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China scientist defends gene-editing babies as trial paused

China Confirms Birth of Gene-Edited Twins

Chinese authorities answered one of the lingering questions in the case of rogue scientist He Jiankui on Monday by confirming the twin girls he claims to have genetically edited as embryos were born and are currently under medical supervision.

Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election

Zimbabwe: President Cancels Davos Trip Amid Riots, Impeachment Rumors

President Emmerson Mnangagwa canceled a scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week after a week of rioting against his government that resulted in hundreds imprisoned and rumors of an impeachment attempt potentially organized by his own party.

Murdered Mexican Journalist

First Mexican Journalist Killed in 2019

Twenty-one days into 2019, Mexico recorded the first murder of a journalist who ran a community radio station in Baja California Sur. The reporter recently claimed to be the target of threats directed by a local mayor.

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Report: Erdogan Urges Trump in Phone Call to Let Turkey Control Kurdish Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again attempted to convince American counterpart President Donald Trump to allow Turkey to control Manbij, a region in northern Syria under the auspices of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ), in a phone call Sunday.

A picture taken early on January 21, 2019 shows Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus. - Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria today in response to rocket fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of …

IDF Targets Iranian Intel Sites, Training Camp in Syria

TEL AVIV – The IDF conducted a series of strikes overnight Sunday against Iranian weapons warehouses, intelligence sites and a training camp in Syria in response to what it said was a “premeditated” missile attack on Israel earlier in the day that was meant as a warning from Tehran against further strikes.  

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GRAPHIC: Mexico’s Fuel-Theft Explosion Death Toll Rises — 79 Dead

Mexican authorities increased the official toll to 79 dead, 81 injured as the result of a fuel-theft explosion in the state of Hidalgo. Dozens more are reported missing following the failed attempt by hundreds of villagers to steal fuel from a ruptured pipeline.

Migrants cross border into New Mexico

Thousands of Migrants Crossing Remote Section of New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials report that at least 2,500 migrants illegally crossed the border along a small section of the New Mexico Border. The migrants crossed the border this fiscal year as part of large groups of Central American families and unaccompanied minors near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.