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  • Hard-liner Ahmadinejad again seeks to be Iran's president

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic's presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran's nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country's top civilian post.
  • Number of injured in Russia school shooting rises to 23

    MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-three people remained hospitalized on Wednesday following a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan which killed nine people, including seven youngsters.
  • Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England

    LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has died in northern England after being hit by lightning.
  • Austrian chancellor under investigation for corruption

    BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz confirmed Wednesday that he is under investigation by anti-corruption authorities on suspicion he made false statements to a parliamentary commission — allegations he denied.
  • Japan's SoftBank returns to profit on global stock boom

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, it said Wednesday, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged.
  • Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

    GENEVA (AP) — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give it more powers and require member states to give up some of theirs.
  • The Latest: Pakistan calls for joint Muslim country response

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign:
  • Analysis: Violence upends Biden's Israel-Palestinian outlook

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence has flummoxed the Biden administration in its first four months as it attempts to craft a Middle East policy it believes will be more durable and fairer than that of its predecessor.
  • Trump administration officials to testify on Jan. 6 riots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress, with former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller standing behind every decision he made that day.
  • New interim govt in Bulgaria led by retired general sworn in

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s president on Wednesday appointed a retired general as interim prime minister in hopes of ensuring stability in the country until an election is held in July.

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