Two minor siblings killed in Pak landmine explosion
Two siblings, aged 12 and 8, were killed in a landmine explosion in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police said.
The incident occurred in Shawal valley of South Waziristan tribal district in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, bordering Afghanistan, they said.
Judge rejects Trump's bid to derail Wash. election interference case; ruling says former President is "not above the law" and can be subject to criminal prosecution. Trump's lawyers argue no other former President has been criminally prosecuted, but Judge Chutkan says "so too are the allegations that a President committed the crimes with which Defendant is charged." Trump faces four criminal cases, including one in Wash. for alleged election interference.
Ukraine's strength has grown, allowing for reopening of Kyiv's airport. Chief of Staff Yermak pledged to diplomats at Boryspil Int'l Airport. Yermak & Sybiga discussed Zelenskiy's 10-pt peace plan: withdrawal of Russian troops, recognition of Ukraine's borders, war crimes tribunal.
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