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"Abusive, Racist": WHO's "China-Centric" Regional Head Hit By Allegations

01/28/22 3:20 AM

The World Health Organization vowed to take action Thursday following a slew of allegations from staff past and present against its Western Pacific regional director, including racist, abusive and...

'A resort of ghosts': on the Ukraine frontline waiting for war again - video

01/26/22 10:56 AM

The Guardian's Luke Harding travels to the eastern Ukraine coastal city of Mariupol to see how preparations are being made for a potential Russian attack. With tensions in the region high and Russian troops gathering on the border, Ukrainian soldiers remain defiant, despite their depleted firepower. And while the world's attention has returned to the region for the first time since Russia took Crimea in 2014, for Ukrainians the war has been ongoing Continue reading...

'Every indication' Putin plans force by mid-February: US

01/26/22 4:44 PM

The United States believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains poised to use force against Ukraine by mid-February despite a pressure campaign to stop him, a top diplomat said Wednesday."I have no idea whether he's made the ultimate decision, but we certainly see every indication that he is going to use military force sometime perhaps (between) now and the middle of February," Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told a forum.Sherman, who met with her Russian counterpart earlier this month in Vienna in an attempt to warn Moscow against invading its neighbor, said that Putin's planning may be affected by the Winter Games in Beijing, which the United States and several allies are boycotting due to human rights concerns."We all are aware that the Beijing Olympics begin on February 4, the opening ceremony, and President Putin expects to be there," Sherman told the Yalta European Strategy forum."I think that probably President Xi Jinping would not be ecstatic if Putin chose that moment to invade Ukraine, so that may affect his timing and his thinking."Sherman said that the United States was "pushing for diplomacy" but also "preparing for the worst."She reiterated that "even one Russian troop further invading Ukraine is a very serious matter" -- a continued message from Washington after President Joe Biden raised eyebrows by speaking of a different European response to a "minor" incursion.But she said the United States was "preparing for all kinds of scenarios," from a "full-on invasion" to "hybrid attacks or subversion or sabotage or coercion."Any invasion "has tremendous consequences for Ukraine and Europe, but also sends a message to the entire world that other autocrats can act with such impunity and go past long-held international principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and an ability of a country to choose its own alliances."Russia late last year amassed tens of thousands of troops near the border with Ukraine, where a pro-Moscow insurgency has killed more than 13,000 people since 2014.Russia, while denying plans for an invasion, has demanded concessions from the United States including a guarantee that Ukraine will never enter NATO.© 2022 AFP

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$6M In Narcotics Seized At Texas-Mexico Border Within 2 Days

01/27/22 4:12 PM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted narcotics in two separate enforcement actions with a combined estimated street value of $6,127,806.

'Ant-Man' Star Evangeline Lilly Comes Out Hard Against Vax Mandates: 'This Is Not Safe. This Is Not Healthy'

01/27/22 9:07 PM

Marvel's Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly has come out against vaccine mandates, saying "nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will."

'Beautiful young ladies' among 4 gunned down in ambush at Inglewood birthday party

01/24/22 10:58 PM

Four people were killed and a fifth was injured when multiple gunmen opened fire in what police say was an act of gang-related violence.

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'Grateful' Roethlisberger retires after 18 seasons

01/27/22 5:58 PM

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has announced his retirement after 18 seasons, doing so with a video posted to Twitter.

'I'm Not God': Naomi Osaka Shrugs Off Loss To No. 60 Player At Australian Open

01/21/22 11:08 AM

The former world No. 1 appeared to be in a better place than she was last year.

'Insane' moment that left Kyrgios in awe

01/27/22 5:59 AM

The fairytale run of Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios is going all the way to the final after the pair won a tense semi.