Here are today’s biggest headlines.
In Afghanistan’s deeply patriarchal society, sons are highly valued over daughters — to the point where some parents dress their girls as boys in a centuries-old practice called “bacha posh.”
The US will send 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem.
Canadian officials said Monday’s shooting at the Toronto Raptors’ NBA celebration should not undermine a mostly peaceful commemoration of a historic win.
Hong Kong has once again burnished its reputation as a thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping, after protesters swarmed the city’s streets for the third time in one week.
An Indian stuntman who went missing in the Hooghly River on Sunday after attempting a Houdini-style daredevil stunt is feared drowned, according to authorities.
The founder and CEO of Chinese tech giant Huawei said the company will miss revenue forecasts by about $30 billion over the next couple of years as US attacks on the business do serious damage.
Internet outages that have prevented many Ethiopians from accessing online services has entered its seventh day, sparking anger and frustration among citizens.
A largely uneventful Women’s World Cup between France and Nigeria came to life midway through the second half in Rennes as the host triumphed 1-0.
Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to region
Eurosceptic backer warns that hardliners want frontrunner to rip up May’s deal
The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth
Public broadcaster replies with a quick ‘G’day!’ after US president lashed out at what he thought was the US commercial network
A major new study found worrisome associations between teen sexting and mental health as well as risky sexual behavior. Youth who sext, compared to those who don’t, were more likely to have multiple sexual partners, experience anxiety and depression, and drink alcohol, take drugs, and smoke. They were also less likely to use contraception.
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Author Suzanne Collins will return to Panem for an untitled prequel set 64 years before The Hunger Games. “Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and social commentary,” Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Scammers are phishing in a new pond. As identified by Kapersky Labs in a report from Wired , bad actors are taking advantage of a Google Calendar setting that lets anyone place event invites in another user’s calendar.
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After a weekend filled with more Twitter tomfoolery, Elon Musk has finally “deleted” his account on the social network. The 47-year-old Tesla CEO made his avatar pitch black, changed his display name to “Daddy DotCom” and tweeted that he had deleted his account in the wee hours of Monday morning.