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(Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)
(Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

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.

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.

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.”
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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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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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Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote

Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo are leading in municipal elections held Sunday in the small Balkan nation but early results suggest that runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners
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France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Hundreds of people, including Algerian protesters and their descendants, are commemorating the 60th anniversary of a bloody police crackdown in Paris during the final year of Algeria’s independence war with its colonial power
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Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

The Israeli military says it has reprimanded an officer who used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank
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