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Conflict Between Israel and Palestinians Continues to Escalate

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system in Ashkelon, intercepting rockets from Gaza.

Seychelles Sees Rise in Coronavirus Cases Despite Vaccinations

Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, in February. The tiny island nation, with a population of just over 100,000, is now battling a surge of the coronavirus and has had to reimpose a lockdown.

Colombia Protests: Police Force, Built for War, Finds a New One

A Colombian police office in Bogota’s main square last week.

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.

A Night of Rockets and Airstrikes, and a Morning of Fear

The aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Wednesday.

Amid the Shooting, Netanyahu’s Foes See an Opening, and Risks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touring the city of Lod early on Wednesday.

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.

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

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

Many U.S. States with Bad Recent Outbreaks Show Case and Hospitalization Drops

Medical workers tending to a coronavirus patient in an emergency room in New Delhi last week.

Your Thursday Briefing

A building in central Gaza was leveled by an Israeli airstrike.

WeWork’s CEO: ‘Least Engaged’ Employees Work From Home

A coworking space in London last month run by WeWork. Sandeep Mathrani, the company’s chief executive drew Twitter fire when he said Wednesday that employees who work from home are the “least engaged.” 

Canadian Company Defies Michigan Order to Shut Down Oil Pipeline

An above-ground section of Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station.

Biden Speaks to Netanyahu, Asserting Israel's 'Right to Defend Itself'

White House to Investigate Brain Injuries Within C.I.A.

The U.S. Embassy in Havana. The mysterious symptoms that struck diplomats in Cuba and China were first reported in 2016.

Many States with Bad Recent Outbreaks Show Cases and Hospitalization Drops

Fields of flowers during the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Mich., last week. Cases of Covid-19 have taken a dive in Michigan after months at high levels.

Your Thursday Briefing

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City.

Cuba Starts Using Its Covid Vaccines Before Completing Trials

A nurse administered the Sovereign 2 vaccine, developed in Cuba, to a volunteer in Havana as part of a clinical trial in late March.

C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

High schoolers getting vaccinated in Connecticut last month. Some states expect to start inoculating 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

A US Envoy is Heading to the Middle East to Urge Calm Between Israel and Palestinians

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken speaking to reporters on Monday at the State Department.

What if Space Junk and Climate Change Become the Same Problem?

A long exposure showing a string of SpaceX StarLink satellites over Florence, Kan., this month.

New Military Letter Warning of ‘Brewing’ Civil War Prompts Outrage in France

French soldiers last year in Grenoble. It is unclear how many soldiers are behind a second letter warning of civil unrest in France.

As Gaza conflict heightens, a wave of Arab unrest spreads across Israel.

A synagogue was torched in the central city of Lod.

Goa, a Tourism Hotspot in India, Faces a Devastating Surge of Infections

Pramod Sawant, chief minister of Goa, India, on the left and wearing personal protective gear, visited Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Panjim, a city in the state, on Tuesday.

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.

Gemstone traders in Thailand are hit hard as the country battles a virus surge.

Taking temperatures at a vaccination site in Bangkok 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.

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. 

U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

G.M. said it would cooperate with Mexico’s Labor Ministry and the U.S. government.

Biden’s hands-off approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may not last.

President Biden, as vice president in 2016, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Jerusalem.

Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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

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

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Tuesday.

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.

Russia School Shooting Kills 7 Students and 2 Employees

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

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.