Indonesian Muslims mark grim Eid amid devastating virus wave

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a… Read more

Athletes go it alone in Tokyo as families watch from afar

Michael Phelps reached for his mother’s hand through a chainlink fence near the pool. The 19-year-old swimmer had just won his first Olympic medal… Read more

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half… Read more

Chinese parents, abducted son reunited after 24 years

BANGKOK — After 24 years of heartache and searching, a Chinese couple were reunited with their son who was abducted as a toddler outside their front… Read more

American men experiencing 'friendship recession': report

American men are having a hard time making friends.

According to the Survey Center on American Life, men in the U.S. are experiencing a "friendship… Read more

Survivors of Bosnia massacre grapple with horrors, deniers

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina  — Through tears and in between fraught silences, Devla Ajsic refuses to remain quiet any longer.

Ajsic was 21… Read more

South Africa’s ex-leader turns himself in for prison term

NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term.

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Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones

NEW YORK  — Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as… Read more

Building collapse shows town’s rich, middle-class division

SURFSIDE, Fla.  — The condo tower collapse in Surfside could exacerbate the division that already exists between the tiny Florida town’s new luxury… Read more