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The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong

  • 2019-06-15 15:51:09
  • www.nytimes.com

The government said it needed an extradition bill to punish a killer. Hundreds of thousands of protesters didn’t buy it.

Shabab Sets Off Deadly Explosions in Mogadishu, Killing at Least 8

  • 2019-06-15 15:03:27
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The attacks occurred a day after the Shabab kidnapped three Kenyan police reserve officers from the same area, Wajir District in northeast Kenya.

Chilean Bishop Resigns After Comments on Absence of Women at Last Supper

  • 2019-06-15 14:42:19
  • www.nytimes.com

The church gave no reason for the resignation of Carlos Eugenio Irarrázabal. But it came after he said that perhaps women “like to be in the back room.”

German Court Fines Two Gynecologists for Abortion Ad

  • 2019-06-15 13:40:24
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The doctors used words like “anesthesia free” to describe the procedure on their website. A judge said that violated a Nazi-era law.

Slovakia’s First Female President, Zuzana Caputova, Takes Office in a Divided Country

  • 2019-06-15 13:13:24
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An anticorruption lawyer, she rode a wave of public disgust to victory. But the ex-prime minister’s party remains dominant, and the far right is emboldened.

Carrie Lam: A ‘Good Fighter’ in the Crisis Over the Hong Kong Extradition Bill

  • 2019-06-15 12:54:56
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Hong Kong’s chief executive is known for being a workaholic and for practically never backing down in a fight.

Amanda Knox, Tearful and Angry, Speaks in Italy, Years After Murder Acquittal

  • 2019-06-15 12:44:28
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At a conference on wrongful convictions, Ms. Knox said: “I know that many people think I am bad. That I don’t belong here. It shows how a false narrative can be powerful and undermine justice.”

How Data Can Help You Win in the Winner-Take-All Economy

  • 2019-06-15 12:00:08
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To adapt to a faster pace of change, it helps to learn how to crunch numbers about whole organizations — and about yourself.

Hong Kong’s Leader, Yielding to Protests, Suspends Extradition Bill

  • 2019-06-15 10:59:20
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Carrie Lam, the city’s top official, had vowed for days to press on with the deeply unpopular bill, which would allow extradition to mainland China.

After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real?

  • 2019-06-15 10:00:01
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In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.

Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator. His Successor Was His Enforcer.

  • 2019-06-15 09:58:37
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Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan was once a camel trader who led a militia accused of genocidal violence in Darfur. He now sits at the pinnacle of power.

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows

  • 2019-06-15 09:55:07
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A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 that may have been a limpet mine.

In Ghana, Free High School Brings Opportunity and Grumbling

  • 2019-06-15 09:00:06
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The tumultuous rollout of a new government program to provide tuition-free high school for all has left students going to school in shifts, and parents paying for tutors.

Democracy in Crisis

  • 2019-06-15 09:00:05
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Larry Diamond’s “Ill Winds” warns that American freedom is threatened from both inside and out.

Swiss Women Strike Nationwide to Protest Inequalities

  • 2019-06-15 08:26:35
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Thousands of women rallied across Switzerland on Friday, railing against the slow pace of correcting inequalities between the sexes.

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

  • 2019-06-15 07:50:55
  • www.nytimes.com

G.E., Siemens and others have prospered in a country where corruption pervades the market for medical equipment, according to a New York Times investigation. China’s 1.4 billion people pay the price.

Kenya Lawmaker Charged With Hitting Female Colleague Over Funding Dispute

  • 2019-06-15 07:04:53
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The lawmaker who was hit, a member of Parliament’s budget committee, said she was struck so hard she bled, spurring female colleagues to walk out in protest.

U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern

  • 2019-06-15 04:04:14
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“They’re always going to hold those mountains,” a Green Beret said of Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. The fear is that the group will keep growing.

Pro-Beijing Lawmaker in Hong Kong Urges Restraint on Extradition Bill, Signaling Discord

  • 2019-06-15 04:03:19
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A top adviser to Hong Kong’s leader said it would be impossible to rush through an extradition bill in the wake of clashes between the police and protesters.

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

  • 2019-06-15 04:01:31
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Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.

Mexico’s National Guard, a ‘Work in Progress,’ Deployed to Curb Migration

  • 2019-06-15 02:47:05
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The brand-new force was created to fight crime, not deal with migrant families, and analysts fear human rights abuses if it goes to the Guatemalan border.

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

  • 2019-06-15 02:32:39
  • www.nytimes.com

G.E., Siemens and others have prospered in a country where corruption pervades the market for medical equipment, according to a New York Times investigation. China’s 1.4 billion people pay the price.

Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge

  • 2019-06-15 00:50:19
  • www.nytimes.com

Unexplained explosions that crippled two tankers have raised alarms about potential military conflagration in the Middle East. How has that happened?

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows.

  • 2019-06-15 00:28:27
  • www.nytimes.com

A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object may have been a limpet mine.

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds

  • 2019-06-14 23:50:29
  • www.nytimes.com

A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said.

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