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World faces ‘oceanic emergency’, UN warns as activists push for action | Climate crisis news

The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to restore ocean health. The world is facing an “oceanic emergency”, United Nations head Antonio Guterres warned as thousands of activists, scientists and leaders gathered at the United Nations Ocean Conference in the Portuguese capital to call for measures to be strengthened protection of the …

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AU expresses ‘deep shock’ over deaths at border between Spain and Morocco | African Union News

The deadly crossing was the first since Spain and Morocco restored relations earlier this year after a diplomatic spat. The head of the African Union has expressed “deep shock” at the deaths of nearly two dozen people while trying to break through a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla and called …

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Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack does not want to talk to police

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in police custody for the next four weeks, police and his lawyer said Sunday. The man, who was described by authorities as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from …

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Calls for investigation after 23 people are killed attempting to enter Melilla | Refugee news

Human rights groups have called for an investigation after at least 23 people were killed while to attempt to climb a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa. Authorities in Morocco and Spain said the individuals died as a result of a “rush” in which about 2,000 people tried …

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Saudi crown prince visits Turkey in important attitude change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between two of the …

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Senators urge direct US involvement in Abu Akleh murder case | News

Veteran Al Jazeera journalist was killed by Israeli troops on May 11 while reporting in Jenin. Twenty-four United States senators have called on President Joe Biden to ensure direct Washington involvement in the investigation into the… murder of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces. US lawmakers’ latest appeal comes after the Biden …

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Morocco: 18 migrants come to try to enter Spanish Melilla | Migration News

People were killed during an attempted mass crossing into Spain’s North African enclave by some 2,000 migrants, officials say. Moroccan authorities said 18 migrants were killed and dozens of migrants and police officers injured in a “rush” of people trying to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla. A spokesman for the Spanish government office …

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Morocco: 5 migrants die trying to enter Spanish Melilla | Migration News

People were killed during an attempted mass crossing into Spain’s North African enclave by some 2,000 migrants, officials say. Moroccan authorities said five migrants were killed and dozens of migrants and police officers injured in a “rush” of people trying to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla. A spokesman for the Spanish government’s office …

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Iraqi parliament swears in new members after dozens leave | political news

Seventy-three lawmakers collectively resigned in June after a protracted political deadlock over forming the next government. Iraq’s parliament on Thursday swore in dozens of new lawmakers to replace 73 loyal to the powerful Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr and strengthening the power of rival Iran-backed Shia factions in the assembly. Iraq was plunged deeper into political …

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Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating earthquake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead on Thursday, digging by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan. state media reported that 1,000 people were killed† Residents seemed largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new …

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