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Erdogan Tells a Weeping Girl, 6, She’d Receive Honors if Martyred

Erdogan Tells a Weeping Girl, 6, She’d Receive Honors if Martyred

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey with Amine Tiras, 6, in Kahramanmaras on Saturday. “Maroon berets don’t cry,” he told her.

A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

Blue skies are more common in Beijing these days. A Greenpeace analysis of government data found that pollution levels had dropped 53 percent in the last three months of 2017 from a year earlier.

How Yemen Became a Humanitarian Nightmare: Untangling a Complex War

How Yemen Became a Humanitarian Nightmare: Untangling a Complex War

Guards searching the wreckage of a building after airstrikes in the capital, Sana, this month.

Putin Says He Would Welcome a Meeting With Trump

Putin Says He Would Welcome a Meeting With Trump

President Vladimir V. Putin and President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in China on Sunday.

Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip

Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip

A newspaper bearing an image of Donald Trump Jr. in New Delhi.

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth

The doula Oksana Kornieko, center, interpreted as the midwife Elisabeth Oskarsson suggested an epidural for Maria Hussein in Halmstad, Sweden. Ms. Hussein's husband, Abdulhanan Mohamed, is at left.

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

A 14-year-old Nepali boy in the doorway of his village home. Police say he was sexually assaulted by a Canadian humanitarian aid worker.

In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

Some of the men in charge of the war for the government in Khogyani, in eastern Afghanistan.

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

A child receiving a vaccination in Jiujiang, China, this month. The uproar over the defective vaccines has undermined President Xi Jinping’s vow to eliminate corruption and abuse in the nation’s food and drug industries.

In Rough Rio de Janeiro Neighborhood, Ballet as ‘Anesthetic’ and Escape

In Rough Rio de Janeiro Neighborhood, Ballet as ‘Anesthetic’ and Escape

Students on their way to class in the Manguinhos favela in Rio de Janeiro.

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.

In Germany’s Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars

In Germany’s Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars

The giant illuminated emblem of its most famous car, the Mercedes, towers above the main train station, greeting visitors.

Why Attack Afghan Civilians? Creating Chaos Rewards Taliban

Why Attack Afghan Civilians? Creating Chaos Rewards Taliban

The scene of a bomb blast in central Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday.

John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China

John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China

John Oliver’s name became a banned term on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, after he devoted a 20-minute segment to China on “Last Week Tonight.”

Czech Brewer Mocks #MeToo, Calling It a ‘Pathological Campaign’

Czech Brewer Mocks #MeToo, Calling It a ‘Pathological Campaign’

The Bernard Brewery in Humpolec, near Prague. One of its advertisements was a runner-up for a Czech activist group’s “Sexist Piggy” award last year.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid

Nelson Mandela with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela after his release from a South Africa prison in 1990. She often acted as a conduit to his followers during his imprisonment. They divorced in 1996.


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