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China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

Rahile Dawut, above with camera, is an anthropologist at Xinjiang University who studied Islamic shrines, traditional songs and folklore. She was detained in December 2017 and has not been heard from since.

In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

Eight months after he disappeared, a missing person sign remains outside the Larrimah, Australia, home of Paddy Moriarty.

‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown

‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown

Malala Yousafzai, center, and her family visited her former home in Mingora, Pakistan, on Saturday.

Lebanese Voters Want Change. Few Expect It.

Lebanese Voters Want Change. Few Expect It.

Thousands of supporters attended a Hezbollah rally in Baalbek, Lebanon, this week. The party’s money and power put independent candidates at a disadvantage.

Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves

Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France discussed at a meeting Tuesday how to put out the growing number of populist fires over migration on the Continent.

Divers in Thailand Scour Cave for Missing Soccer Team and Coach

Divers in Thailand Scour Cave for Missing Soccer Team and Coach

Rescue teams on Monday in a deep, flooded cave where a group of boys and their coach were missing in Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

In Anarchic Corner of Copenhagen, Police and Dealers Play Cat and Mouse

In Anarchic Corner of Copenhagen, Police and Dealers Play Cat and Mouse

The open-air drug market known as Pusher Street in Christiania Freetown, a neighborhood in Copenhagen.

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

A memorial with portraits of three slain journalists — Aleksandr Rastorguev, Kirill Radchenko Orkhan Dzhemal — at the Russian Union of Journalists’ building in Moscow.

Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Dogged by Controversy, Is Engulfed by Fire

Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Dogged by Controversy, Is Engulfed by Fire

The 33-floor building in Baku, Azerbaijan, once a Trump-branded tower, is the second property linked to President Trump to catch fire this month, after a blaze in New York killed an art collector.

Iran Can’t Keep Dictating Lifestyle, Its President Warns

Iran Can’t Keep Dictating Lifestyle, Its President Warns

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in Tehran on Monday. Mr. Rouhani said restrictive policies on young people were to blame for much of the recent unrest in the country. “One cannot force one’s lifestyle on the future generations,” he said.

What Will Italy’s Next Government Do? A Leak Jolts Stocks

What Will Italy’s Next Government Do? A Leak Jolts Stocks

The leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, addressing the news media after meeting with President Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Monday.

Xi Jinping Extends Power, and China Braces for a New Cold War

Xi Jinping Extends Power, and China Braces for a New Cold War

With presidential term limits abolished, Xi Jinping has new authority for his drive to make China a global power — even if doing so risks conflict with Washington.

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

The Chinese space station, including a 16-story-tall parabolic antenna, in a remote area of Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

The statue of Mary Thomas called “I Am Queen Mary” is the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark, according to the artists.

Trump Dangles Aid Before North Korea. But Does Kim Jong-un Want It?

Trump Dangles Aid Before North Korea. But Does Kim Jong-un Want It?

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, right, with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea last week. In the whirl of diplomacy over Mr. Kim’s potential meeting with President Trump, the North has been clear that it will not trade its nuclear arms for American aid.

Devastating Dust Storm Strikes India, Killing at Least 94

Devastating Dust Storm Strikes India, Killing at Least 94

Strong winds whipped dust and debris through New Delhi on Wednesday.


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