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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...

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...

‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation

“When you post things, you’re highly aware of the feedback that you get, the social feedback in terms of likes and shares,” Dr. Brady...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Your Thursday Briefing

Biden administration backs lifting vaccine patentsThe Biden administration said yesterday that it would support lifting patent protections on Covid vaccines, a breakthrough for efforts...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...