UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday affirmed the world body's one-China policy as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit has created tensions.
He clarified the position at a press conference for the launch of a report of his Global Crisis Response Group over the Ukraine crisis. (UN-China-Taiwan Question)
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MEXICO CITY -- At least nine miners are believed to be trapped underground after a coal mine caved in Mexico's northern Coahuila state, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday.
The collapse of the mine in the town of Sabinas caused a sinkhole to flood, presumably trapping the miners, Lopez Obrador tweeted. (Mexico-Mine Collapse)
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GAZA -- Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday that the threats of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz against the Gaza Strip are not accepted, amid rising tensions after Israeli soldiers arrested an Islamic Jihad leader.
Haniyeh made the remarks during a phone conversation with Tor Wennesland, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, according to a statement issued by Haniyeh's office in Gaza. (Palestine-Israel-Threats)
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LOS ANGELES -- One person was killed and three others injured on Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California, police said.
Patrol officers responded to a radio call for a traffic collision at about 2:25 p.m. (2125 GMT) in Panorama City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Upon arrival, officers found multiple victims with apparent gunshot wounds, the local police department tweeted. (US-LA-Shooting)