The work of Christopher Tolkien was closely identified with that of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien. He helped edit and publish much of his father's writings after the science fiction and fantasy master died in 1973. 7:03 a.m.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the mass funerals for Iran's top general, who was killed in a US airstrike earlier this month, show that the Iranian people support the Islamic Republic despite its recent trials. 4:46 a.m.
Prince Harry went back to work Thursday, mixing with children playing rugby and offering no hint of the days of turmoil that followed his recent announcement that he wished to step back from royal duties and become financially independent. 9:05 p.m.
An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife’s parents to try to find his children. 9:01 p.m.
If the US side accepts the offer, it could amount to the most significant development in the yearlong negotiations since talks resumed after President Trump scuttled the peace process on the eve of a deal in September. 8:52 p.m.
German lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made most people potential organ donors unless they objected, instead backing a less radical plan to tackle a shortage of donor organs. 8:47 p.m.