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New Zealanders Are Flooding Home. Will the Old Problems Push Them Back Out?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Like many New Zealanders before her, Cat Moody chased the broader horizons of life abroad, unsure if she would ever...

In the Russian Arctic, the First Stirrings of a Very Cold War

FRANZ JOSEF LAND, Russia — Chunky green trucks carry Bastion anti-ship missiles that can be prepared for launch in just five minutes. A barracks...

‘Absolutely Yes’: Games Will Go On Even in State of Emergency, I.O.C. Says

TOKYO — The rescheduled 2020 Olympics will go on even if a state of emergency is declared in the city this summer, a top...

Citizen Lawsuit Seeks Court’s Help in Battle for Clean Air in Jakarta

Five years ago, a scan of Istu Prayogi’s lungs showed the kind of damage that comes from smoking cigarettes. But in his case, he...

Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

WASHINGTON — An expansive bill that would pour $120 billon into jump-starting scientific innovation by strengthening research into cutting-edge technologies is barreling through the...

In Taliban-Controlled Areas, Girls Are Fleeing for One Thing: an Education

Two districts in Afghanistan’s northwest offer a glimpse into life under the Taliban, who have completely cut off education for teenage girls.By Adam NossiterPhotographs...

A Fragile Ceasefire Lets Afghans Risk Travel for Eid

KABUL, Afghanistan — On Saturday, the final day of a three-day national cease-fire for Eid al-Fitr, the three-day Muslim celebration marking the end of...

China’s Mars Rover Mission Lands on the Red Planet

Landing on the red planet is perilous — NASA engineers refer to it as seven minutes of terror when its rovers, most recently Perseverance,...

Your Friday Briefing

We’re covering fears of civil war in Israel and an Eid cease-fire in Afghanistan.Warnings of civil war in IsraelHundreds of people have been arrested...

She Used a Male Doll in a Joke. Now She’s Accused of Sexual Harassment.

Park Na-rae, a comedian, grabbed a male doll, placed its plastic arm between its legs and made a suggestive remark.By the standards of Western...

The Price They Pay for Your Perfect Vacation Photo

It took nearly three months, but Jody Pinder eventually succeeded. Endangered green sea turtles, usually shy, skittish and satisfied with a diet of sea...

Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the Indian vaccine crisis, an attack on Afghan girls and stalled U.S.-Iran negotiations.India’s vaccine maker stumblesThe Serum Institute, the world’s...

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If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...