Death toll rises to 27 in Delhi violence as Modi issues plea for calm

February 26, 2020

Mobs of Hindus and Muslims threw stones and crude gasoline bombs. Witnesses said Indian police joined crowds shouting Hindu nationalist slogans and fired indiscriminately.…

Lawyer says Assange shouldn’t face ‘political’ extradition

February 26, 2020

A lawyer for Julian Assange has argued that the WikiLeaks founder should not be sent to the United States because a U.K.-U.S. treaty bans extradition for political offenses…

UK offers guarantee over evidence in Grenfell fire probe

February 26, 2020

Britain’s attorney general has offered a guarantee not to use oral comments from witnesses testifying before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in subsequent prosecutions over the fire that killed 72 people…

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

February 26, 2020

Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president have discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of Australian school girls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader’s visit…

World Health Organization: China not sharing data on coronavirus infections among health-care workers

February 26, 2020

Such figures are critical in understanding the spread of the virus. Still, the U.N. body continues to praise Beijing.…

A Syrian offensive inside embattled Idlib wreaks terror on children

February 26, 2020

Children in the province have died in the cold and withered away because of severe malnutrition as their parents desperately search for food. In bedrooms or schoolyards, they have been blasted by airstrikes or artillery shells.…

The Trump plan casts a shadow over Israel’s election

February 26, 2020

U.S. and Israeli officials started mapping out potential areas of the West Bank for annexation just days before a third general election in less than a year.…

World powers: ‘serious concerns’ about Iran’s atom program

February 26, 2020

The world powers that remain party to the nuclear deal with Iran expressed “serious concerns” about Tehran’s violations of the pact at a meeting in Vienna, while acknowledging that time was running out to find a way to salvage it…

Thai student rallies protest dissolution of opposition party

February 26, 2020

Thailand’s normally docile students are holding rallies around the country to express their discontent with the established political order…

South Africa giving billions to struggling state-owned firms

February 26, 2020

South Africa has announced an additional $3.5 billion in government spending for struggling state-owned power utility Eskom and national carrier South African Airways over the next three years…

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

February 26, 2020

Brazil’s government has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in Latin America…

UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

February 26, 2020

The United Nations says rival Libyan politicians convened in Geneva for talks aimed at ending the latest fighting over the Libyan capital, Tripoli…

Live updates: Trump appoints Pence to lead virus response as U.S. confirms its first case of unknown origin

February 26, 2020

The first U.S coronavirus case of unknown origin was confirmed in Northern California on Wednesday, according to a person briefed on the case.…

Prince Harry asks to ‘just be called Harry’ at event in Scotland

February 26, 2020

The move follows weeks of debate in Britain over the couple’s titles and future of their Sussex Royal brand.…

Duterte says Philippines can survive without America

February 26, 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact…

Baghdad’s revolutionaries build a beach

February 26, 2020

The new beach is just one of several ways in which Iraq’s uprising has changed the face of the city center. Nearby, Tahrir Square been has transformed from a busy traffic circle to a protest camp.…

Iran struggles to contain coronavirus outbreak, putting Middle East countries at risk

February 26, 2020

The virus has appeared in multiple Iranian cities, and infections in five Middle Eastern nations have been traced back to Iran.…

Police in Burundi say 22 ‘evil-doers’ killed near capital

February 26, 2020

Police in Burundi say they have killed 22 “evil-doers” near the country’s economic capital, Bujumbura…

Mapping the spread of the new coronavirus

February 26, 2020

Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China.…

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

February 26, 2020

Italy is seeking to calm fears and rally international support for its efforts to contain the coronavirus even as its caseload rose to 374…

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

February 26, 2020

The fight against the new virus is continuing, with crews scrubbing everything from money to buses and quarantines in effect in places from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific…

Syrian troops push into last rebel area, hit civilian sites

February 26, 2020

Syrian government forces have captured dozens of villages, including major rebel strongholds, over the past few days in the last opposition-held area in the country’s northwest…

Syrian army hits civilian sites in relentless Idlib campaign

February 26, 2020

Syrian troops have bombed civilian targets in the northwestern Idlib province, pushing ahead with their military campaign to recapture the last rebel stronghold in the country…

Maps show where coronavirus started and why officials are so worried

February 26, 2020

Since late December, more than 800 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.…

Mexico president ties shootout dead to drug consumption

February 26, 2020

Mexico’s president has suggested without offering evidence that most of those killed in the country’s cartel- and gang-fueled firefights are high on drugs or intoxicated…

Ex-Trump Mideast envoy joins Israeli venture capital firm

February 26, 2020

A leading Israeli venture capital firm says it’s hired the Trump administration’s former Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt as a business developer for the region…

Italy’s economy was scary enough. Then came coronavirus.

February 26, 2020

Milan offices sit empty, while foreign tourists cancel trips to Venice.…

Saudi military students resume US flight training

February 26, 2020

Military students from Saudi Arabia are resuming flight training at U.S. bases, nearly three months after a Saudi trainee shot and killed three U.S. Navy sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida…

US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

February 26, 2020

The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea…

US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

February 26, 2020

The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea…

Scotland moves to become first nation to make pads and tampons free

February 26, 2020

The plan is a big win for the global movement to remove so-called “tampon taxes” that classify sanitary pads as luxury items.…

Victims of New Delhi’s deadly communal clashes fill hospital

February 26, 2020

At least 20 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in New Delhi…

Victims of New Delhi’s deadly communal clashes fill hospital

February 26, 2020

At least 20 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in New Delhi…

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders ‘horrifying comment’

February 26, 2020

Israel’s foreign minister has denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders for what the diplomat called his “horrifying comment” about Jerusalem…

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders ‘horrifying comment’

February 26, 2020

Israel’s foreign minister has denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders for what the diplomat called his “horrifying comment” about Jerusalem…

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

February 26, 2020

Egypt is holding a full-honors military funeral for former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising…

Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute

February 26, 2020

Ethiopia says it will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan…

China slams US over ‘attack’ on its candidate to UN body

February 26, 2020

A Chinese ambassador has derided a U.S. “attack” against China’s candidate to head the specialized U.N. agency that monitors and tracks intellectual property such as patents, trademarks and industrial designs, a lucrative and crucial part of the growing digital age…

Nexhmije Hoxha, wife of late Albanian dictator, dies

February 26, 2020

Nexhmije Hoxha, the widow of Albania’s late communist dictator Enver Hoxha, has died…

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

February 26, 2020

Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president have discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of Australian schoolgirls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader’s visit…

Virus fears keep guests trapped in sunny ‘luxurious prison’

February 26, 2020

More than 100 guests could be released in coming hours from a 4-star resort in Spain’s Canary Islands that’s been under lock-down over fears of a further spread of the new coronavirus…

Malaysia’s Mohamad says will return as PM if he has support

February 26, 2020

Mahathir Mohamad says he will return as Malaysia’s prime minister if he has majority support from lawmakers…

Thousands caught in floods in Indonesia’s sinking capital

February 25, 2020

Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia’s capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport networks…

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime

February 25, 2020

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez says the recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman that has shocked and angered many in the U.S. territory is likely a hate crime…

Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

February 25, 2020

About 1,000 Taiwanese are stuck behind doors in locked-down Chinese cities because their government cannot agree with China on how to arrange charter flights back to Taiwan…

Justices find that parents of Mexican teen slain by Border Patrol agent cannot sue in U.S. courts

February 25, 2020

Ginsburg, writing dissent for liberal colleagues, says there is “no good reason why Hernández’s parents should face a closed courtroom door.”…

French Total to drill exploratory well off Lebanese coast

February 25, 2020

French oil giant Total and the Lebanese government say the drill ship that will set up the first oil and gas exploration well off the coast has arrived in Lebanese waters…

French Total to drill exploratory well off Lebanese coast

February 25, 2020

French oil giant Total and the Lebanese government say the drill ship that will set up the first oil and gas exploration well off the coast has arrived in Lebanese waters…

East Timor’s premier offers resignation after budget fails

February 25, 2020

East Timor’s prime minister offered his resignation after the budget failed to pass in Parliament…

Race to form Malaysian gov’t heats up, eyes on Mahathir

February 25, 2020

After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week…

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