The escalation comes as ground forces close in on the Islamic State’s strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa.

(Alice Martins / For The Washington Post)

He served 26 years in prison for his political activism and was a friend of Nelson Mandela.

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, were found in Congo’s Central Kasai province.

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The vote sets the stage for a clash between the British prime minister and the first minister of Scotland.

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Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a Siberian labor prison.

Independence movements are a sign of European strength, not discord

The drive for self-determination in Scotland and elsewhere is as strong as ever.

What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews

Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker facing corruption charges in Moscow, fled to Ukraine and became a critic of President Vladimir Putin.

In painful divorce negotiations, the E.U. has incentives to take a tough line.

The meeting comes amid frustration in the divided Arab world at leaders’ inability to resolve multiple regional crises.

"Why did the Royal Canadian Mint make the world's purest and largest gold bullion coin? Because we can."

After a young woman was bludgeoned and set alight two years ago, there were trials, protests, a monument. But then people moved on. 

Spike in casualty allegations has prompted scrutiny of strikes against the Islamic State.

So far, the Philippine leader has won investment and aid from China, Japan and the U.S.

Russian authorities now face a test over how hard to crack down on dissent.

The prosecution said it was concerned that Park Geun-hye might destroy evidence.

Khalid Masood killed four people in an 82-second rampage outside Britain’s Parliament.

Carrie Lam had vowed to heal divisions, but critics say this decision will only inflame them.

Stratford-upon-Avon is a microcosm of British feeling as the country prepares to leave the E.U.

"This is really a new thing to permafrost science. It has not been reported in the literature before,” an Arctic expert said.

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Residents of Australia’s cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off by the powerful storm.

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China’s government said Wednesday it has detained a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of “pursuing activities harmful to national security.”

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Asian stocks were uneven on Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.

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The former governor of a northern Mexico state has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption, his successor said Tuesday.

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A cockpit voice recorder failed to capture audio of the doomed flight of a light plane that crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall last month killing a pilot and four American tourists, accident investigators said Wednesday.

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Chinese immigrants and China’s government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France’s large Asian community.

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