Syrian military recaptures strategic town held by rebels as civilians flee

The seizure of Khan Sheikhoun is the latest victory in President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to stamp out the long rebellion.
Smoke billows from a fire in the Amazon rainforest last week. (Reuters)
Smoke billows from a fire in the Amazon rainforest last week. (Reuters)

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismisses the crisis

Asked about the surging fires in the world’s most precious forest — the area scorched has more than doubled in the past two years — Brazil's president accused his critics of setting them, to “call attention” against his government.

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban talks continue

The deaths bring to 14 the number of U.S. troops killed by hostile forces this year, surpassing the total of 13 killed in all of 2018. More than 2,400 have died in Afghanistan since the war began.

South Korea axes pact on sharing military intelligence with Japan

The surprise decision will be seen as a blow to U.S. security interests and efforts to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile program.

David Bowie and the Beatles may have helped topple the Berlin Wall. Now South Korean and Western pop may be undermining the Pyongyang regime.

Google announced Thursday it had taken down 210 channels on YouTube after discovering they "behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos" related to the protests in Hong Kong, an effort that the tech giant linked to recent, Chinese-backed operations on Facebook and Twitter.

Europe will see its third major heat event this year, with temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal.

“Why am I going to play the same thing that everyone else plays? Music is music,” he would say.

Fires in the Amazon rainforest show up clearly and ominously in satellite imagery, showing the increased deforestation trends that are putting the planet's carbon savings account and bastion of biodiversity at risk.

Scientists point to three main reasons – each the result of human activity.

After almost two decades of war, the Afghan insurgent group refuses to accept the key motivation of the 2001 U.S. invasion.

Amazon wildfires have spiked, sparking fears of land grabs for agriculture and the release of greenhouse gases that will accelerate global warming.

Trevor Mallard, speaker of Parliament, bottle-fed the 1-month-old son of Tamati Coffey on the chamber floor.

A group of parents filed a complaint to the U.N. this month accusing Japan of violating international child custody conventions.

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These days, the biggest threat to the G-7 lives in Washington, not Moscow.

The judge did not mince words in addressing the flag’s discriminatory symbolism under apartheid-era South Africa.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has called the idea “absurd,” a characterization that apparently offended the U.S. president.

The warning comes after mystery explosions in Iraq at weapons storage facilities controlled by Iranian-linked groups.

At least two dozen people have died after recent attacks on churches.

Denmark has stood behind the United States on the battlefield and in the diplomatic arena.

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