(Jane Hahn)
(Jane Hahn)

Nigeria faces third mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in 3 months

No one has asserted responsibility for the latest attack in the country’s north.

Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal but fears of conflict remain high

An agreement to postpone anti-government protests did not yield a new election date.

The end of Cold War thinking

On the 75th anniversary of a defining Cold War moment, does the U.S. need to devise a strategy of "containment" for China?

Costco to raise its minimum wage to $16, joining others in boosting pay during pandemic

A new vaccine is expected to hit the market soon, while drugmakers are retooling the existing ones to combat the emerging, more virulent variants of the virus.

Massacre by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region may constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty says

Eritrean troops “went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood."

What to know about Jamal Khashoggi as the U.S. prepares to release intelligence report on his killing

A U.S. intelligence report is expected to implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post contributing columnist.

Sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours and survived

The man decided to leave the item where he’d found it, just in case it could save “another person’s life.”

The U.S.-Canada border has been closed for nearly a year. Who is allowed to cross?

Americans have been unable to visit Canada since early 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions, but there are some exceptions.

Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country

Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.

India and Pakistan announce cease-fire for first time in nearly 20 years

The two countries regularly exchange artillery fire in the disputed region of Kashmir.

China claims to have eliminated poverty, but the figures mask harsh challenges

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s declaration of “complete victory” over extreme poverty was met with some derision.

Blinken chooses Canada and Mexico for first ‘virtual trip’ abroad

The secretary of state will hold meetings with the United States’ key neighbors amid new challenges on immigration and energy.

Shhh: No cheering or shouting at Tokyo Olympic torch relay. But clapping allowed.

Spectators are told to curb their enthusiasm — and ideally, watch online — as the flame passes through Japan.

The good news about the global vaccine supply

With new developments for Covax and favorable signs from national rollouts, the global vaccine supply debate may be moving in a positive direction.

Moderna says new version of vaccine is tailored to quell infection by South Africa variant

It is the third-straight week that global deaths have fallen. The number of new cases is also down by 11 percent from the week before.

Biden squeezed on immigration policy, bracing for border crisis

Facing criticism from liberals and conservatives, Biden attempts to once again welcome immigrants and refugees as health and economic crises engulf the country.

First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in West African nation of Ghana

Ghana was chosen after submitting a detailed proposal on how the shots would be distributed.

German court convicts Syrian ex-intelligence officer in historic torture trial

A court in Koblenz on Wednesday sentenced the former officer to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Israel doles out small batches of vaccine as diplomatic perks

Among the recipients of the “symbolic” donations were doctors and nurses in the West Bank.
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Bangladeshis protest prison death of commentator

Protesters in Bangladesh have blocked a busy intersection in the capital to protest the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested on charges of violating the sweeping digital security law, which critics say stifles freedom of expression
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Officials: Attack targets Afghan reporter’s family, kills 3

A local official in western Afghanistan says that gunmen have killed at least three family members of an assassinated journalist
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Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order

A British man has been sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined for breaking a coronavirus quarantine order in Singapore
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Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care

Romania reported its first COVID-19 case a year ago this week
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Militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several

An Iraqi militia official says a U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed one militiaman and wounded a number of others with a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi group
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