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11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

(CAIRO) — A Eleven people are dead and 98 are injured after a passenger train derailed in Banha, Egypt, on Sunday. Video broadcast by local media showed several carriages overturned in the province of Qalyoubeya, about 18 miles north of Cairo. Health Ministry officials said 14 people receiving treatment for…... Read More

WHO warns of global surge in COVID cases, deaths as world approaches 'highest rate of infection'

(LONDON) — The pandemic is reaching deadly new heights across the world, the WHO warned this week, even as the focus in some countries, including the U.S., has shifted toward how quickly to ease restrictions as vaccination figures eke upward. "Around the world, cases and deaths are continuing to increase…... Read More

Duchess Meghan sends wreath, handwritten note for Prince Philip's funeral

(LONDON) -- As Britain's royal family gathers to remember the life of Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99, one family member will be notably absent from St. George's Chapel, the site of the funeral. Duchess Meghan, the wife of Philip's grandson, Prince Harry, is pregnant with the…... Read More

Funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: Recap

(LONDON) -- The funeral for Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is set to begin at 3 p.m. local time, 10 a.m. ET, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, will not lie…... Read More

Queen Elizabeth faces new life ahead after funeral for husband of 73 years, Prince Philip

(LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth has served her country as the ruling monarch for nearly 70 years, but she is now doing it for the first time without her husband, Prince Philip, by her side. The queen was joined by her closest family members Saturday for the funeral of Philip, who…... Read More

Fierce Beijing critic Jimmy Lai jailed for 14 months over Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

(LONDON) -- Hong Kong's rebel media tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison in Hong Kong District Court Friday after being found guilty of charges related to pro-democracy protests in 2019. Lai, a 73-year-old billionaire and founder of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily, has been remanded in jail…... Read More

Russia moves to outlaw Navalny's movement as doctors plead for access to him in prison

(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have moved to designate the organizations of opposition leader Alexey Navalny as "extremist groups" in a step that effectively would outlaw his political movement. The move is the most serious attack so far by authorities on Navalny's movement as the Kremlin seeks to break the opposition…... Read More

Afghans who worked for US plea for help after Biden announces exit

(NEW YORK) -- "Mohammad" waited 10 years for a special immigrant visa from the U.S. -- a reward for his work on behalf of the Pentagon in Afghanistan and as protection from growing threats he faced from the Taliban. After a decade of delays and bureaucratic hurdles, he was granted…... Read More

Princes William, Harry to walk together in Prince Philip funeral procession

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry will join royal family members Saturday in the procession behind Prince Philip's coffin, marking his first public appearance with his family in over a year, since he and his wife Duchess Meghan stepped away from their royal roles. Harry -- who traveled from his home in…... Read More

Blinken visits Afghanistan after Biden's withdrawal decision to press for diplomacy

(WASHINGTON) -- Less than a day after President Joe Biden announced his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first visit to the country as he pushes to reignite diplomatic efforts for a deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Arriving…... Read More

US troop withdrawal invites 'significant risk' of terrorism resurgence in Afghanistan, CIA director warns

CIA Director William Burns told lawmakers Wednesday that the departure of American troops from Afghanistan will leave a "significant risk" of terrorism resurgence in the region -- a sobering assessment from the spy chief just hours before President Joe Biden planned to formally announce his commitment to remove U.S. forces…... Read More

Princes William, Harry reportedly speak as royal family gathers to mourn Prince Philip

(LONDON) -- Prince William and Prince Harry, brothers whose relationship has been strained over the past year, have reportedly spoken to each other as they prepare for the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip. William, 38, and Harry, 36, are understood to have spoken by phone at some point since…... Read More

Biden's US forces exit could doom Afghan peace talks between Taliban, government

(WASHINGTON) -- The war in Afghanistan is not ending. U.S. forces will no longer be part of it, but that will likely make the fighting worse in the months to come, according to some analysts. A senior U.S. administration official told reporters during a briefing Tuesday that President Joe Biden's…... Read More

Biden to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by 9/11

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's longest war, officials said Tuesday. There are roughly 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan now. American troop levels reached a high of 100,000 troops…... Read More