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Middle East Crisis: Hamas Fires Rockets at Central Israel for First Time in Months


Deadly Fires Highlight India’s Safety Shortfall

Damaged buildings on Sunday after a fire in an amusement park that killed at least 27 people in Rajkot, India.


Canada Debates the Future of Ontario Place, an Island Oasis

Construction fencing along Lakeshore blvd. at Ontario Place on January 17 in Toronto. Premier of Ontario Doug Ford has come under public scrutiny after granting a 95-year lease of public land on Toronto’s lakeshore for a private spa development.


Russia Plans New Ukraine Offensive as Zelensky Urges Biden and Xi to Join Peace Summit

Emergency workers at a hardware superstore that was hit by a Russian strike, according to Ukrainian officials, on Sunday in Kharkiv, Ukraine.


Putin Shakes Up Things at Home as His Optimism About Ukraine War Rises

A military parade this month in Moscow.


Death Toll in Papua New Guinea Landslide Estimated to Be at Least 670

The aftermath of a huge landslide that hit Papua New Guinea on Friday. Hundreds of people are thought to have been buried in the debris.


Amateur Historians Heard Tales of a Lost Tudor Palace. Then, They Dug It Up.

Chris Close, center left, in green jacket, consulting with Jennifer Browning, an archaeologist, during work on the dig site in Collyweston, England, early this year.


Peru’s New Rule on Transgender Health Care Draws Backlash

Police officers guarding the entrance of the Ministry of Health during a protest this month in Lima, Peru, that was staged by L.G.B.T.Q. groups against a new government decree listing transgender identity as a “mental disorder.”


Free Food? Modi Makes Sure Every Indian Knows Whom to Thank for It.

Vinod Misra, a local Bharatiya Janata Party official, talking with a potter in Amethi, India, who received an electric potter’s wheel through a government program.


Condemnation Slows, but Does Not Stall, Israel’s Assault on Rafah

A camp, once overwhelmed by displaced people from around Gaza and now mostly deserted, on Wednesday in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.


Why Do Aid Groups Stay in Lawless Haiti?

Gangs control about 90 percent of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, leaving much of the population of six million unable to move freely.


17 Hours to Find the Crash That Killed Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President

Rescuers on Monday with a body from the fallen helicopter that was carrying President Ebrahim Raisi in northwestern Iran.


Xi Jinping’s Recipe for Total Control: An Army of Eyes and Ears

Volunteers from a neighborhood committee keeping watch on a Beijing street in April. “Stability maintenance” — a catchall term for containing social problems and silencing dissent — has increasingly become a preoccupation in China under Xi Jinping.


One of the Deadliest Jobs in Mexico: Running for Office

Relatives of Gisela Gaytán mourning during her funeral in Celaya, Mexico, on April 3.


12 Injured on Qatar Airways Flight From Turbulence

Qatar Airways flight QR017 was flying over Turkey when turbulence injured a dozen passengers.


Aid Deliveries From Egypt Into Gaza Are Due to Resume

Egyptian trucks carrying humanitarian aid bound for the Gaza Strip waiting on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on Sunday.


The Hamas Chief and the Israeli Who Saved His Life


Russia Strikes Hardware Store in Kharkiv, Killing 12, Ukraine Says

A shopping mall in Kharkiv was hit with two powerful aerial bombs in the middle of the day on Saturday, one of several strikes against the city.


Deadly Fire in India Amusement Leaves at Least 27 Dead, Police Say

Firefighters at the scene of a deadly fire at an amusement park in Rajkot, in western India, on Saturday.


Some U.S. Weapons Stymied by Russian Jamming in Ukraine

A Ukrainian artillery crew firing at Russian positions in the northern Kharkiv region. Ukraine has provided a testing ground for weapons not previously used against a high-tech enemy like Russia.


5 Mount Everest Climbers Are Dead and 3 Missing This Summit Season

Mountaineers at the Khumbu Glacier this month making their way to Mount Everest’s summit in Nepal.


Israel and Hamas Could Restart Cease-Fire Talks Within a Week, Officials Say

The C.I.A. director, William Burns; Israel’s Mossad director, David Barnea; and Qatar’s prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.


Mohammad Rasoulof, Director Who Fled Iran, Brings a Message of Hope to Cannes

Mohammad Rasoulof, center, with the actresses Setareh Maleki and Mahsa Rostami at a news conference for the film “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” in Cannes, France, on Saturday.


Crowds for Raisi Show Support for Iranian State, Supreme Leader Says

Iranians attending a funeral ceremony for President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on Wednesday.


Ukraine Steps Up Attacks With U.S. Long-Range Missiles

Military investigators working on the site of a strike in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Ukraine, this month.


Israel Continues Military Offensive in Rafah After ICJ Order


African Music to the World


After Billions of Dollars in Losses, Canada Post Warns It May Run Out of Cash

In its 2023 annual report, Canada Post warned that its financial situation was “unsustainable.”


For This Ukrainian Town, Drones Have Offered Last Line of Defense Against Russia

Members of the 92nd Assault Brigade testing a Vampire drone in a field in the Donetsk region of Ukraine this month.


Why Are So Many Mexican Election Candidates Getting Killed?

A municipal police officer stands guard in Maravatio, Mexico, in February.


Hundreds Feared Dead in Papua New Guinea Landslide

A huge landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province on Friday engulfed three villages.


Sometimes U.S. and U.K. Politics Seem in Lock Step. Not This Year.

The British Parliament will stop sitting next week, with an election coming on July 4.


ICJ Orders Israel to Halt Its Military Incursion Into Rafah

Smoke rising after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday.


Are These Drones Too Chinese to Pass U.S. Muster in an Anti-China Moment?

Randall Warnas, chief executive of Anzu Robotics, with a Raptor drone outside a warehouse in Lindon, Utah, earlier this month.


Top U.N. Court Decision Adds to Israel’s Growing Isolation

A decision by the International Court of Justice highlighted Israel’s growing diplomatic isolation.


Israeli Forces Cut Off Access to Kamal Adwan Hospital in Northern Gaza

People evacuating Kamal Adwan Hospital following an Israeli strike in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, on Tuesday.


Countries Fail to Agree on Treaty to Prepare the World for the Next Pandemic

Last year’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. Member countries have failed to reach their goal of finalizing a pandemic treaty before this year’s session begins on Monday.


Taquería El Califa de León Went From Local Favorite to World Famous

Arturo Rivera Martínez has been behind the grill at El Califa de León for 20 years.


Three Missionaries in Haiti Killed in Gang Attack

Haiti has been in the throes of a massive gang assault since last February, when several gangs that normally fight each other decided to band together and fight the government.


Why We Should Have Nice Things

Bayer Leverkusen’s defeat in the Europa League final spoiled a night. It shouldn’t spoil an unforgettable season.


Milk Containing Bird-Flu Virus Can Sicken Mice, Study Finds

Bottles of raw milk are displayed for sale at a store in Temecula, Calif.


Kabosu, Shiba Inu Dog Who Helped Define the Doge Meme, Dies at 18

Ms. Sato decorated her home with photos of Kabosu.


Landslide Buries Village in Papua New Guinea, Killing at Least 3

The site of a landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province on Friday.


Israel Recovers Bodies of 3 More Hostages in Gaza

A protest near the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem on Tuesday demanding the immediate release of hostages.


Ukraine Starts Freeing Some Prisoners to Join Its Military

An advertisement encouraging people to enlist in the Ukrainian Army in Kostiantynivka last year.


Barcelona’s Success Transforms the City Into the Women’s Soccer Capital

A Barcelona Femení match in February. The team has been Spanish champion every year since 2019 and has not lost a league game since last May.


Climate Change Is Taking a Toll on Mites and Springtails, a New Analysis Finds


As Rafah Offensive Grinds On, Hunger in Gaza Spirals

Waiting for rations from an outdoor kitchen in Khan Younis this month. Hunger is now most acute in the southern Gaza Strip.


How Singapore’s Public Housing System Works

Downtown Singapore in March.


These Teens Adopted an Orphaned Oil Well. Their Goal: Shut It Down.

From left: Lila Gisondi, Mateo De La Rocha and Sebastian Ng, high school seniors in Cary, N.C., who adopted an oil well in Ohio that was leaking gas.


The Architect Who Made Singapore’s Public Housing the Envy of the World

Liu Thai Ker, known as the architect of modern Singapore, at his office, in March.


Australia’s ‘National Crisis’ of Domestic Abuse

A national rally against violence against women in Sydney, Australia last month.


U.N. Court Orders Israel to Halt Rafah Offensive

A house hit overnight by an Israeli bombardment in Rafah on Monday.


Israel says it destroyed weapons and tunnels in Rafah, and other news.


Friday Briefing

Palestinians stormed trucks carrying humanitarian aid last week.


Russia Is Increasingly Blocking Ukraine’s Starlink Service

Members of the Achilles Drone battalion of Ukraine’s 92nd Assault Brigade in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They depend on Starlink service for communications and to conduct drone strikes.


Pope Francis Clears Way for Carlo Acutis to Become First Millennial Saint

A tapestry featuring a portrait of Carlo Acutis hung at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi during the beatification ceremony.


Israel Expands Rafah Offensive Amid International Pressure Over Gaza War

A deserted camp for displaced Palestinians on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza, on Wednesday.


Restaurant Collapse Kills at Least 4 and Injures 16 in Majorca

Emergency responders looked through the building collapse in Majorca on Thursday.