With 23 aid workers killed, ambulances caught in crossfire, U.N. asks for protection to deliver aid to civilians suffering the brunt of war and drought.
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A New York Times correspondent who has reported on Afghanistan since the 1979 Soviet invasion offers observations on the war that began in 2001.
The new prime minister will have to overcome deep political divisions to pursue economic reforms as the country’s debt payments come due.
Heavy rains have caused some of the region’s worst flooding in nearly a century, killing more than 300 people and displacing thousands.
An acrimonious vote in Parliament may be a prelude to the difficult path ahead for the new prime minister, who repeated his anti-corruption campaign theme in a brief speech.
His family was deported from Peru to an American wartime internment camp, setting him on a mission to have the wrongs redressed. He died still waiting.
President Xi Jinping is trying to quell a national outcry over the scandal and restore confidence in the health care system.
The floods have left at least 324 people dead, and hundreds of thousands more have been made homeless.
South Korea’s leader indicated that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was preparing for his fourth visit to the North.
The national tournament draws 50,000 people to games in Koshien, is televised everywhere and turns teenagers into household names.
The students left villages for the capital city to pursue an education and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. A suicide bombing ended all that.
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The 18-year-old was told in a document that his walk, behavior and clothing did not “give the slightest indication” he could be gay, an L.G.B.T. rights group said.
The discovery is among the strongest evidence in the fossil record that the insects pollinated prehistoric cycads, a plant that preceded flowering plants.
About 1,400 of the internet company’s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise “urgent moral and ethical issues.”
As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ties with United States.
The so-called Black River has been hidden by a nylon net with lights atop it so athletes don’t see one of Jakarta’s more embarrassing eyesores.
The girl’s marriage to a man 30 years her senior highlighted the prevalence of child brides in Malaysia, which belies the country’s modern outlook.
In Singapore, where the film was largely shot, detractors say the cast is unrepresentative of diversity in the city-state.
The siege was the latest example of ordinary Afghans caught between Taliban violence and a government that leaves them vulnerable.