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Members of the rescue team from the Egyptian army inspect the damaged areas, following a powerful storm and heavy rainfall hitting the country, in Derna, Libya September 13, 2023.

Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Libya’s death toll keeps rising

The death toll continues to rise in Libya, where at least 6,000 are now dead after two dams in the eastern part of the country burst due to torrential flooding. Most of the carnage is in the Mediterranean city of Derna.

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File photo of a Russian soldier standing guard at an outlook post.


Hard Numbers: Russian death toll, oligarchs’ yachts get away, migrants storm Spanish enclave, Afghan trust fund, space junk

498: At least 498 Russian soldiers have died so far in the Ukraine invasion, Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday. It's the first time Moscow has put a figure on its own casualties since launching the war almost a week ago.

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Protesters demonstrate in support of Ukraine at the White House in Washington, DC.

Chris Kleponis / CNP/Sipa USA

Hard Numbers: Americans mull response, Ukrainian death toll mounts

20: In a new survey, 20% of Americans say they believe Washington should not be involved in the Ukraine conflict at all. A quarter favor the US taking a major role in the conflict, and just over half say a “minor role” is right.

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Exclusive: China’s ambassador to US refutes reports of concealed death tolls
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Exclusive: China’s ambassador to US refutes reports of concealed death tolls

As reports swirl from sources in the U.S. Intelligence Community that China vastly underreported the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, China's top diplomat in the U.S., Ambassador Cui Tiankai, joined Ian Bremmer for an exclusive conversation in which he responds to the claim.

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