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The U.S. embarks on a huge climate reset

Under former president Donald Trump, the federal government cut itself adrift from the broad international consensus. President Biden immediately shifted course.

Hard-line Islamists take 6 Pakistani security personnel hostage amid deadly clashes

The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called for the expulsion of the French ambassador.

Hard-line Islamists take 6 Pakistani security personnel hostage amid deadly clashes

The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called for the expulsion of the French ambassador.

South Africa wildfire burns University of Cape Town, country’s oldest working windmill

The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the university and many nearby buildings.
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Montenegro mortgaged itself to China. Now it wants Europe’s help to cut it free.

The loan gives China power in a country on the E.U.’s doorstep. But some are reluctant to offer a lifeline.

Britain’s goodbye to Philip: A pared-down funeral, minute of silence and a solitary queen in a chapel

The royal family was together in mourning. But all eyes were on the reception for breakaway Prince Harry.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, laid to rest

British royal family mourns Queen Elizabeth II's husband in small service at Windsor.

Image of Queen Elizabeth II sitting alone at Philip’s funeral breaks hearts around the world

Images of the monarch, grieving her husband of more than 70 years, sparked empathy and admiration.

Iran state television names suspect in Natanz nuclear facility attack

The diplomatic fallout from the Natanz incident threatened to be as significant as any physical damage to the nuclear facility.

Russia’s surveillance state still doesn’t match China. But Putin is racing to catch up.

Facial recognition is increasingly used against Kremlin critics. But cameras have been off for suspected state-sanctioned attacks.

With a sense of betrayal and relief, Afghans eye a future without U.S. troops

For some Afghans, the U.S. invasion created opportunities that would have been unimaginable just years before. But the same forces also ripped communities apart.

Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89

The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the towering oak tree outside her home — a symbol of devotion that proliferated across the United States.

Cuba’s Castro era to end as Raúl announces he will step down from Communist Party post

Fidel's younger brother is expected to leave the powerful office during a party congress this weekend.

New global coronavirus cases nearly double in two months

Around the world, “covid-19 cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing Friday.

Russia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response to Biden administration sanctions

Moscow’s move matched part of the U.S. actions in a tit-for-tat response.

Helen McCrory, gangster matriarch in TV’s ‘Peaky Blinders,’ dies at 52

The British actress also starred onstage as Medea and was married to actor Damian Lewis.

Chile leads the Western Hemisphere in vaccinations. The coronavirus is still surging.

Variants, lockdown fatigue and a subpar Chinese vaccine offer a warning to the rest of the world.
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Who will be the next Duke of Edinburgh?

Like anything royal, it's complicated.

Britain debates Prince Philip’s legacy: Servant of queen and country? Or symbol of White male privilege?

Ahead of his funeral, U.K. talks about racism and a ‘cheeky’ grandpa.

Why the royals aren’t wearing military uniforms to Philip’s funeral

The question of who would wear what posed an awkward dilemma for the British royal family, which is trying to smooth over several public crises at once.
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India’s electric vehicles face practical, technical hurdles

India has ambitions to expand use of electric vehicles to wean itself from polluting fossil fuels, but EVs are still a rarity on its congested highways
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Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Asian shares were mixed amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic
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13 people dead as SUV falls into Philippine irrigation canal

Philippine police say 13 people drowned when their SUV plunged into an irrigation canal in a northern Philippine mountain city
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Israeli police clash with Palestinian crowd in Jerusalem

Israeli police have clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City
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Suspected Islamic militants kill 19 people in Niger village

Officials in Niger say 19 people are dead in the country’s troubled region near the border with Mali after gunmen aboard motorcycles attacked a village
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