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Ukrainian police have found the bodies of 534 civilians and evidence of torture

The bodies included 226 women and 19 children. Most of the civilian bodies recovered — 447 — were found in a mass burial site in Izium.

US conducts back-to-back raids in Syria, killing key ISIS operatives

The US military announced on Thursday that it had conducted two raids in Syria within a day of each other, killing two key ISIS targets and their associates.

Gunman kills dozens, including children, in rampage at Thai child care center

The tiny bodies lay on tiny mats, tiny heads occasionally resting on tiny pillows. But the children were not asleep.

US to begin screening air passengers from Uganda for Ebola

No cases of Ebola have yet been reported outside Uganda, but the virus — which spreads only through contact with bodily fluids and is not airborne — is highly contagious. American officials are watching the Uganda outbreak closely because there are no approved drugs or treatments for the type of Ebola virus causing the outbreak there.

Blunt criticism of Russian army signals new challenge for Putin

Russia’s foundering invasion of Ukraine has produced an extraordinary barrage of criticism from supporters of the war in recent days, directed primarily at the leadership of the Russian military.

French writer’s work dissecting the deeply personal is awarded the Nobel

For decades, French writer Annie Ernaux has dissected the most humiliating, private, and scandalous moments from her past with almost clinical precision: “I shall carry out an ethnological study of myself,” she wrote in her 1997 memoir “Shame.”

Former police officer attacks day care center in Thailand, kills at least 36

A former policeman burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of children and teachers and then firing on more people as he fled in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history.

French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

French author Annie Ernaux, who has fearlessly mined her own biography to explore life in France since the 1940s, won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for work that illuminates murky corners of memory, family, and society.