In Hong Kong, an American Priest Turned Lawyer Faces China’s Wrath but Keeps the Faith

HONG KONG—In the 1960s, John Clancey was sent to Hong Kong from a small town in New York state to be a priest ministering to the city’s working poor. He …

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Gang of Gunmen Sow Mayhem in Brazil Bank Robbery

SÃO PAULO—The small Brazilian city of Criciuma was rocked by gunfire and explosions late Monday and early Tuesday when a heavily armed gang of robbers broke into a bank, took …

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Australian Special Forces Killed 39 Afghan Civilians Unlawfully, Inquiry Finds

SYDNEY—The practice was known as “blooding:” a shoot-to-kill order designed to battle-harden new troops. Patrol commanders of Australia’s elite forces in Afghanistan would order junior soldiers to shoot a prisoner …

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Ethiopia Deploys Military to Restive Tigray Region, Threatening Country’s Stability

Ethiopia’s prime minister deployed the military to the northern Tigray region, escalating long simmering tensions with one of the country’s most powerful ethnic groups into a confrontation that could reverberate …

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