World News (NY Times)

After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 1:08pm
Libya’s Coast Guard rescued some of the hundreds left stranded in the Mediterranean this month when their boats failed. Doctors Without Borders asked why Italy didn’t intervene.

Zimbabwe Declares Cholera Emergency as Disease Spreads in Capital

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 11:47am
More than 2,000 people have been afflicted in the past week, and at least 20 have died. The health minister said blocked sewers in Harare were the main cause.

Hunters of Man-Eating Tigress Can Shoot to Kill, Indian Court Rules

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 9:57am
Wildlife advocates had asked the Supreme Court to spare a tiger believed to have killed 13 people, arguing that the victims should not have been in her territory.

Serena Williams Cartoon ‘Not About Race,’ Artist Says. Experts Strongly Disagree.

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Knight, an Australian cartoonist who ignited outrage with his depiction of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, says it had nothing to do with racism. Other cartoonists say there’s no way that’s true.

Duterte Dares Military Officers to Rebel Amid Standoff Over Senator’s Arrest

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 6:39am
The Philippine military’s top commander has denied that there are “rumblings” in the force over the fate of Senator Antonio Trillanes, a naval veteran.

U.N. Presses Iran to Free Princeton Scholar

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 4:36am
The public request that Iran free Xiyue Wang, a graduate student in history, came two years after he was arrested doing research that had been approved by Iran.

Nazi Collaborator or National Hero? A Test for Lithuania

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 4:33am
Jonas Noreika has been honored as a martyr since his execution by the Soviet secret police in 1947. But he now stands accused by his own granddaughter of helping the Nazis kill Jews.

At Least 35 Die as Nigerian Gas Tanker Explodes

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 4:01am
Hundreds of people were injured after a gasoline tanker exploded while it was unloading at a gas station, an emergency official said.

In Britain, Calls for a 4-Day Week. Can It Be Done?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 3:18am
A British labor group says technology has made work more intensive and led to longer days. Shorter working weeks have been tested, with mixed results.

Several Reported Killed in Libya as Gunmen Storm National Oil Company

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 11:22pm
The attack punctuated a week of deadly violence in the capital and struck at the core of the country’s deteriorating economy.

U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 11:00pm
The economic penalties would be one of the first times the Trump administration has taken action against China on human rights violations.

Constitutional Standoff Pushes Guatemala Toward Authoritarianism

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 8:11pm
When a popular anti-corruption commission targeted the president, he tried to block it and ban its leader from the country.

Women in Australia’s Parliament Denounce Sexism in Push for Change

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 8:05pm
Recent political scuffling has underscored a view that sexism in Parliament is rampant, keeping women from entering politics and driving at least one member to step down.

China Sees Hints of a Past Threat: Inflation

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 7:43pm
If it persists, a steady uptick in prices could complicate Beijing’s effort to support economic growth and contend with the trade war with the United States.

Doctors Fleeing Syria for Germany Find Refuge, Hurdles and Delays

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 6:19pm
The country is desperate for highly skilled workers, and refugee medics are eager to work. But obstacles abound.

Your Monday Evening News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, China, Primaries

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 5:35pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Lebanon Dispatch: For Lebanese Women, a Beach of Their Own

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 4:43pm
For Muslim women who consider it forbidden to show their bodies in public, ladies’ beaches offer a place to feel the sun on their skin.

A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 9:19am
Sergei Skripal and Vladimir Putin, Soviet men of the same age, were raised to wage war against the West. After the Soviet Union collapsed, one rose. And one fell.

New Taliban Attacks Kill Dozens of Afghan Soldiers and Police Officers

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 7:57am
In a second day of serious violence, insurgents struck Afghan forces and captured a northern district.

Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 6 in Somalia

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 7:46am
It was the second significant attack on district headquarters in Mogadishu, the capital, this month. The Shabab have claimed responsibility for both attacks.