With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world\u2019s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade ... Residents there have criticized the government's response, saying rescuers were slow to arrive ... .
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PresidentBiden just delivered the first speech of the 2024 president campaign. His vigor and clarity very likely put to rest doubts about his age and sharpness. His State of the Union speech offered a pointed contrast to Republicans who want to run by rallying voters to fight the culture wars ...Bush in the fight against AIDS ... ... .
The FBI and the law enforcement agencies of four U.S. allies are sounding the alarm about a dramatic increase in so-called "sextortion" schemes targeting minors on gaming apps and other digital platforms, saying it has become a global crisis ... The problem is happening around the world, they said ... More than a dozen victims committed suicide ... .
A high-ranking Chinese diplomat has called on the US to return the debris from the spy balloon shot down over the weekend, saying that failure to give back the parts would be more proof that the Americans have been “dishonest” in the conflict ... The device was shot down by a US fighter jet off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Feb ... ....
PresidentJoe Biden said in a new interview that the recently recovered Chinese spy balloon that traversed the continental US did not damage bilateral relations between the two countries ... “I made it real clear to Xi Jinping that we’re going to compete fully with China, but we’re not looking for conflict ... That date has not yet been set ... .
An audit of surveillance equipment, conducted by the shadow cybersecurity minister, James Paterson, has confirmed that more than 900 products built by Chinese companies Hikvision and Dahua are installed at government locations ... “Where those particular cameras are found, they’re going to be removed,” Marles told ABC Radio on Thursday.
The death toll from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake is expected to rise sharply as rescue efforts near the 72-hour mark that disaster experts consider the most likely period to save lives ... “We can’t reach them ... “Put politics aside and let us do our humanitarian work,” the UN’s resident Syria coordinator El-Mostafa Benlamlih told AFP in an interview ... .
North Korea held a nighttime military parade on Wednesday, commercial satellite imagery revealed, featuring what appeared to be its newest ballistic missile launchers ... The square also featured a large North Korean flag, the images show ... CNN’s Paul P.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — Thinly stretched rescue teams worked through the night in Turkey and Syria, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by a catastrophic earthquake. The death toll rose Wednesday to more than 9,500, making the quake the deadliest in more than a decade ... Our children are in bad shape ... ___ ... .