Scotland moves to become first nation to make pads and tampons free

The plan is a big win for the global movement to remove so-called “tampon taxes” that classify sanitary pads as luxury items.

Death toll passes 30 in Delhi violence as Modi issues plea for calm

Mobs of Hindus and Muslims threw stones and crude gasoline bombs. Witnesses said Indian police joined crowds shouting Hindu nationalist slogans and fired indiscriminately.
The family found shelter in a cave near Idlib, Syria, after fleeing the Aleppo countryside about a month ago. (Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos)
The family found shelter in a cave near Idlib, Syria, after fleeing the Aleppo countryside about a month ago. (Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos)

A Syrian offensive inside embattled Idlib wreaks terror on children

Children in the province have died in the cold and withered away because of severe malnutrition as their parents desperately search for food. In bedrooms or schoolyards, they have been blasted by airstrikes or artillery shells.

Baghdad’s revolutionaries build a beach

The new beach is just one of several ways in which Iraq’s uprising has changed the face of the city center. Nearby, Tahrir Square been has transformed from a busy traffic circle to a protest camp.
Positive signs in China were offset by the continued spread of the viral epidemic around the world.
The parade staging also included scantily clad concentration-camp inmates waving Israel’s flag and a float with two crematorium chimneys.
The “reduction in violence” appears to be holding, even in Helmand, one of the country’s most volatile provinces.
They are looking beyond the two ultra-Orthodox parties while weighing how to vote in elections next week.
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His rivals slam his Cold War-era views. His defenders point to Washington's current coddling of strongmen and autocrats.
Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China.
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Since late December, more than 800 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Milan offices sit empty, while foreign tourists cancel trips to Venice.
Such figures are critical in understanding the spread of the virus. Still, the U.N. body continues to praise Beijing.
The virus has appeared in multiple Iranian cities, and infections in five Middle Eastern nations have been traced back to Iran.
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U.S. and Israeli officials started mapping out potential areas of the West Bank for annexation just days before a third general election in less than a year.
Supporters and opponents of India’s new citizenship law clashed in the streets of the capital.
The comments about the virus were made in separate briefings to lawmakers and reporters Tuesday, marking an escalation in tone and urgency.
Italy has one of the world’s highest concentrations of people over 65. That makes its coronavirus battle far more complicated.
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A lawyer for a former housekeeper at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence says his client is suing the leader’s wife Sara for alleged pain and suffering caused while employed there
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Chinese regulators say small, mostly private companies that are the engine of the country’s economy are back to operating at one-third of normal levels after anti-virus controls shut factories and other business
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Britain has published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months
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The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region
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India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump visited
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