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In ‘decisive blow,’ French strike kills West Africa Islamic State leader behind deaths of 4 U.S. soldiers

The death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who led Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, comes as France is drawing down its forces in a region facing the menace of extremism.

China accuses new U.S.-Australian submarine deal of stoking arms race, threatening regional peace

Chinese state media ominously warned Australia to “prepare for the worst.”

China accuses new U.S.-Australian submarine deal of stoking arms race, threatening regional peace

Chinese state media ominously warned Australia to “prepare for the worst.”

From snub to subs: Will new deal improve strained U.S.-Australia relations?

Until the new deal, ties between the U.S. and Australia had seemed decidedly frosty.

Canada’s federal election: What you need to know

The prime minister bet that his handling of the economic and public health crises wrought by the pandemic would help him regain a majority in the House of Commons. It hasn’t been so easy.

Activists ‘born into the climate crisis’ face another challenge: Fear of the future

Young people coming of age in an era of natural disasters are facing another struggle, too: growing anxiety about climate change.

International Criminal Court authorizes investigation into bloody Philippine drug war led by Duterte

The investigation opens a potential path for accountability in the Philippines, though any prosecution of extrajudicial killings is likely to take years.

Biden’s ‘incomprehensible’ travel ban on European visitors widens transatlantic rift

Most Europeans, vaccinated or not, have been banned from the United States since March 14, 2020: More than 550 days and counting.

Taliban co-founder reemerges to challenge reports of internal strife among militants

The Taliban leadership is “closer than a family,” says Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Saadi Yacef, Algerian independence fighter who starred in ‘Battle of Algiers,’ dies at 93

In the influential film, he played a guerrilla commander with a fictional name but based on his real-life role in the battle. He later served as a senator.
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Pope says bishops debating Biden Communion should be pastors, not politicians

Francis wades into an issue splitting the U.S. Catholic Church.

Female Afghan soccer players flee to Pakistan, joining exodus of women and girls

Female lawmakers, human rights activists, athletes and others have all fled Afghanistan, unswayed by the Taliban’s promises.

U.N. official calls for moratorium on artificial intelligence tools that breach human rights

"We cannot afford to continue playing catch-up regarding AI — allowing its use with limited or no boundaries or oversight," warned Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights.

Boris Johnson reshuffles his government, demoting official who oversaw chaotic Kabul evacuation

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was vacationing in Crete when the Afghan capital was falling to the Taliban.

China Initiative aims to stop economic espionage. Is targeting academics over grant fraud ‘overkill’?

The rise in academic grant fraud cases, and several dismissals, boosts concerns that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.

Rebounding after vaccine debacle, E.U. chief seeks to project confidence

With recovering economies and high vaccination rates, the E.U. is looking much better than earlier this year, though challenges persist.

Dueling ballistic missile tests on Korean Peninsula signal rising tensions

Just hours after North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles, South Korea tested new missiles of its own.

An Indigenous TikTok user in the Amazon posted a video of herself eating beetle larva. Now she has 6 million followers.

Cunhaporanga Tatuyo became a TikTok star by sharing glimpses of her life in a remote indigenous community in the Amazon.

How Belarus’s ‘Cyber Partisans’ exposed secrets of Lukashenko’s crackdowns

The self-taught hackers say they have amassed a huge database tracking alleged abuses.

Cow pee is an environmental problem. But now scientists say calves can be potty-trained.

There are 1.4 billion cows on Earth, and treating their urine could help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Slaughter of nearly 1,500 dolphins sparks outcry over traditional hunt in Faroe Islands

The hunt is part of a centuries-old tradition in the islands, but locals admit that the sheer size of the catch this time around was unprecedented.
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German police detain 4 on Yom Kippur after synagogue threat

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy and three other people have been detained in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen
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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory

French officials say the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara died of wounds from a drone strike that hit him on a motorcycle last month in southern Mali
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Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Lebanon’s state-run National News agency says the lead judge investigating Lebanon’s massive port explosion last year has issued an arrest warrant for a former government minister who failed to show up for questioning
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Cyprus top court weighs Briton's false rape claim conviction

Lawyers for a British woman sentenced to a four-month suspended sentence for making up claims that she was gang raped by as many as a dozen Israelis during a vacation in Cyprus in 2019 are appealing to the country’s Supreme Court to overturn the conviction
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Ozone hole over Antarctica larger than usual, scientists say

Scientists say the Southern Hemisphere ozone hole is larger than usual and already surpasses the size of Antarctica
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