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The Americans Left Behind in Kuwait

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On the first night of the Republican National Convention, the opening video asserted that America treats all its citizens equally regardless of race. But at the…

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Coronavirus, Britain, Transgender Rugby: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a second coronavirus wave in Britain, an angry response to France in the Muslim world and international rugby’s ban on transgender women. ImageIn August, British health care workers demanded that the government address their wage claims.Credit…Jonathan Brady/Press Association,…

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Blast at Pakistani Religious School Kills at Least 7

LAHORE, Pakistan — At least seven people were killed and more than 70 wounded when a powerful explosion ripped through an Islamic religious school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said. Classes were underway early Tuesday at the school, the Jamia Zuberia madrasa, located in a crowded suburban neighborhood outside Peshawar, when…

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Arts Bailout in U.K. Buys Time, but No Peace of Mind

LIVERPOOL, England — One recent afternoon, Liam Naughton was standing in the main room of the Invisible Wind Factory, a vast music venue and arts space he runs in a formerly industrial area of Liverpool, which has been largely shuttered since March. “We could put a roller rink in here,” he said,…

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Witnessing Peru’s Enduring, if Altered, Snow Star Festival

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Danielle Villasana shares a collection of images from…

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Spain, Covid-19, Airbnb: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a state of emergency in Spain, the push to reclaim short-term accommodation listings in Europe and the unexpected outcome of a local election in Russia. ImageAn empty square in Barcelona last week. Spain declared a state of emergency…

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Venezuela Opposition Figure, Long Confined, Flees Country

The Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López fled the country Saturday after spending the past six years in jail, house arrest and diplomatic asylum, his political party said. Mr. López, 49, is heading to an undisclosed international destination after leaving the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, according to his political party and Spain’s Foreign…

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Bangkok Is Engulfed by Protests. What’s Driving Them?

BANGKOK — Protests in Thailand that began as a student-led revolt against the military’s influence on the classroom have ballooned to encompass a sweeping range of issues at the heart of the country’s deep-rooted social and economic disparities. The growing crowds of demonstrators who have been assembling for weeks at peaceful protests…

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News Quiz: Russia, Google, World Series

Compiled by WILL DUDDING, ANNA SCHAVERIEN and JESSICA ANDERSON OCT. 23, 2020 Did you follow the headlines this week? Take our quiz to find out. Last week, 93 percent of respondents knew which senator Jaime Harrison is challenging in November. Only 49 percent knew where BTS sparked outrage with comments made during…

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Swimming to Sanity in Melbourne’s Lockdown

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Yan Zhuang, a new reporter with the Australia bureau. As Melbourne fights its way out of one of the longest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world, outdoor…

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Trump and Biden’s Final Debate: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the final U.S. presidential debate of 2020, the effects of Europe’s second coronavirus wave and the improbable rise of the #MeToo movement in Iran. ImageThis debate on Thursday night between President Trump, left, and Joe Biden was noticeably…

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Nigeria Protests, Coronavirus, Pope Francis: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the killing of protesters in Nigeria by security forces, Pope Francis’ support for same-sex civil unions and Azerbaijan’s enthusiasm for war. ImageA Nigerian state security vehicle moved through a crowd of protesters in the Lagos area on Tuesday.Credit…Benson…

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