Angelina Jolie: The Crisis We Face at the Border Does Not Require Us to Choose Between Security and Humanity

We Americans have been confronted by devastating images from our southern border and increasingly polarized views on how to address this untenable situation. At times I wonder if we are retreating from the ideal of America as a country founded by and for brave, bold, freedom-seeking rebels, and becoming instead inward-looking and fearful. I suspect many of us will refuse to retreat. We grew up in this beautiful, free country, in all...

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U.K. Court to Hear Custody Dispute Between Dubai’s Ruler and Estranged Wife, Princess Haya, in November

(LONDON) — The dispute between Dubai’s ruler and his estranged wife is set to be heard before a British court in November. A full hearing of the case regarding the welfare of the two children of Princess Haya, 45, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 70, has been set for Nov. 11. Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, applied Tuesday for protective orders using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced...

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Second Person Dies of Ebola in Major Congo City, Raising Fears the Virus Could Spread

(KINSHASA, Congo) — A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country’s borders as the outbreak enters a second year. The man may never have known he had Ebola and was contagious for days before the illness was confirmed, officials said — alarming some in the city of more than 2 million people on the Rwandan border that has an international...

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China Bans Citizens From Traveling to Taiwan as Individual Tourists

In its latest effort to increase pressure on Taiwan, Beijing said it will suspend a program that allowed individual tourists from 47 Chinese cities to travel to Taiwan, citing the current state of relations between the two sides. The ban is effective from Aug. 1, according to a statement Wednesday from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and means that Chinese nationals can only travel to Taiwan as tourists if they’re part of tour...

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Deadly Heatwave Kills 11 and Hospitalizes Thousands in Japan

A deadly heatwave sweeping Japan has killed at least 11 people, including a mascot in an amusement park, the government has said. The 28-year-old performer collapsed at an Osaka amusement park while wearing a 16kg (35lb) costume during a rehearsal Sunday evening, the Japan Times reports. The Hirakata Park entertainment venue said it would cancel all costume events for the rest of the summer. The end of rainy season has prompted a...

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Body of Missing Indian Coffee Shop Tycoon Found in River
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Body of Missing Indian Coffee Shop Tycoon Found in River

(BANGALORE, India) — Fishermen on Wednesday found the body of an Indian coffee shop chain owner in a river, two days after he disappeared, police said. The body of Cafe Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha has been identified, police Commissioner Sandeep Patel said. He didn’t give other details. An autopsy was being conducted and the cause of death was not disclosed. Siddhartha, 60, had left Bangalore on Monday and left his car near a...

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