Monday, April 19, 2021

ASIA

Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Need

I decided to record consistent body fat measurements for myself and a friend using the Halo, a Fitbit bathroom scale and a highly rated...

Dispute Erupts Over Translation Rights to New Nobel Laureate

Chus Visor, that publisher’s founder, told Europa Press, a Spanish news agency, that he would start publishing Glück as soon as possible and did...

Lee Westwood and His Decades of Success

An admitted slow starter, Lee Westwood was as surprised as anyone when at age 46 he won the first tournament of the year on...

Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find

When Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe began to research coronavirus infections among Black and Hispanic patients, he thought he knew what he would find. Infected Black...

Opinion | Our Oceans, Our Future

As they do, they’ll unlock more of the ocean’s secrets. With only roughly 5 percent of Earth’s oceans explored thus far, there is an...

He Broke Out of Quarantine for 8 Seconds, and Got a $3,550 Fine

One man left the house after an argument with his wife and walked 280 miles to cool off, breaching Italy’s national curfew.Another man wandered...

This Eagles’ No-Win Quarterback Predicament Isn’t Like the Last One

The Philadelphia Eagles were too cursed for too long to finally win a Super Bowl without a “Twilight Zone”-worthy twist. Fate granted the Eagles...

Vaccines, Brexit, Obama: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering the administration of the world’s first vaccines, the vagaries of Brexit trade...

Xavier Becerra, H.H.S. Pick, Was California’s Anti-Trump Attack Dog

Mr. Becerra also created a first-of-its kind state-level environmental justice bureau, focused on the unequal effect that pollution and other forms of environmental damage...

Airbnb Stock Might Sound Cool …

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.A dirty secret of initial public offerings...

AFRICA

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrean troops continue to commit atrocities in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, despite assurances by Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed,...

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

AMSTERDAM — When the Dutch artist Renzo Martens presented his film “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty” at Tate Modern in London in 2010, he couldn’t...

Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack That Killed 3 Americans in Kenya

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a high-level review of an initial military investigation into an attack on a Kenyan...

‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

Mr. Kasato, the district councilor, said that plainclothes officers picked him up from a church meeting on Feb. 8, threw him, hooded, into a...