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Washington Post World News
Jul 20, 2024

Israel strikes Yemen after Houthis claimed drone attack in Tel Aviv
Israel's attack Saturday heralded a further expansion of the war in Gaza, and added a volatile new dynamic to what has become a building regional conflict.

Washington Post World News
Jul 20, 2024

Toll in Bangladesh protests tops 100 as Dhaka falls quiet under curfew
Dhaka and several other Bangladeshi cities have been engulfed by protests in opposition to a new policy reserving a portion of government jobs for certain groups.

Washington Post World News
Jul 20, 2024

Toll in Bangladesh protests rises above 100 as Dhaka falls quiet under curfew
Dhaka and several other Bangladeshi cities have been engulfed by protests in opposition to a new policy reserving a portion of government jobs for certain groups.

Washington Post World News
Jul 20, 2024

Toll in Bangladesh rises beyond 100 as Dhaka falls quiet under curfew
Dhaka and several other Bangladeshi cities have been engulfed by protests in opposition to a new policy reserving a portion of government jobs for certain groups.

Washington Post World News
Jul 20, 2024

In this city, people say Russia must defeat Ukraine and the West at any cost
The Post visited Kirov, in western Russia, where residents say President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine is a fight for Russia's survival against the U.S. and NATO.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Afghanistan War Commission opens inquiry of America's longest conflict
The Afghanistan War Commission will study the conflict's myriad failures with a mandate to recommend how the U.S. can avoid a repeat performance.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

At least 40 Haitian migrants killed in boat fire
They were heading for Turks and Caicos, the International Organization for Migration said.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Why do we blush? Research subjects watched their own karaoke to find out.
Participants in a new study blushed while watching videos of themselves singing popular karaoke songs from Adele, Mariah Carey and "Frozen."

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Bangladesh imposes curfew after dozens killed in anti-government protests
Schools and universities have been closed indefinitely, and authorities have cut mobile internet services nationwide, citing the need to curb disinformation.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Israel should evacuate settlements, pay reparations, ICJ says
Israel described the request for the court to weigh in as biased and an "abuse of international law and the judicial process."

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

What caused the Windows outages affecting flights, companies around the world
Microsoft said it was aware of an issue affecting Windows programs running cybersecurity technology from CrowdStrike. Here's how flights, hospitals and services were affected.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Dozens killed, internet disrupted in Bangladesh anti-government protests
Schools and universities have been closed indefinitely, and authorities have cut mobile internet services nationwide, citing the need to curb disinformation.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Russian court convicts journalist Evan Gershkovich, imposes 16-year sentence
Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter accredited by Russia's Foreign Ministry, was arrested in March 2023 in a case his employer called hostage-taking.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

What the death of leader Nguyen Phu Trong means for Vietnam
Trong presided over a period of greater economic openness and a domestic political crackdown as Vietnam became a swing state in Asia's great power games.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

See how Social Security retirement benefits stack up globally
A look at how the U.S. public pension system stacks up to more than 100 others, in five charts.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Yemen's Houthis claim drone strike near U.S. Embassy branch in Tel Aviv
One person was killed and at least five injured in the attack, which Israeli officials say probably came from Yemen.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Russian prosecutor seeks 18 years in prison for journalist Evan Gershkovich
Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter accredited by Russia's Foreign Ministry, was arrested in March 2023 in a case his employer called hostage-taking.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Inside Sudan, devastating warfare forces desperate choices
A rare trip by Post journalists to five Sudanese cities revealed starvation, mass displacement — and acts of stunning heroism.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

As Israel ramps up strikes in Gaza, civilians have nowhere left to go
Palestinians and humanitarian workers have said the wave of recent attacks are similar in intensity and lethality to those in the early weeks of the war.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Israel says Gaza war winding down despite rise in deadly civilian strikes
Palestinians and humanitarian workers have said the wave of recent attacks are similar in intensity and lethality to those in the early weeks of the war.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

Houthis claim deadly drone strike near U.S. Embassy office in Tel Aviv
One person was killed and seven injured in the attack, which took place hours after the Israeli air force killed two Hezbollah commanders in Lebanon.

Washington Post World News
Jul 19, 2024

The Trump-Vance ticket aligns the GOP with Europe's far right
Trump's GOP is participating in the same conversation taking place in many countries in Europe.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

‘I Divorce You': Dubai princess's Instagram declaration defies custom
"I divorce you, I divorce you, and I Divorce You," wrote Sheikha Mahra, invoking the practice of triple talaq, which allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by saying the Arabic word for divorce three times.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

New U.K. prime minister seeks reset with Europe after years of squabbling
Keir Starmer has said Britain won't be rejoining the E.U. But he used a summit at Blenheim Palace to begin patching things up with European leaders.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

The Persian Gulf is enduring life-threatening heat indexes above 140 degrees
Water temperatures have reached 95 degrees

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Tense election raises concerns of new Venezuelan exodus to U.S.
About a quarter of the population has already fled Nicolás Maduro's rule. Of those who remain, 1 in 3 say they'll consider leaving if he is not defeated.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

The most unlikely city on Taylor Swift's Europe tour: Gelsenkirchen
This long down-on-its-luck German city is so pleased with its momentary good fortune that it has temporarily declared itself "Swiftkirchen."

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Smoke plumes may reach U.S. as wildfires in Canada erupt
One of the biggest eruptions of thick smoke from Canada's wildfires is beginning to drift south, with the Midwest, Great Lakes and eventually Northeast potentially in its path.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Russian court moves quickly in trial of journalist Evan Gershkovich
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed talks for a potential exchange deal for the Wall Street Journal reporter.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Listeria linked to nondairy products kills 2, sickens 10 in Canada
Health Canada recalled 18 plant-based milk products by Silk and Great Value. Danone, which owns Silk, says the 15 recalled products are not distributed outside Canada.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Citing poor health, Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong steps back from duties
Trong presided over a period of greater economic openness and a domestic political crackdown as Vietnam became a swing state in Asia's great power games.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Israeli right-wing minister visits Temple Mount, showcasing influence
Itamar Ben Gvir's visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound came one day after an Israeli delegation landed in Cairo to resume negotiations with Hamas through mediators.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Russian foreign minister confirms talks to free reporter Evan Gershkovich
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov all but declared jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to be guilty of spying but confirmed talks for a potential exchange.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

As a trafficker pursued dreams of soccer glory, investigators closed in
Sebastian Marset bounced from team to team as he indulged his soccer fantasy, sold tons of cocaine and tried to stay ahead of the law.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

A double life: The cocaine kingpin who hid as a professional soccer player
A trafficker in Latin America used his wealth to buy professional soccer teams and then fulfilled a boyhood dream: He inserted himself into the starting lineups.

Washington Post World News
Jul 18, 2024

Iran denies plot against Trump, after U.S. reports unspecified threat
U.S. intelligence officials have warned that Iran may seek to avenge the 2020 assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, which was authorized by Trump.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Pentagon ends troubled Gaza pier mission, shifts focus to Israeli port
The Gaza pier operation directed by President Biden enabled the delivery of millions of pounds of food but faced near-constant complications.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

This art museum has a new home for its ‘Picassos': The women's bathroom
A court ruled that the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia must admit men to a women-only lounge. So it moved some of its art to a ladies' restroom.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

China suspends nuclear talks with the U.S. over Taiwan arms sales
The Chinese announcement comes as U.S. policy on Taiwan hangs in the balance ahead of the November election.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Pentagon ends Gaza pier mission
The Gaza pier operation directed by President Biden enabled the delivery of millions of pounds of food but faced near-constant complications.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

King's Speech and parliamentary pomp mark major power shift in U.K.
During the State Opening of Parliament, King Charles wore a heavy crown, and the theatrics of the constitutional monarchy were on full display.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Cyanide, found in cups, probably killed 6 in Bangkok hotel room, officials say
Officials suspect the two Americans and four Vietnamese died of poisoning at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and may have been involved in a business dispute.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Paris mayor swims in the Seine, declares it clean for the Olympics
"It's pure happiness," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said afterward, having fulfilled her pledge to clean up the Seine ahead of the Olympic Games. Now officials hope it stays that way.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

With King's Speech, U.K.'s new Labour government defines ‘change'
In a speech delivered by King Charles, Prime Minister Kier Starmer will lay out how Labour will "rebuild Britain" with new industrial policies and green energy.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Wall Street Journal fires Hong Kong reporter who headed embattled press club
The Hong Kong Journalists Association has been accused in recent weeks by state-run media outlets in Hong Kong and China of destabilizing the city.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Hezbollah leader threatens new attacks on Israeli towns as tensions rise
Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah struck a victorious tone in a speech, claiming Israel has been exhausted by the fighting in Gaza and external pressures.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

As mobilization rules kick in, some Ukrainian men pay to flee, dodging draft
Some Ukrainian men are paying thousands of dollars to dodge the draft by hiring smugglers to escape the country as key provisions of a mobilization law take hold.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

With King's Speech, Britain's new Labour government defines ‘change'
In a speech delivered by King Charles, Prime Minister Kier Starmer will lay out how Labour will "rebuild Britain" with new industrial policies and green energy.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Cyanide traces discovered in cups of 6 people found dead in Bangkok hotel room
Thai police suspect the two Americans and four Vietnamese died of poisoning at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and may have been involved in a business dispute.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

A rarely seen Amazon tribe emerges from rainforest as loggers move in
Footage shows the isolated Mashco Piro tribe just miles from where logging companies have been granted concessions in the Peruvian Amazon.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Most birds avoid hurricanes. This species chases them, scientists say.
A study found that Desertas petrels, rare seabirds that live on a Portuguese island, follow hurricanes for days to search for prey in the Atlantic Ocean.

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

Hamas launched ‘systematic' attack on civilians on Oct. 7, report finds
A report by Human Rights Watch concluded Hamas targeted civilians intentionally, committing war crimes such as torture and the use of "human shields."

Washington Post World News
Jul 17, 2024

J.D. Vance's vocal admiration for Orban's Hungary tells its own story
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, consider the party's transformation into one of the world's leading illiberal nationalist movements.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

White House touts drop in border crossings to counter GOP crime focus
Illegal crossings along U.S.-Mexico border have declined more than 50 percent in the weeks since President Biden used emergency measures to curb asylum access.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Trump will push for hasty peace in Ukraine if elected, Hungary's Orban says
The Hungarian leader proposed that the E.U. consider changing its policy on the war in Ukraine, in a letter to European Council leadership that echoed Trump's foreign policy preferences.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

2 Americans among 6 found dead in Bangkok hotel room, officials say
An initial investigation indicates they were killed, say police, who found a spread of room service including fully consumed beverages and untouched food.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Israel says half of Hamas military leadership killed since Oct. 7
The announcement, which The Washington Post could not independently verify, came as local health authorities said 60 people were killed in strikes across Gaza.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

2 Americans among 6 dead found in Bangkok hotel room, officials say
An initial investigation indicates they were killed, say police, who found a spread of room service including fully consumed beverages and untouched food.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Two Americans among 6 dead found in Bangkok hotel room, officials say
The deaths at the Grand Hyatt Erawan could be a hit to Thailand's tourism industry, which the country's economy relies heavily on.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Russia convicts writer Masha Gessen; reporter Gershkovich seeks faster trial
In two politicized cases, Gessen, a Russian-born writer, is convicted of spreading fake news while Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is charged with espionage.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

‘Long live Donald Trump': Indians express their support after shooting
For many leaders and supporters of India's ruling BJP, the struggles of Donald Trump mirror their own battles against the opposition.

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Across river from lavish Indian wedding, frustration and flooded streets
The extravagant nuptials of Anant Ambani were a national Rorschach test: awe-inspiring showcase of Indian affluence or indictment of lopsided development?

Washington Post World News
Jul 16, 2024

Housing, once the ticket to wealth in China, is now draining fortunes
Communist Party officials are meeting this week to try to stabilize the slowing Chinese economy. But they're not tackling the biggest problem: the property crisis.

Washington Post World News
Jul 15, 2024

Gambia keeps ban on female genital cutting after fears it would be repealed
The decision by the National Assembly follows nearly a year of heated debate in this West African nation.

Washington Post World News
Jul 15, 2024

Biden made a bold deal with Venezuela's strongman. Will it pay off?
The United States suspended crippling sanctions on the authoritarian government of Nicolás Maduro in exchange for Maduro's promise of a free and fair election.

Washington Post World News
Jul 15, 2024

Israel's military, worn down by Gaza, looks warily toward war in Lebanon
As Israel trades threats with Hezbollah, there are fears that the military is overstretched and its resources depleted after nine months of war against Hamas.

Washington Post World News
Jul 15, 2024

Two earlier assassination attempts shadow Trump shooting
Two earlier, instructive precedents suggest that our politics are unlikely to calm down in the wake of the Trump assassination attempt.

Washington Post World News
Jul 14, 2024

Princess Catherine steps into spotlight again after cancer announcement
Catherine, Princess of Wales, presented the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on Sunday after the Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

Washington Post World News
Jul 14, 2024

Olympic flame arrives in Paris, at the center of Bastille Day parade
Authorities limited the number of spectators this year, citing space constraints and security concerns. The Olympics opening ceremony takes place on July 26.

Washington Post World News
Jul 14, 2024

Princess Catherine to step into spotlight again after cancer announcement
Catherine, Princess of Wales, will present the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy on Sunday after the Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

Washington Post World News
Jul 14, 2024

World leaders react to Trump rally shooting: ‘A tragedy for our democracies'
Leaders from France, Canada, India, China and elsewhere condemned political violence and sent well-wishes to the former president.

Washington Post World News
Jul 14, 2024

As Gambia weighs end to genital-cutting ban, this girl was cut behind mother's back
The West African country could become the first in the world to overturn a prohibition on female genital cutting.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Israeli strikes targeting Hamas military leader kill 90 in Gaza
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that "there is still no absolute certainty" that Mohammed Deif was killed.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Who is Mohammed Deif, Hamas military commander targeted by Israel?
Israel's military says it targeted Mohammed Deif, the commander of Hamas's military wing, in a strike Saturday.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

At least 90 killed in Israeli strike targeting Hamas military leader
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that "there is still no absolute certainty" that Mohammed Deif was killed.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Princess Kate will present trophy to men's Wimbledon winner, palace says
It would be the second public appearance for Catherine, Princess of Wales, since announcing that she has cancer.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

These are Hamas's top leaders
The group has both a political and military wing. Some of its leaders are public figures while others operate in the shadows.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Asia's richest man is hosting a ‘spectacular,' ‘vulgar,' star-studded wedding
Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani's son, has married Radhika Merchant. Here's what to know about the glitzy, glamorous and controversial wedding in Mumbai.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Princess Kate will attend men's Wimbledon final, palace says
It would be the second public appearance for Catherine, Princess of Wales, since announcing that she has cancer.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Israel targets Hamas military leader; 71 killed in Mawasi strike, officials say
Israeli officials said the IDF had targeted the leader of Hamas's military wing, Mohammed Deif, as Gaza's Health Ministry said at least 71 people had been killed.

Washington Post World News
Jul 13, 2024

Germany is forcing some asylum seekers to work, when they just want real jobs
Germany's debate over migrants and jobs comes against the backdrop of an economy in desperate need of new workers as the population ages.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

Taliban tries reconciling science and religion in facing climate change
Afghanistan's rulers, cut off from foreign assistance, are tackling climate change on their own while debating whether it is God's doing or a foreign plot.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

Israel, Hamas inch closer to Gaza cease-fire deal, but gaps remain
Officials said that while Israel and Hamas appear closer to a cease-fire deal, new Israeli demands and disagreements over details are still at issue.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

After abuse revelations, professors grapple with how to teach Munro
Alice Munro, Canada's only Nobel laureate in literature, stayed with her husband after he admitted abusing her daughter. Canadians are now reassessing a national icon.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

After weeks of protests, Kenya's president sacks his much reviled ministers
Just six weeks ago, President William Ruto was visiting the White House and basking as a top U.S. ally in Africa, but Kenya has since exploded with anti-corruption protests.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

U.S.-China rivalry enters a new sphere: Who can best carry a tune
A Chinese television show featuring live performances by Americans including Adam Lambert has audiences questioning the quality of domestic singers.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

This Trader Joe's seasoning is a hot item. In South Korea, it's illegal.
Jars of Everything But the Bagel seasoning are being seized at the airport because they contain poppy seeds, which South Korean law classifies as a narcotic.

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

Delta apologizes for post disparaging attendants' Palestinian flag pins
Delta said the now-deleted post, which appeared to sympathize with an X user who complained about cabin crew wearing the pins, "was not in line with our values."

Washington Post World News
Jul 12, 2024

NATO sets its sights on China
The explosion of the war in Ukraine and the increasingly global nature of security threats has thrust China into the spotlight.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Freed Israeli hostage recalls joy of rescue, depression in captivity
Andrey Kozlov was kidnapped by Palestinian militants. He spent eight months in captivity in Gaza and was freed last month by Israeli commandos.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

U.S., Germany foiled Russian plot to assassinate CEO of arms manufacturer, officials say
Armin Papperger is the head of Rheinmetall, a major German arms manufacturer that has been a key supplier of artillery shells and tanks for Ukraine.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Russia vows response if U.S. puts longer-range missiles in Germany
A Kremlin spokesman said the stationing of Tomahawk and hypersonic weapons in Europe was a "very serious threat to our national security."

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Republicans to NATO leaders: Take Trump seriously, not literally
NATO's importance is a rare area of agreement in Congress, but Democrats fear the GOP won't stand up to Trump were he to take back the White House.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

U.S. will soon end its troubled Gaza pier mission, Pentagon says
The Pentagon's floating pier off Gaza, announced by President Biden in March, has been sidelined several times by poor weather and rough seas.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Israeli military says it failed to protect Gaza border town on Oct. 7
Israeli leaders are under intense public pressure to account for the security collapse that allowed Hamas militants to attack communities on the Gaza border.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Kenya president fires cabinet after nationwide anti-corruption protests
Just six weeks ago, President William Ruto was visiting the White House and basking as a top U.S. ally in Africa, but Kenya has since exploded with anti-corruption protests.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Biden administration disturbed by Modi-Putin visit during NATO summit
The United States is trying to build a growing alliance with India to counter China, but an independent streak complicates relations.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

U.S. military fails to reconnect Gaza pier, says mission will end soon
The Pentagon's floating pier off Gaza, directed by President Biden in March, has been sidelined several times by poor weather and rough seas.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Mexico's new leader is a climate expert. Can she save an oil nation?
Claudia Sheinbaum is vowing to make Mexico a global leader in climate change, weaning it off fossil fuels. But she's hemmed in by politics and a lack of money.

Washington Post World News
Jul 11, 2024

Buckingham Palace's East Wing (the one with the balcony) opens to the public
Allowing tours of the palace's East Wing for the first time is part of King Charles III's ever-so-slight opening of royal residences.

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