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Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace

KABUL, Afghanistan — As their negotiators resumed peace talks with U.S. diplomats, Taliban militants Wednesday set off a car bomb and penetrated a medical facility attached to Bagram Airfield, the largest U.S.

China scolds US over legislation

Chinese officials lashed out at the U.S. on Wednesday over recent legislation passed by Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western China, as well as ongoing trade disputes.

Aung San Suu Kyi, former democracy icon, defends Myanmar against genocide allegations

Myanmar is ‘‘dealing with an internal armed conflict, started by coordinated and comprehensive attacks’’ by militants, she said.

Israel heading for third election in less than a year after politicians fail to form government

Israel heading for third election in less than a year after politicians fail to form government

India passes controversial citizenship law excluding Muslim migrants

Lawmakers in India enacted a fundamental change to its citizenship law to include religion as a criterion for nationality for the first time.

The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of prodemocracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear.

Thunberg accuses leaders of ‘creative PR’ at climate talks

Activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused governments and businesses of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world’s “climate emergency.”

New Zealand volcano vents steam; death toll now at 16

Authorities say two people who were being treated at hospitals have died.