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More Than 30 Dead in Gaza and Israel as Fighting Quickly Escalates

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Donations to India Get Blocked by Modi's Tough New Rules

Medical aid for India from Israel waiting to be loaded at the Tel Aviv airport last week.

China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

China is careening toward a demographic crisis. Adopting a universal two-child policy in 2016 has failed to lift the country’s birth rates.

Violence in Israel Challenges Biden’s ‘Stand Back’ Approach

Airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday. Calls are growing in the Democratic Party for President Biden to play a more active role in the region as violence escalates.

Russia School Shooting Kills 7 Students and 2 Employees

The scene outside a school after a deadly shooting in Kazan, central Russia, on Tuesday.

For West End’s Return, Cleansing Spirits and an Aching for Change

Noah Thomas opposite the Apollo Theater, where he will return on May 20 as the star of “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” But first, he will have to dye his hair blonde. 

Man Hangs On for Life After Winds Shatter Glass Bridge in China

‘Selling the Family Jewels’: A James Joyce Landmark Is Set to Become a Hostel

A bronze statue of James Joyce in central Dublin, the writer’s native city.

Queen's Speech: Johnson Presses Advantage in U.K. Government Program

She Used a Male Doll in a Joke. Now She’s Accused of Sexual Harassment.

Park Na-rae resigned from her YouTube show after she drew criticism for her comedy sketch.

The State of the Pandemic

A vaccination site in Los Angeles that accepts walk-ins.

I.C.C. Is Watching Israeli-Palestinian Violence for War Crimes

Arab Israelis during a funeral in the Israeli city of Lod on Tuesday.

Experts Call for Sweeping Reforms to Prevent the Next Pandemic

A member of the Nepalese army at a cremation center this week in Kathmandu, which has seen a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Nepal to Use Oxygen Tanks From Everest to Treat Covid Patients

Unloading an oxygen cylinder as a patient lay outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday.

Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

The Tokyo Olympics are set to start on July 23.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

These Three Feminists Are Changing Argentina From the Inside

Mercedes D’Alessandro, left, Vilma Ibarra, center, and Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta at the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Rockets are fired from Gaza City toward Israel on Tuesday,

Covid-19 Vaccines: Novavax Reports More Delays

A participant in Novavax’s Phase 3 trials at Howard University in Washington earlier this year.

Covid Desperation Is Spreading Across India

A cremation ground for Covid-19 victims along the banks of the Ganges River in Garhmukteshwar, India, this month.

Chandro Tomar, Who Shot Her Way Through a Glass Ceiling, Dies

Chandro Tomar at her home in the Indian village of Johri in February. She picked up a gun late in life and became a medal-winning sharpshooter.

A Misleading C.D.C. Number

A Miami Beach officer confronting a man without a mask last year.

China's Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated Country

Children playing soccer in Humen Park in Dongguan. Births in China have now declined for four consecutive years.

Heading Home for the Vaccine: One Expat’s Trans-Atlantic Journey

Why Do Humans Feed So Many Animals?

Your Tuesday Briefing

A Palestinianman helps a wounded fellow protester amid clashes with Israeli security forces at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on May 10, 2021, ahead of a planned march to commemorate Israel’s takeover of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War.

SUNY and CUNY Students Must Get Covid Vaccines, Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York spoke at a news conference on Monday about requiring students on public college campuses in New York to be vaccinated against Covid-19. 

US Defends Detention of Afghan at Guantánamo Despite Pullout

Roman Khan, at a refugee camp in Pakistan, holding a photograph of his brother Asadullah Haroon Gul, who is challenging his detention by the United States at Guantánamo Bay.

Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The Dome of the Rock shrine, which is in the Aqsa compound.

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15

Amanda and Ajdin Dropic with their children, from left, Eli, Ty, Lila and Ben. All four children volunteered for Pfizer-BioNTech trials.

US Vessel Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Patrol Boats

John F. Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, this month. He told reporters on Monday that attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had “conducted unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers.” 

Your Tuesday Briefing

Palestinians throw rocks at the Israeli police.

German Catholic Priests Defy Rome to Offer Blessings to Gay Couples

The Rev. Wolfgang Rothe blesses Christine Walter and Almut Muenster during a service at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church on Sunday in Munich.

UK's Labour Party Reels After Panicked Response to Election Loss

The Labour leader Keir Starmer at the House of Commons last year.

South African Filmmakers Move Beyond Apartheid Stories

Actors applying makeup on the set of the soap opera “Gomora” during filming in Johannesburg last month.

Iraq’s F-16s Grounded After Lockheed Martin Withdraws Crews

An Iraqi F-16 fighter jet at Iraq’s Balad air base near Baghdad in 2015. The country’s fleet is likely to be grounded after a maintenance contractor said it would pull its teams out.

A Coronavirus Variant First Found in India is Now Officially a 'Variant of Concern'

Funeral pyres of coronavirus victims at a makeshift crematorium in New Delhi on Sunday.

Every car is the too-quiet car: commuting in the pandemic.

Empty platforms at the New Jersey Transit station in Secaucus in May.

The Power of Pre-K

A pre-K classroom in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood in 2017.

The Champions League final may be moved from Istanbul to London.

Chelsea beat Real Madrid this month to make it to the final of the Champions League, where the team will face Manchester City.

Surviving in Isolation, Where the Steppe Has Turned to Sand

During the second half of the 20th century, Kalmykia has experienced severe desertification.

In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

Outside a bazaar in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China, in 2019. China has moved aggressively to subdue Uyghurs and other Central Asian minorities in the region, including by ramping up enforcement of family planning limits.

After Raid on Aqsa Mosque, Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Airstrikes

Palestinians evacuated a wounded man during clashes with Israeli forces in the Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday.

Was That a Giant Cat? Leopards Escape, and a Zoo Keeps Silent (at First).

Rescuers searching on Sunday for three leopards that escaped from a safari park in Hangzhou in eastern China.

Australian Leather Loses Ugg Trademark Battle

An Ugg store in New York City. The brand’s owner in the United States has trademarked “UGG Australia” in more than 130 countries.

Sun Moon Lake Is a Symbol of Taiwan’s Drought. Influencers Take Notice.

The parched bed of Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan in late April. The country is going through one of the worst droughts in decades.

Your Monday Briefing

People wait to get vaccinated with an AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Bratislava, Slovakia, on April 24, 2021.

Hopes Fade for Global Herd Immunity

Health care workers administered coronavirus tests in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday.

Paris Teenager’s New Gig: Would-Be Queen of Italy. A Nation Shrugs.

A New Covid Dilemma: What to Do When Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand?

A vaccination event hosted by the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in April.

‘Why Do We Deserve to Die?’ Kabul’s Hazaras Bury Their Daughters.

Many of the victims of the school bombing were buried on Martyrs Hill in Kabul on Sunday.

Your Monday Briefing

Serum Institute workers packing coronavirus vaccines in January.

Fauci Says Indoor Mask Guidance Should Ease With Vaccinations

A restaurant in  Columbia, Mo., on Saturday. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises even vaccinated people to continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces, including restaurants when they are not actively eating and drinking.

Turkey's Second Major Wave Recedes Amid a Faltering Lockdown

A busy open-air market in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey is 10 days into a nearly three-week lockdown that, according to labor unions, exempts more than half of the country’s workers.