Olympics official warns that Peng Shuai case ‘may spin out of control’ as images of tennis star raise questions

Olympics official warns that Peng Shuai case ‘may spin out of control’ as images of tennis star raise questions

This story has been updated. The crisis over the whereabouts of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, which has sparked a global outcry, “may spin out of control” and push the… Read more
As migrant crossings into Britain increase, a sports retailer has stopped selling kayaks from its northern France shops

As migrant crossings into Britain increase, a sports retailer has stopped selling kayaks from its northern France shops

A sporting goods company has decided to stop selling kayaks as it is faced with record numbers of people trying to cross the Channel. The small boats “could be used… Read more
LGBTQ Afghans land in Britain as Taliban official says no space for gay rights

LGBTQ Afghans land in Britain as Taliban official says no space for gay rights

LONDON — A group of LGBTQ Afghans who fled their home country have arrived in Britain, the first in a wave that London says it will evacuate, as advocates warn… Read more
U.S. woman convicted in ‘suitcase murder’ of her mother released from Bali jail

U.S. woman convicted in ‘suitcase murder’ of her mother released from Bali jail

The Washington Post Democracy Dies in Darkness Heather Mack is released Oct. 29 from a prison in Bali after serving seven years of a 10-year sentence. (Johannes Christo/Reuters) An American… Read more
Behind the ‘photo of the year’: Life without limbs for a Syrian father and his son

Behind the ‘photo of the year’: Life without limbs for a Syrian father and his son

Syrian father Munzir al-Nazzal has struggled to get by since he was injured in a bombing of a market and fled to Turkey. His thoughts are not on the broken… Read more
Norway revises deadly attack account: no bow and arrow and doubts over terrorism

Norway revises deadly attack account: no bow and arrow and doubts over terrorism

Norwegian authorities were quick to sketch out a method and possible motive after a 35-minute rampage last week that left five people dead in Kongsberg: The suspect, they said, targeted… Read more
Pakistan earthquake kills 20 people, injures hundreds

Pakistan earthquake kills 20 people, injures hundreds

An earthquake killed at least 20 people and wounded many more when it struck southwest Pakistan, burying sleeping residents before dawn on Thursday. Mud houses collapsed, roofs caved in and… Read more
A mayor from Italy made his town famous by welcoming immigrants. Just recently, he was sentenced to a thirteen-year term in prison.

A mayor from Italy made his town famous by welcoming immigrants. Just recently, he was sentenced to a thirteen-year term in prison.

The mayor who once made headlines for embracing migrants in his small Italian village has been handed a 13-year prison sentence. Domenico Lucano’s experiment to revive his hilltop village in… Read more
Pope jokes he is ‘still alive’ despite some bishops wishing him dead

Pope jokes he is ‘still alive’ despite some bishops wishing him dead

Pope Francis has a message for his haters: “Still alive. Even though some people wanted me dead.” Hundreds of Italians cheered for him under a Rome hospital balcony this summer.… Read more
Their lives were at risk on the frontline of covid. France now has 12,000 of these citizens.

Their lives were at risk on the frontline of covid. France now has 12,000 of these citizens.

Fouad Kérabee checked his status online almost every day to verify if he is now French citizens. When he spotted his name in a list of people whose applications got… Read more