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Milan Fashion Week: Prada projects youthful optimism, not escapism, in a turbulent world

Without making overt statements, Milan designers have expressed their concern over the global turbulence through their collections
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A model wears a creation as part of the Prada Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
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Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
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Pakistani Taliban announce a 3-day cease-fire with security forces on Eid al-Adha holiday

A key Pakistani militant group behind scores of gun and bomb attacks has announced a rare cease-fire with security forces during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha
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A passenger loads his sheep into train at Lahore Railway Station for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, June. 15, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Candidates race to register for French election but one convicted of spousal assault withdraws

Candidates in France are racing to register for an early parliamentary election before a deadline expires to take part in a vote that's redrawing the country's political landscape
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A protester holds an anti-far right banner showing the faces of French Presidents and the word 'Honte' or 'Shame' during a rally in Paris, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Fight for control of Yemen's banks between rebels, government threatens to further wreck economy

Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its internationally recognized government are locked in a fight for control of the country’s banks that experts warn is threatening to further wreck an economy already crippled by nearly a decade of war
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People shop in a supermarket in Sanaa, Yemen, before the Eid holiday on Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Osamah Abdulrahman)
June 16

Britain's July 4 election is fast approaching. Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune

With less than three weeks to go until Britain’s election day, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune
June 16
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer arrives on board his election battle bus at a campaign event in Halesowen county of West Midlands, England, Thursday, June 13, 2024, after unveiling Labour's manifesto in Manchester for the forthcoming General Election on July 4. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 16

80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement

80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement
June 16
June 16

German police shot a man allegedly threatening them with an ax in Euro 2024 host city Hamburg

German police say officers have shot and wounded a man who was threatening them with an ax and a firebomb in the northern city of Hamburg
June 16
Police cordon off an area near the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, June 16, 2024. German police say officers have shot and wounded a man who was threatening them with an axe and a firebomb in the northern city of Hamburg, hours before the city hosts a match in the Euro 2024 soccer tournament. (Steven Hutchings/dpa via AP)
June 16

Nations resume talks on peace in Ukraine with Russia absent

Eighty countries have jointly called for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in
June 16
Thailand's Vice Minister Russ Jalichandra attends a plenary session, during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
June 16

Cyprus records a second death from heatstroke as temperatures soar

A Cyprus health official says a second elderly person has died from heatstroke after a weeklong heatwave that baked the east Mediterranean island nation with reportedly record temperatures for the month of June
June 16
A woman protects her self from the sun with an umbrella as she walks amid hot weather at Paphos gate at medieval core in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 16

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami is happy with first animated adaptation of his short stories

Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami expressed joy with how several of his short stories were adapted in American director Pierre Földes’ animated film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, adding he wanted to see future interpretations of his work with ...
June 16
Novelist Haruki Murakami and film director Pierre Foldes shake hands at the end of a talk session after a screening of “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,” an animated film adapted from the Japanese author’s short stories, in Tokyo, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
June 16

LGBT soldiers in Ukraine hope service is changing attitudes as they rally for rights

Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters have marched in central Kyiv to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia
June 16
LGBT Ukrainian soldiers take part in a pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and other protesters joined a pride march in central Kyiv Sunday seeking legal reforms to allow people in same-sex partnerships to take medical decisions for wounded soldiers and bury victims of the war with Russia that extended across Ukraine more than two years ago. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 16

China getting too much rain in the south; not enough rain and heat wave in the north

China is being buffeted by two extremes of severe weather, with heavy rain and flooding in parts of the south and a heat wave and drought conditions in the north
June 16
Residents cool off in a lake from an unseasonably hot day in Beijing, Sunday, June 16, 2024. China is being buffeted by two weather extremes, with heavy rain and flooding in parts of the south and a heat wave and potential drought in the north. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 16

Security forces storm a detention center in southern Russia, killing an unknown number of hostage takers

Security forces storm a detention center in southern Russia, killing an unknown number of hostage takers
June 16
June 16

Russian forces kill hostage takers after storming detention facility to rescue staff

Russia's state-funded news channel RT has reported that security forces have stormed a detention center in the southern part of the country and killed inmates who had taken two staff members hostage
June 16
Russian policemen and members of "Rosgvardiya," a Russian national guard, gather not far from a pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Russian security forces stormed a detention center in southern Russia, ending a hostage standoff, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Sunday. (AP Photo)
June 16

In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV; stigma remains high

More than 300 traditional leaders in South Africa will be trained to do HIV tests and educate their largely rural patients about the disease
June 16
Traditional healer Florence Khoza reads results from a rapid HIV blood test in Bushbuckridge, South Africa, Thursday, May 9, 2024. While South Africa has made strides in fighting HIV, prevalence remains high and stigma is widespread in many communities with researchers hoping the relationship of trust between villagers and traditional healers will bring more people to HIV testing, counseling and care. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 16

For Senegalese fishermen, Eid al-Adha is now a source of anguish, not a joyful occasion

The upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha should have been a joyful occasion for millions of Muslims in Senegal
June 16
Ibrahima Diouf poses for a photo with two sheep in Thiaroye Sur Mer, Senegal, Friday, June 14, 2024 on the beach next to his home. The upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha should have been a joyful occasion for millions of Muslims in Senegal. But skyrocketing prices, record unemployment and growing inequalities have turned Tabaski — as the holiday is locally known — into a source of anguish for many in this West African nation. Diouf, a 48-year-old fisherman, said he could not eat or sleep properly because he was so worried about the financial burden of the holiday. (AP Photo/Stefan Kleinowitz)
June 16

Pilgrims commence the final rites of Hajj as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

Masses of pilgrims have embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia, marking the final days of Hajj pilgrimage and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world
June 16
A pilgrim prepares to cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia. The ritual marks the final days of the Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
June 16

Israel's army says it will pause daytime fighting along a route in southern Gaza to help flow of aid

The Israeli military says it is pausing fighting during daytime hours along a route in southern Gaza to free up a backlog of humanitarian aid deliveries for desperate Palestinians
June 16
CORRECTS LOCATION TO KHAN YOUNIS - Palestinians collect food aid ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)
June 16

Israeli military announces “tactical pause” in southern Gaza to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid

Israeli military announces “tactical pause” in southern Gaza to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid
June 16
June 15

Singapore rushes to clean up oil slick after boat hits stationary fuel supply ship

An oil spill caused by a dredger boat hitting a stationary cargo tanker has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline, including the popular resort island of Sentosa, and sparked concerns it may threaten marine wildlife as a clean-up operation w...
June 15
Workers clean oil spill along Sentosa's Palawan Beach area in Singapore, Sunday, June 16, 2024. An oil spill caused by a dredger boat hitting a stationary cargo tanker has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline, including the popular resort island of Sentosa, and sparked concerns it may threaten marine wildlife. (AP Photo/Suhaimi Abdullah)
June 15

Top ISIS leader in Somalia was target of US airstrike: Officials

U.S. officials said it's unclear if the ISIS leader was killed in the strike.
June 15
An MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range, July 15, 2019.
June 15

Toyota shareholders demand vote against chairman Toyoda as automaker embroiled in testing scandal

Toyota's chairman Akio Toyoda will be facing some disgruntled shareholders this week, as two major proxy groups demand a vote against keeping the grandson of the founder on its board
June 15
FILE - Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, June 3, 2024. Toyoda will be facing some disgruntled shareholders at the annual shareholders meeting on June 18, as two major proxy groups demand a vote against keeping the grandson of the founder on its board. (Kazushi Kurihara/Kyodo News via AP, File)
June 15

Chinese premier promises more pandas and urges Australia to put aside differences

Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit to Australia has focused on positive aspects of the bilateral relationship including shared giant pandas and a rebounding wine trade after he urged both countries to shelve their differences
June 15
Chinese Premier Li Qiang, front right, talks with Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago, left, at Magill Estate winery in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Kelly Barnes, Pool)
June 15

Texan whose husband died by hot tub electrocution at Mexican beach resort files wrongful death suit

An American tourist was killed and his wife hospitalized after being electrocuted in a hot tub in a Mexican beach town earlier this week
June 15
June 15

Outraged Brazilian women stage protests against bill to equate late abortions with homicide

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the capital.
June 15
Abortion rights activists march against an anti-abortion congressional bill, along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Ettore Chiereguini)
June 15

Honduras plans to build a 20,000-capacity 'megaprison' for gang members as part of a crackdown

The president of Honduras has announced the creation of a new 20,000-capacity “megaprison.”
June 15
President of Honduras Xiomara Castro waves as she arrives to attend President Nayib Bukele's inauguration ceremony, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, June 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
June 15

Italian activist freed from Hungary returns home after being elected to European Parliament

Italian anti-fascist activist Ilaria Salis has returned to her parents’ house in the northern Italian city of Monza
June 15
Italian activist Ilaria Salis arrives with her father Roberto arrive at their home in Monza, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Salis returned to her parents’ house in the northern Italian city of Monza on Saturday evening, after being freed from house arrest in Budapest a day before. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
June 15

Harris, Zelenskyy join world leaders to discuss peace plan in Ukraine

The vice president announced another $1.5 billion for Ukraine.
June 15
US Vice President Kamala Harris is welcomed by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, on June 15, 2024.
June 15

Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrates 30th anniversary, makes fun of Pope Francis comments

The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade has celebrated its 30th anniversary as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the streets of Rome
June 15
People gather to take part in the Pride parade in Turin, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (Matteo Secci/Lapresse via AP)
June 15

A Japanese climber dies while trying to scale a mountain in northern Pakistan and another is missing

Officials say a Japanese climber has died while trying to scale one of the highest mountains in northern Pakistan and a search is still underway to find his missing colleague
June 15
Nizamuddin, manager of Adventure Tours Pakistan, displays a picture of Japanese climber Ryuseki Hiraoka, who had died while he and another climber were scaling the Spantik Peak, also known as Golden Peak, on his laptop at his office in Skardu, Pakistan, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Hiraoka has died while trying to scale one of the highest mountains in northern Pakistan and a search is still underway to find his missing colleague, officials said. (AP Photo/M.H. Balti)
June 15

Milan menswear seeks reassurance in nostalgia and artisanal craft, from Fendi to Dolce&Gabbana

Amid ongoing wars, hardening political divides and accelerating climate change, Milan designers made a play for escapism on the second day of Milan Fashion Week, mostly menswear previews for Spring-Summer 2025
June 15
Models wear creations as part of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Nicola Marfisi).
June 15

Dutch tourist found dead on Greek island and 4 other foreign tourists are missing on 3 islands

Local media are reporting that a missing Dutch tourist has been found dead on the eastern Greek island of Samos
June 15
An ambulance drives through the entrance of a state-run hospital on the island of Rhodes, where the body of British TV presenter Michael Mosley was taken following his death while on vacation on the nearby island of Symi, on Monday, June 10, 2024. Family members have traveled to Rhodes to receive the results of an autopsy to establish the cause of death of the 67-year-old presenter.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 15

Italian Premier Meloni describes Putin's cease-fire offer for Ukraine as 'propaganda'

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni has dismissed a cease-fire offer for Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin as “propaganda” as she wraps up a Group of Seven summit that saw a deal reached for a $50 billion loan to Ukraine
June 15
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks during a final media conference at the G7 in Borgo Egnazia, near Bari in southern Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 15

UK government demands an explanation after police ram a runaway cow with a squad car

Britain’s interior minister has demanded an “urgent explanation.”
June 15
In this May 8, 2022, file photo, police cars for the Surrey Police Department are shown.
June 15

8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months

Israel’s military says that eight soldiers have been killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months
June 15
Israeli police disperse a protester against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a call for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas militant group, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
June 15

Israeli military says 8 soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack in months

Israeli military says 8 soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack in months
June 15
June 15

Haitian leaders oust police chief and appoint a new one amid gang violence

The beleaguered director of Haiti’s National Police has been ousted following months of criticism that he wasn’t doing enough to protect officers under assault by gangs
June 15
Police guard outside the hospital where Haiti's newly selected prime minister, Garry Conille was hospitalized in Port-au-Prince, Haiti late Saturday, June 8, 2024. Louis Gérald Gilles, a member of the transitional presidential council that recently chose Conille said he was en route to the hospital and did not have further information. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
June 15

Haitian leaders appoint a new police chief to fight gangs as the number of officers killed grows

Haitian leaders appoint a new police chief to fight gangs as the number of officers killed grows
June 15
June 15

Divers find remains of Finnish WWII plane that was shot down by Moscow with a US diplomat aboard

The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be solved more than eight decades later
June 15
The cabin of the Junkers Ju 52 aircraft "Kaleva" by the Finnish airline Aero photographed in July 1936. With U.S. and French diplomatic couriers aboard, the civilian plane was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers on June 14, 1940 just days before Moscow annexed the three Baltic states. The mysterious case which claimed the lives of nine people is being solved after 84 years as an Estonian diving group has located the aircraft's wreckage off a tiny island close to Tallinn. (Finnish Aviation Museum via AP)
June 15

How South Africa's rival parties 'found each other' in a last-ditch deal that saved a president

South Africa’s main political rivals are now partners in government after they came together in a last-ditch coalition deal that ensured President Cyril Ramaphosa was dramatically reelected with cross-party support
June 15
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reacts after his being reelected as leader of the country in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
June 15

A timeline of recent British royal events as Kate appears in public while battling cancer

It has been a difficult few months for Britain's royal family
June 15
Britain's Prince William with Kate, Princess of Wales, and their children, Prince George, left, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte watch an RAF fly past from the balcony of Buckingham palace after the Trooping the Color ceremony, in London, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Trooping the Color is the King's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
June 15

German police shoot to death an Afghan man who killed a compatriot, then attacked soccer fans

German police say they shot to death an Afghan man after he fatally attacked a compatriot and later wounded three people watching the televised opening game of the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in a town in the east of the country
June 15
Police officers walk on a side walk next to an apartment building in Wolmirstedt, Germany, Saturday, June 15, 2024. German police say they shot to death an Afghan man after he fatally attacked a compatriot and later wounded three people watching the televised opening game of the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in a town in the east of the country. The 27-year-old man attacked another Afghan with a “knife-like object” in Wolmirstedt, a small town about 130 kilometers west of Berlin, on Friday evening, police said. (Thomas Schulz/dpa via AP)
June 15

Princess of Wales joins royals on Buckingham Palace balcony as she makes first public appearance since cancer diagnosis

Princess of Wales joins royals on Buckingham Palace balcony as she makes first public appearance since cancer diagnosis
June 15
June 15

Sweden frees an Iranian man convicted over 1988 mass executions in exchange for 2 men held by Iran

Iran and Sweden have carried out a prisoner swap that involves the release of Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic
June 15
In this photo provided by the Swedish government, Johan Floderus, right, speaks with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, June 15, 2024, after being released from prison in Iran. (Tom Samuelsson/Swedish government/TT News Agency via AP)
June 15

Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 executions

Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over 1988 executions
June 15
June 15

Peter Pellegrini, a close ally of the populist prime minister, is sworn in as Slovakia's president

Peter Pellegrini has been sworn in as the president of Slovakia in a ceremony that took place amid heightened security following an assassination attempt on his close ally, populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, a month ago
June 15
FILE - Slovakia's President elect Peter Pellegrini speaks during joint press statements with incumbent President Zuzana Caputova at the presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, May 16, 2024. Pellegrini, a close ally of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, was inaugurated Saturday, June 15, as the president of Slovakia, succeeding Zuzana Čaputová, the country’s first female head of state. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 15

Inside the right-wing Israeli attacks on Gaza aid convoys

Palestinian truck driver opens up about being attacked by right-wing settlers.
June 15
Palestinians rush a truck as it transports international humanitarian aid from the US-built Trident Pier near Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip, May 18, 2024.
June 15

Selling books amid bombs: Bringing hope to war-torn Gaza through reading

Response within the community has been strong, people "want to read and learn."
June 15
Abdul Hakim, Marwa’s cousin, with Marwa’s little brother’s help, arranges their bookstore in order to attract the eyes of passers-by on the streets of Deir Al-Balah.
June 15

UK royals unite on palace balcony, with Kate back at her first public event since cancer diagnosis

Britain has put on a display of birthday pageantry for King Charles III with a military parade that marked the Princess of Wales’ first appearance at a public event since her cancer diagnosis early this year
June 15
Soldiers from the Irish Guards march along the Mall as they take part in the Trooping the Color ceremony, in London, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Trooping the Color is the King's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)