Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen presiding over the counting of the votes on Jan. 6, 2021, during a hearing of the House January 6 committee in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2022.
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The attempt by Donald Trump’s supporters to reverse the 2020 presidential election results shows the need to update the nation’s landmark law for counting presidential votes.
An art installation by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
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The Civil War – the second-most-deadly event in US history, just behind COVID-19 –contributed to lasting changes in how Americans care for the dead.
Troops under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan on patrol in Juba.
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The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (right) and first vice president Riek Machar.
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South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at fortifications near Atlanta in 1864.
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A career soldier and a careful scholar of the military profession, William Tecumseh Sherman knew that wars are part of human nature, and are unavoidably cruel and harsh.
With the regime’s brutality on daily display, peaceful protests have largely been abandoned. Unless there’s a negotiated settlement, Myanmar looks headed for a long and bloody civil war.
World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Humanitarians are stuck in a dilemma: challenging practices that cause suffering could risk access to the vulnerable people they serve.
Will the U.S. be torn apart by civil war?
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Despite growing public discussion of the risk of civil war in the US, a political violence scholar says widespread civil strife is unlikely to happen – but other political violence is more likely.
Rioters are tear-gassed as they storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Almost eight years before the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack, nearly one-third of Americans surveyed – and 44% of Republicans – said armed rebellion might soon be necessary in the US to protect liberties.
Refugees who fled Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict queue for contributions before sunrise in eastern Sudan.
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Despite the recognition of risk, it’s clear that the scope and severity of the Ethiopian crisis has caught many by surprise.
A cheering crowd surrounds the toppled statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Addis Ababa following the overthrow of the Ethiopian military regime in 1991.
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Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
A fighter loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
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Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, from the DA, third from left, and his deputy Mongameli Bobani, from the UDM, extreme right, help clean up a street in 2017.
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South Africa’s political parties would do well to learn from Ireland, where the three largest political parties negotiated a coalition treaty that stipulated mechanisms for conflict resolution.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui.
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Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Religious identity played a role in liberation struggle.
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A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Soldiers from the People’s Defence Force taking part in training at an undisclosed location in Myanmar.
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With hundreds now killed since the coup and civilians increasingly taking up arms against the junta, there are fears the country could be headed toward civil war.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
Displaced people arrive in Pemba, Mozambique, after fleeing Palma following a brutal attack by Islamist insurgents in March.
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The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno has died at the age of 68.
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When he grabbed power in 1990, Déby promised to create a democratic society, but he turned out to be a ruthless authoritarian whose main agenda was to remain in office.
The dining-out experience has changed as people wear masks and are separated by plexiglass in outdoor dining.
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The pandemic changed people’s dining-out experience, with takeout becoming more common. But since dining out became fashionable in the 18th century, how and where people go to eat has been evolving.