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Former London Fashion Week designer pivots with success after being wrongly imprisoned in UK

From the pinnacles of the fashion world to a wrongful stint in prison and back, Elle B. Mambetov’s extraordinary personal journey has helped her emerge as a unique voice in the world of luxury fashion.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, lion of anti-apartheid movement, dies at 90

Mourners held a candlelight prayer ceremony outside the Soweto home of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday, weeping over the memory not only of a world-renowned lion of the anti-apartheid movement but of a kind and loyal neighbor.

Afghanistan: To go, to stay; either way, many are likely to pay

President Biden has announced that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by Aug. 31.

Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros, or roughly $39 million.

U.N. creates permanent body to address racism

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent to provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.

Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister?

Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in June 13 as Israel’s new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation.

African-American astronaut pilots SpaceX capsule to International Space Station

SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, piloted by Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, 44.

Duke and Duchess walk away from 'royal highness'

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost— ordinary civilians. Britain’s Prince Harry and his American wife, Meghan Markle, no longer will use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets ...

Independence day: Queen blesses Harry's and Meghan's exit as senior royals

Queen Elizabeth has reluctantly agreed to the wish of her grandson, Prince Harry, and his wife, former American actress Meghan Markle, for a more independent future after the British royal family held crisis talks on Monday to resolve a widening ...

Serena Williams wins Auckland Classic; donates money to help bushfire victims

Former world No. 1 tennis star Serena Williams won the World Tennis Association’s Auckland Classic last Sunday — her first title since 2017 — and immediately donated her prize money to aid victims of Australia’s deadly bushfires.

Kenyan marathoner breaks 2-hour barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a 26.2-mile marathon in under two hours, stretch- ing the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for ...

New Ebola drugs show promise

Two experimental treatments are raising hopes among medical personnel that a cure for the deadly Ebola virus has been found.

Reframing the history of slavery in Angola and U.S.

If the United States has 35,000 museums, a writer asked in 2014, why is only one about slavery? And if the wealth of this country was built on the backs of enslaved people from Africa, why has that story been ...

Activist to head U.N. AIDS Office

The United Nations Office on AIDS has named a longtime activist on women’s issues to head the global health agency.

Harry and Meghan have a royal baby

And his name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex whose fairytale wedding last year garnered international headlines, gave birth to a 7 pound 3 ounce boy at 5:26 a.m. Monday.

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