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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:23 GMTA demonstrator at a march in Rome on Sunday over a referendum that will be held to overhaul the Constitution.Italy could be the next domino to fall as populist anger sweeps through Europe and the United States, upending the political establishment.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:21:19 GMTMr. Hollande stunned the nation with his decision, even though few observers thought he could recover from his poor approval ratings to win next year’s vote.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:54:28 GMTThe Russian leader lamented rising global “fractures,” even in affluent countries, but made no mention of the Kremlin’s efforts to stir up disorder.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:36:30 GMTSarah Olney canvassed ahead of the Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election, in London, on Wednesday.The outcome highlighted some of the rancorous divisions in Britain over its looming departure from the European Union.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:48:21 GMTMohammad Daoud Khan, the first president of Afghanistan. Sardar Zmarai claimed to be his descendant, the authorities said.The arrest of a serial impostor revealed more than a decade of fraud, audacious even by the standards of Afghanistan, where con artists have flourished in the chaos of war.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:01:24 GMTSatellite images of two villages in Rakhine State, Myanmar, before and after they were destroyed. The village of Kyet Yoe Pyin, is shown in the images at left on March 30 and Nov. 10, and the village of Wa Peik is shown in 2014 and on Nov. 10.Rights advocates accuse Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, of inaction during a brutal counterinsurgency drive against a Muslim minority.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:38:34 GMTThe prince was crowned as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun seven weeks after the death of his father, a revered figure in Thailand.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:20:15 GMTA scientist assessing coral mortality on a section of the Great Barrier Reef in an undated photograph. A new report from the Australian government paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the 1,400-mile-long reef.An Australian government report to Unesco says the risks are well-managed, but it also paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the area.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:48:23 GMTVoters at a polling station in Banjul, the Gambian capital, on Thursday.President Yahya Jammeh predicted a decisive win, but his challenger, Adama Barrow, said, “He is not going to be re-elected — his era is finished.”
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:01:21 GMTBen Ziane Berhili, one of the world’s most wanted hashish smugglers, was arrested in Casablanca.The capture of Ben Ziane Berhili was the highest-profile arrest yet in an operation that has seized $3.2 billion worth of hashish since 2013.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:07:23 GMTJohn Brennick and his cousins face a mountain of skepticism and shifting rules as a claim for recognition as Mi’kmaq, the indigenous nation on Canada’s Atlantic coast, creeps through the Canadian bureaucracy.Indian status comes with a host of privileges, including tax breaks. Descendants of indigenous people who have been denied these benefits say they were robbed.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:12:48 GMTPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, center, invited President-elect Donald J. Trump to visit his country in a recent call.The president-elect’s unfiltered exchanges prompted the White House to urge him to seek the State Department’s expertise in his encounters with foreign leaders.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:21:42 GMTA version of Shamoon, the virus that hit Middle Eastern energy companies in 2012, was used in mid-November to attack government agencies.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:00:23 GMTFidel Castro after arriving in Havana on Jan. 8, 1959. Mr. Castro’s revolution was welcomed by Cubans like Juan Montes Torre, a poor laborer at the time. “It was an emotional shock,” Mr. Montes recalled. “These bearded men, poorly dressed — they won! And on behalf of the lower classes!”The clash of emotions common in Cuban families is reflected in a grandfather’s loyalty to Mr. Castro and a granddaughter’s glum view of conditions in her country.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:11:33 GMTPresident Obama met with the Cuban president, Raúl Castro, in Havana in March.In a post on Twitter, he said he would “terminate” the pact President Obama made if Cuba is unwilling to make “a better deal for the Cuban people.”
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:50:30 GMTA two-day memorial and a period of “Duelo Nacional,” or national mourning, will offer Cubans a chance to pay their respects to the longtime leader.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:54:21 GMTPeople in Miami reacting to the news of the death of Fidel Castro.Who would any of us be if he hadn’t rearranged our destinies and caused this rupture in our lives?
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 05:59:13 GMTFidel Castro was seen as a ruthless despot by some and hailed as a revolutionary hero by others.Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:23 GMTPoetician (2016), by Birgitta Jónsdóttir | In Iceland, people of all ages and every walk of life compose and publish verse. Cold, damp weather and long winter nights may be among the reasons.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:23 GMTA protester wearing a mask of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea at a rally this week in Seoul, the capital, calling for the leader to step down.The embattled president’s party hopes she will agree to resign by April instead, arguing that impeachment would then be unnecessary.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:05:20 GMTPeople in Beijing wearing masks this month, after the government declared an orange alert for air pollution, the second-highest level in a four-tier warning system.Researchers did not find live bacteria capable of infecting anyone, despite discovering antibiotic-resistant genetic material in the smog.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:45:49 GMTAndrew Sachs, who played the waiter Manuel in the BBC television series “Fawlty Towers,” in 1981.His earnest yet bumbling character, Manuel, was regularly recruited into the schemes of the hotel owner Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:36:14 GMTAs prime minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi had blatant conflicts of interest, and others tried to curry favor with him by steering business to his companies.As prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi kept majority ownership in his businesses. Scandals ensued as those businesses profited and his fortune grew.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:48:05 GMTAgustín Carstens, governor of the Bank of Mexico, announced that he would leave that post in July. He will become general manager of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. His departure comes as the ascent of Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency has stirred anxiety in Mexico. Agustín Carstens, governor of the Bank of Mexico, will leave that post next year to become head of the Bank for International Settlements.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:06:40 GMTThe Progress 65 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Tuesday. No astronauts were aboard when it failed to reach orbit on Thursday and largely burned up in the atmosphere as it fell back down.The cargo ship, which was not carrying any astronauts, disappeared shortly after liftoff, according to Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:00:52 GMTSecretary General Ban Ki-moon avoided any mention of who brought the disease to Haiti, and critics said his mea culpa came too late.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:56:07 GMTSenator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, after a Republican caucus at the Capitol on Tuesday.Senators said that the vote would help ensure that the United States could quickly reimpose sanctions if Iran violated its obligations under an agreement.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:48:11 GMTThe Netherlands joined Austria in balking at membership talks with Turkey, which has purged thousands of people after a failed coup effort.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:23:33 GMTBuzz Aldrin in Australia in November.The former astronaut and second man to walk on the moon was flown to a New Zealand hospital and was in “good spirits,” a tour operator said.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMTWorkers filling sacks with cocoa beans at an agricultural cooperative in Guiglo, Ivory Coast.Squatters using protected land to grow cocoa have helped strip the country of four-fifths of its woodlands. Now evicted, many of them are struggling to survive.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:21:50 GMTPrince Harry inspected the guard of honor after arriving in Bridgetown to commemorate the 50th independence anniversary of Barbados on Tuesday.Recipients of the scholarship will spend time in Buckingham Palace, but don’t get the wrong idea: They will cook, cater and otherwise serve the British royals.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:38:10 GMTDr. Gao Yaojie, who helped expose H.I.V.-tainted blood sales in Henan Province, in her apartment in New York last month.Dr. Gao Yaojie, who has tied the epidemic to an unsanitary network of blood sales, discussed what she considers the still-untold truth about AIDS in China.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:47:21 GMTThe satirical newspaper, the target of an attack in 2015 that killed top editors and cartoonists, has started a German edition that features Angela Merkel on its first cover.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:45:50 GMTGeorge Brandis, left, the attorney general of Australia, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House in Canberra this week.The law allows extensions of up to three years for convicts who are judged to be a continuing threat, with no limit on the number of renewals.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:27:25 GMTThe burned birthplace of the military dictator Park Chung-hee, the father of President Park Geun-hye, in Gumi, South Korea, on Thursday.The fire destroyed part of a memorial to Park Chung-hee, the assassinated dictator and father of South Korea’s embattled president, Park Geun-hye.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:41:22 GMTUighurs last year in Kashgar, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang. The government, dominated by the Han ethnic group, has tightened control in areas with Uighurs, who are mostly Sunni Muslims.Residents and online notices reveal no obvious pattern to the restrictions in the region, where ethnic Uighurs have chafed under tightening government control.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:36:18 GMTNorbert Hofer.The presidential election represents a renewed opportunity for the populist far right to extend its march across the electoral map of Europe.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:21:01 GMTThe protective shelter over the remains of nuclear reactor Unit 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.A huge steel arch has been moved over the radioactive wreckage of a Chernobyl reactor, a project in which many nations helped to raise funds.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:21:01 GMTDemonstrators in Colombia rallied in support of the peace agreement.The nation’s lawmakers signed off on the peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Now comes the hard part.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:12:36 GMTA guard tower at a now-empty detention block at Guantánamo Bay. The prison, where nearly 800 men were held over the years, now has 60 detainees.Secrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:32:12 GMT“Pilgrims surprised me with their warmth.”This reporter’s long-dreamed-of journey to explore the heart of Islam revealed surprises, debunked stereotypes and produced one stunning bird video.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:21:57 GMTLaborers transported ammonium nitrate at the crossing from Akcakale, Turkey, into Syria in April 2015. The compound, a common fertilizer, has been used by terrorists to create explosives.How New York Times reporting may have made the Middle East just a little bit safer.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:16 GMTThe Turkish town of Hasankeyf will be submerged under 200 feet of water after a hydroelectric dam now under construction is completed.A contentious dam project that dates to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:25:04 GMTDuring the 10-day Hindu festival Mayana Kollai, the troubles of transgender women are distant as they transform into the deities they worship and are revered by villagers.