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WHO chooses first African to head the global health agency

The governing body of the World Health Organization on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, to head the global health agency responsible for marshaling the international response to infectious disease epidemics such as Ebola and Zika.He is the first WHO d
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China says it hasn’t imported any coal from North Korea for two months

TOKYO — Is China really punishing North Korea for its repeated missile tests and its threats to the outside world?  President Trump says yes, but economists poring over the data suggest the picture is far from definitive. “It’s not completely clear that China has quit North Korea cold turk
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Three seconds of silence, then a scream: How the Manchester suicide attack unfolded

MANCHESTER, England — The final lines of the star’s provocative pop anthem, “Dangerous Woman,” still rang in Stacey Brown’s ears. It was her first Ariana Grande concert, a surprise for her 11th birthday.She had traveled here Monday from Aberdeen, Scotland, with her parents. The concert, s
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U.N. Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council edged closer to imposing new sanctions on North Korea with an emergency strategy session Tuesday and a unanimous condemnation of Pyongyang’s latest missile test.The council, including North Korea’s ally and protector China, met hours after warning Pyongyang th
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Duterte declares martial law on southern Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday on the southern island of Mindanao as security forces battled heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State in a provincial capital.Duterte issued the declaration in Moscow, where he was on an official visit.Earlier Tuesday, Phi
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‘So young and sweet’: Friends remember Manchester victim who loved Ariana Grande

MY M&G PHOTOS CAM THEOUFH SHE WAS SO CUTE ANS LOVLEY I HUGGED HER SO TIGHT AND SHE SAID SHE LOVED MY BOW I CANT GET OVER THIS I NEVER WILLA post shared by georgina 🥀 (@georgina.bethany) on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:52pm PDTGeorgina “Gina” Callander had been counting down the days until Ariana Gr
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An 8-year-old was separated from her family after the Manchester attack. She never made it out.

When the bomb went off, Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, her mother and her older sister were heading out of Manchester Arena, among hundreds of concertgoers scrambling for Ariana Grande souvenirs before reaching the exits.The Roussos were separated by the flying shrapnel and stampede of people sprinting awa
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Who were the victims of the Manchester Arena attack?

LONDON — It was supposed to be one of the best nights of their life: a concert featuring the American singer Ariana Grande and thousands of like-minded fans.But for at least 22 people attending the concert in Manchester on Monday, it was the last night of their life. They were killed in an appare
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In suburban Manchester, a search for what might have motivated the attacker

MANCHESTER, England — With its red brick buildings, large villas and green lawns, the Fallowfield area of southern Manchester might appear to be an unlikely location for an investigation into Britain’s worst terrorist attack since 2005.But on Tuesday, police forces launched at least three opera
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Some in Manchester, and beyond, see the attack as one that targeted women and girls

MANCHESTER, England — At first, this one looked like all the others: randomly deadly, deliberately brutal.In the last two years, mass killings claimed or inspired by the Islamic State have become a chilling reality in Western Europe: unexpected and impromptu truck attacks, bombings and shootings,
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