Survivor recounts harrowing ordeal aboard sinking Chinese cruise ship

The ship capsized after encountering a storm in the Yangtze River, and the captain was detained for questioning.

Iraqi leader decries ‘failure’ of world to confront Islamic State gains

The U.S.-led coalition used Paris meeting to discuss crisis over Ramadi but no major strategy shifts seen.

Charles Kennedy, a leader in Britain’s center-left Liberal Democrats, dies at 55

He resigned in 2006 after admitting he was an alcoholic.

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Jacques Parizeau, former separatist Quebec premier, dies at 84

Mr. Parizeau nearly led the French-speaking province out of Canada during a 1995 referendum.

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Sepp Blatter’s resignation: A rare example of U.S. regime change that the world can support

For now, at least.

The bizarre dispute over Turkish President Erdogan’s alleged ‘gold toilet’

In Turkey, when is a "gold toilet" just a figure of speech?

7 times the Onion was lost in translation

The satirical website has a habit of making America look completely insane to foreigners.

How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region and is showing less deference to the U.S.

Gunmen kill 9 in attack on aid workers in northern Afghanistan

Militants have recently stepped up operations in what has been one of the country’s most stable areas.

While nobody was looking, the Islamic State launched a new, deadly offensive

Rebels are seeking international help to help counter an attack that could mark a new direction in Syria’s war.

Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

Solar Impulse 2 makes an unscheduled stop in Japan to await better weather for Hawaii leg.

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Moscow blasts E.U. for leaking list of Europeans banned from Russia

Russia’s foreign minister accused the European Union of ethical breaches of diplomatic norms in news leaks.

As ideology fades in Cuba, spirituality and popes intervene

Why the Vatican pays so much attention to the less-than-devoted communist nation.

Kerry hurt in bike accident; rest of Europe visit canceled

The secretary of state suffered a broken right femur. He will remain hospitalized in Geneva overnight.

In an online world, Cuba remains a stand-in-line society

Waiting in long lines for just about everything is an inescapable fact of life on the island.

Afghanistan’s justice system is moving faster — maybe too fast

The speedy prosecution of 49 people in the mob killing of a woman raises questions about fairness.

Britain joins E.U. to criticize Russia for its ‘stop list’ of 89 European officials

The list includes politicians and other high-ranking people, whose reactions ranged from anger to satisfaction.

Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal, dies in Canada at 93

Mr. Katriuk was said to have served with the SS in Eastern Europe during World War II.

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War in Yemen is pushing health-care facilities to the brink of collapse

Medicine and vaccine shortages have spread as hospitals halt vital services during months of bombings.

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El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May

El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, an average of about 20 a day.

Mysteriously ill Russian opposition figure conscious

The wife of a prominent Russian opposition figure who has been hospitalized for a week with a mysterious illness says he has regained consciousness.

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Ex-Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84

Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.

Official: Yemen’s president willing to meet with rebels

Yemen’s exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday.

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Obama: Israel’s commitment to Palestinian state in doubt

President Barack Obama said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that Israel’s prime minister had reinforced a belief by the international community that Israel is not committed to peace when he said there would be no Palestinian state on his watch.

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Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

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