A parent wearing a headscarf on a school field trip has reignited debate. Some say the headscarf doesn't fit in France's secular society. Others say this conflates the veil with Islamist radicalism.
"By God, my son did nothing wrong," says Khazaal Salih. His son, Abbas, a medic, was killed while treating a wounded protester. More than 300 Iraqis have been killed during protests in recent weeks.
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Simon Cheng says he spent days blindfolded and strapped to a "tiger chair" as police tried to extract information. He says they accused him of spying. The Chinese government denies Cheng's claims.
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At least three people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured near the Bolivian capital of La Paz when security forces and protesters clashed at a major gas plant.
The ambassador to the EU testifies in the impeachment probe. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan has a prominent role in the impeachment inquiry. A Hong Kong citizen says Chinese secret police tortured him.
Ethiopia is a hugely diverse nation home to hundreds of ethnic groups. A vote for independence by one of those groups could lead to secession demands elsewhere and test the nation's federalist system.
Meredith Tabbone of Chicago found the deal of a lifetime. She bought a classic Italian villa at auction for around $6,000. The 18th century building was abandoned for more than 100 years.
Simon Cheng, a former U.K. Consulate worker, says he was tortured in mainland China in a series of interviews. He says Chinese authorities falsely suspected him of spying for the U.K. in Hong Kong.
The Taliban released two Western hostages who were held for more than three years. The Afghan government released three Taliban prisoners. The move could be a precursor to restarting peace talks.
Southeast Asia's biggest lake is in serious trouble. Drought, dam building and overfishing have brought the Tonle Sap to a tipping point. And as the lake goes, so goes the greater Mekong ecosystem.
The life and death of one Iraqi protester shows the determination of the young people taking to the streets of Baghdad and other cities.
Dutch authorities say the people are receiving medical assistance. The Denmark-flagged ship turned around several hours after leaving port.
At a press conference Tuesday, Duterte announced a ban on the use and importation of vaping devices. On Friday, Filipino authorities announced their first case of vape-associated lung injury.
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The numbers of protesters barricaded in has dwindled to about 100, and their food is rapidly depleting after police surrounded the campus on Sunday. Police have arrested about 1,100 in the past day.
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The U.S. reportedly is demanding that South Korea pay $5 billion for the coming year. The issue is putting stress not seen in years on the decades-old alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.
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BuzzFeed News editor Heidi Blake says Russian agents in Britain killed exiled Russian oligarchs, security officials and others critical of the Kremlin. Her new book is From Russia with Blood.
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Buzzfeed's Heidi Blake fails to support a dubious argument, but the book is worth reading for its recap of more than a dozen murder and suspicious death stories during a two-decade period.
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In honor of World Toilet Day, here is a sampling of toilet etiquette signage. It's hard to argue with advice like: "Please use a toilet finely."
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Despite her decision, Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said on Tuesday, "I would like to emphasize that the injured party has submitted a credible and reliable version of events."
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NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former Hong Kong police officer Clement Lai, who runs a private security company, about the tactics the police force are using to counter demonstrators.