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(Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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The ‘Great Resignation’ goes global

In the advanced economies of the West, there are signs that worker power is growing. Elsewhere, the story is more uneven and certainly more grim.

China’s power shortages, housing struggles put the brakes on its economy

The country’s growth was weighed down in the third quarter, hitting the slowest rate in a year.

As Japan’s yakuza mob weakens, former gangsters struggle to find a role outside crime

It doesn’t help that ex-yakuza members carry the symbols of their former life: Full-body tattoos and missing pinkies.

Who is 400 Mawozo, the Haitian gang accused of kidnapping American missionaries?

For Haitians rich and poor, gang violence and kidnappings for ransom have become a tragically common facet of life.

American missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti by ‘400 Mawozo’ gang, groups say

Organizations that monitor kidnappings in Haiti believe the missionaries with Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries were abducted by a much-feared gang known for mass kidnappings and targeting religious groups.

Costa Rica, city of Milan among winners of Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize

The award describes itself as the “most prestigious global environment prize in history.”

Hungary’s opposition parties unite to challenge far-right leader Orban

Six parties from across the political spectrum banded together to pick Catholic conservative Peter Marki-Zay as their candidate in the 2022 election.

British lawmakers could get police protection when meeting constituents in wake of David Amess killing

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the government is also considering asking constituents to pre-book appointments with their elected representatives for weekly public meetings.

A woman won a million-euro Spanish literary prize. It turned out that ‘she’ was actually three men.

Three men revealed themselves to be the writers behind the pseudonym Carmen Mola.

Violent eviction drive in India’s Assam revives tensions over undocumented migrants

The incident laid bare seething tensions over the issue of immigration in Assam, a small state in northeastern India that shares a porous border with Bangladesh.

In Russia, experts are challenging official pandemic figures as too low. They refuse to be silenced.

Questions over Russia’s death and infection case counts arise amid a ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus infections.

Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to the United States

Venezuela said it is halting talks in retaliation for the extradition of Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro wanted on money laundering charges.

After lawmaker’s slaying, British media outlets name suspect as possible terrorism links are probed

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

Just when it seemed Lebanon couldn’t get worse, it did

Blackouts. A collapsing economy. And now a sectarian standoff that threatens to undercut any hope of a way out.

China issues death sentence for man who set ex-wife on fire during live stream

The popular video blogger had been struggling to escape her abusive husband despite repeated pleas to the police and courts for help.

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.
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US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion
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Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died
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Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings has been accused by police of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization
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Small-town mayor to lead Hungary opposition bloc in election

Independent conservative Peter Marki-Zay has won a primary contest to become the joint canddate of a six-party opposition coalition that will challenge right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Hungary’s elections next spring
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Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continue questioning the suspect under terrorism laws
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