More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day
Hamas began freeing Israeli hostages Thursday in exchange for more Palestinian prisoners to be released as part of a last-minute deal to extend their cease-fire in Gaza by another day. But any further renewal of the truce, now in its seventh day, could prove more daunting since Hamas is expected to set a higher price for many of the remaining hostages.
Russian missile strikes in eastern Ukraine tear through buildings and bury families in rubbleRussian missiles tore through apartment buildings in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, local officials said Thursday, killing at least one person and burying families under rubble as the Kremlin's forces continued to pound the fiercely contested area with long-range weapons.
Pressure builds to eliminate fossil fuel use as oil executive, under fire, takes over climate talksPressure to phase out fossil fuels mounted Thursday on the oil company chief who took over fragile international climate negotiations that opened in Dubai amid concerns about what some say are contradictory dual roles.
Autoworkers strike cut Ford sales by 100,000 vehicles and cost company $1.7 billion in profitsA six-week United Auto Workers strike at Ford cut sales by about 100,000 vehicles and cost the company $1.7 billion in lost profits this year, the automaker said Thursday.
Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100.
On 1st day, UN climate conference sets up fund for countries hit by disasters like flood and droughtNearly all the world's nations on Thursday finalized the creation of a fund to help compensate countries struggling to cope with loss and damage caused by climate change, seen as a major first-day breakthrough at this year's U.N. climate conference.
Global leaders pay tribute to Henry Kissinger, but his record also draws criticismGlobal leaders paid tribute to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Thursday, but there was also sharp criticism of the man who remained an influential figure decades after his official service as one of the most powerful diplomats in American history.
Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues and a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at age 65Shane MacGowan, the boozy, rabble-rousing singer and chief songwriter of The Pogues, who infused traditional Irish music with the energy and spirit of punk, died Thursday, his family said. He was 65.
Russia's Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark rulingRussia's Supreme Court on Thursday effectively outlawed LGBTQ+ activism, in the most drastic step against advocates of gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the increasingly conservative country.
Somali maritime police intensify patrols as fears grow of resurgence of piracy in the Gulf of AdenSomalia's maritime police force on Thursday intensified patrols in the Gulf of Aden following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship earlier this week.
U.S. Air Force Osprey crashes off Japan during training, killing at least one of the eight on boardA U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission Wednesday off the country's southern coast, killing at least one of the eight crew members, the Japanese coast guard said.
Rosalynn Carter set for funeral and burial in the town where she and her husband were bornRosalynn Carter will receive her final farewells Wednesday in the same tiny town where she was born and that served as a home base as she and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, climbed to the White House and spent four decades thereafter as global humanitarians.
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