Tuareg-dominated separatist groups said on Saturday that they had inflicted heavy losses on the Malian military in an attack in the centre of the troubled West African country. The rebels initially said they had counted 98 dead soldiers, but later revised the figure to 81 ...Access to independent sources is complicated by the conflict ... ....
NEW DELHI. Afghanistan’s embassy in India suspended operations on Sunday, more than two years after the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul following the collapse of the Western-backed government ... India will take control of the embassy in a caretaker capacity, it said ... Tens of thousands stranded ... There was no immediate response from India. .
Michael Bennet, D-Colo., held up the vote, seeking assurances Ukraine funds would be reconsidered ...The House’s quick pivot comes after the collapse Friday of McCarthy’s earlier plan to pass a Republican-only bill with steep spending cuts up to 30% to most government agencies and ...
In the Himalayas, the problem of climate changed-boosted rain is worsened by unregulated development and years of devastation piling up with little time to adapt or fix the damage in between ... But these initiatives are too little, too late for apple farmer Chauhan and others picking up the pieces after an especially catastrophic monsoon season.
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KORNIDZOR. The flood of refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh dwindled to a trickle on Saturday as Armenia said nearly the entire population of the breakaway territory had already fled after Azerbaijan seized back control ... But so far the two sides have prevented the recent flare-up over Nagorno-Karabakh from spilling over into a broader confrontation ... .
“Worried and dismayed by the news coming from there (Murcia) ...An information area for relatives of the victims was set up in the nearby Palacio de los Deportes, where a team of psychologists will be tasked to provide assistance. This is a breaking news story. More to follow… .