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Russia says next time it may fire to hit intruding warships

Russia says next time it may fire to hit intruding warships

UPDATED: 1:15 p.m.

Russia is prepared to target intruding warships if they fail to heed warnings, a senior Russian diplomat declared Thursday after a Black Sea incident in which a British destroyer sailed near Crimea in an area that Russia claims as its territorial waters.

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US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

UPDATED: Thu., June 24, 2021

Roughly 650 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats after the main American military force completes its withdrawal, which is set to be largely done in the next two weeks, U.S. officials told the Associated Press.
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Russia says next time it may fire to hit intruding warships

UPDATED: Thu., June 24, 2021

Russia is prepared to target intruding warships if they fail to heed warnings, a senior Russian diplomat declared Thursday after a Black Sea incident in which a British destroyer sailed near Crimea in an area that Russia claims as its territorial waters.

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US plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who helped US

UPDATED: Thu., June 24, 2021

The Biden administration plans to evacuate tens of thousands of Afghan interpreters and others who worked with U.S. forces during the war while their applications for U.S. entry are processed, according to officials familiar with the matter.
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Judge orders autopsy in death of mogul John McAfee

UPDATED: Thu., June 24, 2021

MADRID — Authorities in Spain say a judge has ordered an autopsy for John McAfee, the gun-loving antivirus pioneer, cryptocurrency promoter and occasional politician who died in a prison cell pending extradition to the United States for allegedly evading millions in unpaid taxes.
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Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

UPDATED: Wed., June 23, 2021

Hong Kong’s sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper will publish its last edition Thursday, forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of China's increasing crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous city.
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Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it

UPDATED: Wed., June 23, 2021

Russia said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer out of an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territorial waters, but Britain denied that account and insisted its ship wasn't fired upon.
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US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American authorities seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
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China, Canada spar at UN body over human rights failings

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

 Canada and 40 other countries on Tuesday urged China to allow “immediate, meaningful and unfettered access” so independent observers can visit its western Xinjiang region, while a Chinese envoy demanded that Canadian authorities “stop violations of human rights” at home.
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Australian prison to be evacuated after mice move in

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

CANBERRA, Australia – A plague of mice that has ravaged vast swathes of eastern Australia has forced the evacuation of a prison while authorities repair gnawed electrical wiring and clear dead and decaying mice from walls and ceilings.
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Serbian Roma girl band sings for women’s empowerment

UPDATED: Tue., June 22, 2021

BELGRADE, Serbia – Their songs are about “women chained” in abuse witnessed by generations or teenage brides being forced into marriage by their fathers. And they tell women to seek love, fight back and stand up for their right to be equal with men.