands of their fighters are offering to come to Lebanon to join with the militant Hezbollah group in its battle with Israel
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FILE - Popular Mobilization Forces burn representations of U.S. and Israeli flags during "al-Quds" Day, Arabic for Jerusalem, in Baghdad, Iraq, May 31, 2019. Thousands of fighters from Iran-backed groups in the Middle East are offering to come to Lebanon to join the militant Hezbollah group in its fight with Israel. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan, File)
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Coup-hit Niger was betting on a China-backed oil pipeline as a lifeline. Then the troubles began

A pipeline project built with China's support that would make Niger an oil-exporting country is being threatened by an internal security crisis and a diplomatic dispute with neighoring Benin
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June 23

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro has been nicknamed “Happy City,” founded decades ago as a Christian utopia
June 23
Stephen Tunlese, centre, who said he lost his house and business due to coastal erosion is seen working with other people on a fishing boat in Ayetoro, in Southwest Nigeria, Friday, April 5, 2024. Ayetoro, a coastal community more than 200 km southeast of Nigeria's business capital Lagos, has been experiencing coastal erosion for many years. But the changes have recently rapidly worsened with the community slumping into the Atlantic Ocean, leading to repeated displacements of households and businesses. (AP Photo/Dan Ikpoyi)
June 23

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Behind the pageantry of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to North Korea, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never before
June 23
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attend a gala concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 22

Emperor and Empress of Japan arrive in the UK ahead of a long-awaited state visit

Emperor Naruhito of Japan and his wife Empress Masako have arrived in the U.K. ahead of their long-awaited official state visit
June 22
Japanese Emperor Naruhito, left, and Empress Masako smile as they depart for the state visit to Britain, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 22

Iran overturns death sentence of rapper famous for protest songs

Toomaj Salehi became famous for songs after Mahsa Amini in 2022 death
June 22
FILE - Protesters attend a rally against a death sentence given to Toomaj Salehi, a popular rapper in Iran and to support to the women of Iran, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 28, 2024. Iran's Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a government critic and a popular hip-hop artist, Toomaj Salehi — who came to fame over his lyrics about the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in 2022 — his lawyer Amir Raisian said Saturday, June 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
June 22

Iconic designer Dries Van Noten stages his swan song show in Paris, retiring from fashion

The curtain fell and the disco ball was raised celebrating 38 years and 150 collections of Dries Van Noten, who staged his final fashion show at Paris Fashion Week
June 22
June 22

As U.S.-supplied weapons show impact inside Russia, Ukrainian soldiers hope for deeper strikes

The U.S. let Ukraine use Western-supplied arms to targeting border regions.
June 22
FILE - In this image provided by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Sgt. Ian Ketterling, gunner for Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, prepares the crane for loading the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) on to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in Queensland, Australia, on July 26, 2023. Ukraine is having some success in halting Russia's new push along the northeast front weeks after the decision allowing the country to use U.S.-supplied weapons for limited strikes in Russian territory. But commanders say their hands are tied without the ability to use long-range guided missiles, such as ATACMS. (Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson/U.S. Army via AP)
June 22

Water emergency halts tourist arrivals at Italy's popular Capri island

A water emergency has prompted the mayor of Capri — one of Italy’s most popular islands — to order a halt to the arrival of tourists, in a crisis that has deprived some areas of any water supply
June 22
June 22

Investigation of Russian hack on London hospitals may take weeks amid worries over online data dump

The Russian group Qilin carried out a ransomware attack on London hospitals.
June 22
June 22

3 missing in a landslide in Swiss Alps as heavy rains cause flash floods

Three people are missing after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in southeastern Switzerland caused a landslide
June 22
A car is stuck in the mud at the Sorte village, community of Lostallo, Southern Switzerland, after a landslide, caused by the bad weather and heavy rain in the Misox valley, in Lostallo, Southern Switzerland, Saturday, June 22 2024. Massive thunderstorms and rainfall led to a flooding situation on Friday evening after a landslide in the Misox valley. Four people went missing on Saturday morning. Several dozen people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Misox and Calanca regions. (Samuel Golay/Keystone via AP)
June 22

North Macedonia's parliament prepares to vote on a proposed center-right government

North Macedonia’s parliament has begun a two-day debate leading up to a vote on the new government proposed by a center-right party that won May’s national elections
June 22
FILE - Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of the opposition conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, speaks during a celebration on the main square after their party announced victory in the presidential and parliamentary elections, in Skopje, North Macedonia, early Thursday, May 9, 2024. North Macedonia's parliament began a two-day debate leading up to a vote on the new government proposed by a center-right party that won May's national elections. Heading the government is Hristijan Mickoski, a 46-year-old engineering professor who has pledged to continue his center-left predecessors’ efforts to shepherd the small Balkan NATO member into the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski), File)
June 22

Nigel Farage, leader of Reform UK, criticized for saying West provoked Putin to invade Ukraine

Nigel Farage, leader of the right-wing Reform U.K. party, is facing wide-ranging criticism over his claim that the West provoked Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine
June 22
Britain's Nigel Farage, Reform UK party leader plays on a game in an amusement arcade whilst spending time with supporters in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, England Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 22

3 dead in bombing of Kharkiv; Russia targets Ukrainian energy facilities

Ukraine's president says at least three people died in bomb attack on Kharkiv.
June 22
FILE - A drone is seen in the sky seconds before it fired on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 17, 2022. Russia launched a new barrage of missiles and drones in an overnight attack on June 22, 2024, officials in Kyiv said Saturday, damaging energy facilities in Ukraine's southeast and west and injuring at least two workers. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
June 22

At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

Palestinian and hospital officials said at least 39 people have been killed by Israeli strikes across northern Gaza
June 22
Palestinian mourners pray at the body of Mohammad Hoshiya, 12, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Qatana, southwest of Ramallah Saturday, June 22, 2024. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Hoshiya died from his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces in Ramallah last week. Commenting on the shooting, the Israeli army said its forces raided al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah to arrest a suspect last Friday and then opened fire on a group of Palestinians who were pelting them with stones. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
June 22

Italian coast guard recovers 14 more bodies of shipwreck victims, dozens missing

The Italian coast guard has recovered 14 more bodies from last week's shipwreck in the Ionian Sea off the southern Italian coastline, bringing to 34 the number of known victims from the sinking
June 22
FILE - The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The Italian coast guard on Thursday recovered 12 bodies from a weekend shipwreck in the Ionian Sea off the southern Italian coast line, bringing to 20 the number of known victims. Dozens more were missing and presumed dead. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro, File)
June 22

AP PHOTOS: In the spirit of perseverance, artists flock to Congo's biggest dance festival

The Goma dance festival, the largest dance festival in Congo, has taken place each year for the past seven years, despite ongoing attacks by rebel groups
June 22
Dancers perform in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the Goma Dance Festival, Saturday, June 15, 2024. The annual festival, which sees dancers from all over the world flocking to Goma, has been held in the city for the past seven years despite the ongoing attacks by rebel groups in the region. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
June 22

Ivory Coast sets up mobile enrollment for a health coverage program criticized over glitches

Ivory Coast health authorities have launched mobile enrollment centers for the country’s universal health coverage program
June 22
Residents line up in front of a mobile enrolment center from the Ivory Coast health authorities in Abidjan Monday, June 10, 2024. The country's universal health coverage program, has been criticized since its inception in 2019 for an inefficient voucher system that has made it impossible for participants to access the benefits. The mobile enrolment centers allow Ivorians to sign up for the scheme and provide them with cards on site, so that they can start receiving care immediately at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies around the country.(AP Photo/ Diomande Ble Blonde)
June 22

Yemen's Houthi rebels target ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower aircraft carrier heads home

There appears to be a new escalation by Iranian-backed Houthis in their strikes.
June 22
FILE - The USS aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, also known as 'IKE', sails in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
June 22

A year ago, Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin challenged the Kremlin with a mutiny

On a lazy summer weekend a year ago, Russia was jolted by the stunning news of an armed uprising
June 22
FILE - A young woman lights a candle as others stand at a makeshift memorial near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 29, 2023, for members of the Wagner Group military contractor killed in a plane crash. Among the 10 people killed in the crash was Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who two months earlier had launched a brief rebellion against Russia’s military leadership. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 22

South Africa's new government brings Black and white together. It's also reviving racial tensions

South Africa’s new coalition government has brought a Black president and a white opposition leader together in an image of unity
June 22
FILE - South Africans gather ahead of the inauguration of South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa as President at the Union Buildings South Lawns in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 19, 2024. In a country where racial segregation was once brutally enforced, South Africa's new coalition government has brought a Black president and a white opposition leader together in what is on the face of it a picture of unity. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
June 21

Netanyahu says video criticizing Biden administration was 'absolutely necessary'

In the video, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the U.S. of withholding weapons from Israeli forces to use in the war with Hamas. ABC News' Tom Soufi Burridge reports from Tel Aviv.
June 21
VIDEO: Netanyahu says video criticizing Biden administration was 'absolutely necessary'
June 21

Israeli strikes on tent camps near Rafah kill at least 25 and wound 50, Gaza health officials say

Gaza health officials say Israeli strikes on a tent camp outside the southern city of Rafah have killed at least 25 people and wounded another 50
June 21
Palestinians pray for victims of Israeli bombardment before their burial in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP Photo /Jehad Alshrafi)
June 21

Israeli strikes on tent camps near Rafah kill at least 25 people and wound 50, Gaza health officials and rescuers say

Israeli strikes on tent camps near Rafah kill at least 25 people and wound 50, Gaza health officials and rescuers say
June 21
June 21

International court unseals arrest warrant for Mali suspect accused of crimes in Timbuktu in 2012

The International Criminal Court has unsealed an arrest warrant for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group
June 21
FILE - People attending a ceremony stand near a mausoleum, right, that was restored in Timbuktu, Mali, July 18, 2015, after the 14 mausoleums in Mali's northern historic city that had been destroyed by Islamic extremists in 2012 have been restored. The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Friday June 21, 2024, for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed, File)
June 21

Namibian court overturns and declares unconstitutional a law criminalizing gay sex between men

A law in Namibia criminalizing gay sex between men has been overturned and declared unconstitutional and illegal by a court, in a victory for LGBTQ campaigners in the southern African nation
June 21
June 21

An exiled Belarus opposition figure is sentenced in absentia to 20 years

A court in Belarus has sentenced a top opposition figure living in exile to 20 years in absentia
June 21
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin following Russian-Belarusian negotiations at the Palace of Independence in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 21

2 years after pushing back Russia, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell details the state of the war-torn city.
June 21
VIDEO: 2 years after pushing Russia back, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks
June 21

A Swiss court sentences 4 members of the wealthy Hinduja family to up to 4 1/2 years for exploiting domestic workers

A Swiss court sentences 4 members of the wealthy Hinduja family to up to 4 1/2 years for exploiting domestic workers
June 21
June 21

Ukraine claims three oil refinery strikes inside Russia as Moscow says naval attack thwarted

A Ukrainian security official says that Ukraine’s military struck three oil refineries and a drone launch site inside Russia overnight
June 21
In this photo provided by the 24th Mechanised brigade press service, Ukrainian soldiers fire 120 mm mortar towards Russian position on the front line at Chasiv Yar in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, June 21, 2024. (Oleg Petrasiuk/Ukrainian 24 Mechanised brigade via AP)
June 21

American tourist sentenced for bringing ammo to Turks and Caicos

Ryan Watson, a father of two from Oklahoma, was arrested on April 12.
June 21
Ryan Watson speaks with ABC News, June 19, 2024.
June 21
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer gestures as he speak to port workers during a general election campaign event Southampton Docks in Southampton, England, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 21

Iberian Lynx population triples in ‘greatest recovery’ of cat species: Study

The population for the rare wild cat grew from 648 in 2022 to over 2,000 today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature found.
June 21
The population for the rare wild cat grew from 648 in 2022 to over 2,000 today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature found.
June 21

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Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
June 21
Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
June 21

Niger revokes French company's operating permit at major uranium mine

Nigerien military authorities have withdrawn the operating permit for a large uranium mine from the French company Orano
June 21
FILE - The Orano logo is pictured at La Defense business district, outside Paris, on Jan. 23, 2018. Nigerian military authorities have withdrawn the operating permit for a large uranium mine from the French company Orano, the company said, significantly escalating tensions between the military junta and the country's former colonial power. Niger, a landlocked country of 26 million, is the world's seventh biggest supplier of uranium, used for the production of weapons and nuclear power. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 21

3 men arrested in Germany are suspected of spying on a Ukrainian for a foreign intelligence agency

Prosecutors in Germany say three men have been arrested on suspicion of trying to collect information on a person from Ukraine for a foreign intelligence agency
June 21
June 21

US tourist killed in Zambia elephant attack, the second this year

Zambian officials say a U.S. tourist has been killed by an elephant in the city of Livingstone, the second such attack in the country this year
June 21
June 21

Iberian lynx rebounds from 'endangered' status

The population of the rare cats grew from 648 in 2022 to over 2,000 today.
June 21
The Iberian lynx is leaving the danger of extinction behind in Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Andalusia, Spain, on June 20, 2024.
June 21

A major power outage hits Balkan region as countries swelter in an early summer heat wave

A major power outage has hit the Western Balkans as the region swelters in an early heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring to up to 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit
June 21
A woman cools herself as a pigeon drinks water from a public fountain in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, June 21, 2024. A major hourslong power outage hit much of the Balkans on Friday as the southern European region sweltered in an early heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to more than 40 C (104 F). (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 21

Probe begins into police conduct during Kenya's anti-government protests

Kenya's police watchdog says it has begun an investigation into police conduct during protests against a government plan to impose new taxes
June 21
Demonstrators run from police during a protest over proposed tax hikes in a finance bill that is due to be tabled in parliament in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, June 20, 2024. (AP Photo/ Andrew Kasuku)
June 21

EU nations agree to start membership negotiations next week with Ukraine and Moldova

The European Union has agreed to start membership negotiations with embattled Ukraine and Moldova
June 21
FILE - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, stands next to Moldova's President Maia Sandu, in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. The European Union agreed Friday, June 21, 2024, to start membership negotiations with embattled Ukraine and Moldova, another step in the nations' long journey to move closer to the West and mute Russia's influence. (AP Photo/Aurel Obreja, File)
June 21

4 members of a billionaire family get prison in Switzerland for exploiting domestic workers

An Indian-born billionaire and three family members have been sentenced to prison for exploiting domestic workers at their lakeside villa in Switzerland
June 21
Lawyers of the accused, Nicolas Jeandin, left, and Robert Assael, right, leave the court house after a break in the reading of the verdict, during the trial against members of the billionaire Hinduja family, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday June 21, 2024. A Swiss criminal court on Friday sentenced four members of the billionaire Hinduja family with between four and 4 1/2 years in prison for exploiting their vulnerable domestic workers while at the same time dismissing the more severe charges of human trafficking. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
June 21

EU nations approve opening of enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week

EU nations approve opening of enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week
June 21
June 21

The Latest | Gaza's Health Ministry says 25 killed, 50 wounded in Israeli strikes on tent camps

Armenia said it would recognize a Palestinian state, prompting Israel to summon its ambassador for what the Foreign Ministry described as a “severe reprimand.”
June 21
Palestinian children sit at the edge of a crater after an Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP Photo /Jehad Alshrafi)
June 21

Czech man arrested in Croatia after explosion kills his 9-year-old child

A Czech man has been detained in Croatia for allegedly allowing his 9-year-old child to take an explosive device from a military zone which later killed him
June 21
June 21

Pakistan police probe mob that killed a man suspected of desecrating the Quran

Police in northwestern Pakistan have registered a case against hundreds of people who attacked a police station and killed a man being questioned there on suspicion of desecrating the Quran, Islam’s holy book
June 21
Local residents look a spot where a Muslim mob lynched and burned a man over allegations that he had desecrated Islam's holy book, in Madyan, a town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Friday, June 21, 2024. A Muslim mob in northwestern Pakistan broke into a police station, snatched a man who was held there and then lynched him over allegations that he had desecrated Islam's holy book, the Quran. (AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
June 21

Bather, beware: British beaches and rivers have a sewage problem.

Britain has become notorious as a place where a casual swim could lead to an extended visit to the toilet, if not the hospital
June 21
Endurance swimmers Joan Fennelly and Jo Robb, members of the open water swimming group Henley Mermaids, enter the river Thames, in Henley-on-Thames, England, Friday, June 14, 2024. Fennelly is undaunted by frigid water and long distances, swimming year-round in the wild. But she takes extra precautions in her own backyard. The River Thames is one of Britain's many waterways contaminated with sewage and agricultural pollution. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
June 21

Japan's space agency was hit by multiple cyberattacks, but officials say no sensitive data was taken

Officials say Japan’s space agency has suffered a series of cyberattacks since last year, but sensitive information related to rockets and satellites was not affected and it is continuing to investigate and take preventive measures
June 21
The logo of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is seen at its Tanegashima Space Center in Minamitanecho, Kagoshima prefecture, Feb. 16, 2024. Japan’s space agency has suffered a series of cyberattacks since last year, but sensitive information related to rockets and satellites were not affected as the agency continues probe and takes preventive measures, officials said Friday, June 21, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 21

Russia-North Korea pact could dent China's influence, but Beijing still holds sway over both

China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power among the three authoritarian states
June 21
FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wave from an open top limousine as they travel along a street in Pyongyang, North Korea. China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power between the three authoritarian states.(Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)