The White Helmets had been among tens of thousands of civilians packed into a final pocket of opposition-held territory along the border with Israel as rebels there struck a surrender deal with the government.
Hundreds of thousands of troops will guard polling stations — what some see as proof that the military intends to control the results.
People play soccer at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow. (AP)
People play soccer at the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow. (AP)
Though Botaka-Yobama was born and raised in Russia, his parents are Congolese. His signing by Torpedo Moscow was met with a torrent of hate from some of the team’s hardcore fans.

He said the U.S. will step up its Farsi-language broadcasts into Iran “so that ordinary Iranians . . . can know America stands with them.”

China’s only-child generation is delaying marriage and doting on animals. Some are using the Internet to spin that into money and fame.

'There may be black in our team's colors, but there is only white in our supporters ranks,' one fan group wrote.

Hundreds of thousands of troops will guard polling stations — what some see as proof that the military intends to control the results.

The Israeli prime minister had said he would support an amendment that would allow gay men to become fathers via surrogacy.

Macron faces a growing scandal over footage of security aide beating a protester

The country's interior minister will be questioned over the incident.

Russian Foreign Ministry launches ‘Free Maria Butina’ campaign after alleged Russian agent is jailed

The Russian Foreign Ministry suggested a social media “flash mob” to show support for Maria Butina.

Most girls in Somalia experience genital mutilation. The ritual just killed a 10-year-old.

More girls are subjected to female genital mutilation in Somalia than anywhere else in the world.

The mission came at the request of the U.S. and other European countries as Assad’s forces prepared to regain full control of the southwest.

Abdurrashid Dostum, a former warlord accused of beating, then ordering the rape of a political rival, returned to a welcome home ceremony Sunday in Kabul, then a deadly bombing.

U.S. negotiators have faced stiff resistance from their North Korean counterparts despite the president’s declaration that the crisis had been “largely solved.”

Konstantin Nikolaev, a transportation magnate who was in Washington during President Trump’s inauguration, was in contact with Butina as she launched a gun rights group.

The classified document, heavily redacted, accuses Carter Page of acting as a Russian agent.

A social experiment is underway as schools in the capital focus on well-being.

At least 160 people have died this month in political attacks, leaving the nation on edge as it prepares to vote on a new prime minister.

A rewrite of communist Cuba’s constitution would also create the position of prime minister.

The national intelligence chief learned of the invitation while being interviewed onstage at a security conference.

For Trump and his White House, the days that followed the Helsinki summit amounted to an unofficial Walk Back Week.

Experts fear for the survival of the reclusive creature, the world’s most trafficked mammal.

With the increasingly desperate Palestinian enclave near the brink, a Bulgarian diplomat is the point man for efforts to head off a war with Israel.

President Ashraf Ghani’s government has been negotiating a return after the controversial vice president fled to Turkey last year amid sexual assault charges. 

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It’s almost as if Letty Stegall is back home in the United States, beside her daughter to wake her for school, fussing over the list when her husband goes shopping, beaming when she sees what her family has managed to cook for dinner.

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It’s almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she fusses over the list with him. At the bar she helped run, she still gives regulars a warm welcome, and around the dinner table at night, she beams when she sees what her family managed to cook.

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Toronto police say nine people shot and shooter is dead in city’s Greektown.

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A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country’s highest-profile suicides in recent years.

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