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Showing posts from November, 2020

The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy

The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be. World By Jason Horowitz and Fabio Bucciarelli from NYT World

Gunmen Assassinate Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis

Iran expressed fury over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, blaming it on Israel and the United States. His death may complicate President-elect Biden’s intention to restore the Iranian nuclear deal. World By David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman from NYT World

Beijing Takes Its South China Sea Strategy to the Himalayas

China built a village in territory also claimed by the kingdom of Bhutan, echoing its aggressive tactics at the border with India and in places much farther away. World By Steven Lee Myers from NYT World

A Mother, Her Son — and Their 1,500-Mile Search for Home

Millions of people have been displaced by the pandemic. Jessika and her 6-year-old, Sebastián, are among the many who have yet to find a home. World By Julie Turkewitz and Isayen Herrera from NYT World

Live Updates: Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack, State Media Say

The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was described by U.S. and Israeli intelligence assessments as the force behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. News reports in Iran say he died after being attacked in a vehicle. World By Farnaz Fassihi, Ronen Bergman, David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt from NYT World

Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.

When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are. World By Matt Apuzzo, Noah Weiland and Selam Gebrekidan from NYT World

Live Updates: Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack, State Media Say

The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was described by U.S. and Israeli intelligence assessments as the force behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. News reports in Iran say he died after being attacked in a vehicle. World By Farnaz Fassihi, Ronen Bergman, David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt from NYT World

Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court

Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. Rights groups consider the prosecution a sham. World By Ben Hubbard from NYT World

Tackling ‘Period Poverty,’ Scotland Is 1st Nation to Make Sanitary Products Free

The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass a measure that makes free period products available to anyone who needs them, the first country to do so. World By Megan Specia from NYT World

Evidence Builds That an Early Mutation Made the Pandemic Harder to Stop

Scientists were initially skeptical that a mutation made the coronavirus more contagious. But new research has changed many of their minds. World By James Glanz, Benedict Carey and Hannah Beech from NYT World

Why Were Canadians Warned Not to Let Moose Lick Their Cars?

Let us explain. World By Yan Zhuang from NYT World

Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World

The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it? World By Megan Twohey and Nicholas Kulish from NYT World

Remains of Two Killed in Vesuvius Eruption Are Discovered at Pompeii

Archaeologists tentatively identified the pair as a wealthy landowner and a younger enslaved person, both of whom were killed in the 79 A.D. eruption. World By Elisabetta Povoledo from NYT World

‘Covid-zero’ is an idea gaining momentum. Could it work in Canada?

World By Ian Austen from NYT World

A Chinese County Aims to Curb Dog Walking by Threatening to Kill the Dog

Restrictions on dogs are common in China. But one county’s plans to uniformly ban dog walking and kill the pets of rule-breaking owners has shocked the internet. World By Tiffany May and Amy Chang Chien from NYT World

The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. Why Are We Still Scrubbing Surfaces?

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors. World By Mike Ives and Apoorva Mandavilli from NYT World

‘Jetman’ Who Flew Beside a Plane Dies While Training in Dubai

Vincent Reffet, a 36-year-old French stuntman, had also broken a record jumping from the world’s tallest building. World By Isabella Kwai from NYT World

‘Within Seconds Everything Was Gone’: Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides. World By Jason Gutierrez and Jes Aznar from NYT World

Hurricane Iota Poses Threat of Floods and Landslides in Central America

The storm has left three dead, and is moving across parts of Central America that are still reeling from Hurricane Eta. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Hurricane Iota Makes Landfall in Nicaragua

Forecasters warn that the storm could compound the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta, which pounded Central America less than two weeks ago. Iota made landfall about 15 miles from where Eta touched down. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

After War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Peace Sees Winners and Losers Swap Places

A deal brokered by Russia ended the fighting for now over Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving Armenians to pack up and burn their houses as they retreat, while Azerbaijanis plan a return to long-lost lands. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Her Abuse Was a ‘Family Matter,’ Until It Went Live

The grisly death of a farmer, whose attack was streamed online, has shocked China, with many asking why the legal system failed to protect her. World By Elsie Chen from NYT World

Sainted Too Soon? Vatican Report Cast John Paul II in Harsh New Light

The former pope was fast-tracked for canonization immediately after his death. But a tarnished legacy in dealing with the church’s sex abuse scandals has left critics to wonder whether it was too fast. World By Jason Horowitz from NYT World

How a Human Rights Angel Lost Her Halo

Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities. World By Hannah Beech from NYT World

Video of Corpse in Hospital Bathroom Alarms Italy as Covid Spreads

The video of a man who died in the bathroom of the emergency room from what may have been Covid has sparked outrage. World By Emma Bubola from NYT World

Al Qaeda’s No. 2, Accused in U.S. Embassy Attacks, Was Killed in Iran

Israeli agents shot Abu Muhammad al-Masri on the streets of Tehran at the behest of the U.S., officials said, but no one — Iran, Al Qaeda, the U.S. or Israel — has publicly acknowledged the killing. World By Adam Goldman, Eric Schmitt, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman from NYT World

Trump’s Post-Election Tactics Put Him in Unsavory Company

Denying defeat, claiming fraud and using government machinery to reverse election results are the time-honored tools of dictators. World By Andrew Higgins from NYT World

Judge Is Shot and Killed in Her Office at Manila’s City Hall

The judge was identified as Maria Theresa Abadilla, and the mayor’s office said a court clerk had been named by the police as a suspect in the shooting. World By Jason Gutierrez and Mike Ives from NYT World

Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial in Norway

Using ground-penetrating radar, a team of archaeologists made the discovery in southeastern Norway. Once excavated, the findings could offer insight into Viking settlements. World By Jenny Gross from NYT World

BBC Orders Inquiry Into Diana Interview After Claim Princess Was Misled

A quarter-century after the princess admitted infidelity in a landmark interview with Martin Bashir, the journalist is facing renewed accusations of behaving unethically to secure the scoop. World By Isabella Kwai from NYT World

Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

The travel review website has posted a one-of-a-kind notice on the hotel’s page, warning tourists that it was responsible for the jailing of a guest who wrote a harsh review. World By Richard C. Paddock from NYT World

‘We are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic,’ Birx wrote in a White House memo.

World By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Maggie Haberman from NYT World

In Hunt for Virus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

As it praised Beijing, the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China and may have sacrificed the best chance to unravel the virus’s origins. Now it’s a favorite Trump attack line. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Whale Sculpture Stops Train From Plunge in the Netherlands

The driver was the only person on the city train and was unharmed in the accident early Monday morning, a local safety spokesman said. World By Isabella Kwai and Claire Moses from NYT World

Gunmen Storm Kabul University, Killing at Least 19

The siege lasted six hours as Afghan forces and U.S. commandos hunted and killed three gunmen. An Afghan branch of the Islamic State was reported to have claimed responsibility. World By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Fatima Faizi from NYT World

In Italy, Like Everywhere the Virus Goes, It’s the Discontent That’s Contagious

Italians are now a long way away from the days of singing on balconies and their summer fling with freedom. Just like everyone else, they’ve had it. World By Jason Horowitz from NYT World

Egyptian Teen Seeks Justice in Rape Case, and a Battle Erupts Over Women’s Rights

A generation of young women in Egypt who have found their voice on social media are challenging the old rules that blamed women when they were attacked by men. World By Mona El-Naggar from NYT World