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Supporters of ruling party presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum embrace after the polls closed. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme) 

Mexico’s first female president held out an olive branch to the more than one-third of Mexicans who didn’t vote for her, but she faces a market meltdown and a tough path toward reconciling a country left deeply divided by outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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Empty bowls at a refugee camp in Kenya. Author provided via The Conversation. 

‘You reach a point where you have nothing. You will just die’

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Tense negotiations at the final meeting on a climate-related loss and damages fund — an international fund to help poor countries hit hard by a warming planet — ended Saturday in Abu Dhabi, with participants agreeing that the World Bank would temporarily oversee the fund for the next four years. The U.S. and several developing countries expressed disappointment in the draft agreement, which will be sent for global leaders to sign at the COP28 climate conference, which begins in Dubai in late November

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Internet and phone connectivity were restored for many people in Gaza on Sunday, even as the Israeli military intensified its strikes on the besieged enclave from the land, air and sea. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Israelis to prepare for a long and difficult war as US aircraft carriers arrive in the Mediterranean and the UN security council schedules an emergency meeting for Monday

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A second aid convoy for desperate Palestinian civilians reached Gaza as Israel widened its attacks to include targets in Syria and the occupied West Bank. For days, Israel has been on the verge of launching a ground offensive in Gaza following Hamas’ brutal Oct. 7 rampage through a series of Israeli communities

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A crucial grain deal has been terminated. The Wagner military group's future is in question. It's a challenging time for Russia to host a summit for African countries that rely heavily on Moscow for agricultural products and security. As Russia seeks more allies in the region, African delegations might try again to broker peace in Ukraine. The United States is encouraging representatives to visit Kyiv during their travels

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King Charles III was crowned at Westminster Abbey, in a ceremony steeped in ancient ritual and brimming with bling at a time when the monarchy is striving to remain relevant in a fractured modern Britain. Outside, thousands of troops, hundreds of thousands of spectators and scores of protesters converged

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A major new United Nations report being released Monday will  provide a sobering reminder that time is running out if humanity wants to avoid passing a dangerous global warming threshold. The report by hundreds of the world’s top scientists is the first to summarize the research on global warming compiled since the Paris climate accord was sealed in 2015

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Stacy Brown 

This week, WHO officials confirmed that the Marburg virus was first found in the west African country, where it has already killed at least nine people.

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(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) 

Blinken’s long-anticipated meetings with senior Chinese officials had been seen in both countries as a way to find some areas of common ground at a time of major disagreements

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