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Meghan tells Oprah Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts as part of the royal family: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive anymore’

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, airs Sunday night after weeks of build-up.

‘Three of us in this marriage’: Princess Diana’s stunning interview with Martin Bashir

In 1995, Diana unloaded on the royal family. Now the world awaits another blockbuster: Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour interview with Diana’s son, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Massive explosions rock Equatorial Guinea’s largest city; at least 17 dead, hundreds injured

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema blamed the Bata blasts on the “negligence” of those tasked with guarding stores of dynamite and munitions.

Houthis strike Saudi oil giant’s facilities in the kingdom’s east

Rebel forces launched several armed drone attacks. The Saudi-led coalition said it conducted airstrikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

Pope Francis calls for hope over hatred amid ruins of Mosul church

The pontiff led prayers in a city that just four years earlier was in the hands of the Islamic State.

Pope Francis’s historic visit to Iraq, in images

The pope’s travel plans have been moderated by the pandemic. Nonetheless, thousands of Iraqis lined roads around the airport to catch a glimpse.

While the U.S. Postal Service struggles, Canada Post is sending every household a free postcard to ‘deliver a smile’

Each Canadian household will receive a free postcard to send to someone they miss. The U.S. Postal Service, meanwhile, continues to battle delays.

With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan’s elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances

Afghan commandos have received the highest level of training from the United States, but their fight on the front lines appears to be unsustainable.

As protests shake Senegal, women fear that sexual assault victims will be silenced

A popular politician stands accused of rape. The woman who reported it went into hiding.

Europe debates vaccine passports as a way to save summer tourism

The push for digital proof of vaccines is growing. Some see inequity.

Philip W. Pillsbury Jr., Foreign Service officer with USIA, dies at 85

He helped promote U.S. cultural and educational interests from Italy to Iran, Africa to Argentina.

In Iraq, Pope Francis holds historic talks with Shiite ayatollah, decries religious violence at ancient Ur

“Terrorism abuses religion,” the pontiff said at a site revered in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as the birthplace of Abraham.

As Pope Francis visits Iraq to spread message of peace, his events also bring worries about spreading coronavirus

Although Pope Francis is vaccinated, Iraq has only just begun a limited inoculation program.

Why the pope’s visit matters for Iraq’s Christians

Since the early days of the religion, diverse Christian communities have lived in what is now Iraq.

Biden administration rushes to accommodate border surge, with few signs of plans to contain it

The White House is treating the fast-growing influx mostly as a logistical challenge.

A decade after Fukushima nuclear disaster, contaminated water symbolizes Japan’s struggles

Japan says it’s safe to release 1.25 million tons of treated water into the sea. But trust is in short supply.

Why Germany is becoming a go-to destination for trials on the world’s crimes

The Saudi crown prince faces possible crimes against humanity charges as German justice looks beyond its borders.

No jab, no job: As British companies move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees, discrimination fears mount

Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronavirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.

‘I’m ready to talk’: Meghan’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey is already dividing Britons

The sit-down, which airs Sunday in the U.S. and Monday in Britain, is reported to have the palace in a stir.

Pope Francis to hold historic face-to-face meeting with Iraq’s grand ayatollah

Ali Sistani is Iraq’s leading religious authority and a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam.
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China tells Biden to reverse ‘dangerous practice’ on Taiwan

China’s foreign minister has warned the Biden administration to roll back former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of showing support for Taiwan, the island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory
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US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops

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Australia ends defense cooperation with Myanmar over coup

Australia has suspended defense cooperation with Myanmar and is redirecting humanitarian aid because of the military coup and the detention of an Australian citizen
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US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops

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UN says fire in Yemeni migrant detention center kills 8

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