Sudanese refugee released from Libyan detention center after being kidnapped, tortured by gunmen

A Sudanese teen refugee has been released from a detention center in western Libya where he was held for five months after being kidnapped and tortured by gunmen demanding ransom, his family said Wednesday. Mazen Adam, 15, from Sudan’s conflict-torn

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India’s finance minister announces several new clean energy initiatives in annual federal budget speech

Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several new clean energy initiatives in the government’s annual federal budget speech on Wednesday, saying “green growth” is a top priority for the country. More than $8 billion dollars were announced for projects like

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‘Warning sign’: Iran’s military reportedly sending warships to Brazil, Panama Canal in challenge to US

The United States is tracking warlike announcements by Iran’s regime that it deployed two military ships to Brazil that are also headed for the Panama Canal, where Tehran declared it will establish a military presence.  A U.S. State Department spokesperson

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Chinese cities are struggling to pay their bills as ‘hidden debts’ soar | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN  —  Three years of strict pandemic controls in China and a real estate crash have drained local government coffers, leaving authorities across the country struggling with mountains of debt. The problem has gotten so extreme that some

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Dozens of Chinese military planes, vessels detected in Taiwan waters and airspace

The Chinese military had one of its largest incursions around Taiwan in recent weeks Wednesday, according to defense officials.  The Ministry of National Defense in Taiwan said 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine naval vessels were detected near the island

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