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Explosive device blows up at convention center in south India killing at least one and wounding 36

By The Associated Press on October 29th, 2023

NEW DELHI (AP) – An explosive device blew up at a convention center in southern India killing at least one person and wounding 36 others Sunday, authorities said. Hundreds of Jehovah’s Witness faithful were gathered for a prayer session at the Zamra International Convention Center in the town of Kalamassery in Kerala state when the ... Read More »

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UN says thousands of people break into Gaza aid warehouses for food and other ‘basic survival items’

By Wafaa Shurafa And Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on October 29th, 2023

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) – The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says thousands of people broke into its Gaza aid warehouses to take food and other “basic survival items.” Thomas White, the agency’s director in Gaza, said Sunday that the break-in was “a worrying sign that civil order is starting to break down” after ... Read More »

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At least one killed and 20 wounded in a blast at convention center in India’s southern Kerala state

By The Associated Press on October 29th, 2023

NEW DELHI (AP) – A blast at a convention center in southern India killed at least one person and wounded over 20 others Sunday, authorities said. Hundreds of Jehovah’s Witness faithful were gathered for a prayer session at the Samra International Convention Center in the town of Kalamassery in Kerala state when the explosion took ... Read More »

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Pope’s meeting on church future says it’s ‘urgent’ to guarantee governance roles for women

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis’ big gathering of Catholic bishops and laypeople said Saturday it was “urgent” to guarantee fuller participation of women in church governance and called for research on allowing women to be deacons to be released within a year. After a month of closed-door debate, Francis’ meeting on the future of ... Read More »

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Netanyahu says the Gaza war has entered a new stage and will be ‘long and difficult’

By Isabel Debre, Julia Frankel And Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the nation Saturday night that the military has opened a “second stage” in the war against Hamas by sending ground forces into Gaza and expanding attacks from the ground, air and sea. He said it will only increase ahead of a broad ground invasion into the ... Read More »

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Former Vice President Mike Pence ends campaign for the White House after struggling to gain traction

By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Vice President Mike Pence is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, ending his campaign for the White House after struggling to raise money and gain traction in the polls. “After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today,” Pence said at ... Read More »

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Maine embarks on healing and searches for answers a day after mass killing suspect is found dead

By Jake Bleiberg, Patrick Whittle, Holly Ramer And David Sharp, The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – The city of Lewison, Maine, embarked upon a healing process – and a search for answers – on Saturday, a day after the body was found of a U.S. Army reservist who authorities said opened fire at a bowling alley and a bar and killed 18 people. Thirteen people were also ... Read More »

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Israeli defense minister says the Gaza war has entered a new stage with an expanded ground operation

By Isabel Debre, Julia Frankel And Sam Magdy, The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel on Saturday expanded its ground operation in Gaza, sending in tanks and infantry backed by massive strikes from the air and sea. Israel’s defense minister said that “the ground shook in Gaza” and that the war against the territory’s Hamas rulers entered a new stage. The bombardment, described by Gaza residents ... Read More »

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At least 32 people were killed in a multi-vehicle pileup on a highway in Egypt, authorities say

By The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

CAIRO (AP) – A passenger bus slammed into a parked vehicle on a foggy Saturday morning on a highway linking the Egyptian capital, Cairo, and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least 32 people, authorities said. The multi-car pileup, which set some vehicles ablaze, left at least 63 others injured, said the Health Ministry. ... Read More »

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At least 32 people were killed in a multi-car pileup on a highway in Egypt, authorities say

By The Associated Press on October 28th, 2023

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s health ministry said at least 32 people were killed in a multi-car pileup Saturday on a highway linking Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. At least 63 others were injured in the crash which involved a passenger bus and other vehicles, the statement said, adding that fire erupted in some ... Read More »

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