Defying Italy, captain of ship with 42 rescued migrants heads toward port

The Italian interior minister vowed fines, arrests and a boat seizure — and said other European countries should take responsibility for the migrants.
The Raikoke volcano erupts on Saturday. (NASA)
The Raikoke volcano erupts on Saturday. (NASA)

This volcano just erupted after nearly a century of silence. Astronauts captured the breathtaking scene from 254 miles above.

The aerial view of Raikoke and its plume, which may have been more than 50,000 feet tall, offers a perspective seldom seen during major eruptions.
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Facilities are bare-bones, classes are big and professor salaries are low.

Maduro’s communications minister called ex-spy chief Figuera a traitor, mercenary, slave — and “the hero of The Washington Post.”

A man and his 23-month old daughter, migrants from El Salvador, were swept away in the river waters in Brownsville, Tex., on Sunday. A graphic photo of them shocked the world.

Worries about eroding democracy now loom over the grounds.

Beijing has said it will not discuss the Hong Kong unrest at the summit in Japan.

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Ehud Barak announces a return to the political stage, giving a boost to the left-wing bloc.

For many, the wrenching photo recalled the image of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian boy who lay lifeless on a beach in a doomed attempt to reach Europe.

President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, are scheduled to meet for an hour Friday in Osaka, Japan.

Tehran’s atomic energy agency said it would step up uranium enrichment Thursday in breach of a nuclear deal with world powers.

The secretary of state traveled to India to smooth over a rough patch in relations, marked by the early signs of a trade war and the threat of U.S. sanctions over India buying a missile defense system from Russia.

Offended social media users used the hashtag #KimOhNo to express their outrage.

The U.S. military did not immediately provide details on the deaths, which occurred a day after a visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. But the Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the two were killed in an ambush.

This weekend’s election results were a stunning rebuke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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New York-based businessman Kai Li is serving a 10-year sentence following a secret trial in 2017.

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The White House may seek to ply the Palestinians with economic handouts, but it wants the Palestinians' political capitulation.

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Seoul: US, North Korea trying to narrow gap for new round of summit talks in contrast to rising Iran tensions

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The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that “nobody can fill.”

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The Australian government says it is “urgently seeking clarification” on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea

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The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament over European Union subsidies that were paid to his former business empire

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North Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington

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North Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington

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