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China Backs Hong Kong’s Leader Despite Huge Protests

Yet it is unclear how long Carrie Lam can continue to govern the territory after her retreat on a contentious extradition proposal.

Indian Magician Who Tried Houdini-Inspired Stunt Is Feared Dead

Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name Wizard Mandrake, attempted an underwater escape from half a dozen locked chains.

Kremlin Warns of Cyberwar After Report of U.S. Hacking Into Russian Power Grid

The New York Times reported that American intelligence had secretly inserted software that could allow it to disable the Russian energy system.

For Hong Kong’s Youth, Protests Are ‘a Matter of Life and Death’

Young people are at the forefront of protests that have thrown the city into a political crisis. As they see it, they are battling for their future.

Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump

At a time when tensions among North Korea, China and the United States have been high, some officials see Mr. Xi’s trip to Pyongyang as a way to cool things down.

Married Men Could Become Priests in Amazon Region, Under Vatican Proposal

An exception to the celibacy requirement would be a significant shift, but the church says it would be used in very limited circumstances.

Killing of German Politician Is Treated as Possible Terrorist Act

Local news media said a man suspected in the shooting of a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party this month had neo-Nazi links.

Dozens Are Killed in Triple Suicide Bombing in Nigeria

Three attackers detonated their explosives outside a hall in a town in the country’s northeast where soccer fans were watching a game on television.

India’s ‘Street Fighter,’ Cornered by Modi, Faces Fight of Her Life

To end decades of communist rule in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee took blows to her head. Now Narendra Modi’s party is making life hell for her.

This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate

More than 70,000 snakes slither out of dens to breed each spring at a Manitoba wildlife area, and thousands of people just can’t keep away from the writhing show. Just don’t call it an orgy.

Photos From the Hong Kong Extradition Protests

Opponents of a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China were undeterred by the suspension of the legislation, protesting by the hundreds of thousands for the second consecutive weekend.

British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Begins New Hunger Strike, Husband Says

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of sedition after her arrest in 2016. Richard Ratcliffe said he would fast outside the country’s embassy in London in support.

Al-Bashir to Appear in Court to Face Graft Charges

An appearance by the former dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir might relieve speculation over whether the junta is holding him or he has fled.
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