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After lawmaker’s slaying, British police conduct searches as possible terrorism links probed
(Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)
Potential Islamist extremist links explored for a 25-year-old man arrested after the fatal stabbing of David Amess.
By Karla Adam and William Booth1 hour ago
U.S. plans to make condolence payments to families of Afghans killed in mistaken drone strike
The Pentagon has pledged to make undisclosed “ex gratia condolence payments” to Afghan families, after a botched drone strike in August.
By Adela Suliman
In Kashmir, militants target minority civilians, stoking fears of a return to violent past
The ratcheting tensions come amid a crackdown by the Indian government in Kashmir.
By Niha Masih and Shams Irfan
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World
Killing of British lawmaker highlights risks to elected officials around the world
The security threat that lawmakers face varies around the world, but apart from the most senior elected officials, few receive round-the-clock protection.
By Amy Cheng
Africa
Kenyan police called a suspected serial child killer a ‘vampire.’ A mob beat him to death after his escape.
Authorities said Masten Wanjala, whose alleged acts were splashed across Kenyan newspaper front pages, had confessed to the homicides of at least 10 children.
By Rael Ombuor, Rachel Chason and Amy Cheng
Europe
Earthshot Prize: These innovations could win 1 million pounds from Prince William
The inaugural awards will be presented on Sunday.
By Karla Adam and William Booth
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Europe
Italy begins enforcing one of the world’s strictest workplace vaccine mandates, risking blowback
In Italy, 80 percent of the eligible population has been immunized, but there have been fierce protests from the unvaccinated.
By Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli
What is happening in Beirut?
The escalation could strain what remains of stability in a country teetering on the brink, under the compounding strains of violence, shortages, economic meltdown, distrust of institutions and the coronavirus pandemic.
By Sammy Westfall
Europe
British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents
The attack on David Amess of the Conservative Party in Essex was an act of terrorism, police said, and a suspect has been arrested.
By William Booth and Adela Suliman
Obituaries
Hubert Germain, last French WWII ‘Companion of the Liberation,’ dies at 101
He fought with Free French Forces in North Africa and Europe, helping liberate France from Nazi occupation.
By Phil Davison
Europe
Queen Elizabeth II expresses irritation at world leaders who won’t commit to COP climate summit
Her remarks weren’t meant for public consumption but were picked up on a microphone.
By Karla Adam
Asia
Christchurch city council ends contract with ‘wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and relevant offshore areas’
The city council of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday issued a decision that paid little heed to J.R.R. Tolkien’s most essential dictum: “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
By Sammy Westfall
Asia
Suicide bombers hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan killing dozens — the second such attack in a week
The attack comes a week after an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the northern city of Kunduz.
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad, Helier Cheung and Susannah George
World
A wary Beirut reels after deadly gun battle raises fears of renewed conflict
The fighting erupted at a rally Hezbollah organized against the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion.
By Ellen Francis and Sarah Dadouch
Asia
U.S. law firm Mayer Brown to cease work for University of Hong Kong in dispute over Tiananmen memorial’s removal
The move comes after a controversy about a statue commemorating Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre that had stood at Hong Kong’s oldest university for 24 years.
By Adam Taylor and Shibani Mahtani
Asia
China sends three astronauts to new space station
The crew for China's mission includes the first woman to visit its space station.
By Sammy Westfall
Europe
The Vatican has three jail cells, one prisoner — and suddenly, a surge of people on trial
Previously, the church tended to emphasize spiritual penitence over penitentiaries.
By Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli
Asia
A deadly clash at India’s farmer protests points to a growing challenge for Modi’s BJP
Farmers in India say they were rammed by an SUV carrying a politician's son, who denies he was even there. The incident has touched a raw nerve.
By Gerry Shih and Taniya Dutta
Asia & Pacific
Green sky at night over Taiwan’s islands heralds a different kind of squid game
Chinese fishing boats mounted with green LED lights surround the Matsu chain, unnerving local residents.
By Alicia Chen and Lily Kuo
Asia & Pacific
One of the world’s toughest coronavirus quarantine regimes is finally ending
New South Wales will drop quarantine requirements for returning travelers, blowing a hole in a system known as ‘Fortress Australia.’
By Michael E. Miller
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World
Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh
Protester have erupted for a second day in Bangladesh’s capital, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority
By Associated Press1 hour ago
World
Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure
The families of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast last year have reaffirmed their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion
By Bassem Mroue | AP1 hour ago
World
Turkey's Erdogan bids farewell to Merkel after 16 years
Two of Europe’s longest serving leaders have paid tribute to one another as Turkishh President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final visit to Turkey for farewell talks overlooking the Bosporus
By Andrew Wilks | AP1 hour ago
World
Court upholds new 1-year sentence for Iranian-British woman
A lawyer says an Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison
By Associated Press2 hours ago
World
Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan
The Islamic State group says its members are responsible for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan
By Associated Press
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1Marine’s court-martial highlights the military straining to deal with partisan politics
2Green sky at night over Taiwan’s islands heralds a different kind of squid game
3U.S. plans to make condolence payments to families of Afghans killed in mistaken drone strike
4Kenyan police called a suspected serial child killer a ‘vampire.’ A mob beat him to death after his escape.
5British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents
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