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Illustration of two men in military uniform, one using scissors to cut filmstrip with images of ghosts (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts?

The Chinese Communist Party bans movies about ghosts and time travel as part of a censorship regime that stifles criticism.
Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
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Scientists who identified hepatitis C among U.S. Nobel winners

Seven Americans are among this year's Nobel Prize winners, including scientists who helped identify the hepatitis C virus, saving millions of lives.
Illustration of hand holding locked smartphone surrounded by lines of computer text (© Shutterstock)

How to protect your smartphone from cyberattacks

With billions of people accessing the internet through smartphones, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Here's how to protect your device.
Sun setting behind fishing boats on Mekong River (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

U.S. bolsters commitment to the nations of the Mekong region

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the countries of the Mekong River basin, focusing on water management, transnational crime and health.
Illustration of dragon snaking through university building near students walking and sitting on grass (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
Children sleeping under blankets outdoors (© Felipe Dana/AP Images)

Top humanitarian donors come together to face global challenges

The world's top donors of humanitarian aid came together on the sidelines of the United Nations to address the growing needs of people around the world.
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Who’s watching you online? 5 ways to prevent cybercrime. [video]

A wave of cyberattacks has everyone wondering how to protect themselves online. Find out what you can do.
President Trump standing at lectern with overlaid quote about vaccine distribution and defeating COVID-19 pandemic (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.