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.

What to expect at Prince Philip’s funeral

Prince Philip requested a no-fuss funeral. But low-key for a royal is still a high-profile affair.

Who are the 30 people attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

Just 30 mourners are invited to the duke’s service under England's coronavirus restrictions.

Iran begins uranium enrichment at highest level yet as Vienna nuclear talks continue

Iranian officials have cast the decision to enrich uranium at 60 percent purity as a response to a suspected Israeli attack on a key nuclear facility.

Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried in a Land Rover he designed

The queen’s husband had a long association with the British company.

Hong Kong sentences democracy activists to prison over peaceful protest

Some in the mostly elderly group received suspended sentences, but the decision underscored China’s transformation of a once relatively free city.
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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

A senior Iranian official has offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers’ 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program
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China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

China has hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an ironic attempt of stoking division
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New restrictions ire many in Canada’s most populous province

New pandemic restrictions imposed by Canada’s most populous province have immediately run into opposition
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Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city
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Hopelessness continues driving Hondurans to migrate

More than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses at a converted seaside hotel this week following a wearying trip overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico
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