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Shooting at Russian university leaves at least 6 dead, 24 injured

Such mass shootings are relatively rare in Russia, which has strict laws on civilian gun ownership.

‘Hotel Rwanda’ inspiration Paul Rusesabagina found guilty of terrorism-related charges given 25 years in prison

Rusesabagina's supporters have criticized the trial for being unfair and not following international standards of due process.

Putin’s United Russia party gains big majority in Russia’s three-day parliamentary elections

The opposition has faulted a new online voting system that it says delivered the election to the ruling party in many areas.

More than 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band BTS took to the podium

Nearly 1 million people tuned into what felt like the hottest event on the Internet Monday: A speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting by the K-pop superstar boy band BTS.

India to resume vaccine exports from October as covid pressure eases

The announcement gives a fresh impetus to global vaccine supplies that had received a setback after India had halted exports earlier this year amid a crushing coronavirus wave.

Canadians head to the polls with Trudeau’s political future hanging in the balance

The election that was supposed to be a cinch for Trudeau has become a risky gamble.

What you need to know about Germany’s election

How Germans will pick the successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Thousands flee La Palma volcano eruption as rivers of lava flow toward villages

Videos and photos showed streams of bright orange lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano flowing through streets, engulfing houses and roads.

North Korea says Australia’s submarine deal could trigger ‘nuclear arms race’

North Korea has lashed out at a new trilateral security pact among the United States, Britain and Australia, and a deal to supply sensitive nuclear submarine technology to Australia.

Canadians could make Trudeau pay for his gamble

By calling early elections, Trudeau hoped to win a decisive parliamentary majority. But he could now be on the brink of losing power.

Deportees land in Port-au-Prince: ‘Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti’

Many hadn’t seen their country in years, and now spoke better Spanish or Portuguese than Haitian Creole.

The world’s tallest populace is shrinking, and scientists want to know why

The Dutch are still the world’s tallest population, but the growth that has seen the country top global height charts for decades appears to have ground to a halt. Scientists have offered a number of potential explanations.

After 20 years of waging religious guerrilla warfare, Taliban fighters in Kabul say they miss the battle

Interviews with more than two dozen Taliban fighters, commanders and leaders reveal a movement open to some change but one that is dedicated to the harsh enforcement of strict rules.

Islamic State in Afghanistan claims responsibility for attacks targeting Taliban

A series of deadly blasts hit Jalalabad over the weekend in the latest challenge to the Taliban as it consolidates power.

Putin’s party expected to maintain its grip on Duma as Russian opposition complains of stolen vote

Putin’s United Russia party has won the previous four parliamentary elections, twice with supermajorities.

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao announces run for Philippines president

The fighter-turned-senator began taking jabs at President Duterte this summer.

Jair Bolsonaro, defiantly unvaccinated, will test U.N. General Assembly’s covid ‘honor system’

It’s an open question whether the coronavirus mandate will be enforced.

Syrian detention camp rocked by dozens of killings blamed on Islamic State women

More than 70 slain at Syria's al-Hol camp this year as fanatics enforce strictures, settle scores

Faroe Islands to review annual dolphin hunt following global outcry

The local tradition saw almost 1,500 dolphins slaughtered last weekend.
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'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” has been convicted of terrorism offenses and sentenced to 25 years in prison in a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda’s repressive government have described as an act of retaliation
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German cleric defends pope's decision to keep archbishop

The head of the German Bishops’ Conference has defended the pope’s decision to allow the archbishop of Hamburg to stay on at this post, despite being faulted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations within the church
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Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

A student opened fire at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt, before being shot in a crossfire with police and detained
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'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days
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South African court OKs new deadline for election candidates

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has thrown a lifeline to the ruling African National Congress party by allowing the electoral commission to reopen the registration of candidates for local government elections in November
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