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In ‘decisive blow,’ French strike kills West Africa Islamic State leader behind deaths of 4 U.S. soldiers

The death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who led Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, comes as France is drawing down its forces in a region facing the menace of extremism.

Former ISIS teenage bride who left Britain to join militant group in Syria tells the public: ‘I’m sorry’

Speaking from a detention camp in Syria, Shamima Begum said she "made a mistake."

Fake candidates and jailed opposition: Russia’s parliamentary elections stack the deck for Putin

But even from prison, opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s “Smart Voting” app has the Kremlin uneasy.

After initially denying responsibility, Nigerian Air Force admits to airstrike in area where civilians reported killed

At least 10 civilians were killed in a village in northeast Nigeria, according to local reports.

From snub to subs: Will new deal improve strained U.S.-Australia relations?

Until the new deal, ties between the U.S. and Australia had seemed decidedly frosty.

China accuses new U.S.-Australian submarine deal of stoking arms race, threatening regional peace

Chinese state media ominously warned Australia to “prepare for the worst.”

Canada’s federal election: What you need to know

The prime minister bet that his handling of the economic and public health crises wrought by the pandemic would help him regain a majority in the House of Commons. It hasn’t been so easy.

Activists ‘born into the climate crisis’ face another challenge: Fear of the future

Young people coming of age in an era of natural disasters are facing another struggle, too: growing anxiety about climate change.

International Criminal Court authorizes investigation into bloody Philippine drug war led by Duterte

The investigation opens a potential path for accountability in the Philippines, though any prosecution of extrajudicial killings is likely to take years.

Biden’s ‘incomprehensible’ travel ban on European visitors widens transatlantic rift

Most Europeans, vaccinated or not, have been banned from the United States since March 14, 2020: More than 550 days and counting.

Taliban co-founder reemerges to challenge reports of internal strife among militants

The Taliban leadership is “closer than a family,” says Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Saadi Yacef, Algerian independence fighter who starred in ‘Battle of Algiers,’ dies at 93

In the influential film, he played a guerrilla commander with a fictional name but based on his real-life role in the battle. He later served as a senator.
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Pope says bishops debating Biden Communion should be pastors, not politicians

Francis wades into an issue splitting the U.S. Catholic Church.

Female Afghan soccer players flee to Pakistan, joining exodus of women and girls

Female lawmakers, human rights activists, athletes and others have all fled Afghanistan, unswayed by the Taliban’s promises.

U.N. official calls for moratorium on artificial intelligence tools that breach human rights

"We cannot afford to continue playing catch-up regarding AI — allowing its use with limited or no boundaries or oversight," warned Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights.

Boris Johnson reshuffles his government, demoting official who oversaw chaotic Kabul evacuation

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was vacationing in Crete when the Afghan capital was falling to the Taliban.

China Initiative aims to stop economic espionage. Is targeting academics over grant fraud ‘overkill’?

The rise in academic grant fraud cases, and several dismissals, boosts concerns that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.

Rebounding after vaccine debacle, E.U. chief seeks to project confidence

With recovering economies and high vaccination rates, the E.U. is looking much better than earlier this year, though challenges persist.

Dueling ballistic missile tests on Korean Peninsula signal rising tensions

Just hours after North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles, South Korea tested new missiles of its own.

An Indigenous TikTok user in the Amazon posted a video of herself eating beetle larva. Now she has 6 million followers.

Cunhaporanga Tatuyo became a TikTok star by sharing glimpses of her life in a remote indigenous community in the Amazon.
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China says it has vaccinated 1 billion people

Chinese health officials say more than 1 billion people have been fully vaccinated in the world’s most populous country
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Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 3

Chinese state media say an earthquake destroyed homes, killed at least three people and injured dozens in the southwestern province of Sichuan
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Nigerian air force probes reports it killed civilians

The Nigerian air force says it is investigating reports that shots fired from one of its jets in the northeast Yobe state killed civilians
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Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander say they are battling former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena
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Ozone hole over Antarctica larger than usual, scientists say

Scientists say the Southern Hemisphere ozone hole is larger than usual and already surpasses the size of Antarctica
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