In this photo provided by the Odesa City Hall Press Office, firefighters put out a fire in a port after a Russian missiles attack in Odesa, Ukraine, S

Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Russian defense officials insisted Sunday that an airstrike on the Ukrainian port of Odesa hit only military targets, but the attack tested an agreement on resuming grain shipments that the two countries signed less than a day before the assault.

Pope lands in Canada, set for apologies to Indigenous groups

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Pope Francis arrives at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International airport Sunday, July 24, 2022, to board his flight to Edmonton, Canada, where he will
Pope Francis began a historic visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church's efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma.

Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

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This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern pref
A volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and rocks. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns but residents were advised to evacuate.
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Taiwan's capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to the island by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
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Fire Service and municipal crews dug firebreaks outside evacuated villages on the Greek island of Lesbos early Monday halting a wildfire that had threatened scores of homes, authorities said.
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China adds science laboratory to its orbiting space station

China added a laboratory to its permanent orbiting space station Monday as it moves toward completing the structure in coming months.
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Myanmar executes NLD lawmaker, 3 other political prisoners

Myanmar has carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former National League for Democracy lawmaker, a democracy activist and two men accused of a targeted killing after the country's takeover by the military last year.
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Young Ukrainians use techno parties to rebuild villages

In a village in northern Ukraine that was devastated by Russian occupation only months ago, a techno party is in full swing.
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Tunisians vote on proposal to give president more power

Tunisians head to the polls Monday to vote on a new constitution — a controversial initiative spearheaded by Tunisian President Kais Saied that critics say will formalize his power grab and reverse hard-won democratic gains in the North African nation.
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'The money is gone': Evacuated Ukrainians forced to return

The missile's impact flung the young woman against the fence so hard it splintered. Her mother found her dying on the bench beneath the pear tree where she'd enjoyed the afternoon. By the time her father arrived, she was gone.
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Facing headwinds and history, Marcos to make policy speech

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will deliver his first State of the Nation address Monday with momentum from his landslide election victory, but he's hamstrung by history as an ousted dictator's son and daunting economic headwinds.
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Asian shares start week lower, tracking Wall St retreat

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Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change

Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world's average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity.
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Volcanic eruption in Japan forces evacuations in 2 towns

Dozens of people have evacuated two towns on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu where a volcano spewed ash and large rocks into the nighttime sky.
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North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

As a medical student in North Korea, Lee Gwang-jin said he treated his fevers and other minor ailments with traditional herbal medicine. But bad illness could mean trouble because hospitals in his rural hometown lacked the ambulances, beds, even the electricity at times needed to treat critical or emergency patients.
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Pope set for historic apology for school abuses in Canada

Thousands of Indigenous persons are expected to converge Monday on the small Alberta prairie community of Maskwacis to hear a long-awaited apology from Pope Francis for generations of abuse and cultural suppression at Catholic residential schools across Canada.
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Group seeks ex-Sri Lankan president's arrest in Singapore

A human rights group said Sunday it had filed a criminal complaint with Singapore's attorney general to seek the arrest of Sri Lanka's former president for alleged war crimes during his country's civil war.
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Boat carrying Haitian migrants sinks off Bahamas, killing 17

A boat carrying Haitian migrants apparently capsized off the Bahamas early Sunday, and Bahamian security forces recovered the bodies of 17 people and rescued 25 others, authorities said.
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Bus falls off a bridge in Kenya, leaves 21 dead

A bus fell off a bridge Sunday in Kenya and plunged into a river along the highway, killing at least 21 people, police said.
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Fire damages homes in southern Greece; more blazes active

Α major fire has broken out in southern Greece, burning homes in villages not far from the famous archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and prompting the evacuations of six villages.
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Albania's newly sworn-in president urges political unity

Albania's new president was sworn in on Sunday and urged the nation's political parties to cooperate on the country's future and consolidate the rule of law.
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Diana Kennedy, food writer devoted to Mexico, dies at 99

Diana Kennedy, a tart-tongued British food writer devoted to Mexican cuisine, died Sunday. She was 99.