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.
Tommaso Perina hasn’t seen his son or daughter since 2017, after his wife absconded with the children. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tommaso Perina hasn’t seen his son or daughter since 2017, after his wife absconded with the children. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Parental child abduction becomes a diplomatic embarrassment for Japan ahead of G-7

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

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.

Europe to see third major heat event this year with temperatures 15-20 degrees above normal

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.

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

The area razed by fire has more than doubled in two years. Scientists warn that the world’s largest rainforest is approaching a tipping point.

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.

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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.

The Chinese state has taken aim at Hong Kong’s flagship airline, subjecting its staff to unprecedented scrutiny and pressure.

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The U.S. acting homeland security secretary has met with officials of Central America and Colombia to discuss fighting drug trafficking and migrant smuggling

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A U.N. fact-finding mission says sexual violence by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide

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