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Suicide Bombing on Afghan Education Department Kills 12

Suicide Bombing on Afghan Education Department Kills 12

Afghans removing the body of a man killed in a shooting and suicide bombing in Jalalabad on Wednesday, the second attack in the city in 24 hours.

Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce

Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce

Pope Francis, taking questions after his papal visit to Ireland, urged parents not to ignore their gay children or throw them out of the family.

Tweet on Massacre Anniversary Puts Harsh Light on Sinn Fein Member

Tweet on Massacre Anniversary Puts Harsh Light on Sinn Fein Member

A still from a video posted on Twitter by Barry McElduff with a loaf of Kingsmill bread.

‘A Slap in the Canadians’ Face.’ Ontario Steel Town Reacts to Trump’s Tariffs.

‘A Slap in the Canadians’ Face.’ Ontario Steel Town Reacts to Trump’s Tariffs.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a steel producer in Hamilton, Ontario.

United Nations Leader Warns of a Cash Shortage

United Nations Leader Warns of a Cash Shortage

Secretary General António Guterres of the United Nations said Thursday that delayed contributions by many member states had created a cash shortfall “unlike those we have experienced previously.”

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces standing guard in Raqqa in October after retaking the city from Islamic State fighters.

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

Prague’s famed Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, at the Old Town Square this month.

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Anne Bigham with some of the koalas she cares for at her home.

U.S. and Turkey Agree on Kurds’ Withdrawal From Syrian Town

U.S. and Turkey Agree on Kurds’ Withdrawal From Syrian Town

Kurdish fighters with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in operations against the Islamic State on the outskirts of Manbij in January.

Korea Talks Begin as Kim Jong-un Crosses to South’s Side of DMZ

Korea Talks Begin as Kim Jong-un Crosses to South’s Side of DMZ

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, walked across the inter-Korean border to meet the South’s president, Moon Jae-in. No North Korean leader had made the journey in the two countries’ 70-year history of bitter rivalry.

Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

While a ceremony to mark the relocation of the United States Embassy took place in Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinians protested. In Gaza, at least 50 people were killed by Israeli forces as demonstrators tried to cross the border fence.

U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes

U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes

At a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the president’s recent comments about North Korea no longer being a nuclear threat were made with “eyes wide open.”

Hillsborough Police Commander Faces Trial in 95 Soccer Deaths

Hillsborough Police Commander Faces Trial in 95 Soccer Deaths

Injured soccer fans on the field at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989. The disaster left 96 people dead.

Despite U.N. Cease-Fire, Syrian Forces Begin New Attacks in Rebel-Held Enclave

Despite U.N. Cease-Fire, Syrian Forces Begin New Attacks in Rebel-Held Enclave

The Syrian government began new air strikes on Sunday in the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus.

To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

M., who was kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery and raped repeatedly by fighters with the Islamic State, wept as she prepared to leave for Germany in January under a resettlement program. She was in a camp for internally displaced Yazidis near Dohuk, Iraq.

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

Taking the stage at a transgender beauty pageant this month in Maria Respondo, a village in Minglanilla, Philippines. The heavily Catholic country is known for its conservatism, yet remarkably tolerant of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.


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