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Japan Battles Worst Measles Outbreak in Years

Health officials in Japan are combating the country’s worst measles outbreak in years, with many infections clustered among attendees of a Valentine’s Day gift fair and a religious group that avoids vaccinations. A total of 167 cases [...]

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert [...]

Kashmir Suffers From the Worst Attack There in 30 Years

AWANTIPORA, Kashmir — A vehicle filled with explosives rammed into a convoy of Indian paramilitary forces on a busy highway in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir on Thursday, killing at least 40 soldiers, local officials said, [...]

Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s Trendiest Lunar New Year’s Gift

But experts say the custom of gifting crystal meth in North Korea — where it is called “pingdu,” the Korean transliteration of the Chinese word for “ice drug” — is essentially an open secret. Teodora Gyupchanova, a researcher [...]

Alexandre Bissonnette Sentenced to 40 Years Without Parole for Quebec Mosque Killings

Alexandre Bissonnette, a 29-year-old former politics student fixated on President Trump, the far right and Muslims, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 40 years for shooting six people dead [...]

Venezuela Crisis Was Years in the Making. Here’s How It Happened.

In 24 hours, a 35-year-old Venezuelan opposition leader declared himself the country’s president, the United States recognized him as the legitimate head of state, and President Nicolás Maduro ordered American diplomats out of the [...]

An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

BEIRUT — Since disappearing in Syria nearly two years ago, an American therapist has missed the birth of one grandchild, then another. His family in the United States does not know where he is, who is holding him, whether he has the diabetes [...]

German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old [...]

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Countdown to 2019, in Photos

Celebrations to ring in the new year kicked off around the world on Monday, as people gathered and commemorated with fireworks, music and visual displays of many styles. Here is a selection of images, updating as the new year spreads [...]

Israel Dispatch: New Year’s Fete From Russia Irks Some in Israel: ‘It’s Not a Jewish Holiday’

ASHDOD, Israel — As dusk fell in a port city in southern Israel, Roman Kaminker’s neighborhood pop-up shop twinkled with a bountiful display of Santa dolls and synthetic spruce trees adorned with tinsel and baubles. Mr. Kaminker’s [...]