The Meghan and Harry interview had another disturbing element for U.K. viewers: Pharmaceutical ads

Like other European countries, Britain bans pharmaceutical companies from advertising directly from consumers.

Myanmar protesters place women’s clothes across streets to thwart crackdown

Many are stringing up women’s clothes to deter security forces, out of a traditional belief that it is bad luck for men to walk underneath.

Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah stunned. But it’s unlikely to change the British monarchy.

While the couple had only kind words to say about Queen Elizabeth II, they heaped derision on the palace.

Covid 19 live updates: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tests positive for coronavirus

With little testing, it has been difficult to determine the true extent of the coronavirus in Syria but few preventive measures are taken and vaccines have yet to arrive in large quantities.

Meghan and Harry interview has Britain abuzz; critics howl in outrage

Many British papers liveblogged the overnight interview and the couple’s critics piled on the fury.

German mask profiteering scandal rocks Merkel’s party as elections loom

Resignations come as the Christian Democrats drop in polls as pandemic response falters.

U.S., South Korea reach military cost-sharing agreement after deadlock under Trump

The breakthrough in negotiations comes as the Biden administration seeks to show that the United States is committed to its allies and military defense agreements.

After delays and ethics debates, Israel begins vaccinating 100,000 Palestinian day laborers

The two-week plan to inoculate Palestinians with Israeli work permits comes amid spiking infection rates and strict lockdowns in the West Bank.

‘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.

In the Russian woods, a feminist retreat from Putin’s pressures

It's quiet and safe. That is a rare combination as Russian authorities increasing pressure on political opponents.

‘Cherry freedom’ sweeps China despite virus fears — and the thrill is infectious

A collapse in prices for the fruit, caused by worries about coronavirus on imported food, has led adventurous eaters to revel in the middle-class status symbol.

With vaccine program in disarray, Japan faces new battle to contain variants

Experts are already predicting a “fourth wave” — with the Olympics approaching.

The symbolic power of the papal visit to Iraq

Popes have not always yearned for coexistence with the peoples living in what is now Iraq.

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, aired Sunday night after weeks of build-up.

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.
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