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Bus Bomb Kills 12 Iraqis Near Major Pilgrimage Site

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, signals the group’s continuing threat despite its collapse in late 2017.

22 Sep 2019 4:38 am
A Young Life Ends After 4 Steps on Video, and Afghans Can’t Stop Watching

The Taliban bombing in Kabul that was cited as a reason to end peace talks was caught on camera, along with a man’s desperate scramble to evade death.

22 Sep 2019 1:38 am
Suspect Arrested in 1985 Hijacking That Killed American Sailor

The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 became a multiday ordeal in which a Seabee from Maryland was killed and dozens of Americans were held hostage.

21 Sep 2019 11:39 pm
To Influence El Salvador, China Dangled Money. The U.S. Made Threats.

As part of a push into Central America, China presented itself as a deep-pocketed partner for El Salvador’s future. The Trump administration countered with words of warning.

21 Sep 2019 10:39 pm
Revolutionary Guard in Iran Vows ‘Full Destruction of Any Aggressor’

Iran will pursue and seek to destroy any aggressor, even one carrying out a limited attack, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Saturday.

21 Sep 2019 8:38 pm
Lonely Deaths of a Refugee Mother and Her Son Unsettle South Korea

A woman who fled famine in North Korea and her 6-year-old boy died alone and impoverished in Seoul, their bodies undiscovered for weeks. A country is asking why.

21 Sep 2019 5:38 pm
Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong After Dueling Demonstrations

The violence near Hong Kong’s border with the Chinese mainland came less than two weeks before a sensitive political anniversary.

21 Sep 2019 4:38 pm
Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better.

Australia’s largest city has a rare superpower: It turns urbanites into bird people, and birds into urbanites. Interacting with the huge avian population is a daily adventure and (mostly) a delight.

21 Sep 2019 3:38 pm
A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China

A secret Communist Party directive has led to restrictions on Islamic practices far from Xinjiang, the western region where Uighurs have been brutally repressed.

21 Sep 2019 3:38 pm
Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future

The Rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk has delivered millions of votes for Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice party, which in turn has helped him build a business empire.

21 Sep 2019 11:38 am
From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries.

21 Sep 2019 10:38 am
Two Trudeaus, Two Challenging Elections

Justin Trudeau experienced a dramatic campaign setback with the revelation of blackface photos from his past, he faces many re-election challenges Pierre Trudeau faced in 1972

21 Sep 2019 9:38 am
Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now

The administration is not ruling out military strikes. But, for now, President Trump is content to remain within the parameters of defense, not offense.

21 Sep 2019 5:38 am
Rare Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Egypt

Small groups of protesters apparently responded to an online call to act against government corruption.

21 Sep 2019 4:38 am
Criminal Charges Urged in Brazil Dam Collapse

The dam collapse killed nearly 250 people in January, unleashing a torrent of mining waste on a nearby town and roiling global iron ore markets.

21 Sep 2019 2:38 am
Trump Calls China a ‘Threat to the World’ as Trade Talks Approach

The president says he will not accept an interim trade deal and accused China of building up its military with funds earned through unfair trade practices.

21 Sep 2019 1:38 am
The Man Behind a Toxic Slogan Promoting White Supremacy

Renaud Camus’s phrase, “the great replacement,” which characterizes Muslim immigrants as invaders bent on conquest, has become a rallying cry for white supremacists in many countries.

21 Sep 2019 12:39 am
Trudeau Tries to Change Conversation From Blackface. It Doesn’t Quite Work.

The prime minister of Canada wanted to talk about a ban on military-style rifles in Canada. Reporters wanted to talk about the possibility of new images of him emerging.

20 Sep 2019 11:38 pm
Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations

Pressure on the Ukrainian government by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, has been an open secret in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, for months.

20 Sep 2019 11:38 pm
The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral

James Verini is out with “They Will Have to Die Now,” a book about the battle of Mosul and its consequences.

20 Sep 2019 11:38 pm
Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package

Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to meet the country’s climate-protection goals with new measures.

20 Sep 2019 11:38 pm
High Lead Levels Still Being Found Near Notre-Dame

A contractor’s test at an apartment near the cathedral and law enforcement measurements at Police Headquarters both found levels far above safety guidelines, an environmental group revealed.

20 Sep 2019 10:39 pm
David Cameron Is Sorry. Really, Really Sorry.

The former British prime minister, David Cameron, a self-described “doubter and worrier and niggler,” is sorry about a lot of things, but most of all about Brexit.

20 Sep 2019 10:39 pm
Turkey’s Art Scene Makes a Comeback, Under Erdogan’s Shadow

Major museums are opening, and the Istanbul Biennial is underway. Just don’t ask about politics.

20 Sep 2019 9:38 pm
North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach

Kim Myong-gil praised the U.S. president’s “wise political decision” to take a fresh tack in nuclear talks after dismissing his national security adviser.

20 Sep 2019 8:38 pm
Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor

A widely seen video contradicted the assault case against Pavel Ustinov. The resulting outrage showed the growing power of social media.

20 Sep 2019 8:38 pm
University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose

A Flemish university in Belgium has declined to remove videos, saying it is merely hosting a sign-language dictionary, not adding “value judgment.”

20 Sep 2019 8:38 pm
Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

Parliament had been expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of the penal code, much of which mirrored Shariah. President Joko Widodo said it needed “further study.”

20 Sep 2019 7:38 pm
Young People Take to Streets in Global Climate Protest

Anxious about their future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, thousands joined an urgent call for action against climate change.

20 Sep 2019 4:38 pm
20 Sep 2019 4:38 pm
Who First Circled the Globe? Spain Wants You to Know It Wasn’t Magellan

The Spanish officer Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the voyage after the Portuguese explorer died halfway. Five centuries later, it’s a matter of national pride — and national rivalry.

20 Sep 2019 3:38 pm
Arabic Readers in Israel Have to Hope the Border Guards Are Sloppy

Books by famed Arab authors, and Arabic translations of writers like Orwell and Joyce, are scarce because of an Israeli ban on imports from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

20 Sep 2019 3:38 pm
Kiribati Cuts Taiwan Ties in Favor of China, Further Challenging Taipei

The decision to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing left just 15 nations still officially recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

20 Sep 2019 2:38 pm
Anti-Immigrant Venom Killed Their South African Dreams

Hundreds of Nigerians fleeing mob attacks have been airlifted out of South Africa, leaving behind their jobs and stores, homes and hopes.

20 Sep 2019 2:38 pm
U.K.’s Boris Johnson Hits Brexit Trouble. Except in Polls.

Despite multiple setbacks, Boris Johnson could still win a general election. Analysts say that, like President Trump, he has played to his core.

20 Sep 2019 2:38 pm
20 Sep 2019 11:39 am
China Detains FedEx Pilot Amid Rising U.S.-China Tensions

The seizure of the pilot, based on an object in his luggage, marks the latest in a series of difficulties for American travelers and companies.

20 Sep 2019 11:39 am
As Modi Heads to U.S. to Receive Gates Award, Controversy Follows Him

Activists urged the Gates Foundation not to recognize India’s prime minister with a prestigious award. They accuse him of leading India into “deadly chaos.”

20 Sep 2019 11:39 am
How Rugby Became a Touchstone for a Reporter Abroad

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off today, one correspondent traveling abroad reflects on how the sport made her feel closer to home and friends.

20 Sep 2019 9:38 am
Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf

The American hesitation to take military action may signal a weakening of its commitment to protect the Arab Persian Gulf and could embolden Iran.

20 Sep 2019 4:38 am
Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.

20 Sep 2019 4:38 am
Mark von Hagen, 65, Dies; Reviewed Times’s 1931 Soviet Coverage

A historian, he was asked by the paper to judge whether a correspondent’s Pulitzer Prize should be revoked because of biased reporting. He said it should be.

20 Sep 2019 3:38 am
Your Friday Briefing

Trudeau's brownface scandal grows.

20 Sep 2019 2:38 am
U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

The funding cut was announced a week before Afghanistan holds national elections, and in the wake of failed peace talks with the Taliban.

20 Sep 2019 12:38 am
Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.

20 Sep 2019 12:38 am
Siberian Shaman on Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested

Jittery about unrest, Russian security forces detained the mystic on his self-proclaimed mission to drive out President Vladimir V. Putin, whom he called a “demon.”

19 Sep 2019 11:38 pm
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Former President of Tunisia, Dies at 83

The autocrat who inspired the Arab Spring revolts of 2011, he died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused Tunisian requests to extradite him.

19 Sep 2019 10:38 pm
South Sudan Oil Consortium Funded Militias Accused of Atrocities, Report Says

The report by a watchdog group linked Dar Petroleum Operating Company to the president and outlined other major players it said were complicit in violence and corruption.

19 Sep 2019 10:38 pm
Gulalai Ismail, Feminist Hunted by Pakistan’s Authorities, Escapes to U.S.

After months on the run accused of treason, Ms. Ismail made it to New York. Human rights defenders say she is innocent. Senators are ready to help her.

19 Sep 2019 7:38 pm
Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options

President Trump has said that the United States retains the “ultimate option” of a military strike to punish Iran for its behavior, but also made clear his opposition to getting the United States into another war.

19 Sep 2019 7:38 pm