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In China’s Coal Country, a Ban Brings Blue Skies and Cold Homes

In China’s Coal Country, a Ban Brings Blue Skies and Cold Homes

A black market coal store in Qiaoli, China. The nearby city of Linfen was once one of the world’s most heavily polluted cities.

Divers in Thailand Scour Cave for Missing Soccer Team and Coach

Divers in Thailand Scour Cave for Missing Soccer Team and Coach

Rescue teams on Monday in a deep, flooded cave where a group of boys and their coach were missing in Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

In Myanmar, Flood Warnings Come After the Floods

In Myanmar, Flood Warnings Come After the Floods

Houses submerged by floodwaters in Hpa-An, Myanmar, on Saturday. Heavy flooding in eight states has killed at least 10 people and prompted the evacuation of more than 50,000, officials said.

The Man Who Took On Pope Francis: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

The Man Who Took On Pope Francis: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in Chicago in 2014, has shaken the Roman Catholic Church to its core.

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

After a President’s Shocking Death, a Suspicious Twin Reshapes a Nation

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, at an event in Warsaw in April commemorating the eighth anniversary of the death of Lech Kaczynski, his brother and the former president of Poland.

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over an Age-Old Practice

Norazila, 14, at her family’s restaurant in Gua Musang, Malaysia. She was dumbfounded when she learned her friend Ayu, 11, had married her 41-year-old father.

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used an appearance at a conference of local government officials in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to mount a detailed defense against corruption allegations.

‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS

‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS

Ishaq Nisaan at the ruins of a church he helped build in the village where he grew up in Syria.

Mexico Could Press Bribery Charges. It Just Hasn’t.

Mexico Could Press Bribery Charges. It Just Hasn’t.

Members of the legal team for the former director of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya Austin, leaving the office of the special prosecutor for electoral crimes in October.

In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

A beach on Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, where foot No. 14 was discovered.

Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers’ Weekly Vigil

Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers’ Weekly Vigil

Emine Ocak, who is said to be in her 80s, was detained by the police in Istanbul on Saturday. She has attended vigils regularly since her son disappeared in 1995.

Are ISIS Fighters Prisoners or Honored Guests of the Afghan Government?

Are ISIS Fighters Prisoners or Honored Guests of the Afghan Government?

More than 250 Islamic State fighters turned themselves in to the Afghan government to avoid imminent capture by Taliban insurgents. About 100 were younger than 18, Afghan officials said.

Poland’s Most Powerful Man Isn’t Well. Questions Are Swirling.

Poland’s Most Powerful Man Isn’t Well. Questions Are Swirling.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s governing Law and Justice Party, at the Parliament in Warsaw in 2016. He has made few public appearances since a 37-day hospital stay, fueling rumors and factional jostling.

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

Saudi cheerleaders at a breast cancer awareness campaign called Shoot for a Cause, which brought together 3,000 women for a basketball tournament in November. Men were not allowed to attend.

China’s #MeToo: How a 20-Year-Old Rape Case Became a Rallying Cry

China’s #MeToo: How a 20-Year-Old Rape Case Became a Rallying Cry

Gao Yan, a young woman whose suicide two decades ago has ignited a debate about sexual harassment in China.

North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit

North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, was met by Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and other North Korean officials at the airport in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, last month.


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