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He is known as Nigeria’s ‘super cop.’ The FBI says he supported a cybercrime ring.

He received a presidential medal for courage. Now he's accused of supporting a global fraud ring.

As American cities reimpose mask mandates, Moscow lifts its glove requirements

The Russian capital had required gloves in public places. Masks will still be required.

Europe has caught up to the U.S. on coronavirus vaccinations — and is deploying near-mandates to get further

Italy and other major European countries are requiring health passports in everyday life.

Romans mastered aqueducts. Now Italy is just trying to fix its leaky pipes.

With an enormous sum of European recovery money, Italy is directing much of it to environmental issues — including the leaks.

Brits outraged by U.S. animated series depicting royal family as egotistical tea drinkers controlled by mafia boss

The HBO Max series has been slammed by critics in Britain as "wrong" and "disgusting."

About 200 Afghan interpreters and family members arrive in U.S., in first wave of evacuations

The evacuees escaped the clutches of Taliban militants who have targeted interpreters, in some cases killing them as retribution for their work with U.S. troops on the front lines and as crucial workers for diplomats and humanitarian agencies.

Why Africa is perilously far behind on coronavirus vaccination

“There is no other word for it but a betrayal of trust, the consequences of which are now playing out in Africa, in lives lost that should not have been, had the wealthiest countries allowed poorer countries access to their fair share of vaccines,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told The Washington Post.

A 40-year-old slice of Princess Diana’s royal wedding cake is going under the hammer in Britain

"We advise against eating it,” the auction house said of the slice decorated in a royal coat of arms.

China built the world’s largest facial recognition system. Now, it’s getting camera-shy.

Authorities are putting the freewheeling industry on notice, amid a broad crackdown on Big Tech.

New Zealand moves to outlaw LGBTQ conversion therapy

If passed, the legislation could result in prison terms of up to five years for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The pandemic leads to another summer of anger

Though quieter in the United States than a year ago, this month has seen a dramatic spasm of protest in other parts of the world.

Biden urges state, local governments to give $100 to newly vaccinated

With the extra-contagious delta variant spurring some renewed restrictions, governments are under new pressure to get shots into reluctant arms.

Under a rust brown sky: Lethal wildfires menace Turkish resorts

A rash of dramatic fires has forced the evacuation of villages, towns and popular tourist areas.

In shadow of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, the Olympic message of ‘recovery’ rings hollow

A decade later, many people remain displaced from the devastation left by the an earthquake, tsunami and meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Here’s how countries around the world have approached vaccine mandates

The announcement Thursday is part of a growing trend around the world to require — or nearly require — vaccinations for certain groups as the delta variant continues to spread.

Israeli Health Ministry approves covid booster shot for older population

The move kick-starts a third-dose inoculation campaign for adults over 60 that will launch on Sunday.

The best place to ride out a global societal collapse is New Zealand, study finds

The study looks for potential "nodes of persisting complexity” in the face of a period of worldwide “de-complexification.”

North Korea began the summer in a food crisis. A heat wave and drought could make it worse.

A "heat dome" and drought conditions have gripped North Korea this summer.

London’s latest tourist attraction, a $3 million pile of mud, forced to close after just two days

“Marble Arch Mound is the worst thing I’ve ever done in London,” one regretful visitor said before the venue was closed.

Japan set to extend coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, casting shadow over Olympics

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he was seeking to broaden the state of emergency beyond the capital, even as authorities sought to downplay the outbreak’s effect on the Olympics Games in Tokyo.
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Pink lagoon has Argentine environmentalists seeing red

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