World News (NY Times)

Using Night-Vision Goggles, Taliban Stage Lethal Attack

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 3:08pm
Insurgents overran three Afghan checkpoints, using a technology that once gave the United States an edge in the war.

Cape Town Pushes Back ‘Day Zero’ as Residents Conserve Water

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 11:51am
Sharp restrictions on water use and help from farmers pushed back the day when taps would run dry, but the city remains in a water crisis.

Kenya’s Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 9:53am
The fathers of Kenya’s president and opposition leader were political allies who became adversaries. In a sense, the sons are repeating their battles.

5 Security Officers in Iran Killed in Clashes with Dervishes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 8:20am
The violence began when followers of a mystical Sufi strain of Islam gathered at a police station to demand the release of members of their sect.

Mexico Spyware Inquiry Bogs Down. Skeptics Aren’t Surprised.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 5:00am
U.S. officials, said to be worried about being used as a fig leaf, have rebuffed requests for help. The case involves spying on Mexican government critics.

Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 4:50am
Shouldering a heavy political weight, the team lost its final game, but the outcome was beside the point for many optimistic spectators.

A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 12:57am
“I am ready to take all punishment, including legal responsibilities for my crimes,” said Lee Youn-taek, a theater director accused of sexual harassment.

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 12:14am
After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.

Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 11:17pm
The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.

In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 11:04pm
A surge in spending on the armed forces has opened new avenues for the graft and cronyism that many see as Ukraine’s most dangerous enemy.

Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 10:17pm
Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members have climbed Mount Dena in search of debris.

American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 6:15pm
Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.

There’s a Persistent Hum in This Canadian City, and No One Knows Why

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 4:32pm
Residents affected by the “Windsor Hum” complain of sleeplessness, depression and headaches. It is one of many mysterious sounds reported throughout the world.

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 4:29pm
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.

News Analysis: U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 4:24pm
After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

Brendan Cox, Husband of Murdered U.K. Lawmaker, Resigns Over Abuse Accusations

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 4:29am
The husband of Jo Cox stepped down from two charities created in her memory over allegations of inappropriate conduct from 2015.

Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 2:55am
Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.

Catalan Politician Leaves for Switzerland Days Before Court Date

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 11:46pm
It is not clear whether Anna Gabriel, a leading separatist, will appear in Madrid this week to face possible charges of sedition and rebellion.

Inside the Russian Troll Factory: Zombies and a Breakneck Pace

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:00pm
Ex-employees of the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted last week over meddling in the 2016 election, described their often bizarre work lives.

ISIS Claims Deadly Attack on Church in Russian Region of Dagestan

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 8:02pm
The gunman killed at least five people and wounded several others. ISIS described the assailant as a “soldier of the caliphate,” and members shared a video said to be of him.