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Middle East Crisis: Live Updates: As Hungry Gazans Crowd a Convoy, a Crush of Bodies, Israeli Gunshots and a Deadly Toll

In Britain, Shockwaves From Israel-Hamas War Are Jolting Domestic Politics

Protesters in London calling for cease-fire in Gaza this month.

Putin Warns West of Nuclear War if It Intervenes More in Ukraine

Calls for a Boycott Roil Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

A large billboard in Tehran encouraging people to vote in parliamentary elections this week. With widespread disaffection, turnout could be as low as 15 percent, one government poll said.

Putin Lobs New Nuclear Threats, Timed for Moment of Anxiety

President Vladimir V. Putin, in a speech on Thursday, portrayed Russia as the aggrieved rather than the aggressor.

Scientists in Canada Passed Secrets to China, Investigations Find

The couple were escorted from their labs at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2019 and later stripped of their security clearances. They were fired in January 2021.

Chad Opposition Leader, Yaya Dillo, Reported Killed in a Shootout

The death of Yaya Dillo — a former rebel who was the cousin of the country’s president, as well as his most vocal critic — leaves a void in Chad’s opposition.

5 Convicts Familiar With Navalny’s Prison Confirm Hellish Conditions

The entrance to the Penal Colony No. 3, known as IK3, where Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny died two weeks ago, in Kharp, Russia.

Russia Took the City. Now It’s Coming for Their Villages.

A resident walking recently along a road in a village west of Avdiivka, Eastern Ukraine.

Welcome to Japan, Where the Bad News Is the Good News

Dinner at a Tokyo pub. Food remains affordable in Japan, even after some inflation: a bowl of ramen can be had for less than $7, or a multi-plate set lunch for about $12.

The Rochdale By-Election in England Is Chaos: What to Know

George Galloway, a candidate for Parliament who is the oddsmakers’ favorite, is the founder of the far-left Workers Party of Britain. He was forced out of the Labour Party in 2003 over his criticism of the Iraq war.

Colombia Becomes Hub for African Migrants Trying to Reach U.S.

Darién Gap Migration Is Halted After Colombia Arrests Boat Captains

A group of migrants boarding boats in Necoclí, Colombia to cross the Darién Gap, hoping to make it to the United States last July.

Canada Restores Visa Requirement for Mexican Visitors

Marc Miller, Canada’s immigration minister, last month. The visa mandate, which will go into effect Thursday night, had been lifted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016 to boost tourism.

Friday Briefing: Many Killed in Gaza as Israelis Open Fire

The body of a Palestinian who was killed during the chaos.

Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Former President of Tanzania, Dies at 98

Ali Hassan Mwinyi in 1985, the year he took over the presidency of Tanzania. He went on to serve two terms and stepped down in 1995.

Two Israeli Men Killed in West Bank Shooting, Officials Say

Biden Says Gaza Shooting Will Complicate Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Talks

President Biden at Air Base Andrews, in Maryland, before departing to Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday.

Vaccines Didn’t Turn Back Mpox, Study Finds. People Did.

Mpox vaccinations in a mobile clinic outside a Manhattan club in 2022.

Sarah Everard Inquiry Finds London Police at Fault for Hiring Officer Who Killed Her

A protest in London in March 2021 calling for the end of violence against women, following the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a London police officer.

Pentagon Weighs New Plan to Ship Weapons to Ukraine Quickly

A Ukrainian soldier using a heavy machine gun in the turret of a U.S.-made armored vehicle in Blahodatne, Ukraine, last year. The United States has provided Ukraine with some $44.2 billion in military aid since Russia launched its full-scale invasion two years ago.

In Ancient Bones, a Reminder that Northern Ireland’s Ghosts Are Never Far

When a body was discovered last year, investigators originally wondered if the body was a recent one. It took radiocarbon technology to give them the answer.

Death Toll in Gaza Passes 30,000

Rubble around Al-Farouk Mosque after an airstrike in Rafah in southern Gaza last week.

Biden Calls Chinese Electric Vehicles a Security Threat

The assembly line at a production facility for Nio, a maker of electric cars, in Hefei, China.

Leap Year Blamed For Glitch at New Zealand Gas Pumps

Self-service gasoline pumps in New Zealand didn’t work for part of Thursday.

Why Doctors in South Korea Are on Strike

Members of the Korean Medical Association meeting in Seoul last week, before thousands of interns and residents walked off the job.

Thursday Briefing

Children in Rafah, on the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Food shortages in the enclave are dire.

Why Leap Day Is Really About Party Planning

Judah Levine, head of the Network Synchronization Project in the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, in Boulder, Colo.

Trump to Meet Next Week With Orban, Hungary’s Leader

Viktor Orban, the conservative prime minister of Hungary, has had a chilly relationship with President Biden.

As U.N. Warns of Famine in Gaza, Cease-Fire Remains Elusive

Children in Rafah, on the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Food shortages in the enclave are dire.

Thursday Briefing: U.N. Warns of Famine in Gaza

Displaced Palestinians gathered for food in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, yesterday.

Divisions Among Finance Ministers Flare Over Seizing Russian Assets

Comments made by France’s finance minister, Bruno LeMaire, about the legality of seizing Russian assets came a day after the U.S. Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, said that seizing the assets was a possibility.

Ghana’s Parliament Passes Anti-Gay Bill With Jail Terms

A same-sex couple in Accra, Ghana, last month. Ghana’s bill is the latest in a wave of anti-gay legislation passed in Africa, including in Uganda, where an anti-gay law includes the death penalty.

Macron Unsettles NATO Allies Even As He Seeks to Rattle Putin

President Emmanuel Macron at Élysée Palace on Monday. “The defeat of Russia is indispensable to the security and stability of Europe,” he said this week.

Immunity for ‘Troubles’ Violence Violates Human Rights, Belfast Court Rules

Supporters of relatives and victims of the conflict known as “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland hold signs at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast on Wednesday.

A K-Pop Star’s Lonely Downward Spiral

Fans at a memorial room for Goo Hara in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, in November 2022, three years after her death.

Transnistria, Breakaway Region of Moldova, Asks Russia for Protection

A monument to Lenin still stands in front of the legislative building in Transnistria, a territory that claims independence from Moldova.

Ukraine Charges Key Figure in Arms Trade With Corruption

Serhiy Pashinsky at his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, in August.

Pope Francis Undergoes ‘Diagnostic Tests’ in Rome Hospital

Pope Francis at his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Prince Harry Loses High Court Challenge Over Security Downgrade

Prince Harry in London last year. His private security guards are not permitted to carry guns in Britain.

Navalny’s Funeral Is Planned for Friday, if Authorities Don’t Block It

Laying flowers in Moscow on Friday for Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who died this month.

Belmopan, Belize’s Capital, Is a City of Brutalist Calm

Belize’s Brutalist National Assembly building in the capital, Belmopan.

Iran’s Parliament Election 2024: What You Need to Know

A rally for a conservative party on Tuesday in Tehran.

Bosnia Was Once Emptied by War and Now Faces Peacetime Emigration

A viewpoint over the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia, this month.

E.U. Border Agency Is Too Weak to Prevent Migrant Boat Disasters, Watchdog Finds

An undated handout photo provided by the Greek Coast Guard showing migrants onboard the Adriana before it capsized off the coast of Greece in June.

China Expands Scope of ‘State Secrets’ Law in Security Push

China has fortified its national security and data sharing laws, while waging an all-of-society campaign against espionage.

Wednesday Briefing

Back From War, Reserve Soldiers Set Their Sights on Israel’s Politics as Usual

David Sherez, center, and Yitzhaki Glick, left, are leaders of Tikun 2024, a movement of Israeli reservists calling for political unity. The group has met with the country’s politicians often in the woods around a fire.

Hamas Rejects Cease-Fire Proposal, Dashing Biden’s Hopes of Near Term Deal

Parachutes carrying aid dropped by Jordanian aircraft fell along the Gaza coast on Tuesday.

Australian Police Officer Charged With Murdering Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

Luke Davies, left, and Jesse Baird from Mr. Baird’s Instagram account.

Biden and Netanyahu Seek Opposing Goals in Cease-Fire Talks

Israeli soldiers standing in the central Gaza Strip. President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel have offered vastly different views on the future of the battle in Gaza.

Wednesday Briefing: Russia Warned Against NATO Troops in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers firing at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine last week.

Germany Arrests Red Army Faction Fugitive

The building in Berlin where Daniela Klette, 65, was believed to have been living. Neighbors told the Bild tabloid that she had tutored children, walked her dog and was unfailingly polite.

At Willy Wonka Event in Glasgow, Police Called and Families Outraged

The event was abruptly canceled a day early, while families were still arriving, prompting someone to call the police.

North Carolina ‘Forever Chemical’ Plant Violates Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

The Chemours chemical plant in Fayetteville, N.C., at the edge of the Cape Fear River, in 2021.

Zoo Official In India Is Punished For Giving Lions Revered Names

The Bengal Safari park in 2020. Names given to a pair of lions have been drawn into a religious and legal debate.

Developers Who Leveled ‘Britain’s Wonkiest Pub’ Ordered to Rebuild

The Crooked House, a pub in Dudley, in England’s West Midlands, after a fire in August.

‘Mary Poppins’ Gets New Age Rating in Britain for Racist Language

Dick Van Dyke, left, and Julie Andrews, right, starred in “Mary Poppins,” which originally received a “U,” or universal, rating in Britain.

‘Saltburn’ Mansion Has Film’s Fans Flocking to the English Countryside

2024 Israeli Municipal Elections May Offer a Glimpse of the Political Mood

Voting in municipal elections in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Ego, Putin or Jets? Reasons for Orban’s Stance on Sweden Perplex Many.

Hungarian lawmakers approved Sweden’s bid to join NATO on Monday after months of delays.

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