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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is shown sitting and listening while wearing a dark suit and red tie.

Leaked 'Pandora' records show how the powerful shield assets

A new report sheds light on how world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires and others have used offshore accounts to shield assets collectively worth trillions of dollars.

Leaked 'Pandora' records show how the powerful shield assets
A man and his wife show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes inside a polling station in the country's parliamentary elections in Najaf, Iraq

Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election

Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election
A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote during general elections in Managua, Nicaragua

Nicaragua's Ortega leads in vote tally after jailing rivals

Nicaragua's Ortega leads in vote tally after jailing rivals
Shopkeepers and workers wait for electric power at a market following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 23, 2023.

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires
Rescuers scour the crash site in the wreckage of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Jan.16, 2023.

Flight data, voice recorders retrieved from Nepal crash site

Flight data, voice recorders retrieved from Nepal crash site
Protesters, supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, clash with the police after they stormed the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 8, 2023.

Brazil authorities seek to punish pro-Bolsonaro rioters

Brazilian authorities say they will punish the thousands supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro’s who stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace over the weekend.

Brazil authorities seek to punish pro-Bolsonaro rioters
Smoke rises from a hotel building after an explosions and gunfire in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2022.

Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

Three Afghan locals have been killed, with others injured — including two foreigners — after gunmen attacked a Kabul hotel frequented by Chinese nationals on Monday.

Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul
Sudanese demonstrators attend a rally to demand the return to civilian rule a year after a military coup, Khartoum, Sudan

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal

Sudan’s ruling generals and the main pro-democracy group have signed a framework deal to establish a new, civilian-led transitional government to guide the country to elections and offer a path forward in the wake of Sudan's stalled transition to democracy following last year's coup.

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal
A giant inflatable copy of the trophy is displayed prior to the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Nov. 20, 2022.

Qatar opens World Cup with lavish half-hour ceremony

Qatar kicked off the World Cup with its opening ceremony on Sunday. The country has spent more than $200 billion in preparation, building seven new stadiums.

Qatar opens World Cup with lavish half-hour ceremony
People put flowers over a memorial placed on the spot of Sunday's explosion on Istanbul's popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, Nov. 14, 2022.

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

At least six people died and dozens of others were wounded in an attack on a popular thoroughfare in Istanbul on Sunday. Police detained a Syrian woman who they say has confessed to planting a bomb.

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing
Sameh Shoukry, president of the COP27 climate summit, left, speaks during an opening session at the COP27 UN Climate Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27: UN chief tells climate summit, Cooperate or perish

COP27 has kicked off in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Nearly 50 heads of state will take the stage in the first day of “high-level” international climate talks on Monday, with more to come in the following days.

COP27: UN chief tells climate summit, Cooperate or perish
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrates with his wife Rosangela Silvaand running mate Geraldo Alckmin after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil's Lula to reclaim presidency after beating Bolsonaro

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazilian election in a tight run-off with 50.9% of the vote to Jair Bolsonaro's 49.1%.

Brazil's Lula to reclaim presidency after beating Bolsonaro
Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak leaves his home in London

Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next prime minister

Sunak is the nation's former Treasury chief and will be Britain’s first leader of color. He faces the task of stabilizing his party and country at a time of economic and political turbulence.

Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next prime minister
Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss addresses the media at 10 Downing Street in London

UK's Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority

Liz Truss resigns as British prime minister — only six weeks after taking office — after her policies created economic turmoil and a rebellion from within her own party.

UK's Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority
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Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests

The fire erupted as nationwide anti-government protests triggered by the death of a young woman in the custody of the country's morality police entered a fifth week. Tensions have escalated to a point unseen since the mass demonstrations that accompanied the country's 2009 Green Movement protests.

Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests
Firefighters and police officers work on a site where an explosion created a crater on the street after a Russian attack in Dnipro, Ukraine

Russia blasts Kyiv, other Ukrainian cities in deadly strikes

Russia has unleashed the largest barrage of strikes since the early days of the war against multiple Ukrainian cities, hitting energy facilities and civilian areas. The strikes came in an apparent retaliation to an attack on a key bridge to the Crimean Peninsula.

Russia blasts Kyiv, other Ukrainian cities in deadly strikes
A Venezuelan cargo truck adorned with Venezuelan flags and balloons crosses the Simon Bolivar International Bridge during a ceremony to mark the bridge's reopening to cargo trucks between Cucuta, Colombia, and San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela

Colombia and Venezuela reopen shared border after years of closure

Residents from Colombia and Venezuela turned out in large numbers last week to welcome the reopening of their shared border to vehicles. Two commercial trucks, covered with the respective flags of each country, crossed the border point, marking the end of seven years of closure.

Colombia and Venezuela reopen shared border after years of closure
Players and officials of the soccer club Arema FC pray outside the Kanjuruhan Stadium where many fans lost their lives in a stampede Saturday night in Malang, Indonesia

Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match

An investigation is underway after 125 people were killed during a stampede after police fired tear gas at a soccer match in East Java’s Malang city in Indonesia.

Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match