Israel kills a senior leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza operation

The army said it carried out the operation in response to attacks directed by Baha Abu Al Ata, the commander of the militant faction.
A protester waves a flag during clashes with police on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
A protester waves a flag during clashes with police on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

In protest-wracked Hong Kong, doubts over election loom as new flash point

Fears are growing that authorities may postpone local elections scheduled for this month, a step protesters and experts say would trigger fresh unrest.
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U.K.’s Labour Party hit with ‘large-scale’ cyberattack ahead of election

The attack interfered with party websites and slowed some campaign activities, officials said, but that its sites were fully operational by Tuesday morning.

Afghans to free Taliban commanders in exchange for kidnapped U.S., Australian professors

The goal of the prisoner exchange will be to jump-start stalled peace talks, said President Ashraf Ghani.

Leftist leaders Morales, López Obrador renew ties as former Bolivian president accepts asylum in Mexico

Mexico’s constitution doesn’t allow for a president to be reelected, making Evo Morales’s attempt to remain in power in Bolivia concerning to many.
About 98 percent of violent crimes, including homicides, go unsolved in Mexico. Unlike the vast majority of victims, the family of U.S. nationals killed this week have advocates at the highest level.
Campaigners against taxing menstrual items say women have no choice whether to get their period or not. The issue has also become part of debates over the European Union and taxation rights.
The number of Russian voters in New Zealand's beloved bird competition raised suspicions of interference.
Speaking to the BBC, Clinton said: “Every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens.”
An assailant sprayed them with caustic soda, wanting “revenge on society.”
Liberal Israeli activists rally to defend Palestinian farmers against assaults and vandalism.
British voters are worried and confused ahead of another election. Who can blame them?
Clashes break out across the city as the political crisis deepens.
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Officials are bracing for the highest wildfire risk seen in Sydney and surrounding areas, as a state of emergency is in effect.
Mexico’s foreign minister said Morales had accepted the country’s offer of asylum.
The party placed third in Sunday’s national elections.
Crowds have begun to shrink in the face of violence, arrests and threats.
The interior minister said foreign-born militants would be deported even if their home countries had stripped them of citizenship.
Turkish media reports claimed that the Briton had sustained fractures to his head and legs after apparently falling from a balcony.
The announcement means that voters who want to leave the European Union won’t have to decide between two candidates.
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Belarus’ authoritarian leader says his nation is hoping for better ties with the European Union
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Greece’s conservative government says it will withdraw an article in a criminal code reform bill under which blasphemy would be punishable by two years’ imprisonment
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An Algerian court has sentenced 22 young protesters to a year in prison for waving Berber flags at pro-democracy demonstrations that have shaken the country’s political system all year
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Pakistan says its ailing ex-prime minister will be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment
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A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other
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