The former film actress became the four-term leader of one of India’s largest states, Tamil Nadu, and was known as “Amma,” or “mother.”
The rebels are facing brutal attacks as regional alliances have evolved, and closer ties with extremists is emerging as an alternative.
Italy's president asks Premier Matteo Renzi to stay in office until a key budget law is passed, then resign
The referendum result in Italy could bolster anti-establishment forces across the European Union.
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He will be the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval base since the end of World War II.
Its report also offered the first confirmation that the U.S. now deems the group al-Shabab in Somalia to be inherently linked to al-Qaida.
The Allegheny County DA’s office was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation.
A federal judge ordered Han Tong, 24, to be sent home for his role in helping others cheat on their college entrance exams.
Matteo Renzi’s defeat came after voters in Austria provided a brief reprieve for a European establishment that has suffered populist jolts.
His ashes were placed in a crypt next to the 85-foot mausoleum of Cuban patriot Jose Marti in the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.
He had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next year, but said he wanted to leave while he was on top of his game.
He cited “substantial progress” even though the country’s army is in the midst of a brutal campaign to drive out the Rohingya.
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President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America.
Anti-Assad rebels fall back in a section of Aleppo that was once their own enclave.
Austrians go the polls Sunday in a rerun presidential election following a campaign displaying remarkable similarities to Donald Trump’s.
The call to the Taiwanese president left Beijing fuming and China-watchers the world over wondering, “Is this a slip-up or a major shift?”
The U.S. broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979.
Yahya Jammeh, one of Africa’s most eccentric leaders, calmly accepted his loss.
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France’s President Francois Hollande announced in a surprise televised address Thursday that he would not seek a second term.
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The new monarch, who received the title “His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun,” assumed his new position Thursday.
Charter plane crashed after the desperate pilot tells air-traffic controller that they had a “complete electrical failure, without fuel.”
The death toll ranged from 26 dead civilians to at least 45 in just one attack. But rebels also were blamed for civilian deaths Wednesday.
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Academics talk about them as if they were apparently killed in the womb or just after birth. But they may not have been killed after all.
But the FARC insist that their troops won’t start demobilizing until lawmakers pass an amnesty law freeing some 2,000 rebels in jail.
The move ends a strategy aimed at crippling the U.S. energy industry. It also led to low prices, drained budgets of crude-producing nations.
The Pentagon blamed human error for what it called a mistaken air assault Sept. 17 that reportedly killed dozens of Bashar Assad’s soldiers.
The Chapecoense players were on their way to the biggest match in their club’s history.
Their appearance reflects the delicate diplomacy between the White House and the leadership in Havana.
About two-thirds of the shallow-water coral on the reef’s previously pristine, 430-mile northern stretch is dead, they reported.
It is one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.”
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The British Aerospace plane declared an emergency at 10 p.m. Monday because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.
Three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the flight from the States to Cuba’s capital in more than 50 years touched down Monday.
Syrian government forces captured more than a third of opposition-held eastern Aleppo on Monday.
Civilian and military casualties are mounting as misery spreads in Mosul six weeks after the Iraqi army launched a capturing offensive.
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It was the “first substantial fight” between Israeli soldiers and IS affiliates in the long-running Syrian war.
The comments by Trump advisers Kellyanne Conway and Reince Priebus followed the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
The move will strengthen President-elect Donald Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Islamist radicals in the chaotic nation.
Rebel defenses collapsed as government forces pushed into the city’s Sakhour neighborhood.
Rival drug gangs have been engaged in a wave of extortion, kidnappings and turf battles in the municipality of Zitlala, Guerrero state,
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It could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.
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Fidel Castro’s body will lie in state Monday and Tuesday in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution.
Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans filled central Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-hye’s resignation.