News Wire | Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

Officials Blame Negligence for Deadly Seoul Crowd Crush

By Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times

South Korean officials Friday concluded their investigation of the Halloween crowd crush that killed nearly 160 people in Seoul, blaming the police and other government agencies​ for fail​ing to take precautionary measures to avoid such a disaster and for bungling rescue operations.

Amhara Forces Withdraw From Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Al Jazeera (free)

Forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region who fought in support of federal troops during the two-year civil war in neighboring Tigray have withdrawn in line with an African Union-backed cease-fire, the army says.

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