GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — Thinly stretched rescue teams worked through the night in Turkey and Syria, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by a catastrophic earthquake. The death toll rose Wednesday to more than 9,500, making the quake the deadliest in more than a decade ... Our children are in bad shape ... ___ ... .
Two minor earthquakes struck the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, without casualties or major damage. According to the Palestinian Seismology observatory, the main earthquake was south of Nablus, with a magnitude of 4.4 around midnight. Palestinians across the centre and north West Bank reported feeling a second earthquake about an hour later ... ....
Joe Biden called on Republicans to help him “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he used his second State of the Union address to also urge for action on police reform and climate change ... Mr Biden sought to portray a nation dramatically improved from the one he took charge of two years ago ... Of always moving forward ... .
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the UK and Western allies to provide "wings for freedom" by supplying his air force with advanced jets ... Mr Zelensky said he wanted a coalition of nations to supply planes.He said. "I appeal to you and the world with simple and yet most important words ... .
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The FBI and the law enforcement agencies of four U.S. allies are sounding the alarm about a dramatic increase in so-called "sextortion" schemes targeting minors on gaming apps and other digital platforms, saying it has become a global crisis ... The problem is happening around the world, they said ... More than a dozen victims committed suicide ... .
PresidentBiden just delivered the first speech of the 2024 president campaign. His vigor and clarity very likely put to rest doubts about his age and sharpness. His State of the Union speech offered a pointed contrast to Republicans who want to run by rallying voters to fight the culture wars ...Bush in the fight against AIDS ... ... .
These lakes are a significant natural hazard for people living downstream, because outburst floods can occur suddenly with the failure of a natural dam, said a new research published in Nature by New Zealand and international researchers.
The agency noted that it had delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today ...Poland would have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, it affirmed. .
Western weapons supplies to Ukraine are dragging NATO directly into the conflict and could lead to an “unpredictable” escalation, Russia’s defence minister says. “The US and its allies are trying to prolong the conflict as much as possible,” Defence MinisterSergey Shoigu said in a conference call on Tuesday with military officials ... .