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Pakistan: Police kill 5 suspected separatists in southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani security forces, acting on intelligence, raided a suspected hideout of a separatist group in southwestern Baluchistan province on Monday, triggering a shootout that killed five insurgents, the province's counter-terrorism
Taiwan President Tsai visits naval base amid Chinese threats

Taiwan President Tsai visits naval base amid Chinese threats

KEELUNG, Taiwan — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen visited a naval base on Monday to thank sailors and marines for their dedication to protecting the island amid renewed threats from China, vowing not to allow the loss of “any single inch" of territo
Harvard professor ignites uproar over 'comfort women' claims

Harvard professor ignites uproar over 'comfort women' claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves in wartime Japan had actually chosen to work as prostitutes.
French aviation billionaire, pilot die in helicopter crash

French aviation billionaire, pilot die in helicopter crash

PARIS — A French billionaire aviation industrialist and member of parliament has died in a helicopter crash along with the pilot, authorities said.
Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral changes

Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral changes

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday said the city's government “fully welcomes” changes to the city’s electoral system that will substantially increase central government control over Hong Kong politics and exclude critics of Beijing.
Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

LOS ANGELES — In a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday, Harry and Meghan described painful palace discussions about the colour of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicid
China tells Biden to reverse 'dangerous practice' on Taiwan

China tells Biden to reverse 'dangerous practice' on Taiwan

BEIJING — China’s foreign minister warned the Biden administration on Sunday to roll back former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of showing support for Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by Beijing as its own territory.
Bloody Sunday memorial honours late civil rights giants

Bloody Sunday memorial honours late civil rights giants

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At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4 p.m.
Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

WASHINGTON — The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police is beginning a search for a permanent police chief, a person familiar with the matter said, as the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol continues.