Lonely Deaths of a Refugee Mother and Her Son Unsettle South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — It was sad enough when the bodies of Han Sung-ok and her…

Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong After Dueling Demonstrations

HONG KONG — Antigovernment protesters clashed with the police and threw gasoline bombs in Hong Kong…

Man drowns while making underwater marriage proposal

By Tom Gillespie, news reporter A man has drowned after proposing to his girlfriend underwater during…

Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better.

SYDNEY — The bushy pair of laughing kookaburras that used to show up outside my daughter’s…

A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China

YINCHUAN, China — In China’s northwest, the government is stripping the most overt expressions of the…

Problem that would take 10,000 years for normal PC is solved in 4 minutes

Researchers at Google have created a computer that can carry out calculations way beyond the reach…

Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future

TORUN, Poland — From the martyrs of World War II to the heroes who led the…

From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

TIRUPUR, India — When Alan Greenspan ran a consulting firm and wanted to know where the…

Shoppers run for their lives as car driven through shopping centre

Shoppers ran for their lives as a car was driven through a shopping centre in the…

Two Trudeaus, Two Challenging Elections

If nothing else, it was a week of Canada being at the center of worldwide attention,…

Historic day of climate strikes is unlikely to move Trump

Greta Thunberg told a huge crowd in Manhattan that she thought around four million people had…

Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now

WASHINGTON — President Trump is sending a modest deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia and…

Trump approves deployment of US forces in Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump has approved the deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia following the attack on…

Rare Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Egypt

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Cairo and other Egyptian cities late on Friday and shouted…

Trump: Whistleblower allegations ‘just another political hack job’

Donald Trump has described allegations by an intelligence whistleblower as “just another political hack job”. The…