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U.S. closes airspace over Carolina coast, mulls downing suspected spy balloon
Alleged spy balloon drifts across North Carolina sky

The Biden administration is considering a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military by bringing it down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean where the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to four U.S. officials.


Italy's far-right threat has vanished, but a familiar dread returns as Meloni settles into office
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As she reached the first 100 days of her mandate this past week, a familiar dread that the Meloni is steering Italy on a slow, steady descent downhill.


Ukraine, Russia trade almost 200 prisoners of war
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Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday.


Brazil sinks rusting aircraft carrier in Atlantic despite pollution concerns
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Brazil sank a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off its northeast coast, the Brazilian Navy said, despite warnings from environmentalists that the rusting ship would pollute the sea and the marine food chain.


U.S. rejects China's spy balloon denials, reports a 2nd balloon flying over Latin America
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A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailing across the U.S. and reports of a second flying over Latin America on Friday drew severe accusations from the Pentagon that China was spying on sensitive military sites despite Beijing's firm denials.


At least 13 dead as Chile battles dozens of raging wildfires
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Dozens of raging wildfires in Chile claimed at least thirteen lives and torched some 14,000 hectares, authorities reported on Friday, as a summer heatwave sweeps across the country.


Ukraine steps up efforts to exclude Russian athletes from Paris Olympics
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Ukraine stepped up efforts Friday to lobby international sports leaders against Russian participation in next year's Paris Olympics as indications mount that the games could see the biggest boycott since the Cold War.


He chose to fight for Russia in Ukraine. So why did this mercenary defect?
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Andrei Medvedev, a former mercenary in Russia’s infamous Wagner Group, signed up to fight in Ukraine. Now, he's fled to Norway and is vocally criticizing both the leader of the Wagner Group and his country's invasion of Ukraine.


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Shlomo Perel, a Holocaust survivor who inspired the film 'Europa Europa,' dies at 98
Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died in Israel.
Dozens of soldiers are freed in a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap
A Ukrainian official said the released POWs included troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow's monthslong siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins.
Polish ambassador warns of a prolonged war in Ukraine, calls for more support
With the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaching, Poland's ambassador to the U.S. Marek Magierowski warns of a prolonged conflict and urges the West to provide Kyiv with more support.
A Ukrainian photojournalist reflects on documenting a year of war
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Evgeniy Maloletka, an Ukrainian photojournalist, about what it's been like documenting a year of war in his country.
U.S. cancels Blinken's visit to China after the appearance of a spy balloon
The Biden Administrations has cancelled Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to China, following the appearance of a Chinese surveillance balloon over the US.
Israel's far-right government wants the power to override its Supreme Court
Despite huge protests, Israel's new far-right government is doubling down on its first major initiative: to weaken the judiciary. Hungary and Poland's far-right did the same when they entered office.
Blinken postpones China trip after discovery of surveillance balloon
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his trip to China after the discovery of what the Pentagon alleges to be a Chinese surveillance balloon. China's government says it's a weather balloon.
What we know about the alleged Chinese government spy balloon
A spy balloon from China has been causing alarm in the U.S. What is it doing, and is it a threat to national security?
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Pope Francis pleads for peace as he meets South Sudanese people displaced by war
Pope Francis called for peace on Saturday as he met a group of several hundred South Sudanese people internally displaced by war at an event in the country's capital Juba. 
She used hidden cameras to help students cheat exams. Now she's wanted by Interpol
Think "international manhunt" and the image that likely springs to mind is that of a hardened criminal like a murderer, bank robber or billion-dollar fraudster -- not the middle-aged boss of a high school tuition center.
Analysis: There's a sense that another turning point is approaching in Russia's war in Ukraine
Russia's mass mobilization, looming offensive and missile-borne terror against civilians is triggering fresh calls for even greater Western lethal aid to Ukraine, days after leaders signed off on their latest package that included
Traumatized and afraid, Jenin residents are still reeling from Israeli raid
Mohammed Abu al-Hayja was sleeping alongside his wife and two young daughters last month when loud gunfire woke them up. Minutes later, Israeli soldiers rammed down his door and burst through his apartment.
Adani will ask Big 4 accounting firm for a 'general audit,' says TotalEnergies
One of Gautam Adani's biggest international partners, TotalEnergies, said Friday that his Indian conglomerate is preparing to appoint a global accounting firm to conduct a "general audit" of its business.
Offices are more than 50% filled for the first time since the pandemic started
Nearly three years after the pandemic began, American offices are finally more than halfway filled again as workers have gradually returned to the office.
'It turned bad in an instant': CNN crew has close call in Ukraine as Russian missiles pummel their location
CNN correspondent Frederik Pleitgen and his team were traveling on Thursday to the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk to report on the search and rescue efforts underway after a residential building was leveled overnight by a Russian mi
Why a tiny American firm is taking aim at an Indian conglomerate
Asia's richest man is in the crosshairs of a research firm whose very name evokes panic.
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China balloon: US going to take care of it, says Joe Biden
The president faces pressure to shoot down the craft, but China denies it is being used to spy on the US.
Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw's bodies recovered in prisoner swap - Ukraine
Kyiv says Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw's remains were handed over as part of a prisoner swap.
Tyre Nichols: Sixth police officer fired
Preston Hemphill violated multiple rules, including stun gun deployment regulations, police say.
Japan PM fires aide over derogatory LGBT remarks
Masayoshi Arai was dismissed after reportedly saying he would not want to live next to same-sex couples.
Perth shark attack: Teenage girl dies in Swan River
The 16-year-old girl was thought to have been swimming in the Swan River, Western Australia Police say.
Pakistan blocks Wikipedia for 'blasphemous content'
The country's internet regulator says the ban will remain in place until all material is removed.
Ohio train: Huge fire breaks out after derailment
Flames light the sky over a village near Pittsburgh after about 50 carriages reportedly derail.
Pope in South Sudan tells clergy to raise voices against injustice
Pope Francis is on an unprecedented trip to the war-torn country with two other Christian leaders.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Shlomo Perel, a Holocaust survivor who inspired the film 'Europa Europa,' dies at 98
Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died in Israel.
Dozens of soldiers are freed in a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap
A Ukrainian official said the released POWs included troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow's monthslong siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins.
Polish ambassador warns of a prolonged war in Ukraine, calls for more support
With the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaching, Poland's ambassador to the U.S. Marek Magierowski warns of a prolonged conflict and urges the West to provide Kyiv with more support.
A Ukrainian photojournalist reflects on documenting a year of war
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Evgeniy Maloletka, an Ukrainian photojournalist, about what it's been like documenting a year of war in his country.
U.S. cancels Blinken's visit to China after the appearance of a spy balloon
The Biden Administrations has cancelled Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to China, following the appearance of a Chinese surveillance balloon over the US.
Israel's far-right government wants the power to override its Supreme Court
Despite huge protests, Israel's new far-right government is doubling down on its first major initiative: to weaken the judiciary. Hungary and Poland's far-right did the same when they entered office.
Blinken postpones China trip after discovery of surveillance balloon
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his trip to China after the discovery of what the Pentagon alleges to be a Chinese surveillance balloon. China's government says it's a weather balloon.
What we know about the alleged Chinese government spy balloon
A spy balloon from China has been causing alarm in the U.S. What is it doing, and is it a threat to national security?
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Democrats shake up presidential primary calendar, demoting Iowa and New Hampshire

Under the new calendar, proposed based on recommendations from President Biden, candidates would face voters in South Carolina on Feb. 3, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on Feb. 6, then Georgia and Michigan.


Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Cartier: How an Irvine man spent PPP loans and went to prison

Pierre Rogers spent COVID-era loans on a raft of luxury goods including a 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost ($107,780) and a stay at a Ritz-Carlton.


The complicated — and dangerous — economics of Mexican fentanyl

A Times investigation found that some farmacias in Mexican tourist towns are selling prescription drugs laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine. The question is, why?


Back to having no basics: Iranians tighten belts as the economy tanks and protests continue

Iranians are finding it harder than ever to afford even basic goods as political unrest roils the country and the government cracks down harshly.


The sounds of science

Why just look at your data when you could listen to it? Scientists are turning their data into sound to gain new insights into things as small as DNA and as large as galaxies.


Calmes: On the debt-ceiling crisis, take it from moderate Republicans: Be afraid, be very afraid

We (barely) survived past GOP-induced default crises. This time, the most radical, least-seasoned House Republicans could force a looming economic cataclysm.


Disney proxy fight heats up as Nelson Peltz increases pressure for board seat

Disney sent a letter to shareholders imploring them not to vote for Nelson Peltz, an activist shareholder trying to gain a seat on Disney's board.


House Republicans vote Rep. Ilhan Omar off Foreign Affairs Committee

Fulfilling a pledge, Speaker Kevin McCarthy's GOP-led House narrowly votes to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.


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Ohio Village Evacuated After 50-Car Train Derailment Creates Huge Fire
About 50 cars derailed in East Palestine. Residents beyond the evacuation zone were urged to stay inside.
What the Audible Founder Learns From Public School Interns
Katz also talked about the state of audiobooks, competition from Spotify and the limits of shareholder capitalism.
How to Take Your Own Voice Seriously
"What does it take for us to celebrate that vast diversity of sound, rather than judge it," asks Samara Bay.
Why a British Man Attempted to Assassinate Queen Elizabeth on Christmas Day 2021
The Hampshire, England resident will appear in court on March 31 as the first person in the U.K. to be convicted of treason in more than 40 years
Murder in Big Horn Isn’t Your Typical True Crime Story
Cases like Henny Scott and Selena Not Afraid in Big Horn County drew attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement.
How Knock at the Cabin Is Different From the Book It’s Based on
M. Night Shyamalan's new movie is based on the 2018 novel 'The Cabin at the End of the World.' Here's how the film differs from the book
The Alleged Chinese Spy Balloon Is Now Over Missouri. Here’s What We Know About Its Path
By Friday, it appeared to be floating above northwest Missouri and the Kansas City area. Predictions have it headed for the Carolinas.
The Remarkable True Story of the Couple Who Posed as Master and Slave to Escape Bondage
A descendent of Ellen and William Craft reflects on their legacy

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