Religious violence flares up in India and Bangladesh

Religious violence spills into India after one of the worst flare-ups in years in Bangladesh.

Iran will return to nuclear talks in Vienna next month, lead negotiator says

For months, Iran has said it would return to the negotiating table but declined to set a date, feeding a growing sense of pessimism and alarm

In Poland’s politics, a ‘social civil war’ brewed as Facebook rewarded online anger

European authorities hope to force more transparency from Facebook and other tech giants. But they acknowledge it may be an uphill fight.

Sudan’s revolutionaries vow to resist military’s power grab

After three years of pushing for a democratic transition, activists watched years of progress seemingly disappear in one sudden move by the military.

U.S. challenges British court ruling not to extradite WikiLeaks’ Assange

The United States is appealing a British judge's ruling that Assange should not be extradited because he would be at risk of suicide.

Stressed out and sleep deprived, Hong Kong residents can now hop on a bus to nap

The five-hour tour to nowhere is designed specifically for weary passengers to zonk out.

Sudan’s prime minister returns home after detention in military takeover

The power grab is upending Sudan's transition to civilian rule.

U.S. drug company Merck to share license for experimental covid-19 treatment with nonprofit organization

The move could make the treatment available to millions in mostly low- and middle-income nations.

Poland ordered to pay more than $1 million a day in fines amid E.U. dispute

The ruling said the fine was “to avoid serious and irreparable harm” to the E.U. legal order.
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Saudi Arabia releases protester arrested as a minor after commuting his death sentence

After the government last year appeared to ban executions for crimes committed by minors, it released Ali al-Nimr, whose 2015 death sentence was commuted this year.

India’s Supreme Court orders independent probe following Pegasus Project investigation

The Indian government has refused to confirm if it bought the Israeli spyware that was used to hack journalists and activists.

Top U.S. general calls China’s hypersonic weapon test very close to a ‘Sputnik moment’

Gen. Mark Milley said the test was "very concerning" to the U.S. military, in a Bloomberg Television interview.

Rare and deadly cyclone sends cars floating through Italy’s streets

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent amid the climate crisis, scientists say.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was target of organized hate campaign on Twitter, report says

After analyzing 114,000 tweets related to Harry and Meghan, an analytics company identified 83 accounts that it said were behind 70 percent of the more virulently anti-Sussex tweets.

The strange backdrop to the G-20: A Roman neighborhood built as a fascist showpiece

Designed for the canceled the 1942 World’s Fair, EUR gets its moment in the spotlight eight decades later.

Australia is fighting fire with fire, but running out of time

Hazard reduction burns are aimed at reducing the chance of a wildfire, or at least slowing one. But in this chess game with Mother Nature, humans have put themselves at a disadvantage.

Putin has pledged carbon neutrality by 2060. He claims Russia’s forests will do much of the work.

But climate experts question the numbers and the science Russia may pitch at the U.N. climate conference.

Trudeau picks ex-Greenpeace activist dubbed ‘Green Jesus’ as climate chief, angering Canada’s oil-rich west

Steven Guilbeault worked for environment advocacy groups for more than a decade and once denounced then-President George W. Bush as a "climate killer."

Countries are reopening borders. But China isn’t ready to live with the coronavirus.

With the Olympics and political pageantry coming up, Beijing is showing no sign that it is prepared to begin treating the virus as endemic.

Behind power grabs in Sudan and Tunisia, the shadow of Gulf monarchies

A trio of Arab autocracies — Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE — find themselves on the winning side of recent anti-democratic power plays.
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Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Relatives and activists say Sudanese security forces have detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight
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Spain to give different booster to strengthen J&J vaccine

Spain’s health authorities will offer a second dose to people who have received a shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
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WHO: Europe had most COVID-19 cases, deaths over last week

The U.N. health agency says Europe stood out as the only major region worldwide to report an increase in both coronavirus cases and deaths over the last week, with double-digit percentage increases in each
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Young women boycott UK nightclubs over 'spiking' concerns

Young women across the U.K. are boycotting nightclubs and pubs as university cities join in a national “girls night in” protest after increasing reports of drink spiking and students being drugged by needle injections
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Lebanese man severely injured in Beirut port blast dies

A Lebanese man who was critically injured in the massive explosion at Beirut’s port last year has died nearly 15 months after the blast
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