Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

SEHWAN, Pakistan — The emergency ward at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed. 

Hurricane Ian death toll climbs to 83, officials defend response

MIAMI — The death toll from Hurricane Ian climbed past 80 on Sunday as embattled residents in Florida and the Carolinas faced a recovery...

Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death,’ fears nuclear war

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in...

Stampede, riot at Indonesia soccer match kill at least 174

MALANG — At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match in Indonesia, officials said on Sunday, in one of the world’s worst stadium disasters.

Britain has ‘too many’ low-skilled migrants — new interior minister

LONDON — Britain has too many low-skilled migrant workers and very high numbers of international students, who often brought dependents with them, the country’s new interior minister Suella Braverman said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

Ukraine’s recapture of Lyman deals Moscow major setback

KYIV  — Ukrainian troops said they had taken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin to call for the possible use of low-grade nuclear weapons.

‘French Spiderman’ climbs first skyscraper with son in Barcelona

BARCELONA — Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the “French Spiderman”, scaled one of Barcelona’s highest skyscrapers on Saturday without a harness. And for the first time ever, the famous daredevil was joined by his son.

Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware last year — sources

Six of the individuals told Reuters they were targeted themselves. The targets included Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, senior military personnel, two regional diplomats, and...

To tackle a kimchi crisis, South Korea banks on massive cabbage warehouses

SEOUL — South Korea’s kimchi makers are in serious pain — brought low as a climate change-induced shortage of cabbages sent prices rocketing this...

US has no appetite to intervene on behalf of falling pound, yen

WASHINGTON — The financial turmoil emanating from Britain and Japan is not yet enough to prompt the US Treasury to intervene to buoy the...

Late Sultan’s heirs press $15B claim, target Malaysian assets in Netherlands

KUALA LUMPUR — Heirs of a late Southeast Asian sultan on Thursday asked a Dutch court for permission to seize Malaysian assets in the...

Russia set to annex swath of Ukraine territory

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join it, after what Ukraine and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint.
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