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A group of four soldiers are shown walking across a field wearing full battlefield fatigues and carrying weapons.

Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans — report


Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in order to “blood” them for combat, a four year investigation found.

A map of the United States showing blue and red-colored states as the votes for the 2020 election are announced.

Election map: Biden edges closer to US election win as Trump mounts legal challenges

A map of the United States showing blue and red-colored states as the votes for the 2020 election are announced.

US presidency still undecided; Biden opens leads in key Midwestern states

Several people are shown preparing meals next to a large pile of rubble and a line of water bottles.

Busy Damascus cemetery points to higher pandemic death toll in Syria

China's red flag is show flying on a pole with the large white facade of the Potala Palace in the distance.

China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

Conflict & Justice
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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat

US-China relations

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Feb. 29, 2020.

Who else but Navalny? Kremlin critic’s illness a blow for campaign to break Putin’s grip.

Navalny, 44, now lying in a Berlin hospital after a suspected poisoning, had been urging supporters to vote tactically for candidates running against the ruling United Russia party in mid-September.

A group of demonstrators are shown with one man carrying a placard and flag.

Mali soldiers promise election as region seeks way out of coup crisis


Soldiers who ousted Mali’s president and government in a military coup promised on Wednesday to oversee elections within a “reasonable” time, as calls from abroad grew for a peaceful resolution to an acute political crisis.

A man is shown kneeling on the ground in front of several security officers dressed in camoflage and carrying weapons.

Belarus says police fired live rounds at protesters as EU weighs sanctions

Global Politics

Intensifying a crackdown following a controversial election, Belarus’ interior ministry said on Wednesday that police had fired live rounds at protesters in the city of Brest and arrested more than 1,000 people nationwide.

A cyclist is shown rides up a nearly empty three lanes of 7th Avenue with the Freedom Tower in the distance.

Car crashes deadlier as drivers speed during lockdowns


Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows.