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Spade-toothed whales are the world’s rarest, with no live sightings ever recorded. No one knows how many there are, what they eat, or even where they live in the vast expanse of the southern … more
Rwandans are voting in an election that is expected to extend the 30-year rule of President Paul Kagame. Some voters in the capital Kigali arrived as early as 5 a.m. and waited for polls to open … more
Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu. The leader of the Nepal’s largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named prime minister on … more
Syrians are voting for members of a new parliament in an election that is expected to hold few surprises. The outcome could pave the way for a constitutional amendment to extend the term of President … more
Quinn Schansman dreamed of becoming the youngest-ever CEO of an American company. A decade ago, he’d just finished the first year of an international business degree in Amsterdam as a first step … more
Fifty years after war cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, tensions are flaring again along the 180-kilometer-long United Nations controlled buffer zone in an already tumultuous region. The divide … more
Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not … more
King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer treatment. The trip, … more
The leader of the Nepal’s largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, has been named the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister following the collapse of a previous coalition government. A … more
Some conservation-minded Kenyans are trying to protect threatened mangroves from loggers by hiding beehives in them. One longtime resident on the country's Indian Ocean coastline recalls pleading … more
Over the past decade, Russia has seen a sharp increase in treason and espionage cases. Lawyers and experts say prosecutions for these high crimes started to grow after 2014 — the year that Russia … more
Russian shelling of Ukraine has killed three people as the two countries exchanged drone attacks, one of which set ablaze a Russian oil depot. Ukraine has in recent months stepped up aerial assaults … more
A Pakistani court has overturned the conviction and seven-year prison sentence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife in the case of the couple’s alleged 2018 unlawful marriage. … more
North Korea has threatened to boost its nuclear fighting capability and make the U.S. and South Korea pay “an unimaginably harsh price” as it slams its rivals’ new defense guidelines that it … more
The United Nations chief is appealing for funding for the beleaguered U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the Middle East. He's also accusing Israel of issuing … more
Prosecutors in northern Mexico say they’ll investigate after the body of a long-missing man was found after months lying unidentified in a state morgue. The man's desperate mother, Virginia de la … more
Caribbean officials are demanding more access to funding and help in fighting climate change just weeks after Hurricane Beryl devastated the region. The urgent request was made Friday at an OAS … more
A two-story school has collapsed during morning classes in north-central Nigeria, trapping about 120 students and teachers, and setting off a frantic search for those in the rubble. A local … more
Mexican authorities have slapped a “closure” order on a 10-foot tall aquatic statue of the Greek god of the sea Poseidon that was erected in May in the Gulf of Mexico just off the beach in the … more
We hear you: That was the simple message offered to a group of young people hosted in London by King Charles III. Charles also invited Hollywood megastar Idris Elba and Prime Minister Keir Starmer to … more
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