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A viral post on X claims that a space laser weapon targeted the helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian. Here is why the claim is unfounded.
Israel has condemned the move, recalled its ambassadors and warned recognition would lead to "more terrorism and instability."
In a decade-long study, ex-cigarette smokers who vaped were found to be at a greater risk of lung cancer than those who take up vaping.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has led prayers at funeral processions for late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage. Tehran residents received text messages urging them to attend the funeral.
The winner of the 2024 International Booker Prize is tipped for a Nobel Prize in literature and has received worldwide acclaim — yet she's relatively unknown in her home country of Germany.
One person has been killed and dozens of others injured after a Singapore Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence. Over 30 more were injured, among a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members. dropped 6,000 feet in just 5 minutes, video shows chaos
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka sent officers implicated in torture and killings as UN peacekeepers, DW, Netra News, and Süddeutsche Zeitung reveal in a new investigation. And the UN is seemingly turning a blind eye.
Israel has accused the Associated Press of providing Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera with images of Gaza, in violation of a new foreign media law. The AP condemned the seizure "in the strongest terms."
Three women and seven men were injured and taken to nearby hospitals after lightning hit the banks of the Elbe during a thunderstorm. The fire department urged anyone else who may have been injured to seek help.
Dayslong funeral arrangements for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi have kicked off after he was killed in a helicopter crash. A procession in Tabriz has taken place amid five days of nationa mourning in the country.
The American multinational corporation has unveiled a new category of personal computers with artificial intelligence capabilities. The tech giant said that the AI features will take place on the device itself.
Joe Biden said what's happening in Gaza is not genocide. Meanwhile, the ICC chief prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense chief Yoav Gallant, and Hamas leaders.
The sudden and unexpected death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash comes as the country struggles to navigate a raft of geopolitical and economic challenges.
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says he is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leaders including Ismail Haniyeh and Yayha Sinwar, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Over the past decades, he played a crucial role in Iran and human rights groups say he was responsible for thousands of deaths
Despite President Lai Ching-te's call for both sides of the Taiwan Strait to pursue peace, China sees him as a "dangerous separatist." Beijing has increased military activities near Taiwan since his election win.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy's term as president officially ends on May 20, and a scheduled election in March was postponed due to the ongoing war. Legal experts explain why he can remain in power.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash, according to the country's state media. But who is Raisi and what will happen in the Middle East in the wake of his death?
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash site, state media report. Raisi was 63.
Gaza officials say over 20 people have died in an Israeli airstrike on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. A US security envoy is visiting Israel after talks in Saudi Arabia.