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Among government critics in Cuba, there is a widespread sense that the crackdown by the island’s authoritarian rulers is far from over.

Before searching for unmarked graves at former residential schools, Indigenous people must have support systems in place to deal with the trauma that follows, says an Indigenous archaeologist leading Canada's search for burial sites. 

Simone Biles and Georginio Wijnaldum are not alike. There is no comparison. But, for one fleeting moment, it may be worth considering their stories in conjunction.

In Europe this summer, the rules keep changing. In Greece and Spain, some regions have brought back nighttime curfews. France requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to get into restaurants and more. Italy plans a similar mandate. 

A murder trial in Sweden threatens to unearth information about the mass executions in Iran more than three decades ago that the Iranian president-elect would prefer remain a secret. 

Those coronavirus sequences that were suddenly deleted from a database? Now they're back.

Three middle-distance runners from the International Olympic Committee Refugee Team are coming to Canada after the Games, with the help of a refugee resettlement program for students

In the pages of art history books and the halls of museums, the artist Janet Sobel is nowhere to be found. The Ukrainian-born immigrant created the style of drip painting that influenced Jackson Pollock and made him famous.

A reluctant celebrity, Ruth Pearl was thrust into the spotlight in 2001 after the brutal murder of her son, Daniel Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, by Muslim extremists. She has died at 85.

Roberta Calasso, a Renaissance man of letters and a Florentine by birth, was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Verdic philosophy, Greek mythology) who found a wide international readership. He has died at 80.

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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

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

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, already looking unusually embattled amid an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus cases, has been hit by a roiling corruption scandal that some say has a fin de siècle aura about it

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

Accusations of foreign infiltration, police complaints and arrests, and blocking the internet — analysts and critics see a pattern to the Modi government's response to dissenting voices, fearing it pushes India down a dangerous path of intolerance

The Feminist Coalition wants equality for Nigerian women, and they are turning their focus to issues like sexual violence, women’s education, financial equality and representation in politics. Meet some of the women behind the group.

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.

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