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‘They Have My Sister’: As Uyghurs Speak Out, China Targets Their Families

Abduweli Ayup believes his niece, Mihriay Erkin, died in state custody in Xinjiang because of his activism. The photo on his computer shows Ms. Erkin.


With Gatherings Banned Amid Turmoil, Tunisians Can Only Watch. And Wait.

A market in Tunis on Tuesday. “Everything is obscure now,” one Tunisian said. “After this, what will happen?”


Critics Pounce on Naomi Osaka After Loss, Denting Japan’s Claim to Diversity

Naomi Osaka of Japan during her defeat by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in Tokyo on Tuesday.


Why Are India and the U.S. Sparring Over a $110 Million Mumbai Mansion?

Lincoln House, the former U.S. consulate in Mumbai. For unknown reasons the Indian government has blocked the sale of the mansion to the Poonawala family.


Hotlines Between North and South Korea Are Restored

News of the reopening of communication between North and South Korea being broadcast in Seoul on Tuesday.


Hong Kong Protester Is Convicted in First Trial Under Tough Security Law

A van transporting Tong Ying-kit to the High Court in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Mr. Tong, a protester, is the first person to be tried under a national security law imposed on the city last year.


Uganda Detains Weight Lifter Who Went Missing in Japan

Julius Ssekitoleko of Uganda at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018. He was reported missing for five days from a training camp in Japan last week.


After Years of Chinese Influence, U.S. Tries to Renew Ties in Southeast Asia

Lloyd J. Austin III, the U.S. defence secretary, in Washington last month. China has been cultivating Southeast Asia with visits, loans and, most recently, coronavirus vaccines.


Assam-Mizoram Border Clash Leaves at Least 5 Dead

A video taken in Assam state showed police officers injured in the latest fighting.


Biden Takes Two Paths to Wind Down Iraq and Afghan Wars

President Biden meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq in the Oval Office on Monday. Mr. Biden said the United States would end its combat mission there by the end of the year.


A 2nd New Nuclear Missile Base for China, and Many Questions About Strategy

Chinese engineers erected an inflatable dome over the construction site of an underground missile silo, left, to hide the work below. Support facilities and temporary storage for construction equipment are seen at right.


Fears of Toxic Smoke After an Industrial Explosion in Germany

Emergency vehicles in Leverkusen, Germany, on Tuesday.


Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy

An organizer with the vaccination program explaining to Poly employees and family members last month how the vaccinations would be administered.


In Iraq, Going Viral Can Bring Fame, and the Threat of Violence

Ali Adil at his home in Hilla, Iraq, last week. 


A Confusing Message

A New York City healthcare worker speaking to pedestrians about testing and vaccines last week.


France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books.

A sales assistant stocking shelves with manga at L’Emile, a bookstore in Paris’s 15th Arrondissement. The Japanese comics make up roughly two-thirds of book purchases via the Culture Pass app.


Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours.

Older people waiting to receive Covid-19 vaccines at a center in Daegu, South Korea, in June.


Your Wednesday Briefing

Simone Biles pulled out of the team competition on Tuesday. Earlier, she faltered badly on her vault.


Your Wednesday Briefing

Simone Biles left the women’s gymnastics final because she was afraid she would be injured if she continued in a rattled state of mind.


The Olympic Mascots Aren’t Winning Any Medals

The Olympic and Paralympic mascots Miraitowa, left, and Someity.


I.M.F. World Economic Outlook Forecasts 6 Percent Global Growth

The outlook for India was downgraded because of a severe second wave of the virus slowing the economic recovery.


Liberals Who Don’t Retire

From left, Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justice Stephen Breyer.


As virus cases rise, another contagion spreads among the vaccinated: anger.

A Covid treatment area of a hospital in Springfield, Mo., where cases have been spiking.


The Travel Industry’s Reckoning With Race and Inclusion


Lockdowns ease in parts of Australia, but Sydney’s outbreak swells.

Crossing a quiet Elizabeth Street in Melbourne on Saturday.


Your Tuesday Briefing

With soldiers barricading the gates outside the parliament building, Tunisian security officers hold back supporters of the country's Islamist Ennahda party during a protest in the capital Tunis on Monday.


Booker Prize Longlist Is Unveiled


Your Tuesday Briefing

 A police officer holds back supporters of Tunisia’s President Kais Saied as they gather near the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia.


Lebanon Turns to Billionaire Tycoon to Form Next Government

Najib Mikati, the next prime minister of Lebanon, in Beirut on Monday.


India Landslides and Floods From Monsoon Rains Kill Scores

A section of highway partly collapsed after heavy rain in Mahad, in the state of Maharashtra, on Saturday. 


Wildfires ravage the Italian island of Sardinia in ‘a disaster without precedent.’

A fire on the Italian island of Sardinia on Sunday.


Wildfires Ravage Italy's Sardinia Region in ‘a Disaster Without Precedent’

A wildfire in Cugliari, on the island of Sardinia, on Monday. 


Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated adults.

Registering for coronavirus testing to enter a nightclub in Berlin on Friday. “Vaccinated people will definitely have more freedom than unvaccinated people,” said a top German government official about the possible changes.


‘Dune’ and Princess Diana Biopic to Debut at a Starry Venice Film Festival

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve.


Floods, heat, then floods again: England is battered by wild weather.

Roads flooded in London after a heavy rain on Sunday.


Floods, Heat, Then Floods Again: England Is Battered by Wild Weather

A flooded path in St James’s Park in central London on Sunday amid heavy rain.


Afghan Civilian Casualties Soar as U.S. Exits, Monitors Say

Bouquets on empty desks as a tribute to those killed in a bombing outside the Sayed Ul-Shuhada school in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May.


Breakthrough Covid, in Perspective

Grand Central Market in Los Angeles after the recent mask mandate went into effect.


France Approves Covid Pass Measure

A protest on Saturday in Marseille, southern France, against the new Covid legislation. About 40 million people, or nearly 60 percent of the country’s population, have received a first vaccine shot.


As China boomed, it didn’t take climate change into account. Now it must.

A flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.


Tunisia’s Democracy Verges on Collapse as President Moves to Take Control

President Kais Saied of Tunisia after taking the oath of office in October 2019. He has been locked in a power struggle with the prime minister and speaker of Parliament.


As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

Children wading through floodwaters on Saturday in Xinxiang, a town in central China.


Ending Bitter 3-Month Standoff, Samoa’s Leader Concedes Election Defeat

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa taking her oath at an unofficial ceremony outside Parliament in Apia, Samoa, in May. She is scheduled to take office on Tuesday.


Biden’s China Strategy Meets Resistance at the Negotiating Table

The entrance to a hotel where Chinese and American officials are meeting in Tianjin, eastern China.


Your Monday Briefing

The empty stadium before the Japan and South Africa soccer match.


Broadcaster Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Images Aired During Olympic Parade


U.S. General Won’t Commit to Ending Airstrikes on Taliban

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie at a news conference in Kabul on Sunday.


Your Monday Briefing

Odette Giuffrida of Italy kisses the bronze medal for Judo. 


Rescuing China’s Muzzled Past, One Footnote at a Time

The historian Yu Ruxin, in Hong Kong in May. His book, “Through the Storm," sheds new light on the central role of the military during the Cultural Revolution.


Taekwondo Is Path to Medals for Countries That Rarely Get Them

Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan celebrating his gold medal win on Sunday.


Soccer Team Was Lone Bright Spot in West Bank Village. Virus Took That, Too.

An unfinished soccer stadium in Wadi al-Nis, in the West Bank, this month. The village’s team has just played its worst season in decades.


Landslide Kills 9 in Northern India and Destroys Bridge


As Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia, Child Deaths Increase

A woman and her twin 7-year-old daughters in Jakarta, Indonesia, this month. Children make up 12.5 percent of Indonesia’s confirmed Covid-19 cases, a leading doctor said.


Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming

Empty vaccine vials at a vaccination site near Munich in May. Online disinformation campaigns targeting everything from vaccine manufacturers to elections have become a booming business.


Debate Continues Across U.S. About Requiring Covid Masks

A furniture store in San Antonio in May. An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas bars local governments from requiring masks.


In Nagorno-Karabakh, Land Mines, Bulldozers and Lingering Tensions

The old and dilapidated houses in Shusha, Azerbaijan.