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One year later, migrants who cheated death off Greece seek justice and struggle to cope with life

A year after one of the worst migrant boat tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea, there are only hazy answers as to why hundreds of lives were lost and who can be held answerable
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Ali Elwan of Egypt, a survivor of the Pylos shipwreck, poses a photo following an interview with The Associated Press, in Athens, Saturday June 7, 2024. Ali is a poor swimmer, and as he struggled to keep afloat far from the Greek coast, desperate hands clutched at his arms, legs and neck. He lived to tell the story of one of the Mediterranean Sea's worst migrant shipwrecks. But nearly a year after, the whys and wherefores remain hazy, and passengers who survived the hellish journey say they've seen no justice. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

A Group of Seven summit is opening in Italy with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral
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Italian Army soldier patrols at a roadblock near Borgo Egnatia, venue of the G7 summit in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Aspects of US restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protections, UNHCR head says

The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the executive order may violate refugee protection required ...
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FILE -Filippo Grandi, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks during a joint statement with President Ivan Duque in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Filippo Grandi, the head of the U.N. refugee agency says he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the executive order may violate refugee protection required in international law. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
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AP PHOTOS: Nomadic Muslim devotees throng a forest shrine in disputed Kashmir

The road to the Baba Nagri forest shrine in India-controlled Kashmir was a colorful spectacle. Tens of thousands of men in vibrant attires, henna-dyed beards and bright headgears thronged the Muslim shrine nestled at the base of a mountain to pay their obeisance last week. Worshippers raised their hands and cried their wishes. Some also tied multicolored threads around the trees at the shrine, which represented their prayers. The shrine to Mian Nizamuddin Kiyanwi has its origins in the 19th century and provides free meals all year to the devotees, most of them from Kashmir’s nomadic pastoral community. Devotees believe their wishes are granted at the shrine. Kiyanwi, originally from Kashmir, migrated to the Hazara region of modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan during the late 19th century. There he was mentored by a Sufi saint and later returned to Kashmir to preach Islam. After he died, the shrine was built as a mark of respect towards him — a manifestation of the...
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Kashmiri cooks belonging to nomadic Gujjar tribe prepare special sweet rice outside a forest shrine of Sufi saint Mian Nizamuddin Kiyanwi in Baba Nagri, northeast of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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In initial victory for Argentine President Milei, the Senate gives overall approval to key economic reform bills

In initial victory for Argentine President Milei, the Senate gives overall approval to key economic reform bills
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Widespread outage hits Puerto Rico as customers demand ouster of private electric company

A widespread power outage has hit Puerto Rico and left more than 340,000 customers without electricity after two of the U.S. territory’s power plants shut down
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FILE - A utility pole with loose cables towers over a home in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Sept. 15, 2022. Towns in central and southern Puerto Rico are struggling to emerge from a prolonged power outage that forced authorities in the U.S. territory to activate an emergency response team on Monday, June 10, 2024, as they requested food distribution to those in need. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo, File)
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Argentina’s Senate begins voting on bill package that is a key test for populist President Javier Milei’s government

Argentina’s Senate begins voting on bill package that is a key test for populist President Javier Milei’s government
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1,000 days have passed since the Taliban barred girls from secondary education, the UN says

One thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools
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FILE - Afghan girls attend school in a classroom, in Kabul, March 25, 2023. One thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools. That’s according to the U.N. children’s agency, which says that “no country can move forward when half its population is left behind.” (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
June 12

China's Premier Li is visiting New Zealand, where security fears vie with trade hopes on the agenda

China's Premier Li Qiang has arrived in New Zealand at the start of a weeklong tour that also includes Australia and Malaysia
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FILE - Chinese Premier Li Qiang delivers a keynote speech during the annual meeting of the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai Guesthouse in Beijing, China on March 24, 2024. Li arrived in New Zealand on Thursday, June 13, 2024, beginning a rare visit to its closest partner among Western democracies, where a celebration of trade links is expected to vie with concerns about South Pacific security on Wellington's agenda. (Wu Hao/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Mexico finds the remains of some of the 63 miners who died 18 years ago

Mexican authorities say they have found the remains of some of the 63 miners who were trapped 18 years ago in a coal mine in northern Mexico
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FILE - Pedestrians walk by a sculpture of a bright red number 65 that pays homage to the coal miners killed in the 2006 Pasta de Conchos mine accident, in Mexico City. Authorities announced on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the discovery of the skeletal remains of some of the 63 miners who have remained missing for almost two decades. Sixty-five miners died in the explosion, but authorities only found two of the miners' bodies. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
June 12

Hezbollah hits Israel with forceful attack

The Iran-backed terrorist organization struck Israel after one of its top military commanders was killed in an Israeli airstrike. Khaled Elgindy of the Middle East Institute joins the show.
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VIDEO: Hezbollah hits Israel with forceful attack
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Russian warships reach Cuban waters

Russian warships reach waters surrounding Cuba ahead of planned military drills in the Caribbean.
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VIDEO: Russian warships reach Cuban waters
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Rare ‘blue room’ unearthed in ancient city of Pompeii?

The ornate room would have been used for ritual activities or storing sacred objects, according to the Archaeological Parks of Pompeii.
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The ornate room would have been used for ritual activities or storing sacred objects, according to the Archaeological Parks of Pompeii.
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Pompeii excavation unveils rare 'blue room' believed to be an ancient shrine

The room has been interpreted as a sacrarium, or a Roman sanctuary.
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A new room in the central area of the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy emerged during excavations on May 2024. The room, which measures about 8 square meters, is painted blue and interpretable as a sacrarium, or a space dedicated to ritual activities and the storage of sacred objects.
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Yemen's Houthi rebels launch boat-borne bomb attack against Greek-owned ship in Red Sea

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea, further escalating their campaign despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway
June 12
This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
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In initial win for Argentine President Milei, senators approve his key bills after violent protests

Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved key state overhaul and tax packages proposed by President Javier Miliei, delivering an initial legislative victory to the libertarian leader in his efforts to enact his promises of radical change
June 12
Police clear the streets during clashes with anti-government protesters outside Congress, where lawmakers debate a reform bill promoted by Argentine President Javier Milei in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Highly potent opioids are showing up in drug users in Africa for the first time, report says

A new report has for the first time found traces of highly potent opioids known as nitazenes in drugs consumed in Africa’s retail drug market
June 12
FILE - A young man smokes Kush, a derivative of cannabis mixed with synthetic drugs like fentanyl and tramadol and chemicals like formaldehyde, at a hideout in Freetown, Sierra Leone, April 29, 2024. Traces of highly potent opioids known as nitazenes have for the first time been found to be consumed by people who use drugs in Africa, according to a report released Wednesday, June 12, 2024, by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime nonprofit. (AP Photo/ Misper Apawu, File)
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US and Ukraine to sign a major security agreement at the G7: sources

The agreement will help Ukraine develop military capacity and production, sources said.
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VIDEO: US and Ukraine to sign major security agreement at the G7: Sources
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The University of Cambridge returns 39 traditional artifacts to Uganda in a major act of restitution

The University of Cambridge has repatriated more than three dozen traditional artifacts to Uganda in a major act of restitution welcomed by the local officials who sought them
June 12
Traditional artifacts, repatriated by the University of Cambridge, are shown exclusively to AP journalists in Kampala, Uganda, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The British university returned the 39 items, which range from tribal regalia to delicate pottery, to the East African country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda)
June 12

Blinken expresses frustration with Hamas' response to Biden's cease-fire proposal

The U.S. secretary of state said government officials around the world want a negotiated solution to the conflict.
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VIDEO: Blinken expresses frustration with Hamas' response to Biden's cease-fire proposal
June 12

Macron suspends voting reform in New Caledonia that had sparked violence

French President Emmanuel Macron has suspended plans for the controversial voting reforms in New Caledonia following a spate of unrest in the French Pacific territory
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French President Emmanuel Macron smiles during a speech at the New Caledonia's High Commissioner residency, in Noumea, France's Pacific territory of New Caledonia Thursday May, 23, 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia for the removal of protesters' barricades and said police sent in to help battle deadly unrest in the French Pacific archipelago "will stay as long as necessary," even as security services back in France focus in coming weeks on safeguarding the Paris Olympics. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
June 12

South Africa's IFP party says it will join a unity government, a step toward ending deadlock

The leader of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party says it will join a proposed government of national unity
June 12
Former president and now leader of the MK Party, Jacob Zuma, arrives at the Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 1, 2024. The African National Congress party has lost its parliamentary majority in a historic election result that puts South Africa on a new political path for the first time since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 12

Wreckage of last ship belonging to famed Irish explorer found off coast of Canada

The wreck of the last ship belonging to a famous Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada by an international team led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
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This photo provided by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society shows the Quest ship sinking off of Labrador, Canada, on May 5, 1962. The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, an Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada by an international team led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The Quest was found using sonar scans on Sunday evening, June 9, 2024. (Tore Topp/Royal Canadian Geographical Society via AP)
June 12

Pakistan’s new government presents its first budget as it seeks a new long-term IMF bailout

Pakistan’s new coalition government presented its first budget in parliament
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People shop at a market in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, June. 12, 2024. Pakistan's new government presents its first budget today in Parliament as it seeks new long-term IMF bailout. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada

The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada
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Russia, largely excluded from international sports, hosts athletes at BRICS Games

Thousands of athletes in major and obscure sports are vying for medals in the Russian city of Kazan at the BRICS Games, an international competition shadowed by politics amid Russia’s exclusion from major sports events
June 12
People watch the opening ceremony of the BRICS Games, an international competition in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Thousands of worldwide athletes in both major and highly obscure sports are vying for medals in the Russian city of Kazan at the BRICS Games, an international competition shadowed by politics amid Russia's exclusion from major world sports events. (AP Photo/Denis Bushkovsky)
June 12

8 people detained in US with suspected ties to ISIS

The suspects crossed into the U.S. via the southern border, a source told ABC News.
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VIDOE: 8 people detained in US with suspected ties to ISIS
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Blinken expresses frustration after rejection of cease-fire proposal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said reaching a deal is "the fastest way to end the suffering" in Gaza.
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VIDOE: Blinken expresses frustration after rejection of cease-fire proposal
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Denmark recalls spicy South Korean noodles over health concerns

Food authorities in Denmark have recalled three types of spicy instant noodle products imported from South Korea over possible risks for “acute poisoning.”
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A TV screen shows a report about Denmark's recalling three types of spicy instant noodle products imported from South Korea, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Food authorities in Denmark have recalled three types of spicy instant noodle products imported from South Korea over possible risks for "acute poisoning." Consumers are asked to discard them or return the noodles to the retailer. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 12

What are the main sticking points in the cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas?

The latest proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza has the support of the United States and most of the international community, but Hamas has not fully embraced it, and neither, it seems, has Israel
June 12
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken disembarks from an airplane as he arrives in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (Ibraheem Al Omari/Pool Photo via AP)
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Germany proposes a new law to fast-track young men to join its depleted armed forces

Germany’s defense minister is proposing legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities
June 12
FILE - German soldiers take part in the Lithuanian-German division-level international military exercise 'Grand Quadriga 2024' at a training range in Pabrade, north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Germany’s defense minister is lobbying for legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 12

More than 80 travelers have died in Congo after their boat capsized, president says

Congo's president says a boat carrying more than 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo’s capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than 80 dead
June 12
June 12

A boat has capsized in western Congo, killing more than 80 people, the nation’s leader says

A boat has capsized in western Congo, killing more than 80 people, the nation’s leader says
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June 12

Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

Hezbollah has vowed to intensify its attacks along the Lebanon-Israel border to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by Israel since the latest round of violence began eight months ago
June 12
Mourners chant slogans during the funeral procession of Hezbollah senior commander Taleb Sami Abdullah, 55, known within Hezbollah as Hajj Abu Taleb, who was killed late Tuesday by an Israeli strike in south Lebanon, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Hezbollah fired a massive barrage of rockets into northern Israel on Wednesday to avenge the killing of the top commander in the Lebanese militant group as the fate of an internationally-backed plan for a cease-fire in Gaza hung in the balance. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
June 12

US widens sanctions on Russia, discouraging countries including China from doing business with Moscow

US widens sanctions on Russia, discouraging countries including China from doing business with Moscow
June 12
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Armenian leader announces plan to leave Russia-dominated security alliance as ties with Moscow sour

The leader of Armenia has declared his intention to pull out of a Russia-dominated security alliance of several ex-Soviet nations as tensions rise between the two allies
June 12
FILE From left, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and EU High Representative Josep Borrell address the media after a joint EU-US-Armenia high-level meeting in support of Armenia's resilience at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, April 4, 2024. The leader of Armenia has declared his intention to pull out of a Russia-dominated security alliance of several ex-Soviet nations as tensions rise between the two allies. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 12

Slovakia plans to boost politicians' protection after assassination attempt on populist premier

Slovakia’s government has approved a package of measures meant to boost security for leading politicians and others following an assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico
June 12
FILE - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico arrives to a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Feb. 1, 2024. Slovakia’s government approved a package of measures on Wednesday June 12, 2024, that are designed to boost security for leading politicians and some others following an attempt to assassinate populist Prime Minister Robert Fico. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
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International headlines from ABC News

Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
June 12

Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over killing of 26 endangered rhinos

Indonesian authorities have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species
June 12
June 12

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

The European Union is moving to hike tariffs on electric vehicles made in China
June 12
FILE - Jerry Gan, CEO of Geely Auto Group unveils the Galaxy Starship a new technology flagship AI-driven SUV prototype during Auto China 2024 in Beijing, Thursday, April 25, 2024. The European Union threatened on Wednesday, june 12, 2024, to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
June 12

Fran?oise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

Françoise Hardy, a French singing legend and pop icon since the 1960s, has died
June 12
FILE - French singer Francoise Hardy arrives at the annual Victoires de la Musique ceremony at the Zenith in Paris on Saturday March 5, 2005. Francoise Hardy, a beloved French singer and pop culture icon since the 1960s, has died at age 80. Her son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced her death on social networks. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
June 12

As Art Basel opens, buyers confront a 'cooling' but still very active market

Multimillion-dollar works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama and Alberto Giacometti went on the market as the Art Basel fair opened in Switzerland
June 12
The artwork Pumpkin (2018) by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is on display at the international art show Art Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)
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A helicopter has crashed with 3 on board in southeastern China

Chinese state media say a helicopter has crashed in southeastern Jiangxi province and three people on board are missing
June 12
June 12

Blinken says mediators will continue to 'try to close this deal' after Hamas asked for changes to a cease-fire plan

Blinken says mediators will continue to 'try to close this deal' after Hamas asked for changes to a cease-fire plan
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June 12

US Secretary of State Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire deal are workable and some are not

US Secretary of State Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire deal are workable and some are not
June 12
June 12

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

A fleet of Russian warships have reached Cuban waters ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean
June 12
People watch the Russian Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrive at the port of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
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Russian warships and aircraft enter the Caribbean for military drills as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine

Russian warships and aircraft enter the Caribbean for military drills as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine
June 12
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Kosovo marks the 25th anniversary of its liberation, when Serb forces withdrew after NATO bombing

Kosovo is celebrating what it considers a liberation day, marking the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serb forces after a NATO bombing campaign
June 12
FILE - Ethnic Albanian refugees cheer as a British tank passes next to the Stenkovec refugee camp near Skopje, Macedonia on its way to Kosovo Saturday, June 12, 1999. NATO troops entered Kosovo on June 12, 1999. A military parade and celebratory speeches, a new statue of former British prime minister, and visits from many international officials have marked Kosovo’s 25th anniversary of withdrawal of Serb forces after NATO’s air campaign Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
June 12

India urges Russia to return its citizens recruited by Russia's army after 2 killed

India says it has urged Russia to return Indian citizens recruited by Russia’s army after two were killed recently in the war in Ukraine
June 12
June 12

Russia fires more missiles and drones at Ukraine

Russian forces have launched new deadly attacks on Ukraine, killing at least nine people a day before a high-profile meeting where leaders of countries that are some of Ukraine’s biggest backers are to discuss how to slow Moscow’s offensive
June 12
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Emergency Service, emergency workers rest as they clear the rubble after a Russian missile hit the area, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)
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