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Migrant laborers from Ethiopia are streaming home by the thousands, some of them with the coronavirus, adding to the woes of that struggling country.

Mexico has arrested the powerful leader of one of the cartels behind the country's record-high violence. But that may not be enough to bring down killings, analysts said. 

In a split second, his car was plummeting, nose down, the windshield darkened by dust and concrete blocks flying past him. "I am dead! I am dead!" he cried.

Telenovelas, iconic Mexican soap operas, were written off as too corny and simplistic to compete with higher-budget shows. Now they're roaring back.

Hundreds of millions of doses are being produced for a coronavirus vaccine candidate that might not even work. Inside a billionaire family’s big bet.

Moscow and most of Russia in recent weeks have thrown caution — and scientists' recommendations — to the wind. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said one bar patron (who is also a doctor).

“We ignore these voices at our own risk." A cohort of authoritarian Chinese thinkers is advancing Xi Jinping's agenda.

The police in Mexico captured El Marro, or The Mallet, the head of a cartel that contributed to Mexico's record-high violence by challenging both the government and much larger criminal groups

Jayden Nightingale, 22, goes out spearfishing three times a week and would soon be in the water to catch a feast for his brother’s birthday. “My mother asked for octopus,” he said.


Madrid has become the first major European city to reverse a ban on high-emissions vehicles and allow cars unfettered access to an area that was placed out of bounds for many less than a year ago

China is reviving one of its favorite conspiracy theories to defend a crackdown in Hong Kong, saying — without evidence — that protesters are "extremists" working with foreign countries to try to overthrow the government

King Juan Carlos came to Spain's throne with almost no money in 1975. Now the family's wealth is up to $2.3 billion

Germany has no monument to Adolf Hitler. Italy has none to Benito Mussolini. But Spain has the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica holding the remains of Francisco Franco. Now, a revived plan to exhume the dictator's remains has touched off a furor.

The death of two teenagers who were electrocuted while working at a McDonald's in Peru has opened a debate about whether the country is sacrificing safety for investment and jobs

Imam who masterminded terror attacks in Barcelona once provided information to Spanish secret service

Philippine lawmakers have shut down the country’s leading broadcast network, ABS-CBN, which President Rodrigo Duterte had accused of bias

The World Health Organization confirmed that Covid-19 is deadlier than the seasonal flu, but does not transmit as easily. Read the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak here.

Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan described India's leader, Narenda Modi, as a Hindu supremacist who intends to eradicate Kashmir’s mostly Muslim population and populate the region with Hindus