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Killings in Toronto’s Gay Community Expose ‘an Open Wound’ With Police

Killings in Toronto’s Gay Community Expose ‘an Open Wound’ With Police

A missing-person flier for Andrew Kinsman in Toronto’s Gay Village.

Eddie Izzard: Comedian, Transgender Activist, Labour Party Official

Eddie Izzard: Comedian, Transgender Activist, Labour Party Official

The comedian Eddie Izzard, center, campaigning for the Labour Party in Wales last year. He joined the party in 1995.

Israel Feels Pride but Senses Peril as U.S. Moves Embassy

Israel Feels Pride but Senses Peril as U.S. Moves Embassy

A worker hung flags next to the entrance to the American Consulate in Jerusalem last week.

Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in Manila this month. He expressed exasperation that some women preferred joining the New People’s Army, a communist rebel force that has been waging an insurgency since 1969, to raising children.

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

Amid Japan’s usually stodgy political world, Taro Kono, the foreign minister, tweets pictures of macarons, pokes fun at himself on social media and doesn’t always toe the party line.

Why the Taliban’s Assault on Ghazni Matters

Why the Taliban’s Assault on Ghazni Matters

Afghan security forces and Afghan militia members on a road in Ghazni Province during clashes between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces on Sunday.

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Pope Francis has called for swift action to care for the environment and the planet.

World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court

World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court

Kosovo Albanians at a ceremony in Prekaz last year commemorating the 19th anniversary of the killing of a founding member of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Some K.L.A. veterans in government have tried to disband a war crimes court.

U.S. Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

U.S. Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

American forces and Afghan troops on patrol last year in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Nangarhar has been the deadliest province for American forces in the past year.

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

Women and their children in a chhaupadi hut in western Nepal in September. Nepal’s government has been trying to discourage the chhaupadi tradition, in which menstruating women are banished from the home.

Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

Pakistani demonstrators burning the American flag in Quetta on Thursday. Pakistani officials expressed both anger and caution over the American suspension of nearly all security aid.

Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Farah Alhajeh said that she greeted men and women the same way in mixed company, by bringing her hand to her chest. “We live in a society where you have to treat women and men the same,” she said. “I know that because I am Swedish.”

Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Pieces of an Israeli F-16 that crashed in northern Israel on Feb. 10 after coming under antiaircraft fire.

U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

U.N. Links North Korea to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

Smoke billowed last week after an airstrike on the besieged neighborhood of eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus.

‘Birth Tourism’ Is Legal in Canada. A Lawmaker Calls It Unscrupulous.

‘Birth Tourism’ Is Legal in Canada. A Lawmaker Calls It Unscrupulous.

The Baoma Inn, left, where women stay while waiting to give birth in Canada.

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

Plastics and other garbage on a beach in Neo Faliro, southern Athens in January.


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