Samoan children are dying of measles. So New Zealanders are sending child-size coffins.

Perhaps nothing captures the tragic scale of the epidemic more than the sudden demand for small coffins. Most of the 63 people who have died in the outbreak were younger than 4.

83 not-very-flattering things foreign officials have said about Trump

From the start of his candidacy and throughout his presidency, President Trump has attracted foreign criticism like no other.
The International Bridge between Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, Canada. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)
The International Bridge between Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, Canada. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

To reach this Canadian island, mail crosses through Maine. Now U.S. agents are opening it.

Campobello Islanders worry Customs and Border Patrol agents could find reasons to ban them at the border.
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Top Russian diplomat to visit Washington in first visit since 2017 Oval Office controversy, officials say

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The White House is mum on a meeting with President Trump.
Reported test comes as the reclusive country’s senior diplomat said denuclearization is off the negotiating table.
The history of foreign military training in the United States goes back to the Cold War era.
Xiyue Wang was arrested while conducting research and charged with spying. U.S. officials had called the allegations baseless.
Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang was arrested in 2016 while conducting research for his dissertation. He was convicted of espionage and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The State Department, Princeton and academics from across the country have insisted Wang’s conviction was unjust. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement on Twitter on […]
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Former New York mayor’s trip to the country at the center of the impeachment scandal sends a brazen signal of disregard for House proceedings.
Johnson is ahead in the polls, but days before an election, voters have questions about him.
Unknown assailants fired on protesters and threw molotov cocktails, killing at least a dozen, officials said.
The visit to the Holocaust site comes just two months after a deadly synagogue shooting in Halle.
The expanding measles outbreak in Samoa comes amid a global surge in new cases, according to a new report.
Volodymyr Zelensky was thrust into Washington’s impeachment drama. The stakes are even higher when he meets Putin on Monday.
The president has routinely spoken to Giuliani and others on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring, according to current and former officials.
Activists assailed the deaths of the four men as extrajudicial killings, though others praised the officers’ actions.
Russia could finally be moving toward a law combating abuse against women.
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The plight of climate refugees seems anathema to a Trump administration defined by its hostility to migrants and skepticism of climate change.
Giuliani later said some U.S. aid to Ukraine could face “major obstacles” without investigations into Joe Biden.
Teens in Argentina are rewriting the rules of the Spanish language to eliminate gender in order to change what they see as a deeply gendered culture. Their efforts are at the center of a global debate over gender, amid the growing visibility of non-binary identities and a wave of feminist movements worldwide.
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Hundreds of children born to North Korean women and Chinese men have resettled in South Korea, but life is often tough
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Police say at least 43 people have died in a fire that broke out in a building in a crowded grains market in central New Delhi
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A doctor at a government-run hospital says at least 34 people have died in a major fire in central New Delhi
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President Donald Trump says Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him
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North Korea says it has carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it when it entered denuclearization talks with the U
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