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David Amess, Conservative Lawmaker in U.K., Is Reported Stabbed to Death

David Amess addressing Parliament in 2020. The speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, said that over a long career in politics, Mr. Amess had “built a reputation for kindness and generosity.”


Italy's New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

Employees showing Green Passes at the offices of the train company Trenitalia in Rome on Friday. Proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19 is now required for the workplace.


South Korean Military Struggles to Root Out Sexual Assaults

“My daughter chose to die rather than succumb to their coercion,” said the father of Master Sgt. Lee Ye-ram, who died by suicide in May after being sexually assaulted, as he looked at her photos at a mourning altar set up in a military hospital near Seoul.


How the Nobel Peace Prize Laid Bare the Schism in Russia’s Opposition

Dmitri A. Muratov this week in the office of his newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, which he co-founded in 1993, with funding from Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader.


China Launches First Woman With New Crew to Space Station

The rocket that took three Chinese astronauts into space in June. They lived aboard China’s nascent space station for three months.


Push to Improve Sex Ed in Australia Comes From 10,000 Miles Away

Chanel Contos, 23, has led from London a push for schools in Australia to reform their education about consensual sex.


Lebanon Observes Day of Mourning After Deadly Sectarian Clashes

Fighters from the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal movements in the area of Tayouneh, a southern suburb of Beirut, on Thursday.


Suspect Confesses in Bow-and-Arrow Rampage in Norway

A memorial on Friday to the people killed and injured in the attack in Kongsberg, Norway.


Bangladesh Strengthens Security as Violence Targets Hindu Festival

Police officers clashing with Muslim protesters outside a mosque in Dhaka on Friday.


Taiwan’s ‘Ghost Building’ Fire: a Death Trap for Dozens of Elderly

Officials placed flowers in front of a 13-story building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Friday after a fire there killed 46 people.


Abu Musab al-Barnawi, Leader of ISWAP, Has Died, Nigerian Army Says

Nigerian soldiers on patrol in 2019 after the Islamic State West Africa Province carried out a deadly attack in the village of Tungushe, in the northeastern corner of the country.


Man Whose Attack on Ex-Wife Was Livestreamed Gets Death Penalty in China


Blast at Afghan Mosque Kills Dozens as Shiites Are Targeted Again

Members of the Taliban stood guard on Friday near a Shiite mosque in Kandahar Province.


Mexico City Replaces a Statue of Columbus With One of an Indigenous Woman

A temporary statue of a woman erected by feminists where the statue of Columbus once stood in Mexico City. A replica of an ancient statue of an Indigenous woman will be the permanent replacement.


Quebec Language Debate Spurs Eerie Sense of Déjà-Vu

In the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood, a cultural hub in Montreal, street art that mixes English and French is commonplace.


A Year Later, a Schoolteacher’s Beheading Still Haunts France

Students at a high school in Paris on Friday participating in a minute of silence to honor Samuel Paty, a teacher who was beheaded last year by an Islamist fanatic. 


Protests Over Italy's Covid 'Green Pass' Draw Only Scattered Crowds

University students protesting over the Green Pass in Milan on Friday.


U.K. Lab Issues 43,000 False Negatives on Virus Tests

A business district in Wolverhampton, England, that is home to a lab run by Immensa Health Clinic. The lab was found to have given wrong test results to thousands of people, mostly based in the country’s southwest.


Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

Julian Sarafian said he had to convince his parents of the importance of therapy, but after a few months of getting help, he “hit a point where it’s looking a lot brighter than ever before.”


As Italy Mandates Covid Passes, Rules Vary Across Europe

A waiter checking a health pass at a Paris cafe last month.


Booster Confusion

a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Your Friday Briefing

Vaccinations in San Francisco this summer. Infections are down more than 40 percent since August.


Faulty Studs Led to Mexico City Metro Collapse, Attorney General Says

The scene of the metro collapse last May. A new report says construction flaws were behind the failure.


Deadly Clashes in Beirut Escalate Fears Over Lebanon’s Dysfunction

Fighters from the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal movements in the area of Tayouneh, a southern suburb of Beirut, on Thursday.


Your Friday Briefing

Shiite fighters from Hezbollah and Amal movements took aim amidst clashes in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday.


U.S. Regains Seat at U.N. Human Rights Council, 3 Years After Quitting

A session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva last year.


Biden Meets With Kenya’s President Amid Crisis in Ethiopia

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya met with President Biden at the White House on Thursday.


Most Covid Cases in Africa Go Undetected, W.H.O. Says

Senegal is one of eight countries involved in a community-based initiative to enhance coronavirus testing in Africa. Covid-19 graffiti in Dakar, Senegal, in September.


LinkedIn to End Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment


‘Lurching Between Crisis and Complacency’: Was This Our Last Covid Surge?

Vaccinations at the Unidos En Salud community vaccination and testing site in San Francisco this summer. Infections are down more than 40 percent since August.


As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Up

Saudi Aramco’s natural gas plant in Hawiyah in June. The Saudi state company announced that it planned to increase its oil production capacity by at least a million barrels a day to 13 million by the 2030s.


Newly Discovered Bat Viruses Give Hints to Covid’s Origins

A least horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus pusillus, one of three species of horseshoe bat observed in the study.


British Museums Face Covid’s Long-Term Effects

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The museum is now open only five days a week, compared with seven before the pandemic.


Lebanon's Crisis, an Explainer

Lebanon’s crisis has set off protests.


North Korean Soldiers Lie Shirtless on Broken Glass

A photograph provided by North Korean state media this week showing Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, attending the Defense Development Exhibition in Pyongyang.


South Korea will donate 1.6 million vaccine doses to Vietnam and Thailand.

A shipment of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine arriving in Seoul in May.


Norway Bow-and-Arrow Rampage Treated as Apparent Terrorism Attack

A police officer in Kongsberg, Norway, on Thursday, a day after a man killed five people in the town.


Moderna and J.& J. Boosters: What Are the Next Steps?

Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, who will issue the agency’s decision on boosters.


Taiwan Building Fire Kills at Least 46

Rescue workers at the site of the fire on Thursday. Piles of garbage were left on the building’s abandoned lower floors and in the stairwells. Fire officials said that the garbage accelerated the blaze and impeded rescue efforts.


Frida Kahlo, Aztec Gods: Can Art Lift Up a Poor Neighborhood?

Cable cars passing a mural by the artist Hugo Jocka in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City. A 6.5-mile cableway, inaugurated in August, halves the commute time for many workers in the area.


Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed

The meteorite that crashed into Ruth Hamilton’s bedroom in Golden, British Columbia.


Kyrie Irving Defends Decision on Vaccine After Being Benched

The Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving in New York in June.


Your Thursday Briefing

Supporters of the Czech Republic’s opposition coalition celebrating the election results on Saturday in Prague.


Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Were Taken Without Her Consent, Is Honored by W.H.O.

Descendants of Henrietta Lacks said a prayer with lawyers last week outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore.


Your Thursday Briefing

“The stocks are low, much lower than they should be,” an energy specialist said. “And they’re panicking for winter.”


Two More Guantánamo Detainees Are Approved for Release

The Biden administration has made no progress toward lifting a congressional prohibition on transferring any Guantánamo Bay detainee to the United States, a crucial step toward closing the prison. 


Caribbean Nations Struggle With Covid Vaccination Rates

Nurses performing Covid-19 tests in July on people displaced by political upheaval in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Man With Bow and Arrows Kills Five in Norway

Police officers investigating an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday night.


What Is the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Carlingford Lough is seen with Northern Ireland on the left and the Republic of Ireland on the right. The inlet marks the border between the two countries.


U.S. Antigovernment Groups Are Influencing the French Far Right

Laurent Nuñez, France’s national intelligence and counterterrorism coordinator, in Paris last year. “As far as the threats from the extreme right, the developments we are observing in France are quite similar to what is happening in the United States,” he said on Wednesday.


Czechs Defeat a Populist, Offering a Road Map for Toppling Strongmen

Supporters of the Czech Republic’s opposition coalition celebrating the election results on Saturday in Prague.


W.H.O Names Advisory Group to Study Origin of Covid Pandemic

Dominic Dwyer, a member of a since-disbanded World Health Organization team that investigated the origins of the coronavirus, arriving at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, in February. 


John Paul I, Pope for 33 Days in 1978, Will Be Beatified

The newly elected Pope John Paul I on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in August 1978.


Britain Needs Truckers Fast. We Went to a School Where They Train.

A driving instructor working with a trainee at the National Driving Center in the Croydon area of South London this month.


Squid Game Ahead? No, Just Directions, British Police Explain

A road sign in Slough, England, features symbols that are similar to ones that appear in the Netflix series “Squid Game.”