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Mixed conservation efforts in tropical forests show progress and setbacks, threatening 2030 global deforestation goals.

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Tropical forest loss dropped 9 percent last year, but growing threats remain

President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, in what's anticipated to be a tense conversation. This will be their first discussion since an Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed seven aid workers from the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, including a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.

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Biden to speak with Netanyahu days after Israeli strike killed aid workers

Celebrity chef José Andrés said that Israel Defense Forces "systematically" targeted his workers in Gaza during a deadly airstrike.

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Chef José Andrés: IDF ‘systematically’ killed WCK workers ‘car by car’

President Joe Biden said he was “outraged and heartbroken” by the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza, caused by Israeli airstrikes on Monday, April 1. This marks his most forceful condemnation of Israel amid the ongoing conflict with Hamas.

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Biden ‘outraged’ over Israeli airstrike that killed aid workers in Gaza

At least nine people have died and more than 800 are injured following the most significant earthquake to strike Taiwan in 25 years, occurring Wednesday, April 3. The aftermath saw buildings tilting precariously, with rescuers employing ladders to reach those trapped inside. The event brought traffic to a halt and led to the suspension of train services throughout the island.

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7.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan, several dead

A judge ruled that migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard have grounds to continue their lawsuit against the charter company involved.

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Judge OKs suit against company that flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

14 House lawmakers voted against a resolution condemning Iran's attack on Israel, criticizing Israel for its war on Hamas.

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Iran vows revenge against Israel after airstrike kills 2 senior commanders

Russia's ally, Iran, said it warned the Kremlin days before Russia's deadliest terror attack in 20 years, which left at least 144 people dead.

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Report: Iran warned Moscow days before 144 killed in terrorist attack

World Central Kitchen is suspending its aid operations in Gaza after several volunteers are killed.

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World Central Kitchen pauses aid operations in Gaza after 7 members killed

Iran claims that an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed at least seven people including an Iranian commander.

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Iran says top commander killed after Israeli airstrike

A report by CBS' "60 Minutes" suggests Russia may be linked to attacks on U.S. officials, causing an illness known as Havana syndrome.

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From Russia with malice: Report links Moscow to Havana syndrome attacks

The Ukraine war adds two new world firsts: the first time two armed drones faced off and the first auto-targeting FPV drone.

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Armed drone-on-drone violence documented in Ukraine

Israel withdraws its troops from Gaza's largest hospital after a two-week military operation.

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Israel withdraws troops from Gaza’s largest hospital after two-week operation

Amid rising tensions internationally, France is requesting additional security forces from 46 foreign countries for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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As Paris 2024 Games near, France requests help of 46 countries for security

Tajikistan detained nine people tied to Moscow's city hall attack amidst conflicting views between the U.S. and Russia over responsibility.

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9 people linked to Moscow attack detained; US says it warned Kremlin

Following the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, the Biden administration has allocated $60 million in federal aid to Maryland. Biden told reporters the Port of Baltimore, a major U.S. shipping hub that saw record cargo volumes last year, is crucial for automobile imports and exports, with around 850,000 vehicles passing through annually.

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Biden admin approves $60 million in emergency aid after Baltimore bridge collapse

Today marks a year since Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was detained in Russia on espionage charges, which he, the newspaper, and the U.S. government strongly refute. To highlight his ongoing imprisonment, today’s Wall Street Journal front page features a significant blank space with the headline, “His story should be here – A year in Russian prison. A year of stolen stories, stolen joys, stolen memories. The crime: journalism.”

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Wall Street Journal marks reporter Evan Gershkovich’s year jailed in Russia

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators interrupt President Biden's celebrity-packed fundraising event at Radio City Music Hall. And, The Wall Street Journal marks one year of reporter Evan Gershkovich being held in a Russian prison.

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Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Biden’s star-studded NYC fundraiser

Two bodies are recovered in Baltimore's bridge collapse as crews continue a difficult search for four remaining victims. And, drivers are about to pay 15 bucks one-way every day just to enter this U.S. city.

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Two victims recovered after Baltimore bridge collapse

Despite ongoing tensions, Israel is agreeing to provide security for the U.S. during pier construction near Gaza.

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Report: Israel agrees to provide security for US in Gaza pier construction

A high-speed chase involving a speedboat led to the seizure of nearly four tons of cocaine off of the Colombian coast.

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High-speed boat chase leads to seizure of nearly 4 tons of cocaine

Russia is preparing for a large summer offensive and the country's defense minister just announced the formation of two new armies.

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Russia forming new armies, building railroads in Ukraine

A shiny building in the middle of the Turkey desert holds the key to solar power for around two million people.

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A glimmering building in the desert is key to Turkey’s solar power future

The U.S. and UK accused alleged Chinese hackers of conducting a cyber-attack on millions, prompting concerns about compromised data.

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DOJ: Millions of Americans victimized in 14-year Chinese hacking scheme