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English City, Stunned, Tries to Make Sense of New Poisonings

English City, Stunned, Tries to Make Sense of New Poisonings

A public rubbish bin was cordoned off in Amesbury, near Salisbury, England, on Thursday in connection with the investigation into two new poisonings involving the nerve agent Novichok.

Will Tourism Ruin the Rainbow Mountain of Peru?

Will Tourism Ruin the Rainbow Mountain of Peru?

The Rainbow Mountain in southeastern Peru has become a must-see attraction. But environmentalists fear damage to the remote landscape.

133,000 Flee Besieged Syrian Towns in Eastern Ghouta, U.N. Says

133,000 Flee Besieged Syrian Towns in Eastern Ghouta, U.N. Says

Civilians were evacuated from a town in eastern Ghouta, Syria, last month. Tens of thousands remain trapped in the area, however, and relief agencies are just beginning to grasp the full extent of the humanitarian needs.

Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ to Constrain Iran

Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ to Constrain Iran

President Trump and Melania Trump, the first lady, welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, to the White House on Tuesday.

Syrian Peace Talks in Russia: 1,500 Delegates, Mostly Pro-Assad

Syrian Peace Talks in Russia: 1,500 Delegates, Mostly Pro-Assad

Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov of Russia was heckled at the Syrian peace talks in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday.

Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

The Gypsies of Perpignan have been in the area since the Middle Ages, when Saint Jacques was built with a narrow grid of houses huddled protectively against one another.

Sister of Korean ‘Nut Rage’ Heiress Accused of Throwing Her Own Tantrum

Sister of Korean ‘Nut Rage’ Heiress Accused of Throwing Her Own Tantrum

Cho Hyun-min has apologized for “foolish and reckless behavior,” but her company, Korean Air, denied that she threw water in an advertising executive’s face.

South Africa Vows to End Corruption. Are Its New Leaders Part of the Problem?

South Africa Vows to End Corruption. Are Its New Leaders Part of the Problem?

Students praying before the start of classes at Mpumelelo Primary School, the site of protests last year.

The Betoota Advocate, a Fake News Site Australians Really Love

The Betoota Advocate, a Fake News Site Australians Really Love

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia with Clancy Overell and Errol Parker, the pen names for the founders of the satirical website The Betoota Advocate, at Parliament House in October.

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

A subsidiary of Google’s parent, Alphabet, plans to develop a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto.

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

Newly released footage from 2015 shows an Indigenous Australian prisoner screaming, “I can’t breathe” while being pinned down by a team of officers. He was declared dead about one hour after the guards entered his cell.

Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: ‘A Catastrophe’

Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: ‘A Catastrophe’

An Afghan soldier at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’

Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’

Since his re-election in June to a newly powerful presidency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the dominant communicator of his government to Turkey’s 81 million people.

Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance With Trump Takes Its Toll at Home

Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance With Trump Takes Its Toll at Home

President Emmanuel Macron’s lavish show of friendship for an American president who is deeply unpopular in France has cost him support at home.

‘Man With the Golden Arm’ Saved Millions of Australian Babies With His Blood

‘Man With the Golden Arm’ Saved Millions of Australian Babies With His Blood

James Harrison, 81, making his last blood donation on Friday in Sydney, Australia. His blood contains a rare antibody used in a medication that officials say has helped save the lives of more than two million babies.

Hundreds Died in Syrian Custody, Government Acknowledges

Hundreds Died in Syrian Custody, Government Acknowledges

Syrian prisoners who were released last year. Since the conflict in Syria began seven years ago, tens of thousands of people disappeared into government jails and many died in custody.


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