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At Least 4 Killed After Boat Capsizes Near Galapagos Islands

At least four people have died after a passenger boat capsized near the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, officials said Monday. The vessel carrying over 30 passengers was traveling between Isla Isabella and Santa Cruz when the incident occurred near Tortuga Bay on Sunday evening, ABC news reported. Three engines of the boat stopped working after running out of fuel.
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Putin's Allies Are Starting to Turn on Ukraine War

As Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine in late February sparked widespread criticism and sanctions, several countries maintained ties with Russia, or at least did not outright condemn the attack. But as the war has stretched on for more than seven months and recent Ukrainian counteroffensives have increased hope...
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What happened to Mahsa Amini?

Protests have erupted across Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian who died in police custody earlier this month. Amini was arrested for improperly wearing her hijab in violation of Iran’s strict dress codes for women in public. According to a United Nations report, Amini collapsed...

Washington announces more aid for floods-ravaged Pakistan

The United States has boosted assistance to Pakistan’s flood relief efforts, announcing $10 million in aid, in addition to Washington's already announced financial assistance of $56.1 million, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.Washington is the biggest contributor of aid to cash-strapped Pakistan, which has struggled to provide tents, food and other supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in makeshift camps after being displaced by record-breaking floods that have killed 1,638 people since mid-June. The latest announcement came weeks after the U.S. set up a humanitarian air bridge to help the impoverished South Asian nation. Once the scale of...

Vladimir Putin's allies are increasingly turning their backs on him

At the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine back in February, numerous countries traditionally close to Moscow either maintained their close ties with Russia or did not condemn the invasion right away. However, the war has been dragging on for seven months now with recent successful counteroffensives on...
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Israel Will Not Recognize Eastern Ukraine Referendum Results

The State of Israel will not recognize the results of a referendum held by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday night, “Israel recognizes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and will not recognize the results of the referendums in the eastern regions of Ukraine.”
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EU, US question Serbia’s EU commitment after Russia deal

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. have questioned Serbia’s commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Serbia’s officials signed the deal last week in New York with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. At the U.N. meeting, most Western delegations shunned Russia’s top diplomat over the country’s bloody invasion of Ukraine. Serbia’s Foreign Ministry has sought to play down the importance of the signed agreement, saying is a “technical” one and relates to bilateral ties and not security issues.