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Tennis legend Serena Williams to retire after U.S. Open in September
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Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.


New Mexico police charge suspect in ambush-style killings of Muslim men
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A 51-year-old man from Afghanistan was charged Tuesday with killing two Muslim men in Albuquerque, N.M., and authorities said he is suspected in the slayings of two others whose deaths sparked fear in Muslim communities nationwide.


Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea
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Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said.


Water levels run low, farmland parched amid European drought
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Water levels in rivers, lakes and reservoirs across western Europe are running low, or even dry, amid the most severe drought in decades


Israeli forces kill 3 militants in West Bank raid, with Palestinians vowing retaliation
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Israeli troops killed three Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants and wounded dozens in a shootout that erupted during an arrest raid in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank Tuesday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party vowed to retaliate after the Israeli police operation.


Actress Anne Heche in coma with severe burns after fiery car wreck
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Hollywood actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized in critical condition, comatose and connected to a breathing machine on Monday, four days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery Los Angeles car crash, a spokesperson for the performer said.


Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dead at 84
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Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan's biggest fashion brands and was known for his boldly sculpted, signature pleated pieces, has died. He was 84.


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Voters cast their ballots in Kenyan presidential election with low turnout
The presidential election in Kenya drew low voter turnout on Tuesday pitting opposition leader Raila Odinga against Deputy President William Ruto.
Author of 'Taliban' reflects on how the group has changed since it was last in power
In 2001, author and journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote the definitive account of the Taliban and its origins. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly now speaks with Rashid, a year after the Taliban re-took Afghanistan.
Blinken will try to ease tensions between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo
A recent United Nations report accuses Rwanda of supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. United States Secretary of State Blinken is visiting both countries to try to cool tensions.
The new CHIPS and Science Act will bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S.
President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law Tuesday, which allocates $53 billion dollars in federal funding to manufacture semiconductor chips domestically.
With many voters discouraged, turnout was low for Kenya's presidential election
Kenyans are going to the polls Tuesday to elect a new president. The two front runners are familiar names in the East African nation.
Many Sri Lankans have switched to cycling due to the economic crisis
Fuel shortages have forced many Sri Lankans to ditch their cars and cycle instead. Colombo's mayor unveiled new bike paths. Doctors & environmentalists call it a silver lining, but will it last?
A raging fire at a Cuban oil facility worsens the island's energy crisis
Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility as the fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis.
A vision of 7 suns led a self-taught Ivoirian artist to draw the everyday and the holy
The Museum of Modern Art shows the colorful works of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, a prolific artist from the Ivory Coast who documented his Bété culture — and even created a pictograph language.
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Gangs gain the upper hand in war with Haitian police
The rounds bounced off the armored vehicle, as police carried a limp civilian to the sidewalk -- another victim of the brutal, daily shootings that plague the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. Here, inside t
Russians have begun training on Iranian drones, US believes
The US believes Russian officials have begun training on drones in Iran over the last several weeks, the latest sign that Russia intends to purchase the systems as the war in Ukraine continues.
Cuba's worst ever fire brought under control after burning for 5 days at oil depot, officials say
Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba's history that over five days destroyed 40% of the Caribbean island's main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts.
Kenyans have cast ballots for a new leader in a race that's too close to call
Polling has officially closed in Kenya's crucial general elections as outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to hand over power to a new leader.
German diplomat arrested in Brazil for alleged murder of husband
A Brazilian Judge has ordered that German Consul Uwe Herbert Hahn should be held in custody in connection with the alleged murder of his husband in Rio de Janeiro -- denying defense claims of diplomatic immunity, according to CNN
Shanghai factory upgrade slashed Tesla's China sales last month
Tesla's sales of China-made vehicles plunged 64% in July from a month earlier, as the company's ambitious upgrade of its Shanghai factory disrupted production.
DOJ says this man influenced US political groups at the direction of Russian intelligence
A federal grand jury has indicted a Russian national and accused him of conspiring to use US citizens as illegal agents of the Russian government by influencing political groups in the US at the direction of Russian intelligence.
Toyota is offering to buy back an electric SUV because its wheels could fall off
In June, Toyota issued a warning to owners of its BZ4X electric SUV that they should stop driving the vehicle and have it transported to a dealership because of a severe problem: the wheels could fall off while driving even after
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Ukraine war must end with liberation of Crimea – Zelensky
Ukraine's president devotes nightly address to Crimea after explosions rock a Russian airbase there.
Mar-a-Lago: Republican uproar over FBI raid on Trump home
Mike Pence is among those demanding an explanation from the attorney general for the unprecedented move.
Could Trump investigation stop him running in 2024?
The law against mishandling classified data includes a potential ban on running for office.
Ex-inmates reveal details of Russia prison torture scandal
Former prisoners expose how and why rape is being used as a weapon inside Russian jails.
France whale: Rescue operation begins to save beluga stuck in Seine
Divers, vets and police are involved in moving the ailing beluga whale from the Seine to the sea.
Homes needed for 4,000 beagles rescued from breeder in US
Charities are on a mission in what is thought to be one of the US's biggest ever dog rescue efforts.
Fast food giant Domino's pulls out of the birthplace of pizza
The fast food giant's pandemic-related exit from Italy was celebrated by some social media users.
Multi-billionaire Elon Musk sells another $6.9bn of Tesla shares
The multi-billionaire says he needs the money in case he is forced to buy Twitter for $44bn.
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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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Voters cast their ballots in Kenyan presidential election with low turnout
The presidential election in Kenya drew low voter turnout on Tuesday pitting opposition leader Raila Odinga against Deputy President William Ruto.
Author of 'Taliban' reflects on how the group has changed since it was last in power
In 2001, author and journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote the definitive account of the Taliban and its origins. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly now speaks with Rashid, a year after the Taliban re-took Afghanistan.
Blinken will try to ease tensions between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo
A recent United Nations report accuses Rwanda of supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. United States Secretary of State Blinken is visiting both countries to try to cool tensions.
The new CHIPS and Science Act will bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S.
President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law Tuesday, which allocates $53 billion dollars in federal funding to manufacture semiconductor chips domestically.
With many voters discouraged, turnout was low for Kenya's presidential election
Kenyans are going to the polls Tuesday to elect a new president. The two front runners are familiar names in the East African nation.
Many Sri Lankans have switched to cycling due to the economic crisis
Fuel shortages have forced many Sri Lankans to ditch their cars and cycle instead. Colombo's mayor unveiled new bike paths. Doctors & environmentalists call it a silver lining, but will it last?
A raging fire at a Cuban oil facility worsens the island's energy crisis
Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility as the fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis.
A vision of 7 suns led a self-taught Ivoirian artist to draw the everyday and the holy
The Museum of Modern Art shows the colorful works of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, a prolific artist from the Ivory Coast who documented his Bété culture — and even created a pictograph language.
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Horrific rape case raises South Africa ghosts

The gang rape of eight women revives South Africa horrors.


Podcast: The Haiti-Chile connection

How a 2010 earthquake led thousands of Haitians to flee to Chile.


Biden administration to halt controversial 'Remain in Mexico' program

"Remain in Mexico," formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols Policy, forced back more than 60,000 asylum-seekers during the Trump administration, as part of an effort to deter migration at the southern border.


War brings desperation and danger to Ukraine's farmers — and the world feels the pain

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has upended the operations of what was the world's fourth-largest grain exporter, with global consequences.


FBI conducts 'raid' on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, former president says

Trump said Monday that his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida was raided by federal agents.


Biden administration launches Africa strategy. But the real targets seem to be China, Russia

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has a tough sell in the new U.S. strategy for sub-Saharan Africa.


Podcast: Taiwan prepares for China's wrath

China viewed U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan as a direct challenge. As tensions ratchet up, Taiwan is preparing for war. Are its people ready?


Their town was polluted with radioactive waste. Now, they may lose their homes

Time and again, a mining company promised to clean up uranium waste in New Mexico. Now it wants to buy out residents and avoid full cleanup.


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Albuquerque Police Charge Afghan Man in Muslim Killings
Shia-Sunni divide over a wedding is among the possible motives being examined
Trump Allies Are Attacking Biden For a Plan to Hire 87,000 New IRS Agents That Doesn’t Exist
The IRS will get nearly $80 billion in new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, but most of it won't go to hiring new agents.
Remembering Issey Miyake Through His 4 Most Innovative Creations
From Pleats Please to Steve Jobs' turtlenecks
Dropbox Tossed Out the Workplace Rulebook. Here’s How That’s Working
Under its Virtual First program, Dropbox employees are expected to work virtually at least 90% of the time
Mandela Barnes Is Ready For What May Be Democrats’ Toughest Senate Race
Barnes, perhaps Democrats' best recruit this cycle, enjoys stronger support within his party than Johnson does with his fellow Republicans.
Mississippi Grand Jury Declines to Indict Emmett Till’s Accuser
Carolyn Bryant Donham, whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till, is now in her 80s
Mongolia’s Prime Minister Wants to Transform the Country. That Means Looking Beyond Russia and China
Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene wants to transform Mongolia—if geopolitics doesn't get in the way.

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