Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel
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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel

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Indian plane skids off hilltop runway, cracks, killing 18
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Indian plane skids off hilltop runway, cracks, killing 18

The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured

Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote
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Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote

After 26 years in office, the autocratic leader of Belarus is contending with circumstances beyond his control as he tries to win a sixth term

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2 ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro

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Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran is urging the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two U_S_ fighter jets in the skies over Syria last month, which it called an “unlawful” and an “adventuristic act.”

Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday
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Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday

The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt
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Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

At least 16 people have died and 123 are injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response
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El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold

Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations
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Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, after “anything goes” tourism ads were pulled and Mexico was slapped with a U.S. “do not travel” advisory

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port
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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Documents show warnings were raised at least 10 times over the past six years about the massive stockpile of explosive chemicals stored at Beirut's port