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Students were learning whether their grades met the standard set by their chosen universities, or were entering a process known as “clearing” to try to find an open spot at another institution. (Students in Scotland previously received their results.) Ms. Yousafzai was 15 when a Taliban gunman in Pakistan shot […]

Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford




Photo Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is helping lead the Trump administration’s strategy review for the war in Afghanistan. Credit Alex Brandon/Associated Press WASHINGTON — An American service member died in Afghanistan on Wednesday after being wounded in an operation against the Islamic State’s affiliate in the country, the military said. […]

American Service Member Killed and Others Wounded in Afghanistan Raid









On Tuesday, Mr. Hammond seemed to emerge the victor in one battle, securing cabinet support for the soft transition from membership of the customs union. Introducing the plan, David Davis, Britain’s main Brexit negotiator, noted that other European Union nations, which export more goods to Britain than it sends back, […]

Britain Offers Plan to Avoid Immediate ‘Brexit’ Trade Chaos




Photo Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, voluntarily reported to the South African police over an alleged assault. She has been married to Mr. Mugabe for more than two decades, and has emerged in recent years as a political force in her own right. Credit Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters […]

Grace Mugabe Is Accused of Assault at Johannesburg Hotel









Without mentioning Mr. Trump’s “fire and fury” and “lock and load” threats to North Korea, they wrote that the administration was applying “diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to achieve the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic-missile programs.” Before […]

U.S. General and South Korean Leader Push for Diplomacy on ...






















Unlike the United States and the Soviet Union, which originally sought scientific advances in space exploration for military purposes, India looked to the stars on a quest for self-sufficiency. Professor Rao worked alongside Vikram Sarabhai and Satish Dhawan, the first leaders of the Indian Space Research Organization, the country’s equivalent […]

U.R. Rao, Pioneer of India’s Space Program, Dies at 85






People who live in Guam and the nearby Northern Mariana Islands talked about finding themselves suddenly in the cross hairs. Photo A United States Air Force airplane at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Thursday, as tension with North Korea remained high. Credit Yonhap, via Associated […]

A Timely Guide to the North Korea Crisis













The account was complemented and supported in interviews with two senior Afghan officials who have conducted their own investigations into the Taliban leader’s death — Haji Agha Lalai, presidential adviser and deputy governor of Kandahar; and Gen. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province. More than a year after […]

Taliban Leader Feared Pakistan Before He Was Killed









As president, Mr. Obama in 2015 made a high-profile visit to Kenya, where he was celebrated as the country’s most famous son even as he urged the country to fortify its fragile democracy, tackle corruption, overcome ethnic divisions and protect human rights. Photo People waiting at a bus station in […]

Obama Weighs In on Kenyan Election, Urging Calm







Sun-kissed Italy has become sun-cursed. With temperatures in recent days regularly rising north of 100 degrees, a nationwide drought leaving rivers and mouths dry and countryside kindling and arsonists combining to ignite the landscape, Italians are, well, boiling. Farmers are lamenting more than $1 billion in revenue lost to drought […]

Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’