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EU parliament declares Russia 'state sponsor of terrorism'

The European Parliament on Wednesday recognized Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism," accusing its forces of carrying out atrocities during its war on Ukraine.

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At least six killed in US Walmart shooting

An attacker shot and killed at least six people at a Walmart late Tuesday in the U.S. state of Virginia, police said, adding the single shooter suspect is also dead.

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Moscow says on alert after Crimea hit by 'drone attack'

Ukraine's Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula was targeted by a drone attack on Tuesday, Kremlin-installed authorities said, adding that Moscow's forces there were "on alert."

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Indonesia quake death toll rises to 252 as more bodies found

Indonesian authorities say the death toll from Monday's earthquake on Java has leapt to 252 as more bodies have been discovered under collapsed buildings.

The Cianjur regional disaster mitigation agency said Tuesday on its Instagram site that the number of dead has increased from 162 reported the night before. Another 31 people remain missing and hundreds were injured.

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Iran says starts enriching uranium to 60% at Fordo plant

Iran has begun producing uranium enriched to 60 percent at its Fordo plant, which was reopened in 2019 amid the breakdown of a nuclear agreement with major powers, reports said Tuesday.

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Women's protests overshadow Iran's 2-6 World Cup loss

Iran's players didn't sing their national anthem and didn't celebrate their goals. In the stands, many Iranian fans showed solidarity with the protest movement that has roiled the country for months.

Iran's World Cup opener Monday against England was not just about football, but the political struggles gripping the Islamic Republic. And for some Iranian women, barred from attending men's football matches at home, it was a precious first chance to see the national team live.

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Ukraine says 'torture' sites found in Kherson

Ukraine said Monday that it had discovered four Russian torture sites in its southern city of Kherson, which Moscow's forces quit this month leaving behind a trail of misery and destruction.

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Ukraine: Civilians should leave liberated areas this winter

Ukrainian authorities have started evacuating civilians from recently-liberated areas of the southern Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, fearing that Russian damage to the infrastructure and the lack of heat, power and water is too severe for people to endure the upcoming winter, officials said Monday. The evacuations come as rolling blackouts plague most of the country.

Residents of the two southern regions, which have been shelled for months by Russian forces, have been advised to move to safer areas in the central and and western parts of the country, said Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

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Iran says taking retaliatory measures for IAEA resolution

Iran has said it is taking retaliatory measures against the International Atomic Energy Agency over a resolution criticizing Tehran's lack of cooperation with the nuclear watchdog.

The United States, Britain, France and Germany had on Thursday brought the motion adopted by the U.N. agency -- the second of its kind within six months.

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Earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; at least 44 dead

At least 44 people have been killed in an earthquake that rattled Indonesia's main island Java on Monday, a local spokesperson told AFP.

"There have been dozens of people killed. Hundreds, even maybe thousands of houses are damaged. So far, 44 people have died," Adam, spokesman for the local administration in Cianjur town in West Java, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

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