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.”

Queen Elizabeth II makes virtual appearance after hospital trip

“The Queen is back in action,” wrote one British media outlet's royal editor.

Sudan’s revolutionaries vow to resist military 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.

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.

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 court decision is believed to be the first such ruling of its kind in the United States, though it is unclear what impact it might have 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.

Erdogan drops threat to expel envoys, averting crisis with U.S. and other Western allies

The Turkish leader had said the ambassadors were no longer welcome after their embassies called for an activist’s release.

Ahead of COP26 climate summit, world remains on a dangerous trajectory and financial pledges are falling short

The findings raise the stakes for — and threaten to undermine — the success of a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow next week.

German court convicts ISIS bride for ‘crimes against humanity’ in death of 5-year-old Yazidi ‘slave’

Germany sentences ISIS bride for death of5-year-old Yazidi ‘slave’

Saudi crown prince once boasted it would be easy to kill a sitting monarch, ex-intel official says

The "60 Minutes" interview is Saad Aljabri’s latest move to try to pressure Mohammed bin Salman into releasing his son and daughter, whom he alleges have been detained in an attempt to force their father back to Saudi Arabia.

The climate catastrophe is here, whether governments face it or not

Reports from U.S. federal agencies underscore the gravity of the planetary crisis, even as governments struggle to muster a strong collective response ahead of a major international climate summit.
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Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses

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Protesters in Sudan burn tires, block roads a day after coup

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Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are shooting upward in Belgium, pushing the government to consider reimposing some pandemic restrictions that it only relaxed a few weeks ago
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