Bucking tradition, Japanese Princess Mako marries controversial fiance, loses royal status

Despite massive online criticism and exile from the imperial family, Mako still called Kei Komuro “irreplaceable.”

Australia proposes parental consent for children under 16 on social media

The bill would also strengthen the protection of people’s personal information.

Queen Elizabeth II announces she will no longer attend COP26 summit in person

Though the queen is back working after a hospital visit, she is confined to "light duties" and will not be traveling to Glasgow.

France sets minimum book delivery fee in effort to protect independent stores from Amazon

During the pandemic, France sought to save independent bookstores by reimbursing delivery fees and classifying them as essential businesses.

Officials say cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran

Iran has been a frequent target of cyberattacks, including state-sponsored efforts and hacks attributed to shadowy anti-government groups.

Sudan’s military has taken over. Here’s what to know about who’s in charge.

Over two years after a popular uprising set Sudan on the road to change, the military has seized power and detained the country's civilian prime minister.

Floods, flames and heat: Images of this year’s extreme weather offer a stark backdrop for COP26 climate summit

Scientists say the impact of climate change is no longer an abstraction.

France looted treasures from West Africa 130 years ago. Now 26 prized artifacts are going back to Benin.

The items include 19th century thrones, sacred altars and royal statues and are part of an estimated 90,000 items from sub-saharan Africa currently in France.

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.

Iran’s role in attack on U.S. troops in Syria signals new escalation

Iranian media outlets are gloating over the drone strike on the Tanf base, warning that further attacks may follow.

What is donovanosis? So-called ‘flesh-eating’ STI sparks fears in Britain, but case numbers are low.

Doctors in Britain are concerned about the extremely rare but "terrible" sexually transmitted infection that can raise the risk of contracting HIV.

Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ are legally people, U.S. court rules

The federal ruling is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. Legal analysts say it has no direct effect in Colombia.

The indisputable harm caused by Facebook

"These documents leave little room for doubt about Facebook’s crucial role in advancing the cause of authoritarianism in America and around the world."

Australia pivots on climate with 2050 net zero target, but won’t adopt steeper 2030 commitment

The nation, one of the top per capita emitters, had faced criticism for resisting firmer action against global warming.

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law in push against anti-vaccine website

Under Singapore’s law, the website must carry a notice to readers that it contains falsehoods. It is also now under investigation.

Travel ban will end Nov. 8 for international visitors who show proof of vaccination, negative coronavirus test

Starting Nov. 8, the United States is lifting its ban on travelers from 33 countries who have been vaccinated and can show proof of a negative coronavirus test.

More than a half of Afghanistan’s population faces ‘acute’ food crisis this winter, U.N. finds

Afghanistan is on the brink of a starvation crisis, with more than half of its population — some 22.8 million people — projected to face acute food insecurity this winter.

Sudan’s military detains prime minister and dissolves government in coup

The Biden administration will suspend $700 million in bilateral assistance to Sudan in response to the military’s takeover, the State Department said Monday.

U.N. chief Guterres doesn’t want his grandkids ‘to say that the planet is hell’

Secretary General António Guterres spoke with The Washington Post on the eve of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

The U.N. chief’s relentless, frustrating pursuit to bring the world together on climate change

The COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, could ‘become a missed opportunity,' Secretary General António Guterres told The Washington Post.
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Trudeau overhauls Canadian Cabinet, gives women top roles

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has overhauled his Cabinet and named prominent women to the foreign affairs and defense posts in the gender-balanced group of the government’s top officials
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Iraqi officials: 11 killed in IS attack northeast of Baghdad

Iraqi security officials say at least 11 civilians have been killed and several wounded in an attack by gunmen of the Islamic State extremist group on a village northeast of Baghdad
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Sudan's prime minister, detained after coup, returns home

A military official says Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife, who were detained after the military seized power were allowed to return to their home in Khartoum
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Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, who led this week’s coup in Sudan, has been a little-known figure who mostly stayed behind the scenes
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Queen Elizabeth II won't attend climate conference in person

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her planned engagement at the U.N. climate conference, accepting doctors’ advice to rest
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