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China extends military exercises around Taiwan

China said Monday that it would hold new drills near Taiwan, a sign that Beijing may keep up a drumbeat of military pressure on the island after conducting its largest-ever exercises in the area in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week.

Another Gaza conflict, but with a difference: Hamas sat it out.

The brief weekend conflict over Gaza had a grimly familiar outcome: dozens of Palestinians killed, including militant leaders as well as children, and scores of homes damaged or destroyed, most by Israeli airstrikes but some from Palestinian misfires.

China extends threatening military exercises against Taiwan

China said Monday it is extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade.

Rising dangers feared after nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled

Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.

UN chief urges nuke powers to abide by no-first-use pledge

Fears of a third atomic bombing have been on the rise amid Russia's threats of a nuclear attack since its war on Ukraine began in February.

Fire engulfs historic wooden bridge in southern China

The entire length of the Wan'an Bridge appeared to be in flames in video and photos of the Saturday night fire in Fujian province's Pingnan county.

Fragile cease-fire between Israel, Gaza militants holding

The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups since Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers fought an 11-day war last year, adding to the destruction and misery that have plagued blockaded Gaza for years.

As summer wanes, water crisis looms for east Ukrainian city

The water flows for now, but fears grow that come winter the city only seven miles from Russian-occupied territory could face a humanitarian crisis once the pipes begin to freeze over.