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“We are forecasting widespread destruction,” a Philippine official said of Typhoon Goni, which is expected to make landfall on Sunday

“We’ve seen bobtail squids and dumbo octopuses where we say, ‘Wow, this is the cutest thing,’” said marine biologist Valerie Cornet. “This one was weird-looking, and looking at us with its weird eye.”

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is weighing plans to lock down Britain for as long as a month following a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths

“We’re going to be more insular,” said Geoff Raby, Australia’s former ambassador to China. “We’re sleepwalking right into that.”

Sean Connery has died at 90. Born in Edinburgh’s slums, he became famous as the first James Bond and went on to a long, award-winning film career

Having lived through President Trump's impulsiveness, and disdain for allies and dalliances with adversaries, the world is on tenterhooks waiting to see whether the U.S. will stay the course

The Turkish city of Izmir held out hope for news of survivors as dramatic rescues unfolded one day after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake killed at least 30 people in Turkey and Greece, injured over 800 and leveled numerous residential buildings

As Russian provinces are hit hard by a second Covid-19 wave, hospital and morgue workers have posted grim videos showing piles of bodies in black plastic bags

“When my story became a public case, things changed.” Young women in Egypt are using TikTok and Instagram to challenge a state that polices their morality while allowing sexual assaults against them to go unpunished.

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Thai officials imposed an emergency decree in Bangkok, banning gatherings of five or more people. At least three protest leaders were arrested.

Thousands of students are taking part in a youth revolt in Thailand against the powerful military’s influence in schools. “They want us to be like robots,” said one of the students.

Nigerian security forces opened fire at demonstrators against police brutality, escalating the crisis that has gripped the country

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

Nigerian security forces opened fire Tuesday night at demonstrators against police brutality, escalating the crisis that has gripped the country

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

Tens of thousands of outraged women in Poland converged in the capital to denounce the high-court's ruling banning abortions. The protests capped a week of the biggest demonstrations in Poland since the fall of communism in 1989.

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.

Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media tycoon in Hong Kong, became the most high-profile target of the city's new national security law when he was arrested on Monday on suspicion of colluding with foreign powers

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