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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

A climate of fear surrounds the headquarters of the leading opposition party in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.


Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility, and Iran Calls It Sabotage

The Natanz nuclear facility in Iran lost power on Sunday.  It houses centrifuges used for uranium enrichment. 


Need New Skills? How About a Hug? The Women’s Shed Welcomes You.

Learning new skills at the Playford Women's Shed in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, Australia.


Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue

University students marching against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday.


Harry Will Attend Philip’s Funeral, Raising Hope Royal Rift Will Heal

Prince Philip with, from left, Prince William; Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Prince Harry on Christmas Day in 2017.


After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price

The town of Krasnik has become central to a debate over traditional and modern values in Poland.


Royal Rivalry Bares Social Tensions Behind Jordan’s Stable Veneer

A poster of King Abdullah II of Jordan on a street in Amman on Wednesday.


‘You Can’t Trust Anyone’: Russia’s Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret

Graves from 2020 and 2021 at the Rubezhnoye cemetry on the outskirts of Samara, Russia.


Sliding in the Polls, Erdogan Kicks Up a New Storm Over the Bosporus

The Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul.


India Covid-19 Crisis Deepened by Missteps and Complacency

Amit Shah at an election rally on Saturday.


Volcano Erupts on Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Smoke and ash billow from La Soufriere on St. Vincent on Friday.


Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

Philip in 1966. He was often seen in public dressed in full military regalia, an emblem of his high-ranking titles in the armed forces.


Vaccine Passports Could Unlock World Travel and Cries of Discrimination

Israelis showing their “Green Pass” before entering a concert in Tel Aviv last month.


For Prince Philip, Royal Family Plans Pandemic-Muted Honors

A crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London on Friday.


Russian Troop Movements and Talk of Intervention Cause Jitters in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers in a trench on the front lines facing Russian-backed separatists near the town of Zolote this month.


Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

An Israeli woman showing her Green Pass before entering a show at an opera house in Tel Aviv.


In Haifa, Israel, Wild Boars Encroach on Human Turf

A boar crossing in Haifa, which stopped shooting the animals in 2019.


Chinese Reality Shows Censor Western Clothing Brands


‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at Diverse BAFTAs


Greg Abbott Speculates Texas Has Herd Immunity

People waiting in line to enter a vaccination site at a high school in Houston last month.


Blinken Calls for More Thorough Investigation of Covid Origins in China

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at the State Department in Washington this month. Blinken is calling for additional information on the Covid origins in China. 


China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country's Covid Vaccines

A medical worker giving a vaccine in Beijing in January.


In Peru’s Presidential Election, the Most Popular Choice Is No One

Campaign signs along a street in Lima, Peru, on Friday.


Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election

A Cañari woman carrying food for her animals in Cuenca, Ecuador. Eight percent of Ecuadoreans identify as Indigenous, according to the census, but much of the electorate is of mixed background.


‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

The opposition leader Bobi Wine at his home in Magere, a neighborhood in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala.


My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, right, outside makeshift Covid-19 wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, this month.  


After Snatching One Crown, Mrs. World Gives Up Her Own

The reigning Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, left, forcibly removed the crown of Mrs. Sri Lanka World winner, Pushpika de Silva, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last weekend.


New Hampshire and Oklahoma Move to Open Covid Vaccines to Nonresidents

Vehicles lined up at a mass vaccination site in Loudon, N.H., last month. New Hampshire is dropping its residency requirement for receiving the vaccine.


AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots: What Is Known So Far


Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 6 People

A house damaged by the earthquake in East Java Province, Indonesia, on Saturday.


Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's President, Has Little Sway Over Its Future

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan arriving for the opening ceremony of the new session of Parliament in Kabul last month.


A Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings’ Is Unearthed, Epic in Its Own Way

A screenshot from YouTube of the character Gollum as he appears in an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” that was broadcast on Russian television in 1991.


Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted

An image of what is known as “The Guennol Stargazer,” from a legal document in the lawsuit against Christie’s.


A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers

A crew closing a well in Alliance, Alberta.


Pfizer Requests Authorization to Use Vaccine in Young Teens

A teenager receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in New York on Tuesday. The companies asked to expand their vaccine’s emergency use authorization to include adolescents ages 12 to 15.


Blood Clots Linked to AZ Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction

A dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine being administered in Bucharest, Romania, in February. The vaccine has been a mainstay of inoculation programs in more than 100 countries.


Netflix's ‘The Crown’ Changed Prince Philip’s Image


Michigan’s governor, confronting a surge in virus cases, calls on Biden for more vaccines.

A person received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine last month at Bishop Airport in Flint, Mich.


Prince Philip’s Life in Pictures


Iran Nuclear Talks Start on Positive Note in Vienna

The Grand Hotel in Vienna this week, where diplomats from the European Union, China, Russia and Iran held talks on the Iran nuclear deal.


To Speed Vaccination, Some Call for Delaying Second Shots

A mass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic set up at the Derby Arena in England last month.


Prince Philip, Style Icon

Prince Philip holds a beer while umpiring a polo match at Ham Common, Richmond.


Prince Philip will lie in rest at Windsor Castle before a funeral in St. George’s Chapel.

An electronic billboard in Piccadilly Circus in London displayed a tribute to Prince Philip on Friday.


Boris Johnson Reacts to Prince Philip's Death

Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London.


Prince Philip died at 99 at his home in Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London in 2018.


German lawmakers move to strengthen the government’s powers in the pandemic.

In Berlin last month.


The New Taiwan Tensions

Figures of nationalist soldiers are part of a display on Lieyu Island. The Chinese city of Xiamen lies across the water.


The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. A Crew Just Visited Its Wreckage.

A shipwreck near the Philippines was confirmed last month as the U.S.S. Johnston, which Japanese forces sank in 1944.


For a U.K. Satirist and His Online Fans, Comedy Is Catharsis

Munya Chawawa, whose sendups of race and class issues have won him an online following, at his home in South London.


Are Your Illegal Drugs Pure? New Zealand Will Check Them for You.

New Zealand has enacted the Drug Checking Act after a one-year pilot program found that contaminants were common in illegal drugs. 


Hong Kong residents stranded in Britain meet frustration as they try to return.

A man waiting for the results of a mandatory Covid-19 test given to all new arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport in October.


The struggle against vaccine hesitancy comes to Mississippi.

Volunteers assisting people who received the Moderna vaccine at a drive-through site on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., in March.


As a virus variant sweeps Europe, a look at lessons for the rest of the world.


Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker

A photograph released by the South Korean Foreign Ministry showed the MT Hankuk Chemi leaving the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Friday.


Does an ‘Asian-Australian’ Accent Exist?

Sydney suburb of Chatswood in 2018.


Your Friday Briefing


Macron Closes ENA, in Bid to Diversify France's Public Service

President Emmanuel Macron attended the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, as did predecessors François Hollande and Jacques Chirac.


Your Friday Briefing

Administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at a sports arena in San Juan, Philippines, last month.


Afghan War Casualty Report: April 2021

People gather at the scene of an explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on April 7.


With U.S. Asylum System Closed to Many, Some Find Sanctuary in Mexico

Migrants crossing the Rio Bravo at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in March, trying to request asylum from U.S. Border Patrol agents.


In New Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Hate Speech Is a Dangerous Seed

Sidney Zoltak, center right, standing at his father’s grave in Milan in the mid-1940s with his mother, Henia, and two friends.