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Kazakhstan death toll spikes as 164 reported killed and thousands detained in violent protests

The death toll -- a significant increase from Friday's count of 44 -- was announced Sunday on state-run TV channel Khabar 24, citing the Kazakhstan Ministry of Health. The unrest is the biggest challenge yet to autocratic Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's rule, with initial public anger over a spike in fuel prices expanding to wider discontent with the government over corruption, living standards, poverty and unemployment in the oil-rich, former Soviet nation, human rights organizations
By Niamh Kennedy
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Three women brutally killed in one day in France, in 'unbearable' start to new year

(CNN) On January 1, three women were killed in France, each allegedly by a partner or ex-partner, in what feminist campaigners described as an "unbearable" start to another year's tally of violence. France is just one of many countries grappling with what the United Nations has called a global shadow pandemic of violence against women, exacerbated by Covid-19 lockdowns which saw women confined at home with their abusers, increased financial pressures for many and limited access to support. It
By Niamh Kennedy
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Aoife Beary, Berkeley balcony collapse survivor, dies aged 27

She was left with life-altering injuries after the fourth-floor balcony of an apartment building in Berkeley, California collapsed and plunged 40 feet to the ground while she and her friends were celebrating her 21st birthday. Beary died "peacefully" on January 1 "after a brave battle with her injuries sustained" in the balcony collapse, according to her death notice. Five of the six killed in the June 2015 incident were Irish students, all aged 21, and one was a 22-year-old Irish-American. Se
By Niamh Kennedy
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Former Afghan President was given 'no more than two minutes' to get ready to flee Kabul

Ghani told BBC's Radio 4 "Today" program that his national security adviser informed him he must leave and that the departure was "really sudden," adding that it was "only when we took off, it became clear that we were leaving" Afghanistan. "On the morning of that day, I had no inkling that by late afternoon, I will be leaving," Ghani recounted during the interview with former UK Chief of Defense Staff General Nick Carter, broadcast on Thursday. Carter was guest-editing that edition of the BBC
By Niamh Kennedy
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Russian court shuts down Memorial Human Rights Center, day after sister group ordered closed

The center was charged with multiple violations of Russia's "foreign agent" law and "justifying terrorism and extremism" in its publications, a lawyer for the organization, Ilya Novikov, told CNN. "It is quite an expected decision after yesterday's [decision of the Supreme Court to shut down Memorial International]. We did not have any illusions about the hearing today," Novikov told CNN by telephone from the court. "But it is crucial that those persecutions did not discourage people and I thi
By Niamh Kennedy
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México planea suspender las exportaciones de crudo para 2023

(CNN) -- México planea suspender las exportaciones de petróleo crudo para 2023 para perseguir el objetivo del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador de autosuficiencia en la producción de combustible, según el presidente ejecutivo de Pemex, Octavio Romero, hablando en una conferencia de prensa el martes en la Ciudad de México.
By Karol Suarez
• CNN

South Africa has passed its Omicron outbreak peak, top researcher says

The country has "surpassed the peak of the Omicron wave now, driven by the significant decline in the populous province and epicenter: Gauteng," Ridhwaan Suliman, senior researcher at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), told CNN on Wednesday. This was echoed by one of the country's top scientists, Michelle Groome of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), who told a media briefing earlier Wednesday that all indications show "that we've surpa
By Niamh Kennedy
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UK Supreme Court backs Venezuela's Guaidó, bringing him closer to $1bn in gold reserves

The decision follows a lengthy battle over the gold between Nicolas Maduro -- who claimed a second term as Venezuela's President following a widely disputed presidential election in 2018 -- and Guaidó, then the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who has led the battle to have Maduro replaced since that vote.
By Karol Suarez
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Guaidó, más cerca del control de las reservas de oro de Venezuela

(CNN) -- El líder de la oposición venezolana Juan Guaidó está un paso más cerca de asegurar el control de más de mil millones de dólares en reservas de oro almacenadas en el Banco de Inglaterra, luego de que la Corte Suprema británica lo reconociera inequívocamente como presidente de Venezuela el lunes por la noche.
By Karol Suarez
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Ethiopian government rejects Tigrayan fighters' ceasefire call, dashing hopes of an end to the conflict

(CNN) The Ethiopian government has dismissed calls for a ceasefire from Tigrayan fighters in the north of the country, saying the olive branches it previously offered them have been rejected many times. The leader of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region had announced a withdrawal of rebel forces from neighboring areas in the country on Sunday, a move that raised hopes of a ceasefire after 13 months of war. But Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's spokesperson Billene Seyoum on Tuesday cast doubt on the mo
By Niamh Kennedy
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Dozens killed in Mexico road accident

The incident happened in Mexico's Chiapas state, which borders Guatemala, when the truck carrying dozens of migrants crashed. Photos from the scene show the truck on its side next to a footbridge and bodies laid out on the road wrapped in body bags. In video footage taken shortly after the accident, people could be seen spilled out on to the road, next to a white trailer that had split open. The vehicle crashed on a tight bend outside the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the Chiapas state capital. La
By Karol Suarez
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Nicaragua ends relations with Taiwan in diplomatic victory for China

The Nicaraguan announcement now leaves a little more than a dozen countries that maintain official diplomatic relations with self-ruled Taiwan, including fellow Central American nations Honduras and Guatemala. "The People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing all of China and Taiwan is an undoubted part of the Chinese territory," Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Denis Moncada said in a televised announcement from capital city Managua on Thursday. "The government of the
By Karol Suarez
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México y EE.UU. lanzan iniciativa para abordar las causas de la migración

(CNN) -- México y Estados Unidos anunciaron una iniciativa conjunta para abordar las causas fundamentales de la migración irregular desde El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras, dijeron el miércoles la Cancillería mexicana y la Agencia estadounidense para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) en un comunicado. Bajo la iniciativa, denominada "Sembrando Oportunidades", USAID y la Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Amexcid) planean coordinar recursos para ayudar a los ciuda
By Karol Suarez
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Mexican authorities find 600 migrants hidden in two trailers in Veracruz

A substantial majority of the migrants -- around 400 people -- come from neighboring Guatemala, while significant numbers also come from Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Bangladesh. Twelve countries in total are represented in the migrants' profiles, with El Salvador, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Ghana, India and Cameroon making up the remainder. The INM said they had started processing the people and would inform child protection agencies in the cases of unaccompanied minors and f
By Karol Suarez
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Trasladan a El Paso a dos estadounidenses baleados en Ciudad Juárez

(CNN) -- Dos ciudadanos estadounidenses fueron baleados en Ciudad Juárez, en el estado mexicano de Chihuahua, y ambos resultaron heridos, según un comunicado emitido por la Procuraduría General de Justicia de Chihuahua. Según el comunicado, las dos víctimas se encontraban en el exterior de la oficina del fiscal general cuando recibieron los disparos. "Los lesionados son dos ciudadanos estadounidenses de 31 y 66 años de edad, quienes acudieron a revisar una carpeta de investigación en oficina d
By Karol Suarez
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Key takeaways from Tuesday at COP26: On track for 2.4 degrees of warming, and is America really 'back?'

Glasgow, Scotland (CNN) It was gender and science innovation day at COP26 on Tuesday , but most of the focus was on countries wrangling over language around global warming limits and who will pay for the impacts of the climate crisis. A picture of the countries whose emissions pledges fall short of their fair share -- or even their own net-zero goals -- is starting to emerge. Here's what to know from Day 9 of the summit. Pelosi says America is back, AOC says not so fast US House Speaker Nanc
By Amy Cassidy
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5 takeaways from Day 8 of COP26: Obama swipes at Trump, big fossil fuel producers block progress

Glasgow, Scotland (CNN) The second week of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, has begun -- and things are starting to heat up. Here's what to know. What a 'Glasgow Agreement' might look like The UK's COP26 presidency released something that is called, quite oddly, a "non-paper," which is basically a list of things that could end up in the final Glasgow agreement. So what's in it? Greenpeace called the list "exceptionally weak" and criticized it for not mentioning fossil fuels, t
By Amy Cassidy
• CNN

Reality check: Here's what the COP26 deals actually mean for our future climate

Glasgow, Scotland (CNN) Delegates from around the world hammered out a number of agreements in the first week of COP26 , an international summit where global leaders are attempting to limit the climate crisis. There were a few breakthroughs , but some experts warn the deals may not meet the urgency of the moment. Specifically, experts are concerned they won't get the world closer to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius "There's a lot of big statements, which don't have the details un
By Amy Cassidy
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