A ceremony marking the 74 anniversary of the US bombing of Nagasaki is held in front of the Peace Statue on Friday morning. Photo: KYODO

Nagasaki Marks 74 Anniversary of Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marked the 74 anniversary on Friday of the American bombing of the city in World War II, with the mayor

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People bathe in a fountain fleeing the heat in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, 27 July 2019, with the business tower Lakhta Center, home of the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, in the background. (Photo: Photo AP / Dmitri Lovetsky)

July may set world record as hottest month

The planet has resisted what may have been the hottest July in history, the Meteorological Organization said.

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A World Health Organization worker is decontaminating a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found in the village of Mabalako in eastern Congo on Monday, 17 June of 2019. Health officials in eastern Congo began offering vaccines to all residents of the Mabalako hotspot, while earlier efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk. (Photo: AP Photo / Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)

UN: Ebola's arrival in eastern DRC poses serious risks

The arrival of Ebola in the main town of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seriously increases the risk

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Deputy Governor of the Xinjiang region of China, Erkin Tuniyaz attends the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 25 June 2019. REUTERS / Marina Depetris

Xinjiang deputy governor defends Uighur centers at UN rights forum

The deputy governor of China's Xinjiang region responded on Tuesday to international condemnation of state detention camps by saying that

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A demonstrator holds a poster with a photo of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October of 2018. Photo: Osman Örsal / Reuters

Trump cancels UN request to investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump has rejected a request from the United Nations for the FBI to investigate the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi,

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