A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration, June 5, 2017.

Qatar crisis is said to be deadlocked as Saudi bloc adds demands

By Fiona MacDonald, Bloomberg on July 26, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
Efforts to resolve the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have reached an impasse amid signs the bloc wants to extract more concessions from Doha.
A policeman collects evidence from the crime scene after a suicide blast in Lahore, Pakistan, July 24, 2017.

Suicide bombing in Lahore leaves more than two dozen dead

By Shaiq Hussain and Max Bearak, The Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A Pakistani official said that most of the casualties and those injured appear to be police personnel.
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard read a statement at the High Court after a hearing on their baby's future, in London, Britain July 24, 2017.

Charlie Gard’s parents end fight over treatment for their terminally-ill son

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Griff Witte, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Charlie Gard’s parents have decided to end their legal fight over the treatment of their terminally ill child.
Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 24, 2017.

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

By Hamid Shalizi and James Mackenzie, Reuters on July 24, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
Monday’s suicide bombing, which targeted government personnel, continued the unrelenting violence that has killed more than 1,700 civilians in Afghanistan so far this year.
A 5-year-old in London set up a stand to sell lemonade for about 66 cents at the end of her block. But then four police officers showed up to explain to her that she’d broken the law.

A 5-year-old set up a lemonade stand. Then she was fined $200.

By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
“I’ve done a bad thing.”
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview in Moscow, Nov. 8, 2016.

Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections

By Andrew Roth, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Moscow lawyer who has powerful government contacts, represented a military unit founded by a Russian spy agency in a land dispute.
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's Old City, July 21, 2017.

Muslim worshipers confront police as Israel keeps metal detectors at holy site

By Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
The heightened security measures were put in place Sunday after an attack last Friday in which two Israeli police officers were fatally shot by three Palestinian Israeli gunmen.
Cecil the lion, seen here in 2012, was killed in July 2015 by an American dentist named Walter Palmer, sparking international outrage.

Cecil the lion’s son killed in a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe, officials say

By Lindsey Bever and Karin Brulliard, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
Officials said Xanda, who was 6 and had several cubs, was fatally shot several days ago by another trophy hunter in Zimbabwe.
An Asiatic black bear looks out from a cage at the bear farm operated by Flower World in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, March 2014. Asiatic black bears are also known as "moon bears" for the crescent of white fir on their chests. Government-run Flower World agreed this week to convert its facility into a bear sanctuary. That means its occupants will never again face the risks posed by bear bile extraction for traditional medicine in China.  (Courtesy of Animals, Asia/MCT)

A big win for bears and a big loss for bear farmers

By Kyle Swenson, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
The government and organization agreed to work together to rescue and relocate the 1,000 bears believed to be living on bear farms across the country.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk with the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and Canadian High Commissioner Janice Charette as they depart Canada House in London, Britain July 19, 2017.

Canadian official breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

By Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
“I was just anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps,” he told Canadian broadcaster CBC news.

Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

By Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
The mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.

Bodies found in a melting Swiss glacier might have been buried since 1942

By Kayla Epstein, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The bodies were found Friday on the Tsanfleuron glacier in Switzerland at an altitude of about 8,500 feet.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017.

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20 Summit

By Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
Trump was alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter.

US certifies that Iran is meeting terms of nuclear deal

By Karen DeYoung, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Senior administration officials made clear that the certification was grudging and said that Trump intended to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran.
"Swim to me, Kelsey," Conrad Cooper, left, says while holding out his hand to Kelsey Atlas, 7, July 18, 2012.

Italy offers swimming lessons for refugees traumatized while crossing Mediterranean

By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post on July 17, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The swimming and rescue training aims to calm the trauma of a passage that has claimed the lives of at least 2,300 migrants and refugees this year.

Head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed in drone strike, Pentagon says

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post on July 14, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
The Pentagon assesses that the Islamic State presence in Afghanistan is down to fewer than 1,000 fighters, from a 2015 mark of 2,500.

Gunmen kill two Israeli police officers at entrance to Jerusalem mosque complex

By William Booth, Washington Post on July 14, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
Three gunmen shot and killed two Israeli police officers early Friday at the entrance to a site holy to Muslims and Jews before the assailants were chased inside the courtyard of the Al Aqsa mosque, where they were shot and killed.
Prominent dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo pictured during a March 5, 1995, interview.

Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

By Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times on July 13, 2017, at 10:06 a.m.
Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize while jailed for his pro-democracy writings, has died in a hospital in northeastern China at age 61.

Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, scientists warn

By Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post on July 12, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
“The massive loss of populations and species reflects our lack of empathy to all the wild species that have been our companions since our origins,” the study’s lead author said.
A rift across the Larsen C Ice Shelf that had grown longer and deeper is seen during an airborne surveys of changes in polar ice over the Antarctic Peninsula from NASA.

One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post on July 12, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 2,240 square mile, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12.