Full story - June 21, 2021
Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi is shown standing at a podium with several dozen microphones.
Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program.
Full story - June 18, 2021
A small group of people are shown walking through coastal waters in Mozambique with large ships in the distance.
War, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted movement worldwide, the UN refugee agency said in a report Friday.
Full story - June 17, 2021
The long shaft of several staged rocket boosters are shown with jet fire streaming out of the exhaust.
Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China's new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country's ambitious space program.
Full story - June 15, 2021
Several people are shown off to the side looking at the tall, yellow blooming of the Sumatran Titan arum flower.
The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Poland's capital.
Full story - June 14, 2021
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Joe Biden are shown both wearing suits and sitting in white armchairs.
US President Joe Biden made his entrance at the NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the US commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor Donald Trump.
Full story - June 07, 2021
A boy wearing blue sits on hospital bed with wrapped bandage from missing limbs.
Hawzen, a rural town in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, is a microcosm of the challenge facing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed — and a warning that the war here is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Full story - June 03, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris is shown standing several feet behind President Joe Biden who is standing at a wooden podium.
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the US will swiftly donate a first tranche of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas through the UN-backed COVAX program.
Full story - June 02, 2021
Several brown-colored mice are shown overrunning an Australian farm.
Vast tracts of land in Australia's New South Wales state are being threatened by a mouse plague that the state government describes as "absolutely unprecedented." Just how many millions of rodents have infested the agricultural plains across the state is guesswork.
Full story - June 01, 2021
Three young children are shown looking off to a room damaged by rocket attack.
The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas featured the same waves of predawn Israeli airstrikes, the same continuous rocket fire out of the impoverished Gaza Strip, and the same lopsided casualty toll, with Palestinians making up the vast majority of the more than 250 killed. And like past wars between Israel and Hamas, it took a heavy toll on children.
Full story - May 31, 2021
A close of photograph showing a person's eye and seen through clear glass reflecting the image of a gallery exhibit.
The Hong Kong museum commemorating China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests closed Wednesday three days after opening as the ruling Communist Party tries to stamp out the last traces of public discussion of the event.

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