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China sent at least eight new satellites into space aboard a 2D rocket Thursday.

Turkiye saw a 69.97% annual hike in consumer prices in April, the country’s statistical authority said Thursday.

Russia said Thursday that it downed three more Ukrainian fighter jets in overnight operations.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it had declared seven Danish diplomats persona non grata in a retaliatory move.

Russian forces stole 400,000 tons of grain from the four Ukrainian regions they occupied, local media reported Wednesday.

A new safe passage operation to evacuate 300 civilians stranded in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol and other communities, many of whom left only with the clothes they were wearing, has been completed, the United Nations said Thursday.

COVID-19 killed 13.3 million to 16.6 million people in 2020 and 2021, the WHO has estimated, more than double the official death toll of around 6 million.

In the US, nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 7.5% in the first quarter of 2022, the biggest quarterly decline in almost 75 years, according to the latest data released Thursday.

Business magnate Elon Musk secured $7.1 billion in funding from a number of investors to buy the social media network Twitter, according to a filing released Thursday.

Many Palestinians were injured after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at them and detained 51 Muslims, including an Algerian-origin French Muslim, while guarding hundreds of Israeli settlers that invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday.

Casualties are feared as two roadside blasts targeted an Ethiopian military convoy in Somalia’s southwestern Gedo region Thursday, said a security official.

The PKK terror group is coordinating with Iran-backed militia groups against Turkish forces in northern Iraq, according to a recently published Pentagon analysis.

Russia’s president and Israel’s prime minister discussed the situation in Ukraine and the May 9 celebrations in their countries that mark the end of World War II in a phone call Thursday.

Israel’s prime minister has accepted an apology from Russia’s president over the Russian foreign minister’s remarks on Jews, the government said Thursday.

Turkiye registered 1,253 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to official data released Thursday.

Germany will continue its military support to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Thursday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Thursday, Turkiye’s Communications Directorate said in a statement.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call Thursday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and discussed Russia’s war on Ukraine and regional developments as well as bilateral ties, Turkiye’s Communications Directorate said in a statement.

At least three people were killed in an attack in the central Israeli city of Elad, according to state media on Thursday.

US President Joe Biden announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman to serve as the White House’s chief spokesperson.

A third evacuation from the war-ravaged Ukrainian city of Mariupol is underway, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Thursday.

As many as 324 Ukrainians have been rescued in nine prisoner exchanges with Russian forces since the start of war in February, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said Thursday.

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