Fiona washes houses away, knocks out power in Canada

Fiona washed houses into the sea, tore the roofs off others and knocked out power to the vast majority of two Canadian provinces Saturday as it made landfall as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone.

Russia shells Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin-staged votes

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Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for trying to protest a mobilization order that commits more troops to the fight in Ukraine.

Pro-government rallies held in Iran amid mass protests

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Iranian counterprotesters gathered across the country on Friday in a show of support for authorities after nearly a week of anti-government protests and unrest over the death of a young woman who was being held by the morality police.
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Police in Laos seize meth pills in one of biggest busts

Authorities in Laos have made their third largest seizure ever of methamphetamine, confiscating a haul of 33 million tablets along with 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, an official with the U.N. anti-crime agency said Saturday.
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Russian police block mobilization protests, arrest hundreds

Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin's military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country.
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GLIMPSES: One prime minister, many quotable quotes

So you're paying attention to the tectonic geopolitical issues at the U.N. General Assembly, and many of them are addressed in carefully calibrated and crafted diplospeak. Then, suddenly, someone like Ralph Gonsalves steps up to the podium.
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Sri Lankans describe abuse as Russian captives in Ukraine

A group of Sri Lankans held captive by Russian forces in an agricultural factory in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that they were beaten and abused for months before escaping on foot as the Russians withdrew from the Kharkiv region this month.
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Belarus opposition says fate of country, Ukraine intertwined

The fate of Belarus and Ukraine are "interconnected," and both countries must fight together to safeguard their very existence because Russia doesn't view them as independent sovereign states, Belarus' opposition leader said Friday.
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German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car-ramming

Israeli troops on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who allegedly tried to ram his car into a group of soldiers patrolling in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli soldiers and media.
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Chinese survivors had no food, water on sinking boat

Chinese survivors from a boat that sank near a Cambodian island, killing three people and leaving eight missing, said they embarked on what they believed would be a short-term fishing job and ended up without food and water aboard the vessel and their belongings taken away.
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In Lebanon, boat tragedy kills 89 but others plan to migrate

Thousands of Palestinians held prayers on a small soccer field in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Saturday, to mourn one of the scores of migrants who died after their boat sank off Syria's coast this week, even as others vowed to undertake the same perilous voyage.
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EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member.
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Puerto Ricans seething over lack of power days after Fiona

Half of Puerto Rico is without power more than five days after Hurricane Fiona struck — including an entire town where not a single work crew has arrived.
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Swiss mull animal welfare, women's pensions in weekend votes

Switzerland is considering whether to improve the living conditions of its livestock and whether women should work a year longer before becoming eligible for full benefits under the state pension scheme.
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As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year's U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia's war in Ukraine.
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Pope appeals to the young to save the planet, find peace

Pope Francis, visiting Assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature, called on Saturday for "courage" in abandoning fossil fuels and lamented that older generations didn't know how to protect the planet and secure peace,
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Plane overshoots runway, closes airport in southern France

An airport serving France's southern Mediterranean coast is closed indefinitely after a cargo plane overshot its runway on landing and finished nose-down in the water of an adjacent lake before dawn on Saturday.
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Buckingham Palace releases picture of King Charles at work

King Charles III has been pictured taking up his new state duties in Buckingham Palace for the first time.
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Heavy rains, lightning kill at least 36 in northern India

Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who who were struck by lightning, officials said as they warned of more heavy downpours in the coming days.
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China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people.
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Fiona bears down on northeast Canada as big, powerful storm

Hurricane Fiona transformed into a post-tropical cyclone late Friday, but meteorologists warned it could still bring hurricane-strength wind, heavy rain and big waves to the Atlantic Canada region and had the potential to be one of the most severe storms in the country's history.