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Trump-Biden Debate Prompts Shock, Despair and, in China, Glee

The chaos of the event has left allies and rivals alike questioning the state of American democracy and the country’s place on the global stage. World By Steven Erlanger from NYT World

As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health. World By Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj from NYT World

American Could Face Prison in Thailand After Posting Negative Reviews of a Resort

The man was arrested under Thailand’s criminal defamation law, which has been used to silence critics and stifle dissent. The hotel that brought charges acknowledges that using the law might be “excessive.” World By Richard C. Paddock from NYT World

Fighting Flares Between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The governments of both countries reported action with tanks, military helicopters and artillery in a rapid escalation of a long-simmering conflict. World By Andrew E. Kramer from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Less Than 10 Percent of Americans Have Antibodies, Study Finds

At least six U.S. states reported single-day records for new cases. The French Open has been scaled back. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Rat That Sniffs Out Land Mines Receives Award for Bravery

Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia. World By Anna Schaverien from NYT World

Vietnam Confiscates Over 300,000 Recycled Condoms for Sale

A raid at a warehouse led to the arrest of a woman who said she had been paid by the pound to recycle the prophylactics. World By Chau Doan and Livia Albeck-Ripka from NYT World

‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S.

From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power? World By Hannah Beech from NYT World

The Nose Needed for This Coronavirus Test Isn’t Yours. It’s a Dog’s.

Several animals now working on a trial at Helsinki’s airport have been trained to detect the virus by scent on arriving passengers. World By Elian Peltier from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Undercutting Scientists, Trump Says Tightening Vaccine Guidelines ‘Sounds Like a Political Move’

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and three other top U.S. health officials told lawmakers they would take a vaccine approved by the F.D.A. Johnson & Johnson announced plans to enroll 60,000 people in a major vaccine trial. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Fourth-Largest U.S. School District to Allow Students Back in Classrooms

Over 200,000 people have died in the United States, a staggering toll that comes as the virus spreads to places that were spared early on. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: More Chaos for Students as Virus Upends College Admissions Tests

In another reversal, the C.D.C. removes guidance on how the virus is transmitted. Amid spiking cases, Europe is scrambling to contain new outbreaks. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’

The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies. World By Thomas Erdbrink and Martin Selsoe Sorensen from NYT World

After Criticism, C.D.C. Reverses Covid-19 Guidelines on Testing People Who Were Exposed

President Trump acknowledged that an authorized vaccine for “every American” may not be distributed until next year. An Iranian official says the country has become a “red zone” as cases and deaths surge. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

China Sends Warning to Taiwan and U.S. With Big Show of Air Power

Beijing sent 18 aircraft into the Taiwan Strait as a senior American diplomat held meetings on the island. World By Steven Lee Myers from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C. Website’s Controversial Testing Guideline Was Not Written by C.D.C. Scientists

The global total of cases has passed 30 million. An analysis found that more than 40 percent of school workers are at high risk for severe cases of Covid-19. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Her Husband Abused Her. But Getting a Divorce Was an Ordeal.

A graphic video of a husband beating his wife has shocked China, shedding light on the prevalence of domestic violence and the difficulties of obtaining a divorce. World By Sui-Lee Wee from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

President Trump urged Republicans to “go for the much higher numbers” in stalled negotiations over another economic recovery package, undercutting his party’s push for a bare-bones plan. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Top Trump Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After Facebook Rant Accusing Scientists of ‘Sedition’

President Trump urged Republicans to ‘go for the much higher numbers’ in stalled negotiations over another economic recovery package, undercutting his party’s push for a bare-bones plan. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Navalny Says He Is Breathing on His Own in a Message From His Hospital Bed

The poisoned Russian opposition leader plans to return to Russia, his spokeswoman says. World By Katrin Bennhold and Michael Schwirtz from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Michael Caputo, Trump Health Official, Apologizes for Facebook Outburst, Considers Leave of Absence

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of aid. Pakistani high schools and universities reopened for the first time in nearly six months. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Parties Delay the Start of In-Person Classes at Some U.S. High Schools

A federal judge ruled that pandemic safety restrictions in Pennsylvania were unconstitutional. The damage to the world’s major economies from the virus has been six times more severe than the 2009 financial crisis. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Japan’s Next Prime Minister Emerges From Behind the Curtain

Yoshihide Suga’s years as a shadow power in Japanese politics left him a bit of a cipher. Now he is emerging to take control of the world’s third-largest economy at a time of deep uncertainty. World By Motoko Rich, Makiko Inoue and Ben Dooley from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump’s Defenders Field Sharp Questions Over Woodward Revelations

Infections in Britain have spiked back up to levels not seen in months. After a fire razed a refugee camp in Greece, homeless migrants fear what’s next. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health Reports

AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials resume in Britain after a safety review. Michigan State University students are requested to quarantine after an uptick in cases. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Fauci Warns Return to Normalcy Could Be a Year Away

China has been using its prospects for developing a vaccine as a diplomatic carrot. The pandemic has exacerbated the worldwide threat of hunger and malnutrition. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Rapes of Woman and 5-Year-Old Fuel Outrage in Pakistan

The girl’s burned body was found two days later. The woman was dragged from her car. The two cases have focused the country’s attention on its handling of sexual abuse. World By Salman Masood and Mike Ives from NYT World

Violent Protests Erupt in Colombia After a Man Dies in Police Custody

A video showed officers pinning down Javier Ordóñez and shocking him with a stun gun as he begged them to stop. World By Julie Turkewitz from NYT World

Trump’s Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize Was Apparently Forged. Twice.

The police in Oslo said they were in contact with the F.B.I. about the forgeries, which suggests that they originated in the United States. World By Henrik Pryser Libell from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: G.O.P.’s Scaled-Back Stimulus Bill Fails in Senate

The Senate did not approve a Republican proposal, and it looks increasingly unlikely that Washington will be able to reach a deal before the election for more virus aid. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

A Man, a Pint and a Timer Become Symbols of Ireland’s Pandemic Rules

A photo of an older man having a meal in a pub started a national conversation about coronavirus regulations and life’s simple pleasures. World By Megan Specia from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: N.I.H. Director Undercuts Trump’s Comments on Vaccines

The director, Dr. Francis Collins, took issue with President Trump’s suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine would be available by Election Day. A new study says the virus can stealthily attack the brain. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Shots Fired Along India-China Border for First Time in Years

Each side blamed the other as tensions between the two nuclear powers increased along their disputed high-altitude boundary. World By Jeffrey Gettleman from NYT World

Why Calls to Boycott ‘Mulan’ Over Concerns About China Are Growing

The latest backlash over Disney’s remake of the movie centers on how it was partly filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighurs live under repression. World By Amy Qin and Edward Wong from NYT World

‘Kill All You See’: In a First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell of Rohingya Slaughter

Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign. World By Hannah Beech, Saw Nang and Marlise Simons from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: AstraZeneca Pauses Vaccine Trial for Safety Review

Some JPMorgan Chase employees and customers misused federal virus aid money, according to an internal memo. A political uproar quashed plans for targeted lockdowns in Israel. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Aided by Modern Ingenuity, a Taste of Ancient Judean Dates

The harvest of the much-extolled but long-lost Judean dates was something of a scientific miracle. The fruit sprouted from seeds 2,000 years old. World By Isabel Kershner from NYT World

Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say

Doctors treating the Russian opposition leader said his condition had improved, but they could not rule out lasting effects of “severe poisoning.” Germany said it was from a military-grade nerve agent. World By Melissa Eddy from NYT World

Trump Emerges as Inspiration for Germany’s Far Right

Among German conspiracy theorists, ultranationalists and neo-Nazis, the American president is surfacing as a rallying cry, or even as a potential “liberator.” World By Katrin Bennhold from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Partying but Keeps Their Tuition

The U.N. warns of looming famines connected to the pandemic. Over 100 cases are linked to an indoor wedding in Maine, including three non-participants who later died. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Crisis Shatters India’s Big Dreams

The country’s ambitions to become a global power, lift its poor and update its military have been set back by a sharp economic plunge, soaring infections and a widening sense of malaise. World By Jeffrey Gettleman from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaping Can Increase Virus Hazards, Researchers Say

Another college football game was postponed. U.S. officials urged caution ahead of Labor Day weekend. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump Vaccine Chief Casts Doubt on Vaccine by Election Day

Just as Thailand reached 100 days without a new local case, it found one. The New York Times surveyed more than 1,500 colleges and found that over two-thirds have reported at least one case. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: States Should Prepare for Possible Vaccine by Early November, C.D.C. Says

A Minnesota man is the first person known to have died of Covid-19 after attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, tested positive for the virus. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Covid-19 Live Updates: States Should Prepare for Possible Vaccine by Early November, C.D.C. Says

International clinical trials confirm the hope that the cheap, widely available drugs can help seriously ill patients survive. The World Health Organization released new guidelines encouraging their use. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says

The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a nerve agent from the same group used in a 2018 attack on an ex-Soviet spy. World By Melissa Eddy from NYT World

‘Here We Go Again’: A Second Virus Wave Grips Spain

The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer, experts fear it signals a new surge across the continent. World By Patrick Kingsley and José Bautista from NYT World