Rescuers in China retrieved a note from a group of miners trapped underground following a blast a week ago, saying 12 of the workers are still alive, state media reported on Monday.
Trapped China miners send note to rescue teams
From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray
Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found.
Japan's suicides jump 16% in COVID second wave after falling in first: Study
The US Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer excoriated the Trump administration for carrying out its 13th and final federal execution days before the president leaves office.
'This is not justice': Supreme Court liberals slam Trump's federal executions
Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start – overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories.
Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts
In southern Madagascar, “famine-like conditions” have doubled the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with last year, to more than 1.3 million.
Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought, pandemic
Some 9,000 children died in Ireland's church-run homes for unwed mothers, a government report found. This is equivalent to 15 percent of all children who were born or lived in the 18 institutions investigated over nearly 80 years.
Some 9,000 children died in church-run mother and baby homes: Irish report
Shortly before sunrise on January 9, about 40 officers and officials gathered outside the police station in Calais, northern France, as temperatures dipped to -3°C (26.6°F). Shortly after, in a well-drilled procedure, a nine-vehicle convoy started down the road toward the first of five forced evictions of makeshift refugee camps planned for that morning.
'Like torture’: French police accused of continued migrant rights abuses
Hundreds of migrants are taking shelter in abandoned buildings in and around the northwestern Bosnian town of Bihac, wrapping up as best they can against the snow and freezing weather and hoping eventually to reach EU member Croatia across the border.
'Please help us': Migrants, exposed to freezing Bosnia winter, await chance to reach EU

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