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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Is Detained in Apparent Coup

Protesters blocked a road in Khartoum on Monday to denounce the detentions of members of Sudan’s transitional government by the military.


With New Conviction, Hong Kong Uses Security Law to Clamp Down on Speech

Police officers standing guard outside a court in Hong Kong in July, after the first sentencing under the National Security Law.


As Hong Kong’s Civil Society Buckles, One Group Tries to Hold On

Journalists trying to take pictures of Jimmy Lai at a court hearing in Hong Kong last December. Mr. Lai owned Apple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper that was forced to close this year.


Inside the Decade-Long U.S. Fight Against Al Shabab in Somalia

A tank left from Somalia’s civil war in the 1990s, in Mogadishu, Somalia, in April.


How Public Criticism Has Affected Japan's Royal Women

Princess Mako on her way to pray ahead of her marriage this week.


Please Don’t Feed the Whale Sharks? Fishing Town Says It Must, to Prosper.

A fisherman feeding whale sharks in the waters around Tan-Awan, a small town in Cebu.


I Was Hacked. The Spyware Used Against Me Makes Us All Vulnerable.

A building at an address listed for NSO Group in Herzliya, Israel. The company denies that its software was used to hack the phone of a Times reporter. 


She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth

Col. Wang Yaping, center, with Col. Ye Guangfu, left, and Maj. Gen. Zhai Zhigang at a pre-launch ceremony on Oct. 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China.


Cricket's T20 World Cup: Pakistan and India Face Off

India and Pakistan cricket fans at the last match between the two countries, in the 2019 World Cup in Manchester, England.


Turkish Opposition Begins Joining Ranks Against Erdogan

A coalition of opposition parties is preparing to challenge the long reign of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. 


Taliban Honor Suicide Bombers in Bid to Rewrite History

Smoke rising from a suicide attack by Taliban fighters in Ghazni in 2014. By that point in the war, 100 suicide attacks were reported every year.


Why Returning Home For Some Afghans Is as Difficult as Fleeing

Maryam and her brother in Delhi. “If I go back, I know I may be going back to my own death,” she said. She returned nonetheless.


Religious Leader's Arrest Reveals Long Arm of Russian Law


Erdogan Threatens to Expel 10 Western Ambassadors

An undated photograph of Osman Kavala speaking in Istanbul.


Picking Their Fights

The U.S. Capitol building.


Traveling Through a Divided Israel


Inside the Thai Temple Where Tattoos Come to Life

An ajahn, or unordained tattoo artist, applies ink with a thin metal needle.


How 4 Weeks of U.S. Paid Leave Would Compare With the Rest of the World


Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation

Microsoft said it recently notified more than 600 organizations that they had been the target of about 23,000 attempts to enter their systems.


Your Monday Briefing


Your Monday Briefing


Singer Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Ed Sheeran has canceled public appearances after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus.


Kenyan Olympian's Husband Is Arrested in Her Killing

Relatives of  Agnes Jebet Tirop, a long-distance runner, at her funeral on Saturday in the village of Kapnyamisa, Kenya.


Cases Grow in Germany as Restrictions Set to Expire

Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that the emergency order could be lifted while other rules are put in place.


After Early Success, U.S. and Israel Now Lag on Vaccinations

People protest vaccine mandates in New York City last month.


A World-Class World Expo

Singapore’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features 80,000 plants from 170 different species, many arranged as hanging gardens.


At the World Expo Pavilions, Future Visions Combine Past and Present

Singapore’s 16,000-square-foot pavilion, “Nature. Nurture. Future.,” recreates a tropical setting.


Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic

People in Washington reacting to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.


In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech


Singapore will require vaccination or daily tests for workplace access next year.

Singapore in September. About 96 percent of Singapore’s work force has been fully vaccinated, the government says. 


U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo

Evacuees from Afghanistan arriving last summer in Kosovo, which agreed to let Afghans be housed at a NATO base there for up to a year under certain conditions.


Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

Members of the New York Police Department on Wednesday, the day that Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for the city’s municipal work force.


Illegal Border Crossings Soar to Record High, New Data Shows

Of the more than 17,000 Haitian migrants who crossed last month, 36 percent were turned away under a public health rule in place since the start of the pandemic.


Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism

A rally organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in Gaza City, in June.


Barbados Elects Its First Head of State, Replacing Queen Elizabeth


U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

The scene of an airstrike in Mekelle, the capital of the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, on Wednesday. Fighting in the region appears to have escalated in recent days.


Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 59, Dies; Linked Weather Disasters to Climate Change


Alberta Investigation of Environmental Groups Falls Flat

Premier Jason Kenney promised to “fight back” against Alberta’s critics.


‘Needle Spiking’ of Women in Britain Stirs Alarm Over New Kind of Assault

Young revelers lining up outside of a popular Nottingham bar and lounge on Wednesday.


Gangs in Haiti, Breaking a Taboo, Target the Church

The Rev. Michel Briand was kidnapped in April with nine others — five Haitian clergy members, a French nun and three Haitian civilians.


Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

“Your world is so limited when you’re a cardboard cutout,” said Ms. Knox, 34, with her daughter, Eureka.


Poland’s Attacks on Rule of Law Leave Europe at Odds With Itself

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland, far left, and other European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.


U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

Chinese gene firm BGI Group building in Beijing, in March. It developed a neonatal genetic test with the Chinese military that had enabled it to collect information from millions of people around the world.


Bali reopens to foreign tourists, but government rules keep them away.

At a beach in Kuta on Indonesia’s island of Bali on Tuesday.


New Zealand announces a plan to move away from lockdowns.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday a change to New Zealand’s virus strategy that would come into play once 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.


Britain opened up with hardly any restrictions, a gamble now facing its toughest test.

As the virus surges again, Britain’s strategy of learning to live with Covid is coming under its stiffest test yet.


An Arctic Dispatch

Meteorologist Aleksandr Nekrasov measures temperature in Pevek.


Thailand to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers from Dozens of Countries

Arriving at the Phuket airport in Thailand, last month.


Melbourne, 262 Days in Lockdown, Celebrates a Reopening

At a cafe on Friday in Melbourne, Australia, where coronavirus restrictions began to lift at midnight.


How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change

The population of the tiny port town of Pevek, in Russia’s Far North, has grown by 50 percent because of the boom in Arctic shipping.


India's Farmer Protesters Are Confronting Modi Head-On

One vehicle in a convoy that mowed down protesters in Lakhimpur Kheri, India. It was subsequently set afire by an angry crowd.


Renato Casaro’s Posters Capture Films’ Essential Moments

Renato Casaro at home in Treviso, Italy, with one of his works, “The Touch.” 


Flying With Your Pet? It Just Got a Lot More Difficult.

A passenger with her dog at Los Angeles International Airport. New, and sometimes confusing, rules have made some travelers think twice before flying with their pets.


Russia Strengthens Its Internet Censorship Powers

Alexei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, appeared on a television screen from a detention center during a hearing in a Moscow court in January. Russia’s internet has brimmed with activism.


U.S. Ramps Up Covid Boosters as Poor Nations Await First Doses

Unloading vaccines distributed through Covax, the United Nations-backed vaccine program, in Nairobi, Kenya, in August.


New Zealand Wants a 90% Vaccination Rate. Its Street Gangs May Hold the Key.

A vaccination drive in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Some of the country’s recent vaccination efforts have focused on reaching gang members and their communities.


Your Friday Briefing

The midnight sun shining over sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.


Searching for Australia’s Climate Tipping Point

The Collinsville coal mine in Queensland, Australia.


Li Yundi Is Detained in China on Suspicion of Prostitution

Li Yundi, the Chinese pianist, receiving an award at the Polish Embassy in Beijing in 2019. 


Queen Elizabeth Was Hospitalized, Palace Discloses

Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff last week.


World's Health Care Workers Near Breaking Point, W.H.O warns

A health care worker updating a Covid patient’s information in the intensive care unit of a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, in May.