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After lawmaker’s slaying, British police conduct searches as possible terrorism links probed

Potential Islamist extremist links explored for a 25-year-old man arrested after the fatal stabbing of David Amess.

U.S. plans to make condolence payments to families of Afghans killed in mistaken drone strike

The Pentagon has pledged to make undisclosed “ex gratia condolence payments” to Afghan families, after a botched drone strike in August.

In Kashmir, militants target minority civilians, stoking fears of a return to violent past

The ratcheting tensions come amid a crackdown by the Indian government in Kashmir.

Killing of British lawmaker highlights risks to elected officials around the world

The security threat that lawmakers face varies around the world, but apart from the most senior elected officials, few receive round-the-clock protection.

Kenyan police called a suspected serial child killer a ‘vampire.’ A mob beat him to death after his escape.

Authorities said Masten Wanjala, whose alleged acts were splashed across Kenyan newspaper front pages, had confessed to the homicides of at least 10 children.

Italy begins enforcing one of the world’s strictest workplace vaccine mandates, risking blowback

In Italy, 80 percent of the eligible population has been immunized, but there have been fierce protests from the unvaccinated.

What is happening in Beirut?

The escalation could strain what remains of stability in a country teetering on the brink, under the compounding strains of violence, shortages, economic meltdown, distrust of institutions and the coronavirus pandemic.

British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents

The attack on David Amess of the Conservative Party in Essex was an act of terrorism, police said, and a suspect has been arrested.

Hubert Germain, last French WWII ‘Companion of the Liberation,’ dies at 101

He fought with Free French Forces in North Africa and Europe, helping liberate France from Nazi occupation.
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Queen Elizabeth II expresses irritation at world leaders who won’t commit to COP climate summit

Her remarks weren’t meant for public consumption but were picked up on a microphone.

Christchurch city council ends contract with ‘wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and relevant offshore areas’

The city council of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday issued a decision that paid little heed to J.R.R. Tolkien’s most essential dictum: “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”

Suicide bombers hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan killing dozens — the second such attack in a week

The attack comes a week after an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the northern city of Kunduz.

A wary Beirut reels after deadly gun battle raises fears of renewed conflict

The fighting erupted at a rally Hezbollah organized against the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion.

U.S. law firm Mayer Brown to cease work for University of Hong Kong in dispute over Tiananmen memorial’s removal

The move comes after a controversy about a statue commemorating Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre that had stood at Hong Kong’s oldest university for 24 years.

China sends three astronauts to new space station

The crew for China's mission includes the first woman to visit its space station.

The Vatican has three jail cells, one prisoner — and suddenly, a surge of people on trial

Previously, the church tended to emphasize spiritual penitence over penitentiaries.

A deadly clash at India’s farmer protests points to a growing challenge for Modi’s BJP

Farmers in India say they were rammed by an SUV carrying a politician's son, who denies he was even there. The incident has touched a raw nerve.

Green sky at night over Taiwan’s islands heralds a different kind of squid game

Chinese fishing boats mounted with green LED lights surround the Matsu chain, unnerving local residents.

One of the world’s toughest coronavirus quarantine regimes is finally ending

New South Wales will drop quarantine requirements for returning travelers, blowing a hole in a system known as ‘Fortress Australia.’
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Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Protester have erupted for a second day in Bangladesh’s capital, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority
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Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

The families of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast last year have reaffirmed their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion
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Turkey's Erdogan bids farewell to Merkel after 16 years

Two of Europe’s longest serving leaders have paid tribute to one another as Turkishh President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final visit to Turkey for farewell talks overlooking the Bosporus
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Court upholds new 1-year sentence for Iranian-British woman

A lawyer says an Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison
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Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

The Islamic State group says its members are responsible for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan
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