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Pro-Palestinian firebrand politician wins UK byelection in blow to main opposition Labour Party

By Luke McGee, CNN London (CNN) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party, widely expected to win a general election due to be held within months, has lost one of its safest parliamentary seats to a pro-Palestinian former party member in a chaotic by-election. Veteran left-winger George Galloway was elected to represent the constituency of Rochdale by

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Court orders millions in compensation for survivors of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption

By Chris Lau, CNN (CNN) — Tour operators and a company which owns the New Zealand island where a volcanic eruption killed 22 people and wounded many others have been fined $1.6 million (NZ$2.6 million), and ordered to pay victims and surviving families $6.2 million (NZ$10.2 million) in compensation. The District Court in Auckland handed down its sentence on

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Deadly violence in Haiti forces airlines to cancel flights after gunfire near airport

By Michael Rios, Caitlin Hu, Jim Rogers, Sahar Akbarzai and Chris Lau, CNN (CNN) — Heavy gunfire has forced flight cancellations at Haiti’s main airport and killed at least four at a police station, as the Caribbean nation grapples with surging gang violence and political instability. American Airlines said Thursday it had suspended its daily service between

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney dies at 84, according to media reports

By Raja Razek, CNN (CNN) — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at age 84, according to Canadian media reports citing his daughter’s social media post. Mulroney died peacefully, surrounded by family, Caroline Mulroney said in a post on X. “On behalf of my mother and our family, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of my father, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister,” Caroline Mulroney said in

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Japan’s population crisis was years in the making – and relief may be decades away

By Jessie Yeung, CNN (CNN) — Each spring, as reliably as the changing of the seasons, Japan releases grim new population data that prompts handwringing in the press and vows by politicians to address the country’s demographic crisis. It’s “now or never” to tackle declining births and the shrinking population, the country’s leader warned last

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Hunter Biden departs a House Oversight Committee meeting at Capitol Hill on January 10

Hunter Biden appears for closed-door interview with Republicans conducting impeachment inquiry

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a closed-door deposition with lawmakers, a critical moment for Republicans as their impeachment inquiry into his father and their family’s business affairs continues. The deposition marks a decisive point for the 14-month Republican investigation into the Biden family, which

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Russian quad bike raids, 3D printed drones and a lack of ammo: Life on the front line in Ukraine’s Robotyne

By Nick Paton Walsh, Anna-Maja Rappard, Kosta Gak and Brice Laine, CNN Near Orikhiv, Ukraine (CNN) — Pixelated in the thermal drone imagery, the quad bike races down a dirt track, its destination unclear. It swerves and is hit by a grenade, dropped from a Ukrainian drone. Russian soldiers appear to stagger away from it, one rolling. The imagery, supplied

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