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Building brigades: Canada, NATO allies struggle to shore up Baltic defences against Russian threat
Latvia 2PPCLI

Converting NATO's so-called "tripwire" forces in the three Baltic countries to fully topped-up fighting brigades — the kind that could withstand a Russian invasion — is proving to be a challenge for the lead nations involved: Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.


U.K. police officer jailed at least 30 years after admitting to dozens of rapes
Britain Police Rape

Former Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 48, was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period.


New York City is paying for migrants' bus tickets upstate. Their next stop: crossing into Canada
Roxham Road taxi

The city says it will financially help those in New York trying to get somewhere else. For many, that somewhere is the Canadian border, just a short taxi ride away from the Plattsburgh terminus.


2 workers dead after incident at Vancouver company's gold mine in Ghana
Asanko Gold Mine

A Vancouver-based gold mining company is reporting the deaths of two contractors at its operation in the West African country of Ghana.


Canada's Russia sanctions are hitting people with no connection to Putin's war
BELARUS-BUSINESS

Canada's economic measures against Russia — which are meant to target the assets of wealthy oligarchs and government officials — are hitting the personal finances of people with no ties to the Putin regime, CBC News has learned.


Snow monsters rise in Japan
Snow monsters rise in Japan

Japan's northern prefecture of Aomori has become the site of 'snow monster' trees coated in snow and ice, creating fields of odd, snowy formations


China's military interest in high-altitude balloons is growing, documents reveal
Alleged spy balloon

China's Foreign Ministry has repeatedly described the balloon the drifted over the U.S. as an errant scientific craft, but Chinese military researchers have recently argued in publicly available papers that such aircraft should be further developed and deployed in specific missions.


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In a first, South Korea must compensate a Vietnam War massacre survivor
Nguyen Thi Thanh was 7 years old in 1968 when she says South Korean marines killed five of her family members and shot her in the stomach.
Photos: Searches continue after deadly quake in Turkey and Syria
Winter weather and dozens of aftershocks from Monday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has slowed rescuers' work to search through the rubble and find survivors in Turkey and Syria.
No, you can't predict earthquakes, the USGS says
If someone who predicts an earthquake seems to get it right, it's basically like a broken clock that's right twice a day, a USGS seismologist tells NPR.
Rescuers work for second day to find quake survivors as death toll surpasses 5,000
Rescue workers fanned across Turkey and Syria Tuesday in a second day of desperate searches to find survivors from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that had the death toll climbing by the hour.
Here's what we know about what caused the Turkey earthquake
Seismologists say Monday's earthquake took place in a complex junction of faults that was long overdue for a big one. The destructive shaking was spread across many kilometers.
Ukrainian soldiers benefit from U.S. prosthetics expertise but their war is different
A prosthetics clinic that once served mostly American military veterans is now helping Ukrainian amputees get state of the art prostheses.
Antarctic cruises are rising in popularity, though 4 Americans recently died on them
The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the deaths of four Americans on cruises to Antarctica, highlighting the perils of these increasingly popular cruises.
Northern Syria has endured years of war. Now, an earthquake has added to the despair
Since the civil war began in 2011, Syria's northern region has been beset by crisis after crisis. Monday's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake was "the last thing people need," one aid worker said.
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Britain's NHS was once idolized. Now its worst-ever crisis is fueling a boom in private health care
Tens of thousands of nurses and nearly 12,000 ambulance workers went on strike Monday over pay and working conditions in the biggest walkout in the 75-year history of Britain's National Health Service (NHS).
Australia's central bank signals more tightening ahead after hiking rates to decade high
Australia's central bank raised its cash rate by 25 basis points to a decade-high of 3.35% on Tuesday and reiterated that further increases would be needed, in a more hawkish policy tilt than many had expected.
Russian diesel prices fall in Europe despite latest ban
Europe's ban on Russia's diesel arrived painlessly on Sunday.
University apologizes for 'Russia' chant at Ukrainian player during basketball game
Colorado State University has apologized to Utah State's Ukrainian junior guard after spectators chanted 'Russia" toward him at a men's basketball game in Fort Collins, Colorado Saturday night.
Foxconn January sales hit record high after production restored at world's biggest iPhone factory
Apple supplier Foxconn says its January monthly sales hit a record high as it bounced back from Covid-19 disruptions in China.
Japan's workers haven't had a raise in 30 years. Companies are under pressure to pay up
Hideya Tokiyoshi started his career as an English teacher in Tokyo about 30 years ago.
The world is creating more single-use plastic waste than ever, report finds
The world is producing a record amount of single-use plastic waste, mostly made from polymers created from fossil fuels, despite global efforts to reduce plastic pollution and carbon emissions, according to a new report released M
Larry Summers: More likely the Fed can pull off a soft landing, but don't get hopes up
After a shocking jobs report, Larry Summers, treasury secretary under Bill Clinton, said he is more encouraged the Fed can pull off a soft landing, but cautioned it is a "big mistake" to think the economy is "out of the woods" on
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Turkey earthquake: Erdogan announces three-month state of emergency in quake area
More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead in the quake that struck northern Syria and Turkey.
Turkey earthquake: The survivors' choice - danger inside or freezing outside
The sense of loss is spreading quickly in Turkey, the BBC's Tom Bateman reports from Adana.
Ukraine war: Russians seen reinforcing east ahead of offensive
Tens of thousands of Russians are being sent to eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk governor says.
BP scales back climate targets as profits hit record
It is the latest energy giant to report record annual profits after oil and gas prices soared last year.
Ecuador polls: Murdered candidate elected as mayor
Omar Menéndez was shot dead the evening before the election during an attack on a campaign meeting.
Disney removes Simpsons 'forced labour' episode in Hong Kong
Disney cuts the episode from its streaming platform amid concerns over the Chinese territory's laws.
Dramatic rescue saves Thai baby who fell down well
The 19-month-old child slipped between a 30cm (12in) wide gap and fell to the bottom of the well.
Pervez Musharraf: Thousands attend funeral of ex-Pakistan military leader
Funeral prayers took place at a military compound in Karachi, but were not attended by army leaders.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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In a first, South Korea must compensate a Vietnam War massacre survivor
Nguyen Thi Thanh was 7 years old in 1968 when she says South Korean marines killed five of her family members and shot her in the stomach.
Photos: Searches continue after deadly quake in Turkey and Syria
Winter weather and dozens of aftershocks from Monday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has slowed rescuers' work to search through the rubble and find survivors in Turkey and Syria.
No, you can't predict earthquakes, the USGS says
If someone who predicts an earthquake seems to get it right, it's basically like a broken clock that's right twice a day, a USGS seismologist tells NPR.
Rescuers work for second day to find quake survivors as death toll surpasses 5,000
Rescue workers fanned across Turkey and Syria Tuesday in a second day of desperate searches to find survivors from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that had the death toll climbing by the hour.
Here's what we know about what caused the Turkey earthquake
Seismologists say Monday's earthquake took place in a complex junction of faults that was long overdue for a big one. The destructive shaking was spread across many kilometers.
Ukrainian soldiers benefit from U.S. prosthetics expertise but their war is different
A prosthetics clinic that once served mostly American military veterans is now helping Ukrainian amputees get state of the art prostheses.
Antarctic cruises are rising in popularity, though 4 Americans recently died on them
The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the deaths of four Americans on cruises to Antarctica, highlighting the perils of these increasingly popular cruises.
Northern Syria has endured years of war. Now, an earthquake has added to the despair
Since the civil war began in 2011, Syria's northern region has been beset by crisis after crisis. Monday's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake was "the last thing people need," one aid worker said.
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Why helping whales to flourish can help fight climate change

Whales trap a lot of carbon, and if there are more of them, they can trap more of the carbon dioxide produced by human activity.


What's happening with the Trump special counsel investigation?

Special Counsel Jack Smith is overseeing criminal investigations into former President Trump's handling of classified documents and a separate probe into attempts to stop President Biden from assuming office.


Three reasons Californians won't want to miss Biden's State of the Union

While most Americans who tune in will be focused on President Biden's remarks, Californians may have a few extra things to look for.


What makes an earthquake deadly? These are the things that matter

The magnitude of an earthquake isn't enough to determine how much death and destruction it will cause. Location, time of day, building codes and other factors make a big difference.


Photos: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastates Turkey and Syria

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake near Gaziantep, a major city in southern Turkey, was followed by a second one measuring magnitude 7.5 about 60 miles away.


Ron DeSantis wants to take over a small liberal arts college. Students are fighting back

New College of Florida looks set to become a pivotal battleground over the mission of public universities as Gov. Ron DeSantis wages his war on 'woke.'


Abcarian: What got Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off that House committee? Payback and prejudice, not antisemitism

Don't buy Kevin McCarthy's rationale for kicking Black, Muslim, Somalia-born Rep. Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


Democrats vote to shake up presidential primary calendar, putting South Carolina first

Under the new calendar, proposed based on recommendations from Biden, candidates would face voters in South Carolina on Feb. 3, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire.


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China’s Residential Schools Separate a Million Tibetan Children From Their Families, U.N. Says
Roughly 1 million Tibetan children have been separated from their families and forcibly placed into state-run boarding schools, as part of China’s assimilation efforts, the U.N. revealed Monday.
Climate Change Saved Europe From Putin This Winter
A mild winter saved Europe this winter from the energy crisis but the coming hotter summer will wreak havoc
Google Bets Big on Its AI Service ‘Bard’ to Counter ChatGPT
“Bard can be an outlet for creativity, and a launchpad for curiosity,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post
Crews Release Toxic Chemicals From Derailed Tankers in Ohio
Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it.
Japan Plans to Dump Fukushima Wastewater Into a Pacific With a Toxic Nuclear History
Amid nuclear’s toxic legacy in the Pacific, Japan’s plan to dump Fukushima wastewater into the ocean evokes apprehensions.
Balloon Wreckage Could Offer Clues Into Years-Long Chinese Spy Operation, U.S. Says
The high-altitude spy balloons briefly flew over the continental U.S. at least three times over the past six years, but went undetected until the most recent one
The 10 Best Rihanna Performances of All Time
Ahead of the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, a look back at her greatest shows
All the Places Suspected Chinese Spy Balloons May Have Been Spotted
There are reports of other possible balloons over Canada, Colombia, Taiwan, and Japan.

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