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Hundreds More Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School in Canada

A memorial for the 215 children whose remains were discovered on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.


Gaza’s Deadly Night: How Israeli Airstrikes Killed 44 People


Brazil Passes 500,000 Covid Deaths, a Tragedy With No Sign of Letup

Open graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo, where a large number of Covid-19 victims have been buried since the pandemic struck Brazil last year.


Hong Kong Readers Scramble to Preserve Apple Daily's Legacy

A line to buy the last Apple Daily on Thursday. One purchaser said he was looking for “memories of the freedom we used to have to say things in Hong Kong.”


Unauthorized Settlement Creates Stress Test for Israel’s New Government

The unauthorized settler outpost of Evyatar, left, and the Palestinian village of Beita in the valley below.


Benigno S. Aquino III, Ex-President of the Philippines, Is Dead at 61

Former President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines at the presidential palace in Manila in 2016.


‘It’s More Fun’: Germany Offers Blinken a Gushing Welcome

Antony J. Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, with Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, in Berlin on Thursday.


Mass Burial Sites at Residential Schools in Canada: What to Know

Children’s shoes and toys were placed in front of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia after the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3, were found at the site this past week.


Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed.

Shinzo Abe, then the prime minister of Japan, and his wife, Akie Abe, in 2020. Ms. Abe was linked to a real estate deal that had become a national scandal.


British Warship Deliberately Sailed Close to Crimea, U.K. Officials Say

The British destroyer H.M.S. Defender arriving at the port of Odessa, Ukraine, this month.


Why More People Are Getting Two Different Coronavirus Vaccines

A vaccination center in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany, in May.


U.S. to Move Afghans Who Aided Troops to Third Countries


Priest Is Held in an Acid Attack in Greece

The Petraki Monastery in Athens on Wednesday, after the acid attack.


Iran Atomic Agency Says It Thwarted Attack on a Facility


Your Friday Briefing

A vigil outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.


Israel Grapples With Covid Outbreak That Some Link to Delta

Israelis showing the green passport before entering a concert in Tel Aviv in March. Because of the Delta variant, Israel is bringing back the indoor mask mandate.


U.S. Had More Covid-19 Cases Than Reported, N.I.H. Study Says

A coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles in January. A study reinforced findings that the scope of contagion in America was much broader than data suggested early in the pandemic.


The Effects of Climate Change

Extremely low water levels in Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam this week.


Hold the Tequila. The Sunrise Is All Some Travelers Need.


I.M.F. Presents Plan to Help Poor Countries During Pandemic

A street beggar in Afghanistan. Poor countries burdened by debt could gain financial relief from a proposal expected to be advanced by the International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Friday.


San Francisco to Require Vaccinations for City Workers

A drive-through vaccination center at the City College of San Francisco in March.


Hundreds of Secret Service Employees Were Infected With the Coronavirus

A Secret Service agent on duty while former President Trump held a campaign rally in Oshkosh, Wis., last August.


Your Thursday Briefing

A view of Marinha beach in Albufeira, Portugal, this month.


White House to Send 3 Million Doses of J&J Vaccine to Brazil

A health care worker loading up protected vials of Covid vaccine bound for hard-hit riverside areas in the Amazon rainforest in northwestern Brazil.


Mexico’s President Says Carlos Slim Might Help Rebuild Collapsed Metro Line

The collapse last month of an overpass along a line of Mexico City’s subway system killed 26 people. 


Heart Problems After Vaccination Are Very Rare, Federal Researchers Say


U.S. Opposes U.N. Resolution on Cuba Embargo

Havana, the capital, in May. The United States had always voted no against the resolution until 2016, when it abstained in a signal of the Obama administration’s move to repair relations.


Your Thursday Briefing

A prison van arriving at the High Court of Hong Kong on Wednesday.


A Culture War Between Hungary and Europe Escalates Over L.G.B.T. Bill

Protesters opposing the new Hungarian law gathered near the Parliament building in Budapest this month.


N.Y.'s State of Emergency Will End Thursday, as Will Takeout Alcohol

Most of New York’s remaining pandemic restrictions were relaxed last week.


Scientist Finds Early Coronavirus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted

Doctors at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan attend to a Covid patient in January 2020.


How Press Freedom Is Being Eroded in Hong Kong

The Apple Daily newspaper’s offices in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with employees shining smartphone lights from the rooftop to thank supporters.


Ivorian Opposition Leader Sentenced in Absentia to Life in Prison

Former Prime Minister Guillaume Soro of Ivory Coast, center, sitting with journalists at a hotel in Paris last year.


Musical Chairs? Why Swapping Seats Could Reduce Orchestra Aerosols.

Rearranging musicians could significantly reduce aerosol buildup on stage, a new study says.


Biden Administration Expected to Extend Federal Eviction Moratorium By a Month

The Biden administration plans to extend the national moratorium on evictions through July, officials said. Activists in Brooklyn called in May for an extension of New York State’s eviction moratorium.


E.U. Residents Should Get Fully Vaccinated as Delta Variant Rises, Officials Warn

The main port area in Patmos, Greece in May.


Russia Says It Fired Warning Shots at a U.K. Warship Near Crimea

The Royal Navy destroyer Defender sailing off Istanbul on its way to the Black Sea this month.


Do chance meetings at the office boost innovation? There’s no evidence of it.

A meeting room in an office in Manhattan this month. Studies suggest that working in person can even hurt innovation.


Market Airstrike in Tigray Region of Ethiopia Kills Dozens, Officials Say

Health care workers in Mekelle treating a man who was injured Tuesday by a government airstrike on a market in the nearby town of Togoga, in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.


China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong

Supporters of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who have been charged under the national security law during a court hearing last month.


Settlement Is Reached Over Stuck Ship That Blocked Suez Canal in Egypt

The Ever Given cargo ship blocked traffic in the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March.


Stripping Away History’s Layers, and Revealing a New Museum


Tokyo Olympics Bans Alcohol at Events

In Tokyo last week. The Olympic organizing committee had said that it was considering sales of alcohol during the Games, which are scheduled to begin in the Japanese capital on July 23.


In the West, the Looted Bronzes Are Museum Pieces. In Nigeria, ‘They Are Our Ancestors.’

A craftsman polishing a bronze statue in Benin City, Nigeria.


Disneyland Paris Reopens: ‘It’s Like Coming Home to Family’

The official reopening last week of Disneyland Paris comes as France, the world’s most-visited country before the pandemic, attempts to revive its tourism sector. Above, the entrance to the theme park.


‘Forbidden Fruit’: Apple Daily, Pro-Democracy Newspaper in Hong Kong, Is Forced to Close

Employees preparing stacks of freshly printed editions of the Apple Daily in Hong Kong last Friday, a day after the police arrested the editor in chief and other executives of the newspaper.


A Joyful Surprise at Japan’s Oldest Zoo: The Birth of Twin Pandas

Shin Shin, the giant panda who gave birth to twin cubs at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. 


The pandemic affected mental health and college plans for U.S. high schoolers.

Brighton High School seniors during their graduation ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston last week.


Your Wednesday Briefing

Patients getting their temperatures taken at the entrance of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu County, Kenya.


Hong Kong Protester Faces City's First Security Law Trial

A prison van arriving at the High Court of Hong Kong on Wednesday, the first day of the trial of Tong Ying-kit. Mr. Tong’s fate could indicate how the courts will handle the dozens of other national security cases in the coming months.


U.S. to Allow Some Asylum Seekers Rejected Under Trump to Reopen Cases

Migrants in Matamoros, Mexico, signing up in February for reprocessing under the program that required them to wait in Mexico. The Biden administration has already started bringing in people enrolled in the program who had pending asylum cases.


U.S. Seizes Iran-Linked Websites at Key Point in Nuclear Talks

Supporters of Iran’s new president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, celebrated his victory in Tehran on Saturday. Access to about three dozen websites linked to Iran were blocked on Tuesday by the United States.


Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

A memorial service for the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey in 2018. Four Saudis who participated in his killing that year received paramilitary training by an Arkansas-based contractor.


Covid's Delta Variant: What We Know

A pedestrian walks past an electronic information board displaying Covid-19 information relating to a 'variant of concern in the area' in Blackburn, England.


Fire Destroys Two Catholic Churches on Indigenous Land in British Columbia

The remnants of Sacred Heart Church on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia.


Vatican Expresses Deep Reservations Over Gay Rights Bill in Italy

While the church opposes same-sex marriages, Pope Francis has expressed support of civil unions and of guaranteeing gay couples equal rights.


Your Wednesday Briefing

A villager receives a Covid shot during a door-to-door vaccination and testing drive in West Bengal State, India, on Monday.


Cuba reports a high success rate for its homegrown Abdala vaccine.

Cuban officials began using two locally developed vaccines in May, before Phase 3 trials were complete. A man received a dose in Havana last Thursday.


They Voted for Brexit, but Not the Giant Truck Park That Came With It

The floodlit Sevington Inland Border Facility is so bright at night “you could see it from the space station,” one disgruntled neighbor said.


UEFA Rejects Munich's Bid to Light Stadium in a Pride Rainbow

The Allianz Arena stadium in Munich was lit in the colors of the Pride flag in January.


Coronavirus Surges in Kisumu, Kenya

A line to register for coronavirus testing this month in Kisumu County, Kenya.