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Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

The millions of votes counted across Scotland on Saturday could be among the most consequential in recent times, and not because of their impact...

A Chinese Rocket Is Tumbling Back to Earth. Where Will It Land?

A piece of China’s largest rocket is tumbling back to Earth this weekend. No one really knows when or where it will land.On April...

An Election Win for Boris Johnson, but His Strategies Risk Breaking Up the U.K.

LONDON — The great realignment of British politics accelerated this week, but it is pulling in starkly different directions north and south of the...

Cleric Lifts Iraq’s Faltering Vaccination Effort, but Perilous Summer Awaits

BAGHDAD — In a country where most people believe that God will protect them but their government won’t, it has taken a popular Shiite...

Blinken Jousts With China and Russia in U.N. Meeting

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, meeting with counterparts from China and Russia on Friday, said that the United States would “push back forcefully”...

A Heavy in the Insect World Makes a Rare Appearance

Children and staff members at the Mount Cotton State School, an elementary school near a rainforest in Queensland, Australia, have spotted wallabies, koalas and...

SPORTS

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami has long been able to make a glossy pitch to the students it hopes will star...

Roger Federer on His New Gig: Swiss Tourism Spokesman

I love to walk through small villages where life is still normal. Small places where people are driving tractors and there is one...

A Pitcher Never Forgot His Promise to His Mother

“I still have a lot of love for baseball, so we’ll see what happens,” Jiménez said.That future, though, might include using what he learned...

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Technology

Stores Still Matter. Where’s Amazon?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Amazon has been so successful in the...

Internet providers funded effort behind fake net neutrality comments, New York State says.

Internet service providers funded an effort that yielded millions of fake comments supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of so-called net neutrality rules in...

How to Power Up Your To-Do List

Getting organized is serious business, judging by the number of checklist and chore-tracker programs available. If you’re new to mobile task-manager software, Apple and...

Judge presses Epic on the impact of its antitrust suit against Apple.

Last May, Epic Games was making plans to circumvent Apple’s and Google’s app store rules and ultimately sue them in cases that could reshape...

Health

The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges.

Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and...

Covid Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care

Even before the pandemic began 14 months ago, nursing homes had become the source for rampant, antibiotic-resistant infections. The facilities also faced systemic problems...

Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Ceilings are not overlooked. Freeing up valuable floor space, monitors are often affixed to ceiling-mounted booms, which can have several arms and may also...

SCIENCE

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

As glaciers melt and shrink in the Alps of Northern Italy, long-frozen relics of World War I have been emerging from the ice.They include...

NASA Mars Helicopter Makes One-Way Flight to New Mission

This time, NASA’s Mars robotic helicopter Ingenuity did not come back.That was intended.On Friday, Ingenuity, which last month became the first machine to fly...

Heads Up! A Used Chinese Rocket Is Tumbling Back to Earth This Weekend.

This article was revised shortly after publication to reflect an updated forecast from The Aerospace Corporation.No, you are almost certainly not going to be...

45,000 Apply for the Chance to Kill 12 Bison in Grand Canyon National Park

Park officials say the bison have altered vegetation patterns, damaged archaeologically valuable sites and even threatened the water supply for animals and humans in...

SpaceX Successfully Lands Prototype of Mars and Moon Rocket After Test Flight

A few weeks ago, NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX for $2.9 billion to use Starship to take astronauts from lunar orbit to the...

U.S.A

A cyberattack forced the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the United States, in what appeared to be a significant attempt to...

America

Blinken Jousts With China and Russia in U.N. Meeting

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, meeting with counterparts from China and Russia on Friday, said that the United States would “push back forcefully”...

Police Operation in Rio de Janeiro Leaves at Least 25 Dead

RIO DE JANEIRO — A police operation targeting drug dealers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday morning left at least 25 people dead, including...

Colombia Police Respond to Protests With Bullets, and Death Toll Mounts

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A teenager shot to death after kicking a police officer. A young man bleeding out on the street as protesters shout...

Years of Unheeded Warnings. Then the Subway Crash Mexico City Had Feared.

MEXICO CITY — The capital had been bracing for the disaster for years.Ever since it opened nearly a decade ago, the newest Mexico City...

EUROPE

An Election Win for Boris Johnson, but His Strategies Risk Breaking Up the U.K.

LONDON — The great realignment of British politics accelerated this week, but it is pulling in starkly different directions north and south of the...

The Tailor, the Florist, the Violin Maker: Improvising to Survive

Shops in Hamburg, Germany, have been pushed to the brink by lockdowns and curfews in the pandemic and the uncertainty of when a return...

2 Americans Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Italian Police Officer

The men were also found guilty on charges including attempted extortion, carrying a weapon without just cause, resisting a public official, and assault, for...

Vaccination Can Be Relaxing. Just Ask These Museum Visitors.

ROME — These days, visitors to the website of one of Italy’s most renowned contemporary art museums are met with a twofold invitation: “Book...

U.A.E

Cleric Lifts Iraq’s Faltering Vaccination Effort, but Perilous Summer Awaits

BAGHDAD — In a country where most people believe that God will protect them but their government won’t, it has taken a popular Shiite...

Nuclear Talks With Iran Could Reach Agreement Within Weeks, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran could each come back into compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal within weeks, a senior State Department...

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

The second new study, which was published in The Lancet, was conducted by researchers at the Israel Ministry of Health and Pfizer. It is...
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ASIA

Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

The millions of votes counted across Scotland on Saturday could be among the most consequential in recent times, and not because of their impact...

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

As glaciers melt and shrink in the Alps of Northern Italy, long-frozen relics of World War I have been emerging from the ice.They include...

A Chinese Rocket Is Tumbling Back to Earth. Where Will It Land?

A piece of China’s largest rocket is tumbling back to Earth this weekend. No one really knows when or where it will land.On April...

An Election Win for Boris Johnson, but His Strategies Risk Breaking Up the U.K.

LONDON — The great realignment of British politics accelerated this week, but it is pulling in starkly different directions north and south of the...

Cleric Lifts Iraq’s Faltering Vaccination Effort, but Perilous Summer Awaits

BAGHDAD — In a country where most people believe that God will protect them but their government won’t, it has taken a popular Shiite...

Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans

Ms. Stefanik and many other Republican leaders are betting that the path to keeping the electoral gains of the Trump era lies in stoking...

Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline Operator

A cyberattack forced the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the United States, in what appeared to be a significant attempt to...

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami has long been able to make a glossy pitch to the students it hopes will star...

Roger Federer on His New Gig: Swiss Tourism Spokesman

I love to walk through small villages where life is still normal. Small places where people are driving tractors and there is one...

Blinken Jousts With China and Russia in U.N. Meeting

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, meeting with counterparts from China and Russia on Friday, said that the United States would “push back forcefully”...

AFRICA

Erased From a Davos Photo, a Ugandan Climate Activist Is Back in the Picture

She chanced upon environmental activism in 2018 after graduating with a business degree from Makerere University. With no job lined up, Ms. Nakate volunteered...

Somalia Moves to Defuse Tensions at Home and Abroad

NAIROBI, Kenya — Days after Somalia’s president relented on plans to extend his term in office following street battles and international condemnation, his government...

Global hunger, maternal deaths and stillbirths have soared during the pandemic.

The pandemic has contributed to soaring hunger and acute declines in maternal health care that threaten tens of millions of people, the United Nations...

Billie Zangewa Makes Art Where the Light is Best

This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about expanding the possibilities of your home.Rootless is how Billie Zangewa recalls...