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At Least 12 Dead in 2 Landslides in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two landslides set off by heavy rainfall and unstable soil killed at least 12 people on Java, Indonesia’s most populous island, and left rescue workers searching for survivors, disaster officials said Sunday. Among those killed in the landslides in West Java Province were the head of a local disaster…

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Rampage at the Capitol

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Members of Congress — after fleeing for their safety — voted to confirm Biden’s victory. Donald Trump has been attacking American democracy for much of his time as president. He has told repeated lies…

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South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

South Korea will send a delegation to negotiate the release of a ship and its 20-member crew after the vessel was seized by Iranian forces, officials said on Tuesday, the latest development in a provocation by the government in Tehran, which has been economically isolated by U.S. sanctions. Iranian officials said the…

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Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

Representatives of several Gulf states signed an agreement on Tuesday to ease Qatar’s isolation from its Arab neighbors, which have blockaded the country since 2017, a major step toward ending a rift that has left it excluded for years. The agreement, signed at a regional summit meeting in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia,…

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The Virus Is Still Winning

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A simple chart shows why the new coronavirus variants are so worrisome. This simple chart shows why the new variants of the coronavirus — first detected in Britain and South Africa — are so worrisome: The chart compares the spread…

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