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Reports: Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11

An opposition war monitor and a Kurdish media outlet say Turkey has carried out an airstrike in northern Syria near its border killing at least 11 people, including Syrian government soldiers
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Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Explosions and fires have ripped through an ammunition depot in Russia-annexed Crimea in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week
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A man looks out from an apartment destroyed after Russian shelling in Nikopol, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)
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South African miners mark 10th anniversary of killings

Police opened fire on striking miners, killing 34 in 2012.
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Mine workers sing as they wait for the start of commemoration ceremonies near Marikana in Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. South Africa marks on Tuesday 10 years since the Marikana massacre, where 44 people were killed during a mine strike at a platinum mine near Rustenburg, North West province in August 2012. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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Reports: Israel carried out Gaza strike that killed 5 minors

A Palestinian human rights group and an Israeli newspaper are reporting that an explosion in a cemetery that killed five Palestinian children during the latest Gaza flare-up was caused by an Israeli airstrike
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Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Brazil’s presidential election campaign officially began with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern about political violence after several incidents in recent months
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Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Iran says it has submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers
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FILE - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks in a news briefing at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, on June 11, 2022. Iran said Tuesday, Aug. 16, it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Raisi has repeatedly tried to blame Washington for the delay in reaching an accord. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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Russia warns Britain against planned spy plane overflight

The Russian Defense Ministry has warned Britain  against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying the country’s air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion
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Estonia removes Soviet monument, citing public order

Estonia’s government has started removing a Soviet World War II monument near the country's border with Russia as part of a wider effort to dismantle remaining Soviet-era symbols
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FILE - A bridge straddles Ivangorod, Russia, left, and a border crossing in Narva, Estonia, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Estonia's government said Tuesday Aug. 16, 2022, that it has decided to remove a Soviet monument in this town sitting in the Baltic country's Russian-speaking part, with the prime minister saying the reason for the dismantling is that it represents a risk for public order. (AP Photo, File)
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Poland consulting foreign labs over Oder River fish die-off

Poland's environment ministry says water samples are being sent to laboratories abroad in a bid to solve the mystery of a massive fish die-off in the Oder River, while the government is pledging tougher laws against environmental polluters
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Environmental groups sue US over Puerto Rico dredging plan

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the U
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Greece seeks ways to recover migrant girl's body from border

Greece says it will work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent to seek the body of a child reported to have died of a scorpion sting while stranded with a group of migrants on the Greek-Turkish border
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Officials release Beirut gunman after bank drops charges

Lebanon’s state prosecutor has released a man who took up to 10 people hostage in a bank at gunpoint while demanding funds from his locked savings account
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An armed man Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, 42, right, holds a cigarette as he speaks with one of his hostages inside a bank, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. A hostage standoff in which a gunman demanded a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings so that he could pay his father's medical bills ended seven hours later with the man's surrender Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in Paris

A lawyer says a French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris
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FILE - Isabel Leclercq, right, the mother of missing traveler Yann Bourdon in Egypt holds a picture of her son during a march with relatives and friends near the Elysee Palace during Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Friday, July 22. The French backpacker, who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago, has safely returned to his family in Paris, their lawyer said on Tuesday Aug.16, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Padilla, File)
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Germany flying 6 fighters 13k miles in 24 hours to Singapore

A group of German air force fighter jets has landed in Singapore as part of a marathon bid to fly them some 12,800 kilometers (8,000 miles) from their home base to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours
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A German Eurofighter gets ready for takeoff at Neuburg Air Base in Neuburg An Der Donau, Germany, Monday Aug. 15, 2022. A group of German air force fighter jets neared Singapore on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in a marathon bid to fly them some 12,800 kilometers (8,000 miles) from their home base to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)
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Cuban doctor shot to death at Mexico hospital

A Cuban doctor has been shot to death at a hospital in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City
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Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner says her client will appeal his case to Israel's Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike
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FILE - Protesters gather outside the hospital where Khalil Awawdeh, pictured in placards, a Palestinian prisoner in Israel is on hunger strike, in Be'er Yaakov, Aug. 13, 2022. Arabic on the placard: "Freedom for Khalil Awawdeh." Ahlam Haddad, Awawdeh’s lawyer, says his client will appeal his case to Israel's Supreme Court as he continues a 165-day hunger strike protesting being held without charge or trial under what Israel refers to as administrative detention. Haddad said his client is in a life-threatening situation. The Islamic Jihad militant group demanded his release as part of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to recent fighting in Gaza. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
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Kenya's Odinga says he'll challenge his close election loss

Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga says he’ll challenge the results of the close presidential election with “all constitutional and legal options” after Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner
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William Ruto, center, shows a certificate after the announcement of the results of the presidential race at the Centre in Bomas, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. After last-minute chaos that could foreshadow a court challenge, Kenya’s electoral commission chairman on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
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Germany: Driver who killed 5 in car rampage jailed for life

A German man has been found guilty of murder and attempted murder for a high-speed car rampage in the southwestern city of Trier two years ago
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High temps, drought in China affect drinking water, crops

Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting China.
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker stands on top of a truck distributing water to residents with a banner which reads "Luoping Drought Relief water truck" in Luoping village of Wushan County in southwestern China's Chongqing, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large swaths of China, affecting crop yields and drinking water supplies for thousands of people. (Huang Wei/Xinhua via AP)
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Switzerland, Uzbekistan sign deal on return of Karimova cash

Switzerland says it has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan on the return of $131 million seized as part of a money-laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov
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Iraq's finance minister resigns over political crisis

Two government officials say that Iraq's finance minister has resigned over the country’s worst political crisis in years
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Supporters of Iran-backed Shiite Coordination Framework camp outside Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Weeks after followers of an influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament, Iraq's political crisis shows no signs of abating. That's despite rising public anger over a debilitating gridlock that has further weakened the country's caretaker government and its ability to provide basic services. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
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Kenya candidate Raila Odinga says he’ll challenge his loss in the close presidential election by 'all legal options.'

Kenya candidate Raila Odinga says he’ll challenge his loss in the close presidential election by 'all legal options.'
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August 16

Former UN chief Ban urges world to remember Bucha victims

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the world to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine’s capital
August 16
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, centre, and former Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, centre right, walk during their visit in Bucha near Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. The former leader of the United Nations called on the world Tuesday to honour civilian victims killed during the Russian attack on Kyiv. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
August 16

Sudan floods continue to tear up homes; 66 people killed

A Sudanese official says the country's death toll from flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, has risen to 66 since the start of the rainy season
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Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world

Putin accused the U.S. of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine.
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the opening of the Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Putin vowed to strengthen Russia's military cooperation with its allies. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 16

Chinese navy ship docks in Sri Lanka, stokes worry in India

A Chinese navy vessel has arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India
August 16
Yuan Wang 5, a Chinese scientific research ship, arrives at the port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. The ship, whose port call was earlier deferred due to apparent security concerns raised by India, was to arrive originally on Aug. 11 but Sri Lanka's foreign ministry asked it postponed until further consultations took place. China has been vying to expand its influence in Sri Lanka, which sits along one of the busiest shipping routes in what India considers part of its strategic backyard. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
August 16

Satellite images show first ship out of Ukraine in Syria

The first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal appears to have ended up in Syria — even as Damascus remains a close ally of Moscow
August 16
This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, center bottom with four white cranes on its red deck, at port in Tartus, Syria, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. The first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal has ended up in Syria, even as that country remains a close ally of Moscow, satellite images analyzed Tuesday by The Associated Press show. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
August 16

Germany: 1 dead after self-driving BMW veers into traffic

Police in Germany says one person has died and nine were seriously injured after a test car with autonomous steering capability veered into oncoming traffic
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Top Malaysian court orders ex-PM Najib to begin final appeal

Malaysia’s top court has ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to begin his final appeal on Thursday after rejecting his request to throw out his graft conviction and 12-year sentence over potential judicial bias
August 16
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, wearing a face mask arrives at Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Malaysia's top court Monday began hearing a final appeal by Najib to toss out his graft conviction linked to the massive looting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 16

Bus accident in Kashmir kills at least 6 Indian soldiers

A bus carrying paramilitary soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir has skidded off a mountainous road and rolled down into a river, killing at least six and injuring dozens of others
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Kenyan calm a day after chaotic presidential declaration

Kenya is calm a day after the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the winner of the narrow presidential election over longtime opposition figure Raila Odinga
August 16
William Ruto, center, shows a certificate after the announcement of the results of the presidential race at the Centre in Bomas, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. After last-minute chaos that could foreshadow a court challenge, Kenya’s electoral commission chairman on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
August 16

Kenya calm a day after chaotic presidential declaration

Kenya is calm a day after the declaration of Deputy President William Ruto as the winner of the narrow presidential election over longtime opposition figure Raila Odinga
August 16
William Ruto, center, shows a certificate after the announcement of the results of the presidential race at the Centre in Bomas, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. After last-minute chaos that could foreshadow a court challenge, Kenya’s electoral commission chairman on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
August 16

Bus rams into fuel truck in eastern Pakistan, killing 20

Pakistani police and rescue officials say that a passenger bus rammed into a fuel truck on a highway in eastern Punjab province, igniting a fire that killed at least 20 people
August 16
Police officers and workers remove the wreckage of a bus that collided with an oil tanker along a highway in Uch Sharif near Multan, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. A truck rammed into a minibus on a highway in eastern Pakistan overnight, causing a fire that killed and injured numerous passengers, a rescue official said Monday. (AP Photo)
August 16

Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion

The Columbia River, which natives call Nch’i-Wána, or “the great river,” has sustained Indigenous people in the region for millennia
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August 15

Chinese research ship docks in Sri Lanka after postponement

A Chinese scientific research ship whose port call was earlier deferred due to apparent security concerns raised by India arrived at Tuesday a southern port in Sri Lanka
August 15
Yuan Wang 5, a Chinese scientific research ship, arrives at the port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. The ship, whose port call was earlier deferred due to apparent security concerns raised by India, was to arrive originally on Aug. 11 but Sri Lanka's foreign ministry asked it postponed until further consultations took place. China has been vying to expand its influence in Sri Lanka, which sits along one of the busiest shipping routes in what India considers part of its strategic backyard. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
August 15

ABC News Live Prime: Mon, Aug 15, 2022

Afghanistan marks one year of Taliban rule; authorities investigating chain of custody for documents found at former President Donald Trump's home; threats growing against law enforcement.
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Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

The Taliban are marking a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul.
August 15
Taliban fighters celebrate one year since they seized the Afghan capital, Kabul, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. The Taliban marked the first-year anniversary of their takeover after the country's western-backed government fled and the Afghan military crumbled in the face of the insurgents' advance. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
August 15

Former ambassador ‘optimistic’ on Brittney Griner talks

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke to former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson about the latest efforts to secure the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Wehlan from Russia.
August 15
VIDEO: Former ambassador ‘optimistic’ on Brittney Griner talks
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Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on more corruption charges

It added six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence.
August 15
FILE - Protesters walk through a market with posters of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 8, 2021. A Myanmar court convicted Suu Kyi in more corruption cases Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, adding six years to prison sentence. (AP Photo, File)
August 15

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the U.S. and other governments to impose further sanctions on its army-controlled government
August 15
FILE - Myanmar nationals living in South Korea march to condemn Myanmar's recent executions of activists, at the down town in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the U.S. and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who ousted its elected government early last year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
August 15

Russian shells slam into eastern Ukraine, killing 3 people

Nearly 20 others were also wounded.
August 15
Local residents, many of whom fled the war, gather to hand out donated items such as medicines, clothes, and personal belongings to their relatives on the territories occupied by Russia, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Volunteers transport these items across the frontline and distribute them to addresses at their own risk. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
August 15

Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four Mexican states last week have left people asking why drug cartels exploded, and what do they want
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Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Residents of a Cairo neighborhood say they are in shock a day after a devastating fire ripped through a Coptic Orthodox church, killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children
August 15
A worker installs scaffolding at the Abu Sefein church, a day after a fire killed over 40 people and injured at least 14 others, in the densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
August 15

Urban combat and beyond: Ukrainian recruits get UK training

Hundreds of new Ukrainian army recruits are training to liberate Ukraine from Russian invasion — but they are doing it more than 1,000 miles away in England
August 15
Ukrainian volunteer military recruits take part in an urban battle exercise whilst being trained by British Armed Forces at a military base in Southern England, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. MOD and British Army as the UK Armed Forces continue to deliver international training of Ukrainian Armed Forces recruits in the United Kingdom.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 15

Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers

ABC News Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez and ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy discuss the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis.
August 15
VIDEO: Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers
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Iran denies being involved in attack on Salman Rushdie

Iran had issued a fatwa demanding his death decades ago.
August 15
FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. An Iranian government official denied on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Rushdie, in remarks that were the country's first public comments on the attack. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 15

Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan

ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is live in Kabul, Afghanistan, where the Taliban is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
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VIDEO: Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan
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Norway hits export record amid soaring gas prices

Norway’s exports have reached a record in July that is driven mainly by higher natural gas prices
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FILE - The Ekofisk oil field off the North Sea in Norway, Oct. 24, 2019. Norway’s exports have reached a record in July that is driven mainly by higher natural gas prices. The Scandinavian country’s statistics agency on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 said Norwegian exports reached 229 billion kroner ($24 billion) last month. Norway is a major producer of offshore oil and gas. (Carina Johansen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
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1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger

Mélissa Cornet, an advisor for CARE Afghanistan, said the country is facing a humanitarian crisis a year after the Taliban retook control.
August 15
VIDEO: 1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger
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London's Heathrow Airport extends passenger cap to October

London’s Heathrow Airport says it will extend its cap on daily passenger numbers until the end of October to cope with soaring demand for air travel amid staffing shortages
August 15
FILE - Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, July 13, 2022. London’s Heathrow Airport says on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 it will extend its cap on daily passenger numbers until the end of October as part of its efforts to cope with soaring demand for air travel amid staffing shortages. The airport, one of Europe’s busiest, said a maximum of 100,000 travelers can depart each day until Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, file)