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Indias Supreme Court Orders Police to Respect Prostitutes Rights

Though sex work is legal in the country, those who practice it often endure harassment and abuse. The justices urged the authorities to employ a more nuanced and humane approach.

27 May 2022 9:03 pm
Abba Returns to the Stage in London. Sort Of.

The Swedish superstars or digital versions of them, at least performed on Thursday to 3,000 enthusiastic fans with the help of 140 animators, four body doubles and $175 million.

27 May 2022 8:23 pm
Pakistan Raises Fuel Prices in Effort to Stabilize Economy

The interim governments move was seen as a bid to revive a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

27 May 2022 8:21 pm
Displaced Ukrainians Learn to Detect Mines.

Courses in western Ukraine, meant for volunteer defenders, are now open to Ukrainian civilians whose villages have been blighted by war.

27 May 2022 8:05 pm
Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers Flabbergasting Secrets

David Kertzer has spent decades excavating the Vaticans hidden history, with his work winning a Pulitzer and capturing Hollywoods attention. A new book examines Pope Pius XIIs role in the Holocaust.

27 May 2022 7:30 pm
Live Updates: Destruction in Ukraines East as Civilian Toll Rises

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of trying to turn cities and towns in eastern Ukraine to ashes, and Russian news outlets reported that the town of Lyman, a railway hub in the Donetsk region, had fallen to Russian forces.

27 May 2022 4:06 pm
The Uvalde 21

Today, we mourn the victims of Uvalde.

27 May 2022 3:48 pm
China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chiefs Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelets tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

27 May 2022 2:30 pm
11 Families in Senegal Welcomed Newborns. A Fire Left Them Devastated.

Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. Theres nothing we can do but suffer, said a man who lost his grandson.

27 May 2022 2:30 pm
Escalation of Secrecy: Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

Companies that sourced cotton from the region in China are weighing evidence of forced labor, a lack of visibility into operations and new regulation.

27 May 2022 2:30 pm
How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action

Legislators and their allies are running an aggressive campaign that uses public money and the law to pressure businesses they say are pushing woke causes.

27 May 2022 12:30 pm
Why Youre Hearing More About the Pacific Islands

The United States and Australia are in a contest for influence with China across the region. And its intensifying.

27 May 2022 9:46 am
Russias Isolated Economy Is Leading to Scarcity

With soaring prices and shortages of basic goods, the Russian people and businesses large and small are feeling the pinch.

27 May 2022 3:33 am
Tomb of Sand Wins International Booker Prize, a First for a Hindi Novel

Tomb of Sand, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, won despite getting little previous attention from reviewers.

27 May 2022 2:54 am
Your Friday Briefing: Where Were the Police?

Questions emerge after the Texas school shooting.

27 May 2022 2:30 am
Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

26 May 2022 11:52 pm
Johnson Takes Aim at Next Big Political Threat: Soaring Prices in U.K.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under pressure over a scathing report on lockdown parties in Downing Street and with his party trailing in opinion polls, unveiled an aid package Thursday.

26 May 2022 9:40 pm
U.S. Aims to Constrain China by Shaping Environment Around It, Blinken Says

The U.S. secretary of state gave a glimpse of President Bidens classified strategy on China, in which officials have concluded they cannot change Beijings aggressive behavior.

26 May 2022 9:24 pm
Who Is Protected Against Monkeypox?

Older people who received smallpox vaccinations may yet have some immunity, researchers say. Healthy children and adults generally do not become severely ill.

26 May 2022 6:45 pm
Ukraine Live Updates: Russia Cuts Interest Rates to Ease Pain of Sanctions

The step by the countrys central bank came as President Vladimir V. Putin moved to raise the minimum wage and sweeten military benefits. The European Union stalled on its push to ban Russian oil, a severe tool to punish Moscow.

26 May 2022 4:17 pm
Americas Gun Problem

More guns in the U.S. mean more deaths.

26 May 2022 4:10 pm
Concern Grows in China Over Economic Impact of Zero Covid

A senior leader announced efforts to bolster growth and urged local leaders do more to keep the economy running.

26 May 2022 4:08 pm
Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A large and loud youth electorate hungry to transform one of Latin Americas most unequal societies could propel Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, to the presidency.

26 May 2022 2:30 pm
Film on Expulsion of Kashmirs Hindus Is Polarizing and Popular in India

Called propaganda by critics and essential viewing by fans, The Kashmir Files, an unexpected blockbuster, has drawn the support of Prime Minister Narendra Modis Bharatiya Janata Party.

26 May 2022 2:30 pm
South Korean Workers Turn the Tables on Their Bad Bosses

South Koreans live with an enormous tolerance for abuse from the powerful, said one famously bullied advocate. A backlash has erupted.

26 May 2022 2:30 pm
Through a Recession and a Pandemic, the Book Business Is Thriving in Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital has always been bookish. When hard times shuttered the big chain shops, book purveyors found a way to keep residents in fresh reading material.

26 May 2022 2:30 pm
Senegal Hospital Fire Kills 11 Infants, President Says

President Macky Sall said the blaze broke out in a neonatal unit, but gave no further details.

26 May 2022 7:04 am
Gambia Says it Will Prosecute Former President for Murder

Victims of Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country for 22 years, welcomed the announcement but said exactly how he will be brought to justice is not clear.

26 May 2022 4:04 am
A Doomed River Crossing Shows the Perils of Entrapment in the Wars East

Encirclement is a tactic used by both sides in the war between Russia and Ukraine, but it can carry big risks.

26 May 2022 3:57 am
After Mass Gun Killings, Other Nations Changed Course to Notable Effect

Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway: All had a culture of gun ownership, and all tightened restrictions anyway. Their violence statistics now diverge sharply from those of the U.S.

26 May 2022 3:15 am
These U.S. Schools and Universities Are Reimposing Indoor Mask Mandates

The moves are a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not.

26 May 2022 3:11 am
Your Thursday Briefing: A Texas School Shooting

Plus Russias narrowed focus and diplomacy in Africa.

26 May 2022 2:28 am
E. Gerald Corrigan, Who Helped Ease 87 Stock Crash, Dies at 80

As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he favored flooding the financial system with cash to restore confidence among investors.

26 May 2022 1:59 am
Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, Official Says

Israeli officials say the officer, Sayad Khodayee, was a leader of a covert unit tasked with abductions and killings of Israelis and other foreigners around the world. Iran does not acknowledge that the unit exists.

26 May 2022 1:18 am
In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political 3rd-Rail

Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.

26 May 2022 12:09 am
Johnson Says Hes Humbled by Partygate Report but Will Go On

The long-awaited report on boozy parties that violated lockdown rules was once seen as potentially ruinous for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but the situation has changed.

25 May 2022 11:58 pm
Dozens of Migrants Die After Boat Sinks Off Tunisian Coast

The vessel carried about 100 people and had left from a Libyan port city.

25 May 2022 9:26 pm
Putin Visits the Wounded at a Military Hospital in Moscow

The Russian leader also announces new social welfare measures and military benefits in an apparent effort to show Russians he is aware times are tough.

25 May 2022 9:10 pm
Europe Greets Monkeypox With a Touch of Fatalism

With war raging in Ukraine, and the coronavirus still circulating, many in Europe say they have bigger worries than monkeypox. Some organizations, however, have raised concerns about stigma.

25 May 2022 8:31 pm
Quantum Internet Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers and have taken another step toward the network of the future.

25 May 2022 8:30 pm
In a Former Mafia Stronghold, Art Remembers, and Warns

A public art campaign in Palermo, Sicily, is reminding residents of the citys grim Mafia years, and is encouraging them to resist creeping organized crime influence.

25 May 2022 8:30 pm
China Seeks Sweeping Regional Deal With Pacific Island Countries

Newly obtained documents shed light on how Beijing hopes to win friends and gain influence in an area of strategic importance.

25 May 2022 7:20 pm
E.P.A. to Block Pebble Mine Project in Alaska

The E.P.A. said it would ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed, a decision that very likely means the end of the Pebble Mine project.

25 May 2022 6:58 pm
Read the Full U.K. Lockdown Parties Report

Sue Grays inquiry into illicit lockdown parties in Downing Street was released on Wednesday.

25 May 2022 5:07 pm
19 Murdered Children

Gun violence has killed more children and destroyed another community.

25 May 2022 4:15 pm
Live Updates: Narrower Focus Helps Russia Make Gains in Ukraines East

Ukrainian officials fear a repeat of the siege tactics Russia used in Mariupol as it tries to capture Sievierodonetsk and other cities in the Donbas region. Diplomats from Finland and Sweden were set to meet with their Turkish counterparts to discuss their NATO application.

25 May 2022 4:14 pm
Live Updates: Downing Street Gets U.K. Lockdown Report

Compiled by a senior civil servant, the conclusions are expected to be highly critical of the culture there and to increase pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

25 May 2022 4:05 pm
After Biden Visit, China Conducts Military Drills Near Taiwan

Days after President Biden said he would use military force to defend Taiwan if China attacked it, China held combat drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan.

25 May 2022 2:36 pm
The Mango, Indias King of Fruits, Is a Victim of the Heat Wave

Blistering spring temperatures have devastated crops of the countrys most beloved fruit. The soul of a farmer shudders at seeing these fruitless trees, one grower said.

25 May 2022 2:30 pm
Corporations Pledge to Buy Green at Davos Gathering

A global buyers club of more than 50 companies, including Microsoft and Ford Motor, say they will buy green steel, aluminum and other commodities by 2030.

25 May 2022 2:30 pm