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From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role

From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role

Nikola Novak, a public prosecutor, addressing journalists in Freiburg, Germany, after a couple was found guilty of more than 40 charges, including rape, forced prostitution, distribution of child pornography and child endangerment.

16 Dead in Afghanistan After Car Bomb Explodes as Team Tries to Defuse It

16 Dead in Afghanistan After Car Bomb Explodes as Team Tries to Defuse It

Afghan intelligence agents tracked a Taliban car bomb to a garage in Kandahar on Tuesday, but they failed to disarm it. Most of those killed by the explosion were civilians, officials said.

Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Julian Assange speaking at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London last year.

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s state news agency released a photo that it said showed Kim Jong-un delivering a New Year’s Day speech in Pyongyang.

Taiwan Earthquake Toll Rises to 9 Dead, With Dozens Missing

Taiwan Earthquake Toll Rises to 9 Dead, With Dozens Missing

A building teetered Wednesday after its first floor collapsed in an earthquake in Hualien, in Taiwan’s east.

After a Rocky 2018, Populism Is Down but Far From Out in the West

After a Rocky 2018, Populism Is Down but Far From Out in the West

Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, right, are seen separated by an American fence at the border. Though terrorism and migration crises across the world have waned, populists continue to invoke a sense of emergency.

Canceled Lorde Concert Prompts First Use of Israel’s Anti-Boycott Law

Canceled Lorde Concert Prompts First Use of Israel’s Anti-Boycott Law

Lorde performing in New York last week. She was scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this summer, but canceled in December after activists called on her to reconsider.

Obama Visits Kenya, Land of His Father, to Promote Local Charity

Obama Visits Kenya, Land of His Father, to Promote Local Charity

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, right, met with former President Barack Obama and Auma Obama, his half sister, in Nairobi on Sunday.

A Minister Fetes a Convicted Lynch Mob, and Many Indians Recoil

A Minister Fetes a Convicted Lynch Mob, and Many Indians Recoil

A political poster in Hazaribagh, India, featuring an image of Jayant Sinha, a government minister who draped garlands on eight men convicted of beating a Muslim man to death.

American Boy, 16, Caught Fighting for ISIS in Syria, Militia Says

American Boy, 16, Caught Fighting for ISIS in Syria, Militia Says

Smoke after bombings near Hajin in eastern Syria last month. A militia, the Syrian Democratic Forces, seized the city from the Islamic State and said it had captured a 16-year-old American fighting on behalf of the group.

As Afghan Attacks Intensify, So Does Anger at Country’s Leaders

As Afghan Attacks Intensify, So Does Anger at Country’s Leaders

Security by the site of an attack near a military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.

Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

Imran Khan at a session of the National Assembly in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday, when he was made prime minister with 51 percent of the vote.

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

Women and their children in a chhaupadi hut in western Nepal in September. Nepal’s government has been trying to discourage the chhaupadi tradition, in which menstruating women are banished from the home.

Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

Iraqi security personnel taking a selfie in front of the remains of Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul last year.

Stateless and Poor, Some Boys in Thai Cave Had Already Beaten Long Odds

Stateless and Poor, Some Boys in Thai Cave Had Already Beaten Long Odds

Classmates of Adul Sam-on, one of the boys trapped in Tham Luang Cave, visited a tribute for the Wild Boars soccer team on Monday.


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